Deconstructing Lego is a blog that analyzes Lego sets under a variety of lenses, sometimes comparing similar sets from different years or creating a story based around a set or analyzing the implicit message that a set creates.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

4519-1: Rail Crossing

A small service pack set, providing the builder with another piece of railway.  This is an interesting piece though because it is a criss cross.

Feel like I would be pretty worried that two trains would crash into each other.  Also feel like the most basic design for train tracks is the oval or circle, but this allows the builder to create the figure-8, which is another popular track layout.  However, the cross pieces generally don't make right angles, but rather are slightly askew, if that makes sense.  It's an interesting choice, but I'm not sure if it's something that I would use in any of my layouts.

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