Today I am reviewing the Lego 31015 Creator Emerald Express, a small set that can be found in the Lego store. The set is similar to the 4837 Mini Train, in the way that it is a 3 in 1 set, you can build a classic train engine, a passenger train, and a steam engine. The set is nearly identical to the 4837, but it is more compact, and a different color palette. The set cost $4.99 at my local Lego store in a display at the cashier desk. I wished they had a multi-pack of these trains, having all in one box then to have to take them apart to make the other trains. It was not difficult to take apart, but a bit tedious as the 56 pieces makes it very easy to deconstruct, and build into the other 3 forms. Regardless, having a little train like this on my desk is very nice, it does not require any kind of motor or track to run on, just a little push will get it going. It is a bit late to say this now, but makes a great stocking stuffer for the holidays, or small gift for a birthday and the low price point makes it a great option as well. With all three sets built, one can have them all hooked together like an actual train set, a mini train set in the living room that doesn’t take up space! Lego should do more of these, with different designs and variations like subway train, or a bullet train; that would be a great addition to the train/creator line.
With all things considered, I give it a 8/10 for ease of building, the price point, but not a perfect 10 as it is a bit tedious to buy three sets, and not a multi-pack, or just have a larger box with 3 packs in there.
See the set page here: http://www.bricktrains-sets.com/sp-31015.html