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LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499)

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Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Make your train tracks flexible! Add LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499) to your train track system to connect tracks around obstacles and awkward shapes. Make your trains go even farther! Includes 8 straight tracks and 16 flexible tracks. Tracks do not conduct electricity and therefore are not compatible with LEGO 9v Trains.

Features

  • Contains 24 pieces.

Additional Info

081292

716A773E

673419143332

4609430

0.8 pounds

9.3 x 7.2 x 2.3

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Average Customer Rating:

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LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499)
 
2.9

(based on 100 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (33)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (12)
  • Fun (10)
  • Easy to assemble (7)
  • Easy assembly (5)
  • Great value (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (11)
  • Older children (5)
  • Family (4)
  • Creative development (3)
  • Group activity (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (5), Education oriented (5), Parent of two or more children (5), Working parent (5), Grandparent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12), Yes (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

More Straight, Less Flexible needed.

Lego train track is pretty standard. There is not much to say about it other than if you get into Lego trains, you will need more of it. Generally, it snaps together easily...Read complete review

Lego train track is pretty standard. There is not much to say about it other than if you get into Lego trains, you will need more of it. Generally, it snaps together easily and stays together pretty well. My complaint with this specific set is all of the flexible pieces. These pieces come in handy to make some final connections to maximize track space or if you have a complex track setup with switches. If you put too many of these together in a row, the track is wavy (looks silly for a train fan; kids think its funny however). You don't need all the flexible pieces this set provides. Two more regular straight pieces and a reduction in flexible pieces would be great. One other note: Some people have mentioned trains slow down on these flexible tracks. We have not noticed that. What we have noticed is that the trains are louder when the roll over these tracks compared to the normal straight and curve tracks.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

More variety. Please?

I was out to buy myself some new tracks for my ever expanding railway, but instead of finding the well loved straight and curve track pack, I find this new pack. Upon closer...Read complete review

I was out to buy myself some new tracks for my ever expanding railway, but instead of finding the well loved straight and curve track pack, I find this new pack. Upon closer inspection of the box, I wasnt too disappointed, as it looked to be a cheaper way to obtain a few flexi tracks without having to buy a huge pile of them. But that was before I realised they had stopped selling the original straight and curve pack. WHY? First off, I would much rather have 8 curves than 4 track pieces worth of flexi track. Flexi is useful sometimes, but no-one wants mountains of it. It looks ugly as anything when used in large amounts in conjunction with normal track, and now in order to get more straights you have to buy tons of flexi track. And now the pack is more expensive? and you get less? What? But--- before I go on to criticise any longer, I'd still like to thank the lego designers or employees who at least care about the "trains" department. Thanks for trying to do something anyway. Anyway lego, the thing is, there are a lot of afols into the trains, and we would like a tad more variety. Please? How about re-introducing the parrallel crossover? Or the cross-track? Why don't you just sell the tracks individually like the 9v system did? 16 straights in one box, 16 curves in another box, and 48 pieces of flexi in another box? Or at least sell this new pack in conjunction with the old straight and curve mixed pack? The problem here is that basic track (straights), of which many are needed, are being sold COMBINED with more specialised tracks (flexi). Flexi is useful sometimes, but in comparison we need more basic track, and every time we buy this expansion pack, we pay more, get less, and wind up with more flexi track than we need! (Also note that to buy more curves we now have no other option besides buying switches for a measly 4 curves, or purchasing a whole new train set...) SO- overall this pack isn't terribly bad, but the fact that lego stopped selling the crucial straight and curve pack is. Lego could fix the problem buy continuing to sell this in conjunction with the straight and curve expansion, or even go better by selling each type of track individually, and introducing some new track pieces like crossovers or cross tracks. Thanks in advance, lego. -Legotrainfanatic

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5.0

Good Additional Track

By Valued

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

The track works as good as the others. It is nice to have some extra straight pieces for my track and some flexible ones that I can use to help line up the tracks a little better.

 
5.0

Why do people give this set such a bad review?

By Beanie6352

from Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

This is a very useful set, the flex track is awesome because it not only flexes side to side but also because you can make shorter pieces of track meaning that you can conect places in your track that would not normally work.

 
5.0

Great product for the train lover

By Quick Ma

from Chicago

About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Great Value
  • Interactive
  • Realistic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Family Time
    • Group Activity
    • Imaginative Play
    • Indoor

    Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

    These train tracks are a must have when creating a realistic model train experience . Purchased for my son who has a lego city passenger train but wanted to extend the track in a confined space to add the lego city cargo train. easy to put together in a couple snaps . This is the second purchase of this product! Durable creative investment

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Flex Track Best Practices

    By LegoPanache

    from St. Louis, MO, USA

    Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

    I took the challenge of effectively employing flex track in my layouts and derived a set of principles for improved play experience. Using flex track can offer a degree of granular control not previously available. I would recommend snatching up a few of these while they are still in production. 1.) Use flex tracks as spacers: When using this technique, I lock one flex track element into the straight position using a 2x4 dark stone gray tile placed in the center of the flex track. This prevents the layout from changing shape as the train passes over. curve radius 1: curve track only curve radius 2: 1 curve track 1 spacer (repeat) curve radius 3: 1 curve track 2 spacers (repeat) curve radius 4: 1 curve track 3 spacers (repeat) While other radii can be achieved, the various configurations above hug each other nicely and create aesthetic appeal. 2.) Use only one or two conjoined flex tracks when not locked into position. I only use flex track to make very fine angle adjustments in my layout. For example, to offer a minimal amount of leeway in my angle, I may place one flex track at each end of a long straight configuration in order to achieve a gentle and elegant slope, or to make a minor correction here and there. 3.) Due to the loss of traction when passing over flex track, I can leverage a series of flex track locked into a straight position to slow a train prior to entering a curve in order to prevent derailing. This is a helpful effect to prevent inexperienced locomotive engineers from launching the train at full speed around curves, or anywhere that deceleration is desired; for instance, near a train station. 4.) Add a spacer during elevation. Due to the change in angle when a track climbs in elevation, the situation may require an alteration of track length to accommodate the trigonometric effect. A single flex track used as a spacer is often helpful in this circumstance. While somewhat awkward, I recommend trying to incorporate the flex track into your layouts and leveraging the unique characteristics of this piece. I own hundreds of them and employ them regularly with delight. Learn the subtle nuances of this piece and gain a new twist on LEGO track layouts. Regarding straight tracks, these elements are so useful, that they should be offered in sets of straight track only (maybe x20). Additionally these should be sold individually in the pick a brick store.

     
    3.0

    Just more track

    By Enzo

    from IN

    About Me Collector

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Imaginative Play

      Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

      Good buddies for strait track. Disappointed the flexible tracks don't flex to do a turn tighter than solid cured track parts. The flexible parts are good to add an inch heat or there to extend runs, but don't expect the flex track to flex.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      lockable flex tracks

      By 1963maniac

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

      The straight tracks are simply great, no complaints for them. The flex tracks make my track layout sloppy. The flex tracks could be much improved by having a locking mechanism. In that way they would be able to be locked into positions of straight, curve to the right or curve to the left. The track layout would be much more stable for the trains to travel over them. I stabilize my flex tracks now by using 2X4, 2X8, 2X12, or 2X16 plates. This works great for stabilizing the flex tracks as straight track. But my biggest problem is how to stabilize the flex track for curves!

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Lego Carol

      from Edgewood, MD

      About Me Collector, Grandparent

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Assembly
      • Fun
      • Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Family Time
        • Group Activity
        • Imaginative Play
        • Indoor

        Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

        Had train but no track. Track was delivered fast. Everyone is happy

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Dont like those Flexible tracks

        By ChyCha

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

        I never had a Lego RC train before I got the 7939 Cargo train as a gift a few years ago. Naturally I wanted to expand my track, but this was after they discontinued 7896 (straights & curves pack). I found myself looking at the Lego shelves and all i could see was this flex and straight pack, and no curves. The only option for curves was to buy another trainset or lots of 7895 (Switching tracks) which also includes 4 curves. I understand that Flex is supposed to be a multipurpose-track, where you can use it as a curve or straight as you see fit. The idea is great, but products that try to be two things, usually dont do very good in either, which is the case here. The flex track moves every time a train goes over it. The longer the stretch of flex tracks the more it moves. My Emerald Night struggles with it and the track sticks out from the rest. I do, however, see a usage for the Flex, where you take 1-2 pieces together with straights to make a big curve. My 7939 Cargo train came with 16 flex, and that is basically all you will ever need. To include 16 Flex every time you want some straights, is to me a bad combo. Please bring back the assortment from the good old 9V era where you could buy boxes of 8 pieces of curves or straights and the 4519 (crossing). Please also bring back the 7996(double crossover). I can not recommend this pack for its price because of the flex track. The straights are as always superb.

         
        5.0

        I would recommend this product

        By Sean Lego

        from Elmont, NY

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Works well with R/C lego trains

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

            I liked how the lego flex track works with my regular lego tracks.It allows me to be able to run my lego trains at a high speed around turns either around the floor fan or under my bed.

             
            4.0

            Lego is awesome

            By Eduardo

            from Recife, Brazil

            About Me Casual Driver

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Grip
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about LEGO City Flexible Train Tracks (7499):

                Very good

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