LEGO will be releasing another Holiday LEGO Winter Series set this Holiday season. This year, it will be the LEGO Creator 10249 Winter Toy Shop set. It will be available beginning October 2015 at LEGO Brand Stores and LEGO Shop at Home.
The set looks familiar right? Back in 2010, LEGO released the first Holiday set known as 10199 Winter Toy Shop. It was very popular back then as everyone wanted it. But fast track five years and LEGO is now releasing a set that is exactly the same as before. Unless I'm missing something, the only thing that seems to be different is the price along with the box size. Its pretty much $20 USD/CAD higher than the 2010 price tag of $59.99 USD / $74.99 CAD.
10249 Winter Toy Shop
Ages 12+. 898 pieces.
US $79.99 - CA $99.99 - DE 69.99€ - UK £59.99 - DK 599.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Enjoy the holiday season with the Winter Toy Shop!
Welcome to 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.
Includes 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
Light up the toyshop tower with the LEGO® light brick!
Decorate the Christmas tree!
Enjoy the holiday season with this fun, festive model!
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
Additional pictures available on Toysnbricks Flickr Photostream. The youtube designer video is available below.
Article Link: http://toysnbricks.com/official-press-r ... -toy-shop/
The Jack-in-the-box might be different colors but other than that I cannot find other differences between the two on a quick glance.
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If LEGO is going to re-release Christmas sets I'd love to see them remake the Christmas train. I missed out on that one.
"LEGO Shop - Hi Ann, thanks for reaching out. Your son is correct that there are differences in the design of this set and we think your family would find it to be a fun building experience. It is our 2015 release for the Winter Village series."
"LEGO Shop - Hi Kieran, we're sorry for any disappointment surrounding this year's Winter Village release and hope you are able to find other awesome, new sets if you aren't interested in this one. This release is not an indication of future re-releases or set updates. We're taking the feedback of our fans into consideration as we plan future release. Thanks for taking the time to share."
If this is the case, then I second the motion to bring back the Christmas train...
- 83 more pieces
- more decorations on the Christmas tree
- more toys
- 1 more minifigure
- printed title on sign
- updated elements like green Christmas wreaths
An instant buy for me, since appears to be a improved version compared to old one, and now I don't have to pay crazy reseller prices. :)
Per Lego Shop on facebook:
"Hi everyone, thanks so much for sharing your feedback about this year's release in the Winter Village series. The Winter Village Toy Shop was a huge hit when it launched as the first set in the series back in 2009. We're excited to announce it's back.
Our designers have made several updates including adding some new printed details, additional bricks and elements along with a new minifigure.This 2015 version offers a great building experience to both those fans who have the original set, and those who may be new to the Winter Village series.
This is not an indication of any future re-release or set updates."
Now the big debacle. Since I bought a partial set off eBay where I am missing a few minifigures a a few toys, do I buy this one to appease my quest for 100% completeness, blow $80 and turn my other one into a MOC pub?? Or just be satisfied with my original....ooooohhhh...the decision...
2016 Winter set better be an AWESOME one, Lego peeps!
Lego... Why can't you reissue the millennium falcon ucs too? Or the old modulars / Eiffel Tower / Statue of Liberty etc too... Why just stop with the toy shop... That would be a fair thing.
Much respect.gschubert wrote:For those who are disappointed, it does not have to be a shame. Perhaps this year you could make your own building. There were several good examples in the contest held on this site a few months ago. You could add something different, for example does it seem that a house of worship would be appropriate for the winter holidays?
As for the new parts game, I spy: 2 green train tracks (which will be highly sought after from MOC and rare parts enthusiasts), new printing minifigure dress 2x2x2 black slope, a new Jester Hat printing (orange instead of red), and I'm not sure if it's a new color or not, but they changed one of the two skiing kids to a snowboarder with a dark blue snowboard.
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