FOR SALE: LEGO Union Pacific 1989

One-off, unique scale model made out of genuine LEGO bricks: EMD SD70Ace “The Union Pacific 1989 – Rio Grande Heritage Unit"

• Scale
• Bricks
• Size
• Builder
• Setup
• Condition

• Price
• Location
• Shipping
± 27.000
143cm (56,2 inch)
Static, Demonstration model with lights and tons of details. Not motorized.
Pristine, Build from new LEGO late 2015, and only used for some specific LEGO and scale modeling events. Always kept clean and stored.
€ 4950,-
The Netherlands
No shipping provided. Personal pickup required.

Contact us HERE to learn more about this offer

This mighty machine is a six-axle, 4300- horsepower, AC-traction diesel-electric locomotive which was first introduced in 2004, and has been in production since 2005. The SD70 ACe is very representative for locomotives used by North American Railroads to transport heavy freights. This specific original locomotive is owned by Union Pacific; a freight railroad that operates nearly 8,500 locomotives, from which about 700 are SD70 Ace’s, and is the largest in the United States. 

This example is however something special. It is a so called Union Pacific "heritage unit". These are a total of six Union Pacific SD70Ace’s which are painted in unique commemorative schemes which are meant to designate former railroads which Union Pacific  purchased or operated over former trackage. Locomotive ‘UP 1989’ is such a “Heritage Unit” and is exclusively painted in the colors of “Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad”, which Union Pacific acquired in 1996

The Lego model consist of about 27.000 bricks, and was built in about 4 months. It is about 143 cm in length (56,2 inch, scaled 1:16). The model was made from pictures and drawings found on the internet. It is truly fully detailed both, in, -and outside with modeled engine, electrical cabinets and cabin. All decals were self-made as vector files, and printed and pre-cut at the JaapTechnic Design Studio. Some retrofitted chromebricks are used. made it possible to make a realistic lighting setup without sacrificing any space for detail due to the very thin wiring, and even the ditch effect is onboard. For the same detail space reason small battery boxes were used including switches from Brickstuff, and there are now two main switches to operate the external and cabin lights.

November 2018 - Bricksonwheels

November 08, 2018