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Designer insight: George Gilliatt

Many LEGO set designers use our BrickLists feature to maintain a list of the sets they've worked on and often provide interesting insights about their involvement.

Once a week we publish an entry from one of their lists on the home page to increase awareness of this information and to encourage more designers to create them.

George Gilliatt wrote this about their work on 40518 High-Speed Train:

As a big fan of trains all my life, it was a great pleasure to design my first official LEGO Train product! This model was created to offer a train-building experience at a much lower price-point than what is typically seen in the LEGO portfolio, resulting in a train that is very close in scale to H0/00 model trains.
FUN FACT:
- As a very train-obsessed child, I would be frustrated with high-speed train toys that only had one-directional connectors on the back, meaning you couldn't accurately connect two train "heads" back-to-back for reverse travel. Consequently, I made sure to include an additional connector that can be swapped out (as well as extra carriage number stickers!) so that builders can create a full 4 car trainset with reversed heads :)

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