While seeing how the LEGO designers have turned Disneyland’s iconic steam train and station into 71044 Disney Train and Station is plenty to keep fans interested, there is an extra treat with this newly announced LEGO Disney set – five minifigures, with loveable characters created as charming minifigures. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Chip n Dale are all back with some exclusive aspect – and Goofy is joining the minifigure gang for the first time.
71044 Disney Train and Station will be released on August 21 exclusively at shop.LEGO.com. Read the Brick Fanatics review of the upcoming set.
Starting with the all-new minifigure, Goofy looks as if the character has jumped off the screen. His profile is captured perfectly with the shape of his head, which is carefully printed to match his animated look. The torso and legs have simple printing that accurately represents his iconic outfit, complete with patched-up trouser leg.
Fans will be delighted to own the drawling dog, as Goofy was not included in either series of LEGO Collectible Minifigures based on Disney or 71040 The Disney Castle – so the gang included Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Chip n Dale, but not Goofy. Now just Pluto is missing from the core crew.
Attired especially for the occasion, Mickey has a train operator’s outfit. Given just what an icon of Disney he is, it is unsurprising that he arrived in this set. It is the fifth unique version of the character as a minifigure — he appeared in 71040 The Disney Castle, both series of Collectible Minifigures and 21317 Steamboat Willie.
Minnie is similar in appearance to how she appeared in 71040 The Disney Castle, with one difference being her new soft skirt piece. It allows her to sit down in the train, which would not have been possible with the plastic element that was used previously. Her torso features a buttoned blouse rather than the dress it was part of previously and her new legs are printed slightly differently.
Chip n Dale
The squeaky and mischievous chipmunks are wearing rather dapper little suits, allowing them to work as train conductors. To differentiate the duo, Chip has sleeves on his suit jacket whereas Dale is wearing a waistcoat, which for some reason seems fitting to the pair. Some things are just more Chip and some things are just more Dale.
While it would have been nice to have Pluto included in the set, 71044 Disney Train and Station has a decent minifigure line-up that will delight fans thanks to Goofy alone. With so many Collectible Minifigures to add to the set, those 16 carriage seats will be filled in no time.
This product was provided for review by the LEGO Group.