We’re not even halfway into October but Christmas is in full swing at LEGO with the release of the first exclusive LEGO Seasonal promotional set with the Holiday Christmas Train (40138). This set is free with purchase of $99 or more at LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home. It contains 233 pieces which is about double the size of exclusive Seasonal sets from previous years. The contents of the set include four un-numbered bags and the instructions booklet.
As you can see, the Christmas Train (40138) has three different parts to it. The train is of the steam variety as it is typically what we see a lot of during the holidays. I do like the color combination of red, dark green, and some pearl gold throughout.
The tender is the second car but instead of it transporting coal, it’s carrying presents and food goodies like the candy cane, cookies, cupcake, and lollipop. Even though it’s a simple build, I do like the look of the candy cane.
The last car of the Christmas Train is the passenger car. Although it seems that it’s a two person car, it doesn’t actually fit any minifigures. Again, a very nice design especially with the pearl gold railings.
Finally, you also get a small scenic area with a tree, flagpole, and another present on the ground.
Overall, the Seasonal Christmas Train (40138) is a very nice set to add to your collection as well as to your winter scene. As I mentioned before, it is about double the size of other Seasonal sets that have been released as promos since they started in 2011. Again, you can now get it for free with a $99 purchase until November 13, while supplies last, or if you want to build your own, the building instructions are available. At the end of November, we’ll be getting second holiday exclusive with the Gingerbread House (40139).
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