Christmas Gift Guide for young Railway-Fans (ages 4-8)

Young-parents Blog Series

We’re fully immersed in the holiday spirit, our company Christmas get-togethers are happening this and next week and some of us have geeked out on railway or train fan gift ideas, that we’re now ready to share with you in the second part of our Christmas gift guide for railway fans ages 4 to 8. Let’s swap airplanes and cars for trains this year with these railway gift ideas:

The ultimate, remote-controlled LEGO Passenger Train

A Lego train is a big favorite for older children! Or shall we say kids and collectors? Play, learn and recreate reality while discovering the set’s numerous accessories and features. Creativity does not have limits when building a life-like miniature railway. The Lego Express Passenger train set features the especially popular, battery-powered locomotive. Jump-start your young rail fan’s imagination and let them travel into a delightful world of fun, accompanied by real-life sounds effects and impressive station details. If, however, your child or your entire family also happen to be a Harry Potter fans, check out the newest Hogwarts Express Train from Lego.

A Christmas Train for Christmas

How charming is that? A Lego Christmas train for Christmas? If you’ve got grade school kids that enjoy trains and the holidays, this is the ideal gift. As the parts are rather small and it’s an expert level build, they might need some support to get the Christmas train going. This gift could be a fun thing to build together as a family on Boxing day. Lego has discontinued the set, but for collectors, there is always a way to find it.

Going pro with the Märklin Railway Starter Set

For over a hundred years, the traditional Märklin toys house has held a firm place in the hearts of true railway fans of all ages. The beautiful Märklin railway starter set, and the accompanying equipment are thought out to the smallest detail for the enjoyment of any railway enthusiast. The Märklin train sets continue to be manufactured today but are also widely available second-hand.  The recommended age for the “My Start with Märklin” Starter Set is six years. The cut-off age is 99, so it is a gift for a lifetime, and it is currently still in stock.

Maerklin Sets

We are wishing everyone very happy holidays and a fun railway-themed play time to all of our train fans!