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7755-1 Diesel Heavy Shunting Locomotive

Best LEGO sets of all time:

Trains

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Trains is a LEGO category that had 207 sets released in 1966-1972, 1974-1978, 1980-1981, 1983, 1985-1986, 1991, 1993-1999 & 2001-2006. This page details statistics of this theme, derived from all of the reviews Brick Insights has gathered and interpreted. You'll find a breakdown of the following:

Best rated Trains sets of all time

Let's get the best part done first. These are the highest rated Trains sets of all time.

All Trains sets by rating

7866-1 Remote Controlled Road Crossing 12V

95

Recomended 100%

Remote Controlled Road Crossing 12V

7866-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1983

7740-1 Inter-City Passenger Train Set

93

Recomended 100%

Inter-City Passenger Train Set

7740-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1980

7760-1 Diesel Shunter Locomotive

93

Recomended 100%

Diesel Shunter Locomotive

7760-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1980

4547-1 Railroad Club Car

93

Recomended 100%

Railroad Club Car

4547-1 Trains 9V 1993

Worst rated Trains sets of all time

Just for fun - these are the worst rated Trains sets.

703-1 12V Replacement Motor

59

Avoid 50%

12V Replacement Motor

703-1 Trains Supplemental / 12V 1969

705-1 Motor Bushings

59

Avoid 50%

Motor Bushings

705-1 Trains Supplemental / 12V 1969

4556-1 Train Station

64

Avoid 100%

Train Station

4556-1 Trains 9V 1999

148-1 Station

64

Avoid 67%

Station

148-1 Trains 4.5/12V 1975

82

is the average rating of all Trains sets.

This rating is the average of all 71 scored sets in Trains. Compared to other categories this is average. 136 unscored sets are not included. 34% of all sets in this category are scored. Here's the distribution of all categories and where Trains is in relation to the others.

To know what it takes for a set to get a score and thus be included in these calculations, check out the FAQ.

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9-12
13-16
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25-28
29-32
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73-76
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81-84
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89-92
93-96
97-100

Trains rating over the years

Years without scored sets are not included.

Recommendation distribution

Alright, so that's the rating. But are the sets generally recommended? The data we've collected shows that the majority of Trains sets are considered up to personal taste:

Indifference 42%

76

84

38

Total: 198 / 207

Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 9 sets in Trains that are considered unknown. They are excluded from these calculations.

A set is considered recommended when the majority of reviews recommend it. If you're interested in knowing when a review is considered a recommendation, I keep that reasoning updated in Brick Insights FAQ. I've also written an article detailing the recommendation distribution of all reviews.

Prices

Since part prices vary a lot depending on part types, Brick Insights attempts to group similar categories together. We call these meta-categories comparable categories. Trains is bundled into Robotics & Electronics along with these:

The average price per part (PPP) of all Robotics & Electronics sets is 1.19. The average PPP for Trains is 0.54. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in Robotics & Electronics is 36.88 and the average PPM for Trains is 36.88.

Trains prices over the years

All prices are adjusted for inflation.