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Lionel Hogwarts Express Classic Christmas Train

Lionel Classic Christmas Train Set

Lionel Hogwarts Or Polar Express Train Sets at ALDI

Starting the week of November 9th, 2022 you will be able to pick up a Lionel Classic Christmas Train Set for just $34.99. This Lionel Train Set comes in two themes: the Hogwarts Express (Harry Potter Train) and Polar Express.

Lionel is a classic model train company and these two are some of the more popular movie based train sets. Each train set is 28 pieces in total with four train cars and 24 pieces of track. This set will create a 65 inch x 41 inch train loop.

This train is operated by 2 AA batteries (not included) which drives it forward with or without sound. The train engine has working headlight as well.

Aldi Lionel Classic Christmas Train Polar Express
Images Courtesy of ALDI

If you choose to turn the sound on you will get steam chuffing, whistles, bells, and three movie announcements. The announcements listed by Aldi seem to be Harry Potter related so I am not sure if the Polar express has its own announcements or not.

Aldi Lionel Christmas Train Set (Hogwarts or Polar Express)Details

  • Price: $34.99 (2022, prices may vary)
  • Available 11/9/2022 (limited time Aldi Find)
  • Styles: Hogwarts Express or Polar Express
  • 28-piece set (4 cars + 24 track pieces)
  • Engine and tender with two passenger cars  
  • Engine includes a 3-position switch: STOP, FWD with sound and FWD without sound 
  • Engine includes working headlight
  • 65 inch x 41 inch loop of track with 8 curve and 16 straight pieces
  • Looping Sounds Include:
  • Steam Chuffing / Whistle / Bell 
  • Three movie announcements: “But  Hagrid, there must be a mistake, this is Platform 9 ¾. There’s no such thing, is there?”, “You’re Harry Potter!” and “Anything off the trolley dears? We’ll take the lot!”
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
  • Aldi Product Code: 13243
Aldi Lionel Hogwarts Express
Images Courtesy of ALDI

Is It A Good Deal?

This does look like a really good price for a Lionel Train Set. I am sure this is one of the lower end model trains from Lionel because some can get to be hundreds of dollars. Aldi does not list the specific model number or exact size of the train but it looks similar to the Lionel 7119681 that I found at Target.

That lower end version does not have great reviews on Target or Walmart and I wasn’t able to find it on Amazon. I did find some more expensive versions with a remote which does have great reviews for both the Hogwarts Express and Polar Express versions.

The current prices on Amazon will be listed below so you can compare. It is probably worth going with a more expensive version if you are wanting something that will get a lot of use.

Lionel Hogwarts or Polar Express Train Set Reviews

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A great toy for mom dad and small boys

Rated 5 out of 5
December 10, 2022

This item runs well. The toddlers are excited to watch it run. It needs to be on a flat surface. A large table or non-carpeted floor. It goes together fast. My daughter and son-in-law put it under the tree in the kitchen and the grandsons love it.

AND it was an inexpensive introduction to model trains for the very young

John B

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