With an air of nostalgia tinged with innovation, LEGO unveils the new 21344 The Orient Express Train in style, a masterpiece that has undergone a metamorphosis since its original conception and promises to appeal to train enthusiasts and LEGO enthusiasts around the world.
Originally created by the talented designer Thomas Lajon, this new achievement transcends his first conception. Featured in the October 2023 LEGO for Adults catalogue, it's clear that the arrival of this collectible gem is imminent.
Lego Ideas 21344 Orient Express Train: Details
- The LEGO 21344 Orient Express set consists of 2540 pieces.
- It will be part of the LEGO Ideas series.
- It is expected to be available from November 1, 2023.
- The recommended retail price is $299.99.
- It will be available for purchase in all LEGO Stores and on the online store exclusively.
In his initial version, Lajon had imagined a majestic and imposing green train. However, the final version, elegantly re-imagined, sports a sophisticated dark blue body and is designed to fit seamlessly with standard LEGO tracks. A welcome transformation, especially after the disappointment of the incompatibility of the 76405 Hogwarts Express Collectors' Edition with traditional LEGO rails.
One of the major advantages of this redesign is its readjusted scale, which not only harmonizes with existing collections, but also makes the train compatible with minifigures. 8 eclectic characters, from the devoted crew to the varied passengers, with yellow complexions, animate this railway composition, attesting that the whole is not a reproduction of a licensed appearance of the Orient Express.
The 21344 set not only adds two lavishly detailed wagons instead of one, it also offers a rich and detailed interior, equipped with passenger compartments and a bar, promising an immersive experience for all enthusiasts. Elegantly set on LEGO rails, with a black brick base, the set exudes an aura of refinement and innovation.
While the specific details regarding pricing and release date remain shrouded in mystery, the anticipation is palpable. The 21344 The Orient Express Train is not only an ode to luxury transcontinental travel, but also a shining testament to LEGO's relentless ingenuity. In a harmonious marriage between the illustrious heritage of the Orient Express and contemporary LEGO innovation, this set is destined to become a centerpiece in every collection.
Stay tuned for more details and get ready to embark on a journey where history and imagination meet, orchestrated by the incomparable magic of LEGO.