Canadian LEGO fan Charles Pritchett is well known for his awesome LEGO books with step-by-step instructions for building expansions to the LEGO Winter Village collection as well as instructions for building custom LEGO BrickHeadz superheroes, villains, and more.
In his most recent endeavor, Charles teamed up with Peter G. Keith, a popular LEGO Castle builder, and together they began publishing a series of books titled Building a LEGO Medieval Village. So far, two volumes have been published in the series.
BUILDING A LEGO MEDIEVAL VILLAGE: VOLUME ONE features five projects with full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and detailed parts lists; a Heroic Monument, a Stone Well, a Market Vintner, a Butcher Stand, and a Horse Barn. The first three projects are smaller with only around 95-150 pieces, and the last two projects are larger builds at around 350 pieces each.
BUILDING A LEGO MEDIEVAL VILLAGE: VOLUME TWO features an additional five projects with full-color illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and detailed parts lists; a Chicken Coop, a Hay Wagon, a Watch Tower, a Chapel, and a Village House. Two of the projects are smaller, while the three buildings are quite substantial.
I like that these projects are not too big but offer enough detail and variety to satisfy teen and adult LEGO builders. Each of the projects can also serve as a template for additional variations for an even larger layout.
Both books are available in printed format and as downloadable instructions. The paperback version is $20 at the time of this review, and the kindle/pdf version is $10. They are available on Amazon at the following links:
I should also mention that the Expanding the LEGO Winter Village series also got extra volumes added since our last review. Below, I will link to each of the books currently available in the series:
- EXPANDING THE LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: VOLUME 1 ON AMAZON
- EXPANDING THE LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: VOLUME 2 ON AMAZON
- EXPANDING THE LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: VOLUME 3 ON AMAZON
- EXPANDING THE LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: VOLUME 4 ON AMAZON
- EXPANDING THE LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: VOLUME 5 ON AMAZON
- EXPANDING THE LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: CAFE ON AMAZON
- EXPANDING THE LEGO WINTER VILLAGE: POLICE STATION ON AMAZON
The LEGO Winter Village collection is very popular, especially around the holidays, and LEGO recently revived the LEGO Castle series, so these publications are highly relevant to the LEGO fan community. The books are high quality, and they will make excellent and unique gifts for the fall and winter holidays and for other occasions.
What do you think? Do you have any of the above-mentioned books already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below!
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We love these! Have a couple of the winter village books.. Thanks for letting us know about the castle ones!
Oh, I forgot about these! I’m glad they are continuing. Nice mocs!
Thank you so much for the kind words!
Oh, I didn’t know they are doing castle books too! The second volume looks especially appealing.
I like the little medieval house. And the tower. Lego is making really big sets these days, but I like this older style.
Those are my favorites too. Using the Ninjago snake as chimney smoke is brilliant! The horse barn reminds me of an older castle set. The one that had the goats in it.
I like the vintage vehicles they have in the winter village books. I wish more sets came with vintage cars.