From June 18 to November 6, no less than 4 million LEGO® bricks will be assembled at the Cité du Train for an unprecedented and intergenerational exhibition proposed by the German LEGO® fan association "Schwabenstein 2x4 eV"
Did you know ? It was in 1964 that the first train built with small colored bricks was put on the market. After three years of absence and the lastModel Fair in 2019, they are finally back at the Cité du Train and for 5 months!
It is in a space of 400 m² also offering a breathtaking view of the museum's collections that you can discover impressive animated and static dioramas, LEGO® train sets from the last 40 years as well as various models of French locomotives including the iconic TGV PSE from 1981 in circulation on 60 meters of LEGO® tracks. An exhibition organizedin partnership with the German LEGO® fan association "Schwabenstein 2x4 eV"
#FOCUS | THE CITY: AN XXL CITY
Since 2008, Klaus Wirtz and Tibor Hoffmann have been building an incredible miniature city out of LEGO® bricks. You can observe the activity ofmore than 1,000 small inhabitants(LEGO® mini-figures), the infrastructures allowing them to move around (port, airport, railways and roads, etc.), numerous buildings as well as everyday scenes. A wonder for the eyes as there are things to discover.
THE CIRCULATIONS OF HISTORICAL MATERIALS
In 2021, the Cité du Train celebrated the 40th anniversary of the TGV with a new exhibition space entirely dedicated to the history of high-speed rail in France and the presentation of a 1981 TGV PSE engine.
Unconditional fan of this train in the iconic orange livery, Patrick Bohlmann – one of the 12 exhibitors of the "Schwabenstein 2x4 eV" association – will offer us a replica more real than life that it will be possible to see circulating on the 60 meters of LEGO® train tracks set up for the exhibition.
FROM COLLECTOR TO STORE
In partnership with the creators ofBrickworms, the Cité du Train shop will offer for sale collector micro-models in LEGO® bricks of several locomotives from the museum's collections to build yourself: a TGV PSE engine, the BB 9200 Capitole locomotive and the locomotive steamer 111 "L'Aigle" from 1846.
For collectors, an exclusive and numbered edition replica of the Y 7199 locotractor of 288 LEGO® bricks (1/42nd scale) will also be available for sale from June 18 in stores.
THE EXHIBITION IN FOUR FIGURES
4 000 000
this is the number of LEGO® bricks that will be assembled for this exhibition
this is the surface in m² that the exhibition will occupy
is the number of linear meters of LEGO® railway tracks present on the exhibition
this is the number of exhibitors of the "Schwabenstein 2x4 eV" association. mobilized for the exhibition
Dates and times
From June 18 to November 6, 2022
From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from April 1 to October 31
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from November 1 to March 31
Rack your brains to piece together a LEGO® train and get it back on track with a remote control.
October 15, 16, 22 and 23 and November 5 and 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
City of the Train - SNCF Heritage
2 rue Alfred de Glehn, 68200 Mulhouse
Quays of History - Mezzanine
Museum entry: €14 (full price), €11 (reduced price), €9.50 (from 4 to 17 years old), free for children under 4 years old.
The entrance ticket to the museum gives access to the temporary exhibition and the rolling animations.