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H: 7" (16cm)W: 4" (8cm)D: 21" (52cm)Dimensions
Crocodile LocomotiveCreator Expert
H: 7" (16cm)W: 4" (8cm)D: 21" (52cm)Dimensions
Build the iconic Crocodile LocomotiveIf you love trains, you'll adore this building challenge, creating an authentic LEGO® model version of a vintage classic.
Packed with accurate detailsRailway enthusiasts will appreciate the attention to detail, including side rods and pantographs, just like on the real train.
LEGO® Crocodile Locomotive
Enjoy recreating the exquisite design of the original train.
Over 20.5” (52 cm) long
The ideal size to explore or display.
Bring your model to life
Optional LEGO® Powered Up components available separately.
Unwind with an immersive buildEnjoy a spot of quality relaxation as you bring the beautiful Crocodile Locomotive to life.
A treat for train enthusiastsWith 1,271 pieces, this LEGO® set offers a wonderful building challenge for adults and makes a great gift.
95% would recommend this product.
Overall RatingAverage rating4.6out of 5 stars
Play ExperienceAverage rating4.3out of 5 stars
Level of DifficultyAverage rating3.4out of 5 stars
Value for MoneyAverage rating4.5out of 5 stars
- October 7th, 2020Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0As impressive as the originalKari1982 | 35-44I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfLEGO created a wonderful LEGO locomotive based on the real thing, the Swiss 6/8 III Crocodile. This is what AFOLs (and probably elder kids) were waiting for many years after the great Creator Expert trains. Stunning details, lovely solutions everywhere. It looks like the real thing and with Powered Up application it sounds like the real thing. Personally I don't need the display stand but understand the logic behind it. Well, if this is the way that ensures more purchases by AFOLs (and more Train sets later by LEGO) then be it. I like that it can be motorized easily, enjoyed building the set and love to see it going around. One thing I would change is the instructions: it is hard to read due to the black background. It was not a good choice as the dark reddish brown and dark bluish gray pieces cannot be seen even in sunlight. I would stay with light blue colour as instructions' background. The other annoying thing is that the loco derails easily in curves which could be eliminated by using some ballast as was the case in the good old 12v era. Last thing is that there is no light for the loco out of the box but I am sure experienced builders can add it. The verdict: it is a must buy for all adult LEGO and Train fans. I like it so much that I plan to purchase another copy.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 4 hrsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Crocodile Locomotive
- July 7th, 2020Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Excellent locomotive --- first in a series I hope!MikeTrainMan | 35-44I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfWhat a wonderful surprise the Crocidile Locomotive was. Lego nailed the design, color palette, brick selection and overall design. Congrats to the designer for a job well-done. The build was challenging for certain, however, most will find that the most challenging aspect is to achieve the perfection as shown with the imagery on the package, in the instructions or the picture found on lego.com. The positioning of the wheels prior to adding the cross bars, for example, differs from side-to-side to achieve a realistic effect. The brown brick selection used as the main color is simply perfect, and changes in appearance depending on the light in the space. I especially appreciate the display track included with this set. I will not operate this locomotive with the optional power functions, I have the set on display on my desk where it will remain. The display track is substantial, detailed and elevates the overall quality of the locomotive itself. Great job, Lego team, on this set. I hope you consider future locomotives and create a bit of a series. I will purchase all of them if you do. With so many locomotives to select from, from around the globe, I'm certain you'll have no trouble growing the series and interest from your global consumer base.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 5 hrsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Crocodile Locomotive
- July 6th, 2020Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Getting the most out of this amazing trainZephyr1934 | 45-54I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfIf you like Lego and you like trains you'll find this set is amazing. Probably the best train Lego has produced for adult builders. HOWEVER, there are two problems with this set that can lead to great frustration. Fortunately both of them can be easily fixed. 1) If you are planning on motorizing this set, when you get to step 53 in the instructions, stop and read ahead 65 pages to where they give the instructions for motorizing the set. You will discover that you can save yourself from 15+ min of building an interior that you will subsequently remove to make room for the motor. (if you are not motorizing it right away, go ahead and build the interior) 2) At least one popular youtuber encountered a serious design flaw that causes the train to derail, especially when running on the old metal track (9v track, discontinued 14 years ago), but what he didn't realize is that the problem is easily fixed. I too had this problem. So first let me explain what the problem is- when two wheels on an axle go around a curve the inside wheel wants to go slower than the outside wheel. For a non-powered train axle having red traction bands on both wheels can cause problems because the "grip" causes the two wheels to fight each other and in this case even contributing to a derailment. The solution is to remove exactly one red traction band from each unpowered axle. Ideally you should remove the red band from the right side of the first axle and left side of the last axle, but it will probably work if you remove exactly one red band from a given unpowered axle. In recap, you want red traction bands on all of the motorized wheels so the train will move, and then for the non-motorized axles you only want one wheel with a red traction band per axle so that the rods will turn and then for the other wheel on that axle make sure that it does NOT have a red traction band so that it can slip on the curves (don't worry about the smaller wheels, those already spin independently). Other tips- if you are only building this set for static display, you might want to slip a couple of brown 1x4 bricks and a 1x4 tile into the gaps between the cab and each hood. There are also some clever tricks using 1x4x1 panels for hiding this gap when running, but you'll need to search online for those.Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Building Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Crocodile Locomotive
- March 31st, 2021Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0A Swiss CrocodileRoy1959 | 55-64I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfWhat fun to build this locomotive. The instructions were really comprehensive and it was just a nice quiet day building a fantastic model. Everybody who has seen it is really impressed. Since building the model I have added a LED lighting kit and it looks great on a shelf.Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 6 hrsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Crocodile Locomotive
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