All posts by James

PennLUG – PennLUG Train Layout Road and Track Standards

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As some of you are aware I have been working on a set of road and track standards for future train layouts. The intension is to bring a greater level of realism and detail to our layouts and create a layout where all the elements are tied together in one fantastic scene. The first steps toward this goal and how it could all work can be found here.


My main goals for this include.

1. A System that can be Easily Built and is Versatile- Modularity is the key here
2. Track Ballast and Ties- I’m a train guy and this one is a must for me
3. More Detailed Streets- Road plates a nice but lack versatility
4. A Trolley System- I’m also a trolley fan so this is one I’v been looking forward to including in our layouts
5. Easy Integration with Existing Structures- Buildings built at baseplate level can easily be integrated with brick spacers.


TRU Sale on Select LEGO’s

Where: Toys ‘R’ Us
When: 14-20 Feb 2010
What: 20% off “these new LEGO sets.” Shown in ad:

8189 Power Miners: Magma Mech, srp $20, tru $20, sale $16
5982 Space Police: Smash ‘n Grab, srp $20, tru $20, sale $16
7593 Toy Story: Buzz’s Star Command Spaceship, srp $30, tru $31, sale $25
7594 Toy Story: Woody’s Roundup, srp $50, tru $50, sale $40
8088 Star Wars: ARC-170, srp $60, tru $63, sale $51
8087 Star Wars: TIE Defender, srp $50, tru $53, sale $43
7206 City: Fire Helicopter, srp $40, tru $40, sale $32
7208 City: Fire Station, srp $80, tru $80, sale $64

Visit the forums to see more information and share your deals.

LEGO Color Chart for 2010

Dear all, finally, after many years of discussion we got the go from our Design Lab to share the internal LEGO Color scheme with the LEGO Community.

So please find attached the actual scheme for 2010 for sharing. You can see on the scheme the internal LEGO color number and name.

I feel this is a kind of milestone in the contact between the LEGO Company and the LEGO Community and will ease the communication about the colors tremendously.

Jan Beyer

Check out the discussion on the forums

Color Chart on Flickr