Impressive 1:15 scale LEGO train uses 14,000 pieces to show Portugal’s classic rail service

Most fans build LEGO trains in a scale known as L-gauge, or roughly minifigure scale (somewhere around 1:40 scale). But that wasn’t big enough to capture all the details André Pinto wanted, so he designed this fiery orange engine in huge 1:15 scale, making it nearly two feet long.

CP 1408 (1/15)

André used stickers to give the engine, a CP 1408, parts of its distinctive livery, such as the white stripes on the front. The engine was used in Portugal in the 1960s.

CP 1408 (1/15)

The bogies beneath the engine are far more detailed that we’re used to seeing, since you can fit a lot more in when the wheels themselves are made from 10×10 radar dishes.

CP 1408 (1/15)

The tracks span 14 studs, and the ties are a full 20 studs long. André says the engine itself uses over 7,000 pieces, and about another 7,000 for the base, which has ballast made of 1×1 round tiles.

CP 1408 (1/15)

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