Includes 5 minifigures: a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent.
I would have much preferred to lose the bus and bolster the pieces used in the station with full external walls and a complete roof, rather than just a facade.
Overall, it’s worth a purchase if you want something to complement your train, but prepare to feel slightly short changed. Last year’s set definitely needed more than just the bench we got with it.
I love the ticket window and the cafe inside the station. The clock tower part of the station is cool.The bus is very fun too, nice unique look. My only gripe is the overall size of the station.
I actually purchased two sets in order to add a bigger waiting area and expand the inside of the cafe some. While the angled corner door is an interesting touch, it really isn’t all that complicated from a building standpoint. Speaking of that angled corner door- when the building is done- it leaves a noticeable gap between the angled door portion and the other sides of the building. If you pull the train up to the station, some of the back end of the train hangs off the edge of the platform by a considerable amount.
I was also somewhat disappointed by the level of detail in this set. Despite its small size, the price-per piece is relatively affordable, especially if you include the four track pieces that come with the set. If you add this station to your holiday train- you will have a gap of four straight pieces on the other side of the oval.
You will either need to buy additional pieces of straight track, or have the two pieces of this station on one side of the oval- and the level crossing on the other side of the oval. The “decorations” on the second level of the station feel like an after thought when they could have added another level. Items currently available and items wishing to be pre-ordered cannot be mixed in the same cart. The set’s piece count is 902 pieces, so it isn’t too shabby, although there are a lot of smaller elements that contribute to the set. The core attraction of the set is the train station itself.
I think the simplicity of it all works particularly well in this case . One of the more exciting new elements in the set is possibly the new clock face. For the passengers or family members who are awaiting visitors, there’s also a small cafe manned by a female barista with a neat coffee machine. There’s also a bench for passengers to sit and wait for the train. The yellow paper gives it a very quaint small-town feel as well. To bump up the set’s piece count, there’s a “festive bus” included as well. Dark blue and yellow with white accents make for a very attractive colour scheme. Lastly, here’s a look at the 5 minifigures included.
You get a bus driver, barista, grandmother, child and a ticket agent. It’s a typical spread of winter village minifigures.
I do wish the bus was a different color – it looks like a school bus!
Christmas bus during the festive seasons!
Did anyone else find that the train won’t go past the crossing?
On further inspection underneath, the parts that make the tree turn hang too low. Had to remove the 4×1 studded pieces altogether from the crossing so the 3rd carriage can get through. Any idea of how this impacts the dimensions of the full train?
I don’t know how adding this will impact the total size. Also, thoughts on what options would be possible for how you could integrate the straight pieces?
I bought the same winter the toy shop…and year after year the passion grew….into addiction.
I joined the game late so missed out on all the early sets. It’s not supposed to be a grand central station. And the fact that it doesn’t come with a train?!?
Looking at the sets previous to this, this set is underwhelming.
I would have hoped that if they had released this, they would have also released another main set. They should have released this last year, because you wouldn’t want the station without the train set. The train is pretty much sold out so not very good for someone who has not purchased it. Rather wish them to make the station bigger.
A track maintenance vehicle with a plow would have rounded out the set nicely, as well. Your article sets the perfect tone when previewing this set. The theme though is still one of the all time best… making this a must buy. The item will ship within the timeframe shown below. Festive decorations adorn the clock tower and lampposts, and in the coffee shop the barista is busy serving customers with delicious warm coffee from the espresso machine, while at the ticket counter the agent serves the happy travelers waiting on the platform. Raise the barrier at the grade crossing and help the bus driver disembark the passengers. Then unload the suitcases and gift wrapped packages from the luggage rack and head for the station platform where you can grab a newspaper and relax in anticipation of the seasonal holidays!
Ticket counter features a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets. Bus features festive decoration, opening doors, luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages, and a removable roof for accessing the detailed interior. Drive the happy passengers to the station. Grab a newspaper and relax with a warm espresso from the cozy coffee shop. Accessories elements include buildable wreaths and wrapped gifts, plus 2 mugs, ticket, newspaper and an envelope. Bus measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide. This product may contain warranty documents on or inside the packaging provided by the manufacturer of the product.