What a good way to kick off the new week but with news of yet another project achieving 10,000 supporters on LEGO Ideas. That’s correct over night the Modular Train Station project achieved the milestone and joins Fossil Museum and the Gingerbread House in the review stage.
The project would some how fit in with the modular city but also allow you to connect a train track to your city. The project creator LEGOWolf gave this pitch for his project; Add your favourite locomotive to your Lego modular street with a train station! To fit in with the early twentieth century look of other buildings in the series, this model takes inspiration from nineteenth century stations in Europe. These structures were cathedrals to industry, marrying classical stonework and statuary with technological innovations like all-glass roofs. Many of these stations are still in use and have been renovated over the decades, bringing in advances like electric lights and RFID cards.
- The platform at the back lets you lay track in the same direction as your street, so that your diorama can fit in a compact space. The platform height is sized for standard Lego trains.
- There is equal detail on front and back, which is unusual for modular buildings.
- The roof and upper back wall detach, exposing the vaulted interior for play.
- The focal point inside is the ornate clock and timetable, which features replaceable letters so that you can set your own destinations.
- The interior features a ticketing office, ticket vending machine, newspaper box, snack bar, public toilets, and turnstiles leading to the platform.
- The exterior features statuary, decorative moulding and brickwork, and arched glass windows. There is a bicycle rack for couriers in the front, along with public noticeboards.
- A snack bar opens onto the interior and the station platform, because captive customers are profitable customers!
Well what do you think, does it stand a chance of getting through?