Disneyland tickets are not what you’d call cheap, and Star Wars is not exactly helping the situation. And while there are some tricks to getting a discount, it’s pretty much impossible for an entire family to visit a Disney Park on the cheap, particularly when you factor in the cost of travel, lodging, and food.
So if you’re not going to make it to the park this year but still have Disney-obsessed kids on your hands, might we suggest this brand-new Lego version of the train and station from Main Street, U.S.A.? It’s one of the most iconic buildings in Disney’s original park, and this 2,925-piece set comes with a train and a nice selection of Disney character minifigures.
The locomotive and three cars of the train are about 30 inches long when connected by the included magnetic couplings. The included track is an oval that’s 37 inches wide at its widest point.
The station itself features detailed interiors including a ticket counter, café, and touches like a chandelier and draped windows. It’s very nice outside, and is open in the back for interior play.
But, as they say, that’s not all. This set also comes with a Lego Powered Up hub and train motor. That means you can connect your phone to the train and control its motion and sound effects via Bluetooth, which is undeniably cool.
If you already have the Disneyland castle set that was released three years ago, then this set is the next big piece of your own personal Disneyland. But even if you don’t, this set looks great on its own. And while it’s not quite the same as a trip to Disney, it will hopefully be enough to mollify your kids until you’re ready to take them to the real deal.
This set will retail for $329.99 — a lot when compared to most things, but not a Disney vacation — when it hits stores on September 1.