Courtesy of my wonderful Mom, we made another expansion to our quaint, little Lego holiday village this year – it really has become a favorite among our household Christmas decorations, to the point where it’s looking like we’re going to need to find a bigger home for it all should Lego continue new offerings in the line come next year! Still, we’ll gladly take ’em – we actually talked as we were building the new Village Cottage this year about maybe getting some nice snowy white base plates to put down for everything to sit on … not sure exactly where we’ll store such a monstrosity in the off-season, but it sure would make reassembly after a year in the closet just a wee bit easier!!!
So to date our village consists of the following (not sure how many of these are still available, but more just listing them for illustrative purposes):
- (10216) Winter Village Bakery – 2010
- (10199) Winter Toy Shop – 2010
- (10222) Winter Village Post Office – 2011
- (7553) Lego City 2011 Advent Calendar – 2011
- (10299) Winter Village Cottage – 2012
- (4428) Lego City 2012 Advent Calendar – 2012 (kept separate, won’t become part of the display until next year)
And thanks to last year’s advent calendar (and an alternate from the Collectible Minifig Series), we’ve even got our very own Lego Santa Claus, preparing to slip down the chimney and deliver toys for all of the good little boys and girls of our winter village – how cool is that?!
Next year I think we need to get creative and throw a couple of reindeer into the mix, complete with light-up nose for Rudolf!