LEGO is no stranger to making model train sets. Their product range in that regard even covers both classic-looking locomotives to more modern contemporary transport. But there can always be more added to the lineup; and a subway operator for the Toronto Transit Commission has high hopes his product proposal would successfully pass LEGO Ideas.
Aaron Chapman, known as Legovader217 on the LEGO set submission platform, has only been an operator for the TTC subway system for shy two years. But he’s rather proud of the subway train he operates, one of the Canadian-made Toronto Rocket rolling stock series. And he has exerted his graphic design and LEGO building experience to create an impressive model.
Composed of over 2,900 pieces, Chapman’s Ideas submission has a Toronto Rocket subway comprised of three cars, crewed by two minifigures in TTC uniforms, plus 28 pieces of track for the train to roll on. Details are meticulously replicated; articulated features include front-end couplers and sliding doors; and the roofs can also be removed for minifigure interior posing and play.
This Toronto Rocket subway Product Idea is fitted with a Power Functions motor for remote operation, although Chapman has suggested it be made optional if LEGO would consider it for review. But to do that he still needs 10K support for the set, and he currently has over 4,000 with just under a year left.