My 10 year old son bought this with his own money and he loves it! he is a big Harry Potter fan and this is his first H P lego set. has great detail down to cute little newspapers, a wanted sign, a chocolate frog, a furnace with flames, and an adorable scabbers! (Ron's pet rat) love the clock!
LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Express 75955 Toy Model Train Building Set
Arrives by Wed, Apr 8
Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St
About This Item
- Kids can transport themselves to the world of Harry Potter with this LEGO Hogwarts Express train set This model train comes with removable side panels and roof, plus a railway toy bridge and Platform 9¾ for creative play
- This model train set includes a variety of Harry Potter minifigures, including Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin, the Trolley Witch and Harry Potter, plus Dementor and Scabbers figures The Hogwarts Express is the perfect Harry Potter Gift
- Kids can recreate their favorite Harry Potter scenes with this train replica and Harry Potter characters They can order candy from the Trolley Witch or fly the Dementor into the carriage for hours of imaginative play
- This LEGO Hogwarts Express can be built with other toy vehicles or LEGO original sets for creative play Kids will enjoy creating their own adventures with this Harry Potter train and other wizard toys
- The Hogwarts Express train replica measures over 3? (9cm) high, 18? (46cm) long and 1? (5cm) wide
- This model train set includes 801 pieces for boys and girls aged between 8 and 14
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Magical set - just 1 thing left to do, add power!
This is a great rendition of Hogwarts Express, here is how to motorise and light it if you're interested!
I'm pleased to say it is really easy, here are the Powerfunctions parts required:
- Battery box (88000 batteries, or 8878+45517 for mains power)
- 8884 IR Receiver
- 88002 Train Motor
- 8879 Controller
- 8870 lights + 4 Pick A Brick parts as shown (optional)
Simply remove the wheel base from the engine tender, the black plate top of it and the fireplace from the engine.
The train motor becomes the base of the tender as shown. Re-add the 4 dark grey 2x1 bricks from the tender to the base to act as supports for the rest of the tender assembly. Also add the engine and passenger car couplings to the train motor. Place your battery box in the tender and the IR Receiver in the engine cab.
For the power, connect your IR Receiver to your battery box. Your IR Receiver has 2 ports, add the train motor's plug to one and the optional lights to the other.
You're good to go!
When I first saw the Hogwarts Express, I knew I had to have it. A few back order later and it finally arrived. Love the look of the train!
Have to say this set appears to not have been made to be used on a track. The stock version I see better used for a kid to play with on a flat surface rather than a track, or a really good model on a shelf. However, if you are planning to place this on a track like I was, some very small and easy modifications need to be made. I found when the train was turning, the front set of wheels would connect with the second set of larger wheels and would cause a lot of drag. Also the back car's wheel don't turn like the city sets trains, also causing additional drag.
Being in the way I have it on a track, I had to add power functions. I prefer the original PF, and adding PF to the train was not overly hard, although modifications need to be made.
Not sure how LEGO feels about me modifying all 3 cars and posting about it, but its still a great train, great look, and still a good value on the cost.
Great set for any HP fan with lovely detail
My husband and I are huge LEGO and Harry Potter fans, so this purchase was a given. The overall build quality truly does exceed expectations, there is a level of detail in the train that really makes it feel like a Harry Potter theme rather than a normal train build.
Little touches that we enjoyed were the crank motion on the wheels as they turned, the fire in the furnace, all the internal levers, and the printing of the all important Hogwarts Express logo on the front. The personnel carriage was a fun little build and adds to the playability with only one niggling point for us being the difficulty to place the piece that holds carriage wheels on the bottom (the black axel piece). I can't see how a child would have the strength to push those pieces in place. The train also comes with no tracks, which we found a bit unusual, but the optional locking of the front track alignments means it can be played with while not using any tracks.
The platform is where the set shines, with a clock with hands that can ben moved, the spinning wall between platforms 9 and 10 that minifugures with carts can go through, and probably my favourite detail, the printed newspapers in the moveable newspaper stand.
Minifigure-wise, everyone looked great, with a special shout out for the new Dementor who looks incredible. I just wish there was more than one of him in the set.
We've made some minor additions such as smoke for the smoke stack, some simple track for the train to sit on and soon a boiler plate cover the for the fire which can be moved up and down.
very good train
I bought this train for my son and myself. He likes it very much. Now we are about to add powder function to it. The train station is interesting too, the only problem is that the train station is a little low for other train (like 60052 train engine) to pass, need to add one layer of brick to lift it.
This set is addictive and basis for great train mo
I have spent almost a month building variations using the basic model as a basis of inspiration and a source of parts.
Built to the instructions an attractive little locomotive and a delightful rendition of Kings Cross Platfortm 9.75.
But don't stop there - well I haven't and have really enjoyed the experience.
First off I made larger coaches similar to featured in Emerald Night Express and fitted extra Harry Potter minifigures from the current set of 22.
Then I made an adaption of the Emerald Night using the Harry Potter sets... you get a very attractive locomotive and the only real challenge is accommodating the XL power functions motor under the narrower body. In my view the result is more attractive than Emerald Night.
Then I tried fitting a L motor and building a 3 axle tender as the "Real Hogwarts Express " has only 3 axles. That in its self was fantastic fun but the motor seemed to struggle pulling 4 coaches.
Next I tried an XL motor mounted very low and attempted to spread the drive wheels out more to scale. I also deleted the axle under the cab as again the "Real Hogwarts Express " didn't have one.
This worked well but the overhang of the cab looked all wrong.
Enter the standard power functions train motor - perfect easy to build in and plenty of power for a great play experience..
I needed to add lego drive belts (red rubber bands) to the drive wheels in all cases and the power functions motor benefits from.a train weight to keep it on the track.
The resulting train is 55 bricks long with a tender and should be about 63 so further experimentation will follow .
But the present version I have really looks like the original.
I built a larger version of the station and made stickers so I can have platform 7 and 8 as well.
I added height to the station in keeping with platform height at Kings Cross.
I added an wheel chair ramp to my platform 7 and 8 plus modern vending machines and Lego Newspapers based on the kiosk in the Lego City Bus.
I haven't finished yet but I just wanted to share my experience
Lego Hogwarts Express
I got this set from my grandparents for my birthday. I had just finished the harry potter book series and was starting on the movies. this is a great set in many ways. the locomotive has a locking front truck that can be unlocked for use on tracks. in the cab section there is a generous amount of detailing, including dials, a firebox, and some pipes. the tender is short, but it does the job nicely. the passenger car is kind of plain on the side, but it isn't too bad. the wall comes off to put figures in it. I was able to fit all the figures except the dementor. I do wish there was more than one though. the "real" Hogwarts Express had something like six or seven. it would have been nice to have at least two. the station is great, and much larger than I would expect. the wall function for platform 9 3/4 is great, and i'm glad that they used the same color of pin as the wall. i wish that they would do another print for the wizard newspaper. after I finished the set, I immediately started trying to power it using the powered up system. I only modified the tender to hold all the components. I also built two extra passenger carriages to go with the one included. In addition, I put turning trucks on the included carriages to reduce drag going around turns. on the box, i noticed the lights on the train look like they actually light up, when in reality, extreme modification is needed to make them work. in my opinion, that should not be a thing. There are also no tracks, which is kind of unfortunate. Overall, this is a great set with lots of potential for harry potter fans and train fans alike. P.S. Sorry about the quality of the pictures below.
Beams might be longer
This is my First Harry Potter train that i get and it is a good start to make a longer one. But when you want add more rail cars it is good idea to use beams with a length of 5 instead of 3. Using 2 beams of 3 connected is an other option. I wanted to keep the brickbuild train bumpers instead of using the magnetic ones.
I build 3 extra rail cars in an other color, but i kept the train bottom like original rail car.
I used a Power Up hub and motor from one of my 2 passenger trains which I powered with the older Power Functions.
The platform might be have a roof. So I used some not used parts of my tender to make a roof above the platform.
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