How To Make LEGO Train X-Cross Track 11

A few years ago, when I was interested in other things like malt whisky, LEGO decided to create a x-cross track for their 9V Train sets. But when the system moved from the 9V Train tracks to the new plastic tracks without electricity the x-cross track disappeared.


How is that possible?! How is it possible that LEGO stopped creating one of the most fun LEGO tracks, the one that creates the most stunning accidents. So much fun loss…

But cry no more. Miguel is here to help you restore your faith. This is a tutorial to build a x-cross track out of common LEGO plates and tiles. I was able to built two of them for around 10€ ( around £8.50 )… if you think that the only way of getting a x-cross track now is using eBay and that it usually goes to 50€-60€… a nice saving.

The Materials

Here is the list of materials that you need. Some of them are mandatory, like the little 1×2 tiles with knob, but others simply make the construction more robust.
24 1×2 plates with 1 knob
14 2×2 tile
4 2×2 plate
2 1×4 tile
4 2×2 plate with 1 knob
1 4×4 plate
1 6×6 plate

How To

Watch the video, I built it on real-time so you shouldn’t have problems following me.

Enjoy! And if you liked it, please share.

11 thoughts on “How To Make LEGO Train X-Cross Track

  1. Reply Jim Downey Jan 27,2014 3:11 am

    Thank you so much. This is EXACTLY what I needed. Great design and how to video. I made a couple of minor changes I thought I would share. I mounted it to a 16×16 baseplate and added a piece of flexible track to each straight length… this made adding track easier. I added a eight 1×1 plates to each corner piece to anchor it from moving. I also added a tile under the offsets as additional support.

  2. Reply Pat Sep 8,2014 12:15 am

    Here is a custom made replica of the original LEGO Train Rail Crossing 4519 sold here

    • Reply Miguel Sep 8,2014 7:50 am

      It is just too expensive. You can buy all the parts to build this x-cross for barely 10$ and glue them if you need extra resistance.

  3. Reply kate Sep 29,2014 9:06 pm

    Do you have a code for the 1×2 plates with 1 knob as I cannot find it in the lego shop. Thanks

  4. Reply Matt Gang Oct 19,2014 1:19 pm

    Hi. I’m building this exact setup. Great idea, and easy to follow guide. Can anyone give me the dimensions of this track setup? Total length and width. I’m trying to figure out a card table, Christmas tree setup.


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  6. Reply Greg Mulvihill Apr 2,2017 5:22 pm

    Thanks for the great video guide! It works great.

  7. Reply Naomi Mar 5,2018 2:16 am

    my kids love your design. it worked great!!

  8. Reply Rafael Nov 4,2018 12:58 am

    You can also order a 3D printed cross track from 4DBrix for about $10. (I did.)

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