Lego reveal Swiss Crocodile locomotive


The Class Ce 6/8 II Crocodile Locomotive is due to be released as part of the new 18+ range of LEGO sets on July 1.

Crocodile's, so-called because of the long "snout" either side of the drivers cabin, are articulated electric locomotive built for the Swiss Federal Railways between 1919 and 1927 and able to operate on tightly curved alpine lines. The technology of the time required motors too large to be accommodated below the footplate, hence the appearance of this iconic design.

The Lego version has 1,271 components and will cost $99.99 (no UK price is currently available) and is part of the new range aimed at adult builders. Sets include two Minifigures and a length of display track. If the builder wishes to make the model work, additional parts from the company's PowerUp range will be required.

The completed model measures over 6” (16cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) long and 3.5” (8cm) wide.

 

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