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. 🙂
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.
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).
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.
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.
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. 😉
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