Lego 7939 Cargo Train + 7896 Rails

Well, the Lego 7939 Cargo Train and 7896 Straight and Curved Rails Supplementary Sets arrived last week and Hannah and David has a fun few hours assembling it all.

The Cargo Train features nearly 1000 pieces of Lego to make a smart yellow locomotive, a tanker, a flat bed car loader and a cargo carrier as well as a lorry to transport the cargo and a gantry crane.

The locomotive is remote controlled and sports 7 speeds in forward and reverse and when the batteries are new it goes so fast it falls off on the curves at the top speed!

The stickers were a little bit fiddly for the kids, so that was a job for me to do. All in all the 7939 makes an excellent kit but it was more fun once we got the 7896 straight and curves supplementary set.

ARM powered Lego 4x4x4 cube solving robot

Here is a nifty Rubik's 4x4x4 cube solving robot made of Lego. Well worth looking at

Lego 7939

I've been waiting for Lego to bring out a suitable train set for the kids and so I was delighted to see that the Lego City 7939 Cargo train set was released on the 1st of June 2010. So much so, I ordered it on-line and hopefully it will arrive by the Weekend.
Watch this space.

Lego Felt-tipped Pen Printer

Here is a neat printer made out of Lego and a felt-tipped pen. Enjoy!