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LEGO Ideas 21344 Orient Express revealed: All images & info!

Nov 16, 2023
31 Comments LEGO Ideas 21344 Orient Express revealed

Following first catalog leaks of the set about a month ago, the new LEGO Orient Express has now finally been officially revealed on the LEGO website! So we've updated this post with the new images and information about the upcoming LEGO train!

The Orient Express will be released on December 1st and will therefore be the last Ideas set of the year ahead of the Polaroid Camera coming in January 2024.

The 2540 piece set consists of the locomotive itself, the tender and two wagons. Particularly the front part of the train of the final set deviated significantly from the original fan design.

LEGO Ideas 21344 Orient Express

The roofs of both wagons can be removed to reveal the train's famous interior. The first one has the on-board restaurant with a few tables and a counter with a big map hanging on the wall behind it. The back wagon contains a passenger compartment with a bed, sofa and a small bathroom.

To bring some life into the interior of the Orient Express, the set also contains 8 Minifigures. Including passengers, a conductor and a waiter. The set which will cost $299.99 also includes some tracks on which the train stands, having a total length of 116cm.

  • Name: The Orient Express Train
  • Set Number: 21344
  • Release: December 1st
  • Price: $299.99
  • Pieces: 2540
  • Minifigures: 8

What do you think about the new LEGO Orient Express? Let us know in the comments!

LegobatJan 3 2024, 19:57

They should just sound like Polar Express instead of this it would have been so much better

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Blockgyrl22Jan 2 2024, 6:44

Overall, I'm excited. Some mods to make.

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InkyDec 22 2023, 4:52

Will Lego be offering replacement placards for the two misspelled city names.

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IdeaMasterNov 23 2023, 13:46

how do you build the camera or film thing

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ROUNDABOUTNov 16 2023, 18:53

This looks more like Thomas than the Orient Express. I've waited a long time for this, and of course Lego disappoints. Don't they always?

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BudsabourNov 13 2023, 2:58

Won't be buying! Gives me Thomas the Tank Engine vibes. So disappointed after the Ideas version

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More trains plsOct 23 2023, 23:30

The locomotive looks a bit small. Most of the pictures of the Orient Express I see online show a 4-8-2 wheel configuration. I think that’s what the train in the movie showed. Regardless, I’ll definitely buy it. Maybe I’ll buy two sets and see if I can modify the engine into a 4-8-2. It will be nice to have 4 cars too.

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Victory15Oct 20 2023, 2:32

No sale with that engine.

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VirremcfirreOct 19 2023, 5:33

300 is too much

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Love4LEGOsOct 17 2023, 22:36

Awesome! I will be one to get it!

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McwOct 15 2023, 8:26

Basically, the submitted idea was wrong. It didn’t look anything like the Orient express but the one that Lego is doing does look like the Orient express. I’m quite excited for it to come out. It doesn’t look like a piece of toy do you re-search on Google and take a look at it

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Riff RaffOct 13 2023, 20:37

Yes we need Poirot and it is now Dec 1st

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JoeGOct 13 2023, 14:38

While the cats seem great - the locomotive is a toy piece of junk design. Such a disappointment - was really looking forward to this.

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BuckarooOct 13 2023, 6:10

It's totally different to the submitted idea..

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ConsumerMartyOct 12 2023, 23:44

People should check out the Baden P-8 which may have had its turn at the front of the Orient Express. Then you'd be thrilled, as I am. :-e

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Mr RedfieldOct 13 2023, 9:31

People seem to think that there was only ever one locomotive that pulled the express, but the one they are familiar with from the Agatha Christie movie wasn't even built until a good 40ish years after the service began. While it isn't as striking as the État 231, it's still pretty cool.

TonberryOct 12 2023, 20:42

Same as the above. This train is not worth $300

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WudsOct 12 2023, 19:28

Disappointed as it looks more like a toy train rather than the iconic train that was first envisaged.

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HastingsOct 12 2023, 17:11

Where is Hercule?

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Falconbricks logo badgeFalconbricksOct 13 2023, 14:18

Unfortunately the set isn't based on the movie so it includes generic Minifigures.

BladerusOct 12 2023, 8:54

From Thomas the tank engine, instead of Gordon the express engine, they put in Edward the allrounder in front of 2 rural passanger carriages instead of 1 or 2 intercontinental waggons. Disappointing "optimisation"

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TfNSWvOct 12 2023, 4:56

Can you motorise it?

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Falconbricks logo badgeFalconbricksOct 13 2023, 14:29

Sure, but I guess you'd have to build a custom modification, because I don't think it'll be ready for it out of the box. We'll have to see when more images have been revealed.

TfNSWvOct 12 2023, 4:55

What's the Australian price and has it been confirmed November 1st down here because we normally get it earlier compared to the US.

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Falconbricks logo badgeFalconbricksOct 13 2023, 14:14

We don't yet know it for sure but it should be around $470 AUD. The release date should be the same in all countries.

WarioscousinOct 12 2023, 0:05

looks like the Hogwarts express but better?

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PieOct 11 2023, 21:35

It's a shame it's so different from the ideas submission, a bit of a disappointment tbh

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PlayWellOct 16 2023, 7:01

Same here. I am very disappointed with the whole set, especially with the engine.

KZbrickbuilderOct 11 2023, 17:37

Confirmed November 1?

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Falconbricks logo badgeFalconbricksOct 11 2023, 17:54

Not officially but pretty much yes, if LEGO doesn't change their minds in the short term. If anything changes I'll keep the post updated.

KZbrickbuilderOct 11 2023, 19:41

That makes sense, I’m stoked!

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