A couple of years ago, we talked about some really sweet custom LEGO Winter Village sets created by LEGO fan Miro Dudas (see: LEGO Winter Village Train Station & More!). They were perfect for expanding the official LEGO Winter Village collection. Miro’s custom sets includes a Winter Village Tram (non-motorized and motorized versions), a Winter Village Train Station (with an optional extended platform), and a Winter Village Delivery Truck. Parts-lists and instructions for all three models (and more) are available via Miro’s page at Rebrickable and via his BrickLink store. You can also visit Miro’s website, HumbleBricks.com, for more information. 🙂
A few days ago, Miro informed me that he recently finished the instructions for another custom LEGO Winter Village set, the Winter Village Cider Mill. Miro has been working on this model for a couple of years now, but as life got in the way, he didn’t have a chance to finish it until now. The wait was worth it though, because the final design looks fantastic (you can see some earlier versions at Miro’s flickr album).
The Winter Village Cider Mill features a rustic and traditional cider mill with a covered bridge entry, working water wheel, covered loading deck for the 1930s era delivery truck (one of the previous custom models mentioned above), snow covered trees, a lamp and a birdhouse. The rear of the cider mill features open access, and is furnished with a cozy entry and apple churning warehouse. Stairs lead to a loft kitchen where delicious apple pies are baked. The functional water wheel powers the apple churning machinery inside, as well as the lighted fireplace and pie oven using a couple of light-bricks. The model consists of 1,487 parts, and the downloadable instructions are 366 pages. Instructions are available at Miro’s BrickLink store for $7.50.
Miro is well known in the LEGO fan community for his high-quality custom models and carefully designed instructions. I know many of our readers appreciated his previous models, and the Winter Village Cider Mill is another great addition to the custom Winter Village collection. If you are interested, check out his website, BrickLink store, and Rebrickable page. And, if you are looking for the official LEGO Winter Village sets, you can find them at the LEGO Creator section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the Winter Village Cider Mill? Are you interested to add it to your LEGO Winter Village? Do you have any of the other custom models by Miro? How do you like them? Which one is your favorite? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below! 😉
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