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Build Up Your LEGO Winter Village – Book Series

About four years ago, when we reviewed the #10254 LEGO Winter Village Holiday Train, we briefly mentioned a custom version of the train by LEGO fan David Younger (see: LEGO Holiday Train Review, Thoughts, Tweaks) . David recently contacted me that since then, he had designed several more custom cars for his train as well as other models compatible with the LEGO Winter Village sets, including a longer train, a church, a pub, a roller coaster, a chocolate factory, and many more.

David’s models have been very popular with LEGO fans, so he started selling PDF instructions for them on eBay. And this year, due to demand from customers, he also published instructions for some of his most popular models as actual physical books. The series is called Build Up Your LEGO Winter Village. There are now a total of nine books in the series, and all of them are available through Amazon. Below are the titles and a brief description of each book.

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS TOWN – Within this book, you’ll find complete instructions and full parts-lists to build a collection of brand new Winter Village models, as well as step-by-step guidance on how to buy all the pieces you’ll need through Bricklink.com – LEGO’s official online marketplace. The seven models in this book include a Chocolate Factory, a Hot Cocoa Truck, a Chocolate Sculpture, a Church, a Nativity Scene, a Canal Boat, and a Pub. All of the models are just the right size and style to mix with the official LEGO Winter Village sets. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS FAIR – Residents of Winter Village are ready for some fun! This book includes instructions and parts-lists, and building steps for seven more models, including a Roller Coaster, a Ferris Wheel, a Mulled Wine Stall, a Pig Roast Stall, a Gift Stall, a Theater, and a Horse-Drawn Sleigh. Again, all of the models are designed to perfectly match the official LEGO Winter Village sets. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS MEGAFIGURES – This book is a bit different from the others as it features instructions for two giant Christmas figures (18 inches tall!); Santa and a Snowman. I suppose they can be added to your LEGO Winter Village layout as sculptures, or you can use them as other holiday decorations around the house. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS STORIES – In this book, you will find instructions for six models relating to some of our favorite classic Christmas stories, including a Scrooge House, a Hansom Cab, a Grump House, a Grump Tree, a Grump Sleigh, and a Gingerbread House. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS MOUNTAIN – In this book, have a rustic Christmas and head up to the snow covered mountains with instructions for six more models to fit with the LEGO Winter Village sets, including a Woodcarver, an Ice Sculpture display, a Ski Slope, a Chalet, a Tree with a Robin, and a Gypsy Wagon. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS PARADE – With this book, you can bring the excitement of a Christmas parade to your Winter Village with instructions for eight models, including a Gingerbread Float, a Sleigh Float, a Presents Float, a Rooftop Float, a Fire Truck, a Fire Station, a Gas Station, and a Cola Truck. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS TRAIN – This is the model that started the whole series. Please note that because some pieces used in the original version of this train were available years ago but are rare now, David went over every single section and redesigned where necessary with currently available pieces, so building the train should remain affordable. The seven models featured in this book include a Christmas Locomotive, a Passenger Car, a Hot Cocoa Tanker, a Reindeer Car, a Gingerbread Car, a Present Car, and a Christmas Tree Car. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CHRISTMAS TRAIN 2 – This book expands the train further with instructions for seven more cars for the ultimate super long holiday train. Models include a Sleigh Car, a Dining Car, a Candy Machine Car, a Mail Car, a Snow Globe Car, a Light Reel Car, and an Igloo Car. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

BUILD UP YOUR HALLOWEEN VILLAGE: HALLOWEEN TRAIN – The last book in the series turns the Christmas train into a spooky Halloween train with instructions for seven models; a Halloween Locomotive, a Pumpkin Car, a Toxic Tanker, a Frankenstein Car, a Man-Eating Plant Car, a Skeletal Stock Car, and a Caboose. For more details, and to purchase the book, visit David’s page on Amazon. – BUY ON AMAZON

If you like to expand your LEGO Winter Village, these books should give you plenty of ideas. And if you prefer to purchase the instructions separately instead of in books, you can get the PDF instructions at David’s website at InkklingBricks.com, and also via his eBay store, InklingBricks-Designs. Whichever way you go, you will have enough awesome Christmas projects for many years to come.

What do you think? Do you collect the LEGO Winter Village sets? How do you like these additional models? Are you planning to build any of them yourself? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Ian October 31, 2020, 4:10 PM

    I remember looking at this train a couple of years ago on ebay. Great to see that the author is still making it available. Thanks for the heads up!

  • julian314 October 31, 2020, 5:35 PM

    Oh, wow. I don’t even know which one to pick. Admin, do you have any recommendation?

    • Thita (admin) October 31, 2020, 6:06 PM

      You might consider the type of pieces you have available. For example, if you don’t have the roller coaster parts, you might pick something else. They are all great models, but my favorites are the trains. 🙂

  • Alison November 1, 2020, 4:25 PM

    I think I was one of David’s first customers, purchasing instructions for the train before he was even advertising them for sale. I love his designs and have purchased quite of few of them. I have bricklinked the pieces for the train, hot chocolate factory, hot chocolate truck and sleigh, but due to several factors I only finished gathering the pieces this year and they are on my build list for this November. I’m glad that he updated all the instructions to use newer pieces, as I had a little trouble with this (I gave feedback about it). I would love to have the instructions in print form but these are showing up as a little expensive for me here in Australia – $39 AUD. I will stick to the computer versions that I have, but highly recommend his designs to anyone looking to expand their winter village. He is a very talented designer and his ideas are clever!!

    • Thita (admin) November 1, 2020, 4:49 PM

      Alison, thanks for sharing! Yeah, I love the trains too! So imaginative! Have fun building your train! 🙂

  • Will December 8, 2020, 11:09 AM

    When you click on the cover image on amazon and scroll down the preview pages, the back cover image has several of the names of the sets crossed out (for instance the Christmas Parade Book). Any idea if that means anything?

    • Thita (admin) December 8, 2020, 11:22 AM

      I see what you mean. That just looks like a graphic designer mistake when they were aligning the text boxes.

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