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LEGO City 7499: Flexible Tracks
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I picked up this set to "beef up" the rather basic Lego city passenger train layout (merely a simple circle shape)
This set includes 8 straight tracks and 16 flexible pieces. Just the straight track alone gave me quite a few different layouts to experiment with (or rather my son who uses it)

The flexible pieces work surprisingly well allowing you to add corners and move away from the more conventional designs of oval track layouts. I also added the 7895: Train Tracks set giving me more curved pieces and 2 crossover junctions. Finally I had what I felt was a decent selection of track, and a good sized set up for the passenger trains (which are fairly big)

I don't have any investment in the older electric track so this wasn't an issue for me (though I can understand some frustration if you've built up a collection based on that system)

Price isn't too bad for what you get, quality is as you expect from Lego, ie good. This is a pretty useful add on purchase for any of the main train sets from Lego.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
It seems the LEGO have ceased to sell the straight and curved shaped tracks separately (for the time being, anyway) which is a big shame. It was unfortunate enough when they discontinued 9V compatible rails/motors in 2007, but to merge all available track parts into one package is only going limit creative potential. I imagine this move has only been taken for cost reasons, as was the case with the 9V situation.

The included 'Flexible Tracks have good and bad pointers. On the upside, they full-fill something that has been longed for for years; the ability to shape track layouts in a more natural way, which is particularly nice when you're working in a tight environment. But these are no good if you drive the trains too fast, for they simply slip off the rails.

So... Strange situation at the moment with LEGO trains. Whilst I appreciate that these plastic tracks are generally cheaper than products that preceded it, I am now buying from ME Models (online store) who provide a D.I.Y kit for tracks, allowing one to build their layout through separate rail and sleeper components. Compatible with both Power Functions and 9V trains, too!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2013
My Grandson loves it and plays with it most of the time. It is sturdy and child proof and I like it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 2 December 2014
I picked up this set to "beef up" the rather basic Lego city passenger train layout (merely a simple circle shape)
This set includes 8 straight tracks and 16 flexible pieces. Just the straight track alone gave me quite a few different layouts to experiment with (or rather my son who uses it)

The flexible pieces work surprisingly well allowing you to add corners and move away from the more conventional designs of oval track layouts. I also added the 7895: Train Tracks set giving me more curved pieces and 2 crossover junctions. Finally I had what I felt was a decent selection of track, and a good sized set up for the passenger trains (which are fairly big)

I don't have any investment in the older electric track so this wasn't an issue for me (though I can understand some frustration if you've built up a collection based on that system)

Price isn't too bad for what you get, quality is as you expect from Lego, ie good. This is a pretty useful add on purchase for any of the main train sets from Lego.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 February 2014
Excellent purchase! This product met exactly my expectations. Arrived on time. Performes very well after a prolonged use. Recommended to buy.
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The Lego Flexible Track is made up of smaller pieces that clip to the standard size track or each other. Four clipped together equal a normal length. They are ideal for completing a section of track that won't join together properly on a siding or loop for a station. My track has been permanently laid on four sections of plywood for ease of storage and assembly. The flexible track is invaluable when joining these boards together. If a long length of flexible is used, try to keep the track as smooth as possible to avoid sharp or wobbly sections which may derail the train if it is going too fast.
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on 6 January 2012
Having bought the Lego City train I thought we would need more track and you absolutely do. So this product does the job but I don't think it's good value for money compared to most Lego products. In fact it's the first time I've purchased a Lego product and I've purchased many that I've felt a little ripped off, nothing to do with Amazon who were great. I've read other reviews criticising the flexible track but it works fine for us and is useful enabling you to use all that expensive track.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 February 2014
The tracks are sturdy and user-friendly and suitable for a 4 year old. We bought this product to go with an existing train set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 January 2014
As usually Lego and Amazon don't disappoint.
With some track ideas inside to help free your imagination in the playground.
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on 5 January 2014
Purchased extra to go with the lego City train my son had for Christmas. I am glad I bought this as the Lego City train and track on their own were very small. I also bought the straight tracks too. I am now looking at purchasing a switching track so that my son has a bit more interest with his track rather than it just going round and round. I purchased for a good price on Amazon so it's worth shopping round before buying as prices can vary quite a lot.
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