Posts Tagged ‘Village’

Winter Toy Shop Set #10199

August 9, 2009

In an earlier post I mentioned the new Christmas set. At the time we only had a small image, so we couldn’t see all the details. Now thanks to Eurobricks we’ve finally gotten some better pictures. πŸ™‚

We also know the official name of the set now: Winter Toy Shop.


Seeing the Christmas tree close up, I’m not that thrilled with the design. I am happy that it is brick built, but I don’t like how they designed the top. It’s just not the best solution in my opinion. πŸ˜•


I really like the carolers. πŸ™‚ They are sooooo cute! And I can already see uses for that head design.

I really look forward to getting this set and I hope that LEGO makes more of them to compliment this in the future. πŸ˜€

New Christmas Set 10199

May 22, 2009

Thanks to Dɐno aka Daniel Drisdelle on Flikr, we get our first look at this upcoming set. As for price, well on Amazon Japan the original price is οΏ₯12,600 (Yen) and the discounted price is οΏ₯8820 (or around $93). Japan is normally more expensive than the US on LEGO sets, so I still don’t know the price here. Not much else is known about this set, at least not yet. Over at Eurobricks there is a forum discussing how cool this set is. As for me, I’m really excited! This is what the Medieval Market Village was last year, the set. So far I haven’t seen anyone say one thing bad about this, except for maybe the possible cost. Someone even mentioned that they hope it might be the start of a LEGO Holiday Village.

With each of these new Ultimate Collector sets I see, the more and more happy I get with the LEGO company and the direction they are going in. πŸ˜€ What I love about these newer sets is that the appeal to both boys and girls, something that the company has been lacking in for the past 30 years.

No offense to the boys out there, but it seems that LEGO is finally realizing that they’ve been missing out on marketing their products only for guys. Every time they have tried to sell something as a “girls” set, it didn’t do as well because they were going about it the wrong way. Not every girl likes to build in pink, not every girl wants to make jewelery, and not every girl has to have a Barbie-like set. Sorry, rant over. πŸ˜› I’m just happy they are making the kind of sets that I’ve always wanted. πŸ˜‰