Almost every LEGO® fan has that one set they’ve always wanted but never owned, their ‘white whale’ if you will. For me it was the Monster Fighters Ghost Train. I emerged from my ‘dark age’ towards the end of the themes run, so missed out on being able to pick the set up brand new. Thankfully earlier this year, someone was selling a selection of LEGO Monster Fighter sets on a LEGO Facebook group. Those being offered included a used but boxed Ghost Train set for £60. With Halloween finally here, I decided to crack it open and give it a build. To my surprise the person selling it had lovingly deconstructed it back into number bags. So I got to experience it just like I would have, if I had purchased it new. As a fan of the LEGO ‘In/Out’ and original story based themes, the Monster Fighters sets are great and with the backstory being quite engaging. Two factions face-off against each over the powerful Moonstones. The heroic Monster Fighters would do battle Lord Vampyre and his band of monsters. Last year I took an in-depth look at the LEGO Monster Fighters theme, which includes some pretty cool concept artwork.
Stop the Ghost Train in its tracks and grab the moonstone!
The Ghost Train is getting away with the moonstone. Help Frank Rock and Ann Lee catch it in their acrobatic airplane, suck up the ghosts with the vacuum weapon and grab the moonstone! Don’t let them trap the heroes in the Ghost Train’s prison! Includes 5 minifigures: Frank Rock, Ann Lee and 3 ghosts.
- Set Name: The Ghost Train
- Set Number: 9467
- Pieces: 741
- RRP: £59.99/$79.99/€79.99
- Year Released: 2012
- Minifigures: Frank Rock, Ann Lee and 3 ghosts
The set includes two vehicles, a single seater aeroplane complete with ghost vacuum and a spooky steam train complete with carriages and prison. Along with five minifigures – Frank Rock, Ann Lee and three Ghosts. The plane is a classic looking by-plane, which has been enhanced with flick missiles, and an elaborate ghosting catching vacuum.
The main engine of the Ghost Train, is very spooky looking, with a mysterious green flame shooting from the funnel, plenty of boney spikes and a odd finned rail running along each side of the engine. It also features all the elements you’d expect to find on a stream train including a cowcatcher, funnel, bell and driver cabin.
But the best feature of the entire set, is the heavy use of glow-in-dark elements. The train is adorned with numerous glowing pieces, including the a spooky printed disc on the front of the train. Plus the ghosts unique covering piece also glows in the dark.