The 10 Best Lego Trains

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in March of 2018. What makes a better toy than a train or a stack of building blocks? Combining the two, of course. These Lego sets allow you to relive the glory days of your childhood, or introduce your kids to a world of creative fun that may just follow them into adulthood, too. Our selection features a variety of exciting themes, with suitable options for young, beginning builders and the more experienced. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. City Cargo

2. Heavy Haul

3. Duplo Cargo

Editor's Notes

November 07, 2019:

For many kids and adults alike, not much is more fun than a toy train and building blocks. Except, maybe, when you combine the two. These Lego train sets provide hours of fun, both during the building process and then during role play when you’re finished, thanks to all of the cool accessories and minifigures that are included.

New to the list is the Duplo Cargo, which, like the Duplo Town, is great for youngsters just getting their feet wet with the world of Lego. However, this model is controllable via a downloadable app, and you can make it go backward and forward, as well as light up and make sounds. It also comes with five fun action bricks that can be inserted into the track, and when the train passes over them, they generate sound and lights, or cause the train to go in reverse. It comes with three figurines: a train driver, a captain, and a shop owner. With all it’s capable of, this set is great for holding toddlers’ attention and will help foster STEM learning through play.

Leaving the list to make room for the new addition is the Christmas Mini, a small-scale set that’s fun but offers somewhat limited building and play possibilities.

Before giving a Lego set to a child, make sure you’re complying with the manufacturer’s stated age guidelines, and always keep an eye on kids to make sure their playtime is safe.

4. City Passenger

5. The Ghost Train

6. Emerald Express

7. Winter Holiday

8. Duplo Town

9. Hogwarts Express

10. Emerald Night

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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