LEGO Announces 71044 Disney Train and Station

I’ve heard rumours floating around for a while about an up-coming Disney Train set but I certainly wasn’t expecting what we get with 71044 Disney Train and Station.

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Here’s the official details…

The set features 2925 pieces and 5 exclusive minifigures.

The train is motorised with new Powered Up elements, allowing you to control it with your smart device. As you would expect an oval of track is included.

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You also get an impressive looking station. The station is a huge surprise to me and I think they have packed in a lot of details both externally and internally.

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The 5 exclusive minifigures are Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale and (finally) Goofy. Each minifigure has a design not found in other sets or the CMF series.

Here’s the bad news though – the official Australian RRP for this $549.99. The combo of Disney and Powered Up elements combining for a big hit to your wallet. VIP release is August 21st.

You can check out the additional images and official set description below.

71044 Disney Train and Station
Ages 12+. 2925 pieces

US $329.99 – CA $379.99 – DE €329.99 – UK £299.99 – FR €329.99 – DK 2499DKK –$549.99 AUD
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Celebrate the magic with the LEGO® ? Disney Train and Station!

Gather the family for a rewarding build and play experience with the LEGO® ? Disney 71044 Train and Station. Kids will love to join Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy for magical adventures with this awesome LEGO train set, featuring a motorized steam-style locomotive with tender, passenger car and a luxurious parlor car, plus an oval track and an iconic Disney Parks®-style station building. This set comes with an array of cool details, including app-controlled functionality. Use a smart phone or tablet to drive the locomotive forward, reverse and emit realistic sound effects. Joining up the train cars is simple with the magnetic LEGO couplings, and the panels on the parlor car open for access to its detailed interior complete with table, armchairs, teapot and cup. And the fun doesn’t end there! Inside the toy train station building there’s an array of intricate brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO surprise!

  • Includes 5 uniquely decorated LEGO® ? Disney minifigures with accessories: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale and Goofy minifigures.
  • The LEGO® ? Disney Train and Station includes 16 curved pieces and 4 straight pieces of track, locomotive, tender, passenger car, parlor car and an iconic station building.
  • Locomotive features a large red fender, red wheels with working coupling rods, a big smoke stack and a driver’s cab.
  • Tender contains a LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub and a LEGO Powered Up 88011 Train Motor.
  • Train and sound effects can be controlled via a smart device. Connect via Bluetooth from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
  • Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
  • Passenger car has seating for the LEGO® ? Disney minifigures.
  • Remove the panel on the parlor car to access a rich interior with table, armchairs, teapot and cup.
  • Station exterior features a detailed facade with balcony, clock and 2 flagged towers.
  • Station interior features a ticket counter, café corner and an array of brick-built furnishings and details, including draped windows, wall clock, ceiling chandelier and a tower room with a little LEGO® ? Disney surprise.
  • Easily connect the cars with the included LEGO® magnetic couplings.
  • This LEGO® building toy includes more than 2,900 pieces.
  • The LEGO® ? Disney train toy (in total) measures over 4” (12cm) high, 30” (78cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide.
  • LEGO® ? Disney train station building measures over 15” (39cm) high, 14” (36cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep.
  • Oval rail track diameter measures over 37” (96cm) long and 27” (70cm) wide.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from 21st August, 2019

15 Responses to LEGO Announces 71044 Disney Train and Station

  1. GJBricks says:

    Beautiful set, but ugly price! That’s crazy! $330 USD = $490 AUD not $550.
    Love the details and fabulous looking train! Let’s hope this goes to retail so we can get a decent sale price on it!

    • Michael says:

      Don’t forget that US prices don’t include tax as it varies by state. Add 10% to that $490 and you are pretty close to the AU price.

    • Mark says:

      It is expensive but based purely on USD to AUD conversion the price is ‘fair’ if you consider our price includes GST and the US price is minus sales tax. I wouldn’t expect it to hit non-LEGO store retail any time soon either or go on discount if the Disney Castle is anything to go by.

  2. Monty says:

    I absolutely love it, but yes, really hoping it hits retail. Still hoping for the castle to eventually come to retail as well. However, as stunning as the castle is, I prefer this. It is absolutely beautiful.

  3. Jerry says:

    $549??? omg , 71040 disney castle is only $499. -.-

  4. Marty says:

    I would have expected a modular for that price… 71040 has 4080 pieces for $499, where as this has 2925 pieces for $549… would love to add this set to my collection but LEGO got the price incredibly wrong.

    • CS says:

      I am by no means defending the price as it is ridiculous but if you look at the majority of licensed sets they never reach 10c per piece unless on discount. This price seems about right for a licensed Disney product with motor functions. I would suggest that due to how long 71040 has been out, that if LEGO were to release that set today it would sit more around the $650 mark but at the time of its release LEGO was not as popular as now so it is cheaper. What is the biggest wrought with this set is that it is the first time that Goofy makes an appearance, a beloved character that I am sure many would love to own, so making him exclusive to a $550 set seems to be out of step with the spirit of LEGO.

  5. Sophia says:

    Absolutely love it and am a massive Disney fan, but this is so expensive for the piece count. I know it is powered but would have been nice if the powered parts were not included in the set and could have been purchased optionally instead. Due to the price a set I would have bought without blinking I will now not be so sure about buying.

  6. Ben says:

    This includes powered up components, so price to part isn’t a great measure in this case … still super expensive.

  7. Andrew says:

    The $A has taken a hit recently, and Lego would need to ensure they weren’t losing if it continues to fall. We’ve had some favourable conversions lately and to be honest, this one isn’t bad. It’s a pity this set doesn’t have the Powered Up as an option rather than mandatory – these components can be purchased cheaply on special with sets like 60197 Passenger Train. The set looks awesome and would be great in a display with the castle. Do I need yet more trains? Hell yeah :) .

  8. Paul says:

    Does anyone know if the Disney Castle 71040 has ever been sold retail or has it always only been exclusive to Lego. ?

    • Sam says:

      Has only ever been exclusive to LEGOShop@Home since its release in July 2016 & the LEGO certified stores in Melbourne & Gold Coast. I’ve now decided to buy it with VIP points as I’m always fearing its inevitable retirement.

  9. Adam says:

    $550! That’s $50 MORE than the Disney Castle.

    I’d have to see it “side by side” with the castle, but I just don’t think it could possibly have the same visual appeal / impact as the castle. Let alone the same amount of building joy.

    I was hoping for a set which represented much better value for money than this. I want Lego to make more Disney D2C sets, but I can’t justify spending $550 on this set to show Lego that there is demand for large Disney sets.

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