Brick Insights Sets Statistics FAQ
60052-1 Cargo Train

Best LEGO sets of all time:

Trains

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Trains is a LEGO category that had 148 sets released in 1977, 1980-1981, 1983-1984, 1987-1989, 1991-1994, 1996, 2000, 2003-2007, 2009-2011, 2013-2016, 2018 & 2020. 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

10027-1 Train Engine Shed

97

Recomended 100%

Train Engine Shed

10027-1 World City Trains 2003

10558-1 Number Train

97

Indifference 67%

Number Train

10558-1 Duplo Trains 2013

10183-1 Hobby Trains

96

Recomended 100%

Hobby Trains

10183-1 Factory Trains 2007

4512-1 Cargo Train

95

Recomended 100%

Cargo Train

4512-1 World City Trains 2003

Worst rated Trains sets of all time

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

8866-1 Train Motor

52

Avoid 100%

Train Motor

8866-1 Power Functions Trains 2009

57

Avoid 50%

Curved Tracks

2712-1 Duplo Trains 1983

7897-1 Passenger Train

61

Avoid 100%

Passenger Train

7897-1 City Trains 2006

7996-1 Train Rail Crossing

62

Avoid 50%

Train Rail Crossing

7996-1 City Trains 2007

80

is the average rating of all Trains sets.

This rating is the average of all 61 scored sets in Trains. Compared to other categories this is average. 87 unscored sets are not included. 41% 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.

1-4
5-8
9-12
13-16
17-20
21-24
25-28
29-32
33-36
37-40
41-44
45-48
49-52
53-56
57-60
61-64
65-68
69-72
73-76
77-80
81-84
85-88
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 not recommended:

Avoid 44%

17

57

58

Total: 132 / 148

Not all sets in our database are marked as recommended or not. We currently have 16 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 System along with these:

The average price per part (PPP) of all System sets is 0.18. The average PPP for Trains is 1.03. Meanwhile, the average price per minifig (PPM) in System is 17.13 and the average PPM for Trains is 33.06.

Trains prices over the years

All prices are adjusted for inflation.