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Melody Express™ Musical Train

Melody Express™ Musical Train

Item #LER 6886  | Ages 3+
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Product Description
All aboard! Unique melody-building train set invites children to play composer and conductor at the same time.

  • Features an engine that chugs along and plays notes aloud when placed facing clockwise on the tracks; engine moves without playing notes when placed facing counter-clockwise on the tracks

  • Requires no reading: just match the colors in the songbook to play 7 popular songs and the C scale or create original songs

  • Set of 60 pieces featuring 44 note tiles (low to high C), 10-piece track, engine, coal car,cargo, stickers and conductor figure for pretend play

  • Engine measures 6"L x 4"W x 3"H

  • Requires 4 AAA batteries, not included

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    Melody Express™ Musical Train
     
    4.1

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Interactive (6)
    • Educational (4)
    • Entertaining (4)
    • Fun (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children (4)
      • Indoor (3)
      • Young children (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Education oriented (3), Parent of two or more children (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes (4)

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      5.0

      A

      By G8rama

      from Lake Placid, Florida

      About Me Educator, Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Thought Provoking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Children
        • Family

        Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

        Forty-five years ago, I had a similar musical train that came from Japan. I have searched for another since then! This toy is so versatile and the musical child gets such a kick out of rearranging the railroad ties (notes) to make different simple tunes or patterns. The track is easy to put together and is sturdy. I believe the train will withstand a lot of use. My 4-year-old granddaughter loved it, and her older siblings had it playing music from Lord of the Rings within minutes! My only complaint is that it would be much better with a more generous supply of different notes. Extra sets of notes are available for purchase, but it would be much better if they were included with the train. This toy is a great way to encourage both right and left brain activity! I have already ordered two of them as gifts for grandchildren.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Musical Train

        By tweet

        from Texas

        About Me Grandparent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Entertaining
        • Interactive

        Cons

        • Hard to put together

        Best Uses

        • Children

        Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

        The train had two settings, but only one actually works. The train moves quite slowly. Putting the tiles on the track to make the songs was very difficult for my grandson...and me! It takes some coordination to fit them in. But my grandson did enjoy the whole set once we got it assembled.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Cute Train!

        By Mom to one

        from Alabama

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Play
        • Educational
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

        • More Musical Note Pieces

        Best Uses

          Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

          The train is really cute and I love the concept. The only con is it should come with more musical note pieces to make complete songs. My daughter is too young to understand music notes but enjoys hearing the tune & helps us teach her colors in a fun manner.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Awesome toy for preschoolers

          By BabyHawk

          from North Carolina

          About Me Parent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Entertaining
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Children

            Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

            We got this for our 1.5 year old and 4 (almost 5) year old for Christmas. They need help putting the tiles on, but were very entranced with the train as it went around the track playing "songs" for them. I was slightly disappointed with the quality of the sound, how small the track was, and that some of the songs weren't recognizable when played. If you ask my kids, though, they're in love. I do appreciate the fact that the tiles have notes on them so that growing minds can learn more about music as they play with the toys, I just wish they were a little bit more visible.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really good quality and price

            By School with mommy

            from Qc, Canada

            About Me Homeschooling

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun
            • Interactive

            Cons

            • Small Parts

            Best Uses

            • Children
            • Family

            Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

            My kids love this train but they got frustrated because even my 7 year old had trouble getting the melody keys on the track without making others come off but overall it is really nice

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Update!

            By Paul S

            from Costa Mesa, CA

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent, Working Parent

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • Flimsy
            • Poor Design

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

            This is an update to an earlier review. We had contacted Learning Resources as the train had stopped working approximately one year after purchase. We had not heard back from them for several weeks and had resigned ourselves to shelving the toy. Yesterday, 3/29/2012, we discovered a packaged in the mail from Learning Resources - they had shipped us a new train engine unit! I commend Learning Resources for their exceptional customer service and their graciousness in sending us a new unit. At the time we called Learning Resources Customer Service line, we fully understood that the toy was over a year old and well outside the warranty period so we didn't expect a replacement.

            Thank you to Learning Resources! My son was so happy!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Cool train, but needs more music tiles!

            By mommy of three

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Young Children

                Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

                My boys got this train from Santa this year. They love music. It's a great toy with good concept design and very engaging, BUT, it's a little frustrating in that you only get six of most of the notes...rather limiting in the songs you can play, or create yourself. I wish we could buy extra packs...that would be perfect.

                • Gift:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great save a big flaw

                By Eema to 3

                from Manchester, CT

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Assemble
                • Educational
                • Interactive
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                • Not enogh track
                • Not enough tiles

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Young Children

                Comments about Melody Express™ Musical Train:

                My mother-in-law bought this train for my 2 and 3 1/2 year old boys who LOVE trains. They need help putting the track together but my 3 year old can put the music tiles in random order with minor help. I think this is a great train. It is durable, sturdy, easy to put together, and the tracks stay together. I also love the idea of combining trains and music, since most toddlers and preschoolers love both of these things. However, I wish that the track was a bit bigger because they get bored pretty quickly. Also, I wish there were more music tiles so that you could make longer songs. The tiles enable you to make the first stanza of a song, but just when the kids get into singing along the song has to stop because there are not enough tiles of each color. They should really either include more tiles in the set (like double) or have an option to buy more separately. Other than that this train is genius!

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                • Yes

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