And while they have always loved trains, it wasn’t until this past Summer that they became interested in Thomas The Train. The show came on one lazy afternoon and they were first drawn in by the theme song, but loved the adventures that Thomas and his friends would end up on. At the end of the Summer we visited Maryland and rode on a Steamtrain from 1916 so we had done a bit of pre-vacation education on trains and their systems, which also helped peak their interest in this loveable icon.
Coincidentally Thomas is also a steam train and designed after the LB&SCR E2 class, which was built between 1913 and 1916!
But despite being an almost 100 year old choo choo, Thomas still embarks on a lot of adventures with his friends.
In his most recent movie, King of the Railway, Thomas & his Friends meet new friends and discover suits of armour; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic movie!
To re-create the movie at home kids can get the Thomas & FriendsTM Take-n-PlayTM Thomas’ Adventure Castle Playset, an on-the-go portable playsets for on the go play.
Inspired by the new Thomas & Friends™ adventure, King of the Railway, Thomas’ Adventure Castle puts movie-size fun right in the hands of your little engineer! It’s time to get Ulfstead Castle ready for the Earl of Sodor’s celebration, so Thomas and the Troublesome Truck are racing down the track to get the job done. As they zoom downward, the flags unfurl and the treasure is revealed. Thomas and Troublesome Truck come together at the bottom to knock down the drawbridge as the knights arrive! Then they load up the King’s treasure to display for all to see 3Y+
OR the Thomas & FriendsTM TrackmasterTM Castle Quest Set which we took this video of when were at Toy Fair earlier this year.
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