LEGO STAR WARS         LEGO SUPER HEROES         LEGO NINJAGO         LEGO FRIENDS         LEGO DISNEY         LEGO ELVES         LEGO MINIFIGURES         LEGO GAMES         LEGO BOOKS

LEGO Winter Village Train Station & more!

by admin on December 9, 2016

in Featured Creations

You might remember that last year around this time we talked about a really sweet custom LEGO Winter Village Tram created by LEGO fan Miro Dudas (see: LEGO Winter Village Tram for the Holidays!) that can be added to the LEGO Winter Village collection, or to any LEGO City setting. Due to the model’s popularity, Miro teamed up with Constructibles.net to provide instructions and full kits for those who wanted to build their own. Since then, Miro has been busy with other models to expand the village. 🙂

lego-winter-village-tram-by-miro-1

The LEGO Winter Village Train Station (see below) also fits well with the official LEGO Winter Village layout. It features rich stone and brick detailed exterior, wood-frame windows, a clock tower, snow covered roof and awning, raised platform, seating, stairs to the street level, and Christmas wreaths. The interior is open to the read in style of the LEGO Winter Village sets, with tiled flooring, cash register, newsstand, mailbox, old style telephone, Christmas tree, seating, chandelier, and a clock. It’s a charming little building. If you would like to get step-by-step building instructions, they are available at Miro’s BrickLink Store for around $6. You will also get bonus instructions for building an expanded platform. Full building kits may be available via Constructibles.net, although they were sold out at the time of this writing.

lego-winter-village-train-station-by-miro-2

lego-winter-village-train-station-by-miro-1

Miro is also working on a LEGO Winter Village Apple Cider Mill. This is a large snow-covered building operated by a water-wheel, and full of delicious apple cider to cure the winter chill. Building instructions for this model should be available sometime in the near future. Instructions for the 1930s blue farm truck that you see with the mill are freely available via Rebrickable.com (just follow the link).

lego-winter-village-cider-mill-by-miro-1

lego-winter-village-cider-mill-by-miro-2

Additionally, Miro created instructions to motorize the LEGO Winter Village Tram using either a 9-volt motor conversion (for the old 9-volt metal tracks and LEGO train motors), or the new LEGO Power Functions. The 9-volt conversion only needs a few additional pieces and will leave the tram pretty much intact. The Power Functions version however got a complete overhaul due to having to house the battery-pack and other Power Functions elements. Instructions for all three versions (non-motorized, 9-volt motorized, and PF motorized) can be found on at Miro’s BrickLink Store.

LEGo Winter Village Tram by Miro 3

lego-winter-village-tram-by-miro-2

Miro is well known for his sweet designs that fit with the LEGO Winter Village series, but he also has other excellent models. If you would like to follow what he is working on, you can check out his flickr gallery. And for the current LEGO Winter Village series sets you can visit the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop LEGO Christmas

Shop LEGO October Holiday Set

shop-lego-holiday-giftshop

What do you think? Do you have any of the LEGO Winter Village sets? Have you added any other buildings or vehicles, or modified the sets in any other way? What other structures would you like to see in the Winter Village series? Feel free to share your own ideas below! And if you have any comments and questions for Miro, you can post those as well. I will make sure he sees them. 😉

And you might also like to check out the following related posts:

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

rainey December 9, 2016 at 11:57 AM

As you know, I have both of Miro’s Winter Village sets and I’m crazy about both of them.

The facade of the train station is just full of rich textural details. I wasn’t aware of plans for an extended platform but I’m going to search them down right away. Not that it isn’t already a large and impressive addition.

The scale is perfect. And we have a set of tracks for the Lego train loading from the platform and an alternate set of tracks meandering through the village for the trolley. Happily, the trolley doesn’t need a loop — which would take up far too much room to be practical in a home. The trolley is designed to be driven forward from one end to the terminal and then back again in a “forward” direction from the other end!

Excited to see the Cider Mill. Do you think that will be a kit for next year or should I start sourcing the bricks now?

I hope one day he’ll design a Santa’s Workshop because I think Lego’s was lackluster and I Miro would do something WONDERFUL and fitting!

Reply

admin December 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM

I really like the Train Station too. It is a perfect size, scale, and style to the Winter Village sets. The extended platform is very nice in my opinion, with those fancy iron looking fence pieces.

Miro told me that he should be finishing instructions for the Cider Mill soon. So perhaps it may be available earlier than next year. I will email him to keep an eye on this thread and answer any questions.

Reply

Xevo December 9, 2016 at 12:10 PM

I got my Lego Winter Train fully motorized last night – had to end up buying the IR receiver and speed control remote because just the PF Train Motor + AAA Battery Box made it too fast and it would sling off the track after a couple of times around. I still prefer this setup as it’s fun to play with the speed and since I plan on getting Lego Cargo Train or a similar full-sized train set with lots of tracks and power functions, it will be good to have a way to control both train motors (since I still plan on making a bigger and longer Holiday Train eventually).

Reply

admin December 9, 2016 at 1:06 PM

Yes, the Winter Train does need the IR Received and remote control, as it is a smaller train that can easily fly off the tracks. For heavier trains running them on full speed is less of an issue.

Reply

Michelle December 9, 2016 at 12:57 PM

I’m going to check this out right away. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Reply

admin December 9, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Michelle, you are very welcome. 🙂

Reply

greysqrl December 9, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Lovely 🙂

Reply

Leave a Comment

Subscribe to Comments Feed

Previous post:

Next post: