Sep 11, 2015 1:12 PM
Cog Railways engines proposed for new LEGO kit
The engine that helped to build the Mount Washington Cog Railway could become a LEGO kit if enough people show their support for the idea.
Mark Carbonneau submitted a design and suggestion to Lego Ideas suggesting that the toy company produce a Cog Railway set in time for the Cog’s 150th anniversary in 2016.
"Peppersass," so named for it's peppersauce bottle shape, was built by Campton native, Sylvester Marsh, in 1866. It was the engine that built the Cog Railway from 1866 to 1869. The Moosilauke engine was then created to make the trip, and a Lego design of that engine is also included in the proposed set.
Once a Lego Ideas suggestion receives 10,000 approvals, the project gets a “Lego Review,” where designers and marketers consider whether to approve the project for production.
The Cog Railway kit got 1,000 supporters in December but needs to get to 10,000 within less than six months to move to the next level.
Supporters can visit the https://ideas.lego.com/projects/77539 to support the Cog Lego Project.