In 2009, LEGO began Sold the Winter Village Toy Shop, small set render to look like a small part of Santa’s North Pole Hide out. Each year since then they have release another small part of the village.
I missed the 2009 release, and so so each year I have thought, I should get this set, it would look great on my mantle during the holidays, but each year I have talked myself out of it, because I was missing that 2009 set, and each subsequent year as well. Well No more, This year I will fix my problem, and begin my Winter Village. My change of heart is in no small part due to the quality look and feel of this years set #10229 Winter Village Cottage.
Rumors and leaked photos of the set have been around for nearly 2 weeks, but he official announcement came today at Brick Fair, the Lego Fan Convention in Chantilly, VA. Along with the announcement of the set come the standard fare of High-res pictures and a designer Video (after the break).
The set looks great, though it is unlikely that I will ever let my kids “play” with this set, it has some great play-ability built in, with a chain saw (I can just imagine the kids running wild through the house chasing each other with little min figs and their chain saws, Sorry ’bout that just a little off topic), the roof to the house opens and closes, and a snow plow (probably my favorite part of the set.
10229 Winter Village Cottage
Ages 12+. 1,487 pieces.
US $99.99 CA $129.99 DE 99.99 € UK 89.99 £ DK 899 DKK
Available October 2012 via LEGO Shop at Home