The official LEGO holiday set for 2014, the #10245 LEGO Santa’s Workshop is now available for LEGO VIP members! (It will be available for non-VIP members on October 1st). Make sure you are logged into your LEGO VIP account when you visit the Online LEGO Shop, so you can get it early. 🙂
The #10245 LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop is part of the very popular LEGO Winter Village series that started back in 2009, with one set each holiday season. They are medium-size LEGO sets with sweet Christmas scenes that kind of look like a Thomas Kinkade painting. For a lot of families it has become a tradition to set up the ever-expanding LEGO Winter Village around the Christmas tree. Because LEGO only releases one set a year, they don’t require a huge financial investment or take up a lot of space, and provide lots of family fun for the holidays. So far six sets have been released, and they are listed below for your reference:
- #10199 LEGO Winter Toy Shop – released in 2009 – RETIRED
- #10216 LEGO Winter Village Bakery – released in 2010 – RETIRED
- #10222 LEGO Winter Village Post Office – released in 2011 – RETIRED
- #10229 LEGO Winter Village Cottage – released in 2012 – RETIRED
- #10235 LEGO Winter Village Market – released in 2013 – AVAILABLE
- #10245 LEGO Santa’s Workshop – released in 2014 – AVAILABLE
Going back to the 2014 LEGO Winter Village set, here is the official description of the #10245 LEGO Santa’s Workshop set: Have festive family fun building Santa’s Workshop! Enjoy the magic of Christmas with Santa’s Workshop, a festive addition to the LEGO Winter Village Series! Gather your family around the Christmas tree to build this enchanting winter wonderland. Help the elves make the toys, feed the reindeer and help Santa load up his magical sleigh. Santa’s wife has baked cookies and the clock tower shows it’s nearly time for Santa to deliver the presents—all at the most wonderful time of the year! Includes 6 minifigures: Santa with red gift sack, Mrs. Claus with cookie tray and 4 elves with pointy ears and hats. 883 pieces. Price: $69.99 – SEE MORE PICTURES & BUY HERE
Also, below is the designer video for the #10245 LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop, so you can see all the sweet details. I have to say I’m very impressed with that sled and I really like the little assembly-line for the elves (is that Benny’s Spaceship the little elf is holding?). Also, I think the reindeer are really cute. I have heard some people mentioning they would have preferred moulded animals, however brick-built creatures are just more LEGO-ish and fun. At least that’s what I think. Although I’m surprised none of them has a red nose.
The LEGO Winter Village sets (as well as the LEGO Christmas Calendars we talked about the other day. (See: 2014 LEGO Advent Calendars & More!), and are usually gone if you wait too close to the holidays. If you are a LEGO VIP member you can get it now, or you can wait until October 1st when it becomes more widely available. The benefit of getting it now is that you will definitely have it before the crowds attack LEGO stores ad the Online LEGO Shop, and the benefit of waiting until October is that you will get a free exclusive holiday set with two more elves and a little workshop for them (plus double VIP points the entire month).
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Santa’s Workshop set? Are you planning to get it? Do you collect the LEGO Winter Village series? Feel free to share your own thought and opinion, and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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