Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Our Lego Winter Village - Three and Counting

An unopened 10196 Grand Carousel. A half-built 10182 Cafe Corner. Both are highly valued, out-of-production sets, crying out to be built, displayed and blogged about. Yet we chose to buy three Winter Village sets and cut the queue. Why? What's all the fuss about three small Lego sets under a thousand pieces each, with their main buildings lacking a back wall? Well, let's take a look.

Lego Winter Village sets

1. Lego Winter Village Toy Shop
  • Model: 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop
  • 815 Pieces
  • Released in 2009
  • Retail price: $59.99 USD

2. Lego Winter Village Bakery
  • Model: 10216 Winter Village Bakery
  • 687 Pieces
  • Released in 2010
  • Retail price: $54.99 USD

3. Winter Village Post Office
  • Model: 10222 Winter Village Post Office
  • 822 Pieces
  • Released in 2011
  • Retail price: $69.99 USD 

Putting all three sets together, we have...

Lego Winter Village - Three and Counting!

Top down view of our Lego Winter Wonderland!

Our customary minifigs shot!

Without a doubt, the combination of Lego's three Winter Village sets is a sight to behold for any home Lego display, aesthetically superior to our impressive Lego Modular Town and magnificent Pirates Series sets. With Christmas around the corner, the Lego Winter Village is definitely the collection of the season. For more details on the composition of the individual sets - 10199 Lego Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery and 10222 Winter Village Post Office - please check out our project posts by clicking on the words. For now, please enjoy the pictures in the extended post! :)

Let us start with close-up shots of the original Lego Winter Village setup!

Free Christmas tree delivery within the Winter Village!

The trees come from this stall!

Dangerous situation!

Christmas tree and presents!

Close-up shot of the presents!

 Let's take another shot of our hardworking Winter Toy Shop staff!

Whom is Mr. Postman delivering the letter to? :)

Ah-ha! To the skater!


Oblivious to the emergency behind!

 Finally, we can conduct our carolling practice with some music!

Let the whole Winter Village hear us!

Someone is up for snow target practice!

No worries, the hoodie will protect him!

Winter Village Bakery, adjacent to the Winter Village Toy Shop!

Winter Village Toy Shop, next to the Winter Village Post Office!

Last but not least, our Winter Village Post Office!

How about all three in the same picture!

More shots of our busy Lego Winter Village!

1 Christmas tree please!

Fresh out of the oven!

The pastries look more delicious under the bright lights!

Winter Village Toy Shop, the kids' favourite hangout!

Someone forgot to switch off the lights!

Parcels for delivery!

Stop!!! That's the wrong mailbox!

Chatting till late! (Lights have come on!)

Growl. Forgot to check on the mailing address!

Pet lovers, unite!

Do not open the presents yet!

Presents and Christmas tree. Why didn't I think of it earlier!

After food and toys, its time for carolling practice!

Why can't I get my own song book?

Shovel vs snow, apple for ski equipment!

Something doesn't seem right...

Those are OUR apple and shovel!


Last but not least...

At the end of a typical day in our Lego Winter Village...

Winter Villagers to the rescue!

[updated 28 Dec 2012: check out our 4-set Lego Winter Village Town MOC 2012!]
[updated 21 Dec 2013: check out our Our Lego Winter Village MOC 2013 - 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery, 10222 Winter Village Post Office, 10229 Winter Village Cottage and 10235 Winter Village Market ]

Related posts:
Our tenth Lego project - 10222 Winter Village Post Office
Our Lego Winter Village - Two and Counting
Our Lego Winter Village MOC - 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery and 10222 Winter Village Post Office 
Lego Christmas Winter Wonderland 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Our 19th Lego project - 10245 Santa's Workshop
Our Lego Winter Village Town MOC - 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, 10216 Winter Village Bakery, 10222 Winter Village Post Office, 10229 Winter Village Cottage, 10235 Winter Village Market and 10245 Santa's Workshop


  1. Where can I get this from? -Az

    1. The Lego Winter Village sets (now there are four, including the 10229 Winter Village Cottage, which we recently blogged about) should be available at any Lego shop, with the exception of the first set 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop, which is out of production.

      Thanks for supporting our blog!

  2. Actually you're missing a set. There was a Holiday Train that is now discontinued: https://www.google.com/search?q=lego+10173&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=n2mrUdTGOKSkiQKIw4D4Dw&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=1600&bih=754

  3. The Holiday Train set number is 10173