LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) Revealed!

LEGO has just revealed its next direct-to-consumer (D2C) set that will surely win the hearts of Disney Park fans. Coming in at 2,925 pieces, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) building set is not just aesthetically pleasing to look at, but also includes a Powered Up Hub and Motor which can be controlled remotely using a smart device. This set will retail for $329.99 USD and will be available to LEGO VIP members beginning August 21, with a general public release on September 1st. This is the next large Disney set that LEGO has offered following the release of the humongous LEGO Disney Castle (71040) back in 2016. In case you’ve noticed, the LEGO Disney Train and Station also gives us our first proper Goofy minifigure. We first saw him given the LEGO treatment in the Mickey and Friends Beach House (10827) Duplo set, but it does not kind of fit the common minifig category. Thankfully, we finally have an official LEGO minifigure version of him. I just wished that LEGO has thrown in a Pluto minifig as well.

Read on for the LEGO Disney Train and Station’s full product description and official images.

LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044)

Ages 12+. 2925 pieces
Available Sept. 1 (Aug. 21 for LEGO VIP members)
US $329.99 – CA $379.99 – DE €329.99 – UK £299.99 – FR €329.99 – DK 2499DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

LEGO Disney Train and Station

Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station!

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ǀ Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car, and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smartphone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot, and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building, there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

  • Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale, and Goofy minifigures.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
  • Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smokestack and a driver’s cab.
  • Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
  • Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
  • Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
  • Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ǀ Disney minifigures.
  • Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot, and cup.
  • Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
  • Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ǀ Disney surprise.
  • Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
  • This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
  • The LEGO® ǀ Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • LEGO® ǀ Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
  • Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

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The Future of LEGO Marvel Is Here – Huge Reveals at the Marvel Studios Panel at SDCC 2019

The best is still yet to come and with a deep breath, Marvel Studio’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con has unveiled the future of the film franchise for what has been dubbed as Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There have been rumors in the past on what these post-Endgame films will be and with Spider-Man: Far From Home officially closing MCU’s Phase 3, the stage is now set for the announcement of the next wave of superhero films that will also point us to the direction towards the future of LEGO Marvel sets.

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Right off the bat, MCU top brass Kevin Feige took the stage of SDCC’s Hall H to announce a handful of MCU films and TV shows that will define Marvel Studio’s Phase 4. And with the partnership between Disney and LEGO going on a full swing, it is safe to assume that we will also be seeing a lot of new LEGO sets and interesting minifigure characters centered on the LEGO Marvel theme.

The entire (announced) scope of MCU’s Phase 4 in full view at SDCC 2019. What LEGO Marvel sets will come out of this?

First in our list following a chronological order is the origin movie spin-off of Black Widow. This is the solo movie of Natasha Romanoff focusing on her backstory on how she became the Avenger’s top covert secret ops operative. It is not a longshot to consider that LEGO has also something in the works, that may perhaps be a call back to that Budapest mission that she and Hawkeye are fond of remembering. Black Widow is slated to be released on May 1, 2020.

Up next is The Eternals which is a star-studded cast headed by Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Madden among others. It was also rumored that Keanu Reeves will also appear in the film, though he never made an appearance at the MCU Panel at that time. The Eternals will explore the cosmic side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also shows potential for a new line of exciting minifigures which we will see before the film hit theaters on November 6, 2020.

After the arrival of the Eternals, we will have our first Asian-led MCU film in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. We will see the return of the Mandarin – the real, sinister one rather than the proxy that we saw in Iron Man 3 – which will play as the film’s major villain. If you recall back in 2013, LEGO has released a small set, the LEGO Marvel Superheroes Iron Man vs. The Mandarin: Ultimate Showdown (76008) so hopefully, we will see the Ten Ring leader have a minifigure reboot. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will arrive in theaters February 12, 2021.

Kevin Feige confirmed that the Sorcerer Supreme will be back following the events of Endgame, and will now delve on the dark side of MCU’s multiverse. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is said to be Marvel Studio’s take on the horrific, dark version of the multiverse which was formally introduced in the film franchise in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Though this film is teased to be part of a sort of horror genre of the MCU, I’m sure that Disney will have this toned down a bit and LEGO will offer another Doctor Strange set following 2016’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (76060) and the more recent LEGO Marvel Superheroes Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown (76108). Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be conjuring its spells on May 7, 2021.

And the final confirmed film in MCU’s Phase 4 will see the return of the god of thunder himself, a most unlikely love triangle, and another Worthy fitting of Mjolnir’s allegiance. In Thor: Love and Thunder, we will see the rise of Thor’s love interest Jane Foster as the new wielder of the mystical hammer to become the female Thor. It will be interesting to see how LEGO will render Jane Foster in battle-ready, Asgardian armor and what particular scene will it recreate in LEGO form. 2017 saw two LEGO sets inspired by the events in Thor: RagnarokThe Ultimate Battle for Asgard (76084) and Thor vs Hulk: Arena Clash (76088) – so we hope to see another pair of LEGO Marvel sets before Thor: Love and Thunder arrives in theaters on November 5, 2021.

Finally, SDCC attendees were given a glimpse of more things to come with the announcement of the very first Marvel film reboot. Blade was formally welcomed in the MCU with actor Mahershala Ali playing the role of the lethal Daywalker. Furthermore, Feige also confirmed the arrival of the previously Fox-owned Marvel title, Fantastic Four. It is interesting to see how Disney and LEGO will collaborate on a set focusing on the vampire hunter, though I’m pretty sure that this will be a bit toned down as well given the violent theme of the Wesley Snipes era of previous Blade films. Nevertheless, it is a long time coming for a Blade minifigure and LEGO Marvel fans will surely welcome it. A LEGO set revolving around the team of the Fantastic Four is also long overdue – just imagine a bunch of minifigures of the Human Torch, the Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic and a big fig version of The Thing all gathered in a set and you have a winner combo for a collectible LEGO set.

Going forward, it was also announced during the SDCC Marvel Panel that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Black Panther 2, and Captain Marvel 2 are in the works together with a handful of new TV shows that will air on the Disney+ streaming service – The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…?, and Hawkeye just to name those that were revealed. Whether or not these shows will also get the LEGO treatment is still speculative at best, but one thing is certain – this year and the couple of years to come will surely be very busy for our LEGO designers, and a heck exciting for LEGO Marvel fans.

So how do you think the next wave of MCU-inspired LEGO Marvel sets will look like? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71024) Available Now on Shop@Home

These past few months have seen quite a bunch of Disney love LEGO news. We got the Ideas Steamboat Willie set (21317) this April. And in March we had the wonderful announcement of a new batch of Disney collectible minifigures (71024). It was scheduled to release in May. Well, it’s May now so it’s arrived.

In case you need a refresher, the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigs, many of which are new-for-2019. They come in packs of 60 collectible minifigure polybags, priced at $3.99 per polybag. The featured characters run the gamut from Disney Animated films (plus Pixar and Touchstone), to TV series and classic “black and white” shorts.

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As has been detailed around the end of March, collectors who would buy a 60-polybag pack can count on having two complete 18-character sets in all. Three new characters are “Chase” variants to hunt down.

The recent introduction of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigure Series 2 (71024) on Shop@Home makes for a rather sparse release wave at the start of May. Still, we can count on the availability of upcoming new sets to pick up again later on. The summer period’s still on after all.

Another Disney Product Idea Worth Supporting: benlouisa’s “Winnie the Pooh”

Recently, the Disney brand has been very prominent in LEGO Ideas. After all, the Steamboat Willie set (21317) seemed to hog the spotlight with its glorious monochrome scheme. The accompanying Mickey and Minnie Mouse minifigures were awesome too. Variants of them got included in the latest Disney Collectible Minifigs (71024).

But we digress. Somehow I think the success of Steamboat Willie from its time in LEGO Ideas might help other Disney-themed submissions. Take for instance this product idea from member benlouisa. It’s a sweet set depiction of another popular Disney property. Say hello to the Willy Nilly Silly Old Bear.

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That’s right; this Ideas submission is for Winnie the Pooh. Whether you recall more the “Americanized” eighties animated series or the theatrically-released films that followed Pooh’s British roots, benlouisa’s build will fire up Disney nostalgia. What we have are Winnie and friends with the former’s familiar Hundred Acre Wood tree-house.

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Appropriate tree elements comprise the tree façade of Pooh’s home “under the name of Sanders,” with two beehives and a hollow for Owl. The house part to the rear has a removable roof to reveal the amenities for play. Included are minifigures of Pooh, Piglet and Rabbit, plus buildable figures of Eeyore, Tigger and Owl.

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With 3,821 supporters already pledged, plus 570 days left to make 10-K, we’d say benlouisa’s Winnie the Pooh Ideas set is off to a good start. If you think Steamboat Willie needs another Disney LEGO Ideas companion, look no further. LEGO Disney fans, come represent.

LEGO Officially Reveals the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Well, this really made my day. In its official Facebook page, LEGO greeted us with a very welcome surprise, and officially announcing its next wave of collectible minifigures. It has been teased since early this January with the release of the 2019 LEGO Catalog, particularly along side with the LEGO Movie 2 CMF. The LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) consists of 18 minifigures, featuring timeless, classic characters and newer ones. LEGO’s selection for this wave doesn’t disappoint because some of these minifigure offerings complement the ones that were released before in LEGO Disney CMF Series 1 (71012) – such as Princess Jasmin and Jaafar; and Edna Mode and Frozone. I am personally looking forward for the Ducktales and the Nightmare Before Christmas minifigs.

LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024)

Check out these official images of the LEGO Disney Collectible Minifigures Series 2 (71024) slated to be released in May. Let me know in the comments below which one is your most favorite.

Vintage Mickey Mouse

Vintage Minnie Mouse

Scrooge McDuck

 

Huey

Dewey

 

Louie

 

Chip

Dale

 

Princess Jasmine

 

Jafar

 

Anna

 

Elsa

 

Jack Skellington

 

Sally

 

Edna Mode

 

Frozone

 

Hercules

Hades