LEGO enthusiasts and lovers of classic luxury travel, rejoice! LEGO® Ideas The Orient Express Train, a stunning model of the iconic Orient Express, is a tribute to a bygone era of opulence, but also a celebration of timeless craftsmanship and storytelling.
The Orient Express made its maiden voyage in 1883, quickly earning the moniker ‘the world’s first international luxury train’. Its storied journey across Europe to Istanbul has captured the imagination of generations, and now LEGO® is bringing this rich history into your living room. In celebration of the train’s 140th anniversary, this 2,540 brick model pays homage to the golden age of travel and offers a tactile piece of history.
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At the heart of this creation is the intricacy and authenticity for which LEGO® is renowned. The model includes the main engine, tender, dining and sleeping cars, each detailed to reflect the train’s original splendor. To add to the experience, the roofs are removable to reveal the carefully crafted interiors. And the eight minifigures included – from the conductor to the passengers – add life and story to this already dynamic model.
The set’s designer, French LEGO enthusiast Thomas Lajon, was inspired by his childhood passion for locomotives and ships. His journey from young collector to creator of this LEGO® masterpiece speaks volumes about the power of passion and creativity. His design, which received 10,000 votes in the LEGO Ideas programme, is a testament to the enduring appeal of the Orient Express and the universal appeal of LEGO®.
LEGO Ideas The Orient-Express Train (21344)
- Age: 18 and over
- Suggested retail price: €299.99
- Number of bricks: 2,540
- Dimensions : 116 x 8 x 12 cm
- Release date : 1st December 2023
The set will be available in LEGO stores and on LEGO.com from 1 December 2023 at a price of €299.99. Suitable for builders aged 18+, it’s an immersive experience in a world where luxury travel and elegant design come together.
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