LEGO® Trains 40th Anniversary Set is LEGO set 40370-1. It has a score of 91. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 2 scored reviews and 9 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 8.05% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2020, and it is categorised in Promotional.
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I got this Lego set for free w/ the purchase of my Disney Castle. :) Didn't take long to setup (Apx. 30 mins) & is a great item to have on my desk. Doesn't take up much space & is a joy to look at. :)
It is a pretty decent gift with purchase for the redemption amount although I think it could have been lower.
As a gift with purchase, LEGO 40370 Push-Along Steam Engine is a cute, nostalgic model that will likely be popular with train enthusiasts and those who like vintage LEGO sets. It does move and can technically be played with; however, it's presented as a shelf item more than a toy. The build is simple enough that it can be put together quickly, and the addition of the base with its slick black and silver nameplate and 40 years logo make it an attractive display piece.
Overall, the LEGO Iconic Steam Engine (40370) is a pretty good gift-with-purchase set that you will be able to get soon. I do like the idea of LEGO releasing older sets as part of the Iconic subtheme they've recently introduced.
I do like it when LEGO revisit their past and 40 years of LEGO Trains is a worthy cause to celebrate, although I expect some may question the timeframe. I like the that the set is an almost 1:1 recreation of the original set, with just a few minor changes of elements and sticker details. I also like when LEGO choose to delve into their history or take a look behind the scenes. Which is why the set disappointed me a little, apart from an image of the original set on the box, there is no mention of the LEGO Trains long history or notable releases, in the instructions or elsewhere. Definitely a missed opportunity.
40370 Steam Engine, then, is a very faithful reproduction of the original loco, but with a redesigned chassis and a few changes to avoid stickers across multiple parts. It's interesting to reflect that the original instruction manual had 13 steps. This one has 46. I know the chassis is more complicated, and there's a base, but even so... If you have feelings of nostalgia for the 12v era you will want to add this to your collection.
It's a fun build and a nice nod to a key moment in the LEGO Group's history.