An interesting piece of news is the announcement of the new LEGO Winter Village set, the #10249 LEGO Winter Village Toy Shop. This is the 7th set in the LEGO Winter Village collection, and it is basically the exact replica of the very first set in the series, the #10199 LEGO Winter Village Toy Shop from 2009. Below are the details, designer-video, pictures and more. 🙂
Here is the description of the LEGO Winter Village Toy Shop: Enjoy the holiday season with the Winter Toy Shop! The holiday season has arrived and the toymaker is busy finishing off his latest creations! Outside, children ski and snowboard, and a freshly built snowman sparkles in the light that shines from the toyshop tower. Help decorate the huge tree that stands at the center of the square, play with the curious kitten on the cozy wooden bench or join in with the carolers beneath the ornate streetlamp. This charming set also features a ladder, trees in various sizes, jack-in-the-box, a toy biplane, helicopter, rocket, train, race car, truck, robot, tugboat, teddy bear and a wrapped gift. Have fun building this enchanting winter wonderland! Includes a snowman and 8 minifigures with assorted accessories: a male caroler, female caroler, a woman, 2 men, 2 boys and a girl.
- Features a toyshop, large Christmas tree with decorations, ladder, bench, ornate streetlight, carrot-nosed snowman and a cat.
- Toyshop features a LEGO light brick, cash register, clock, chair, table, tools and a ladder.
- Accessories include a wrapped gift, snowboard, skis, 5 wreaths, 2 sets of strings lights, 2 top hats, 2 carol songbooks and 10 toys, including a jack-in-the-box, a toy biplane, helicopter, rocket, train, race car, truck, robot, tugboat and a teddy bear element.
- Also includes trees in various sizes and snow elements.
- Winter Toy Shop measures over 6” (17cm) high, 7” (19cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep
- Christmas tree measures over 5” (15cm) high, 4” (11cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep
- Recommended for ages 12+. Total of 898 pieces.
While the set is nice, as I have mentioned above, it is almost the exact replica of the #10199 LEGO Winter Village Toy Shop. This is a highly unusual move from LEGO, and I’m curious to see if they will do this with other sets as well. All I can think of is that they either ran out of ideas (doubtful) or have been inundated with requests from people who missed out the first time around. That first set has been selling for around $200 on the secondary market (well, at least up to this announcement), when the original price was only $60. Either people had to fork over the money to complete their collection, or pass on the set. However those who already own the first set will not be happy as this new version is almost the same. They will likely skip this year or opt to buy something else. Below are a couple of comparison pictures between the old and new LEGO Winter Village Toy Shop.
The #10249 LEGO Winter Village Toy Shop will be available directly through LEGO at the beginning of October, with LEGO VIP member getting early access starting on September 16th. Prices are as follow: US $79.99 – CA $99.99 – DE 69.99€ – UK £59.99 – DK 599.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). It will be listed – along with the #10245 LEGO Santa’s Workshop – under the Seasonal Items section of the Online LEGO Shop.
I’m curious to hear what you think about this news. Are you happy, surprised or disappointed that LEGO is releasing a previously made set from the LEGO Winter Village line. Are you planning to get it, or pass on it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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