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My Winter Village Project

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,201
    Thanks for the details. Again, I think it looks really fantastic and is pretty much exactly the look I'm aiming for. I love the LBG/DBG/White combo. It brings more realism to it. Then you can fill it out with those fun details. 

    I think I need to start collecting BURPs and LURPs. 


    In other WV news, I've started to put together my order for ballast on my tracks. This along with a few new builds will be my off-season work for my village. If I can manage to modular-ize my baseplates too, I might start working on that. A project that is never complete!
    panchox1
  • JasoMacJasoMac Member Posts: 15
    Fizyx said:
    JasoMac said:
    I feel like the Winter Village sets are missing a centerpiece, a "town hall" type set with an old fashioned bell tower or something along those lines. It seems like the Newbury High School set has the right kind of architecture (minus all the creepy detailing and transformation), has anyone modified this set and tried to incorporate it into their village? 

    Totally agree.  The only downside to having a building like that is that, in order to really make it a centerpiece set, I feel like it would have to be sized in the $150+ range, which is a huge step up in terms of size and cost for a WV set.  Maybe they could do an anniversary set like Assembly Square was for the modulars, where they have one commemorative set that is larger/more expensive for a year, then go back to the regular size/cost.
    I wouldn't mind that for a year as long as they went back to regular size/cost the following year. Or maybe as a bonus one some year. What year did the first Winter Village set get released?
    Fizyx
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 754
    JasoMac said:
    Fizyx said:
    JasoMac said:
    I feel like the Winter Village sets are missing a centerpiece, a "town hall" type set with an old fashioned bell tower or something along those lines. It seems like the Newbury High School set has the right kind of architecture (minus all the creepy detailing and transformation), has anyone modified this set and tried to incorporate it into their village? 

    Totally agree.  The only downside to having a building like that is that, in order to really make it a centerpiece set, I feel like it would have to be sized in the $150+ range, which is a huge step up in terms of size and cost for a WV set.  Maybe they could do an anniversary set like Assembly Square was for the modulars, where they have one commemorative set that is larger/more expensive for a year, then go back to the regular size/cost.
    I wouldn't mind that for a year as long as they went back to regular size/cost the following year. Or maybe as a bonus one some year. What year did the first Winter Village set get released?
    The original Winter Village Toy Shop (#10199) was released in October 2009, so the next "significant" anniversary would be 15 years in 2024 or 20 years in 2029.
    panchox1
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 607
    edited January 7
    I think we need a WV-Police Station for next year... My WV was completely ransacked today! 80% of the villagers was taken, 4 Santas gone missing, vehicles confiscated, all the Xmastrees rounded up and all live stock was moved elsewhere... Even the pond-turned-ice-rink had gone:

    Turns out they've been taken to a place apparently called "Hells Kitchen":


    (My 5- and 3yo kept giggling in the kitchen for about half an hour and forbade my wife and myself to go there... This was the result... Guess a good time to clear out the WV for this year. Already making plans for next year, including a (revamped) return of the skating rink I did in 2017)
    560Heliportpanchox1Switchfoot55Cymbelinedpa1KungFuKennySalamalex
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 1,904
    edited March 10
    JK Brickworks has a new winter themed model - a Chalet with functioning ski hill!

    I think I may have to add this to my WV next Christmas...
    CymbelineFizyx560HeliportSwitchfoot55evantylerSalamalexvanvonfullmic27
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,201
    ^I saw this yesterday and pretty much instantly decided it would be added to my village. For my layout, I'd need to flip it though. Should be easy enough. 
    CymbelineKungFuKennymic27
  • autolycusautolycus US-SEMember Posts: 754
    I do really appreciate how helpful and supportive everyone is in this forum! ROFL
    mustang69Astrobricks
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 700
    ^I saw this yesterday and pretty much instantly decided it would be added to my village. For my layout, I'd need to flip it though. Should be easy enough. 
    Here ya go :)
    Hmm that's more of a rotate than a flip. This is more like it:


    560HeliportFizyxCymbelineAstrobricksKungFuKennygmonkey76pxchrisSwitchfoot55mic27
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 1,904
    Well, the Ideas Winter Chalet has a chance of becoming a set over at the Bricklink 10k Designer Program...

    Russell844Switchfoot55mustang69mic27evantylerFizyxbandit778Yellowcastleoldtodd33
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,052
    Depending on the prices of the sets, this may be the only one I back. Between this and the upcoming Home Alone house I'm gonna need more room for my village.
    KungFuKennymic27
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 130
    I am really excited about this new designer program! Is there a new thread somewhere for discussion?
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,292
    I am really excited about this new designer program! Is there a new thread somewhere for discussion?
    https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/35317/lego-launches-the-bricklink-designer-program-and-reveals-31-projects
    Marshallmario
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,201
    edited March 18
    Jokes on all of you. I'll just create the Upside Down under my table for my kids to enjoy while in their fort!

    I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open on that BL designer option. I've wanted that Chalet for a long time. 
    KungFuKenny
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    Huh. I had somehow missed this program was even a thing. If that chalet becomes a reality I may need to back that. It is gorgeous. 
    Switchfoot55
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,106
    I made the mistake of not getting the castle in the last program release... not going to make that mistake again :P
    KungFuKennycanon03
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 1,904
    These came today, and looks like they are back in stock at Bricks and Pieces (thanks @Yellowcastle )


    Switchfoot55mustang69evantylersnowhitievizzitoroldtodd33
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,201
    I've continued to go back and forth as to whether or not I wanted to pick up more of those. After seeing everyone's photos of them coming in from recent orders, I think my mind may be made up. They're just too good not to have a full team! 


    Since the thread popped back up, I'm in the process of finishing some orders for my track ballast. Also working on parts lists for two new buildings I got instructions for from my wife. Also looking forward to the new Hogsmead set as the buildings will be a great addition to the village. 

    Thinking I'll need a bigger table this winter...
    FizyxKungFuKennyevantylerpanchox1vizzitormustang69
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 627

    my four came in. I think that's a good amount when adding the one from the elf house as a 5th. Keeps it looking like a full team with taking up less space.


    I'll prob wish I had gotten 8 around November........

    Switchfoot55vizzitor
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 607
    Decided to ask gift cards towards #76388 for my birthday. Will probably sell off the figs, as I have no interest at all in HP, just want the houses for my WV. Or should I get some pairs of yellow hands and heads via BL and use them that way?
    (My WV is ONLY inhabited by original MFs, no fleshies allowed. All are equal! ;))
    vizzitorCymbeline
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 687
    I might well do the same, so don't take this the wrong way, but aren't they just.... okay looking buildings, with some white plates on the roof? I'm not sure it's worth paying the HP Tax to get them and then de-Potter them.  
    Marshallmario
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,201
    edited May 20
    I agree they're not the most incredible designs for buildings out there. But I do think they fit nicely in the WV theme and would help to continue to fill out a village. Especially if someone was just getting started and was unable to secure some of the older sets. 

    I'm just trying to decide if I'll get them right away, or wait and hope they're still around and can be found on a slight discount. 

    There also has to be some master MOC to be found that combines both buildings into one masterful one. 
    panchox1vizzitorCymbeline
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 374
    I might well do the same, so don't take this the wrong way, but aren't they just.... okay looking buildings, with some white plates on the roof? I'm not sure it's worth paying the HP Tax to get them and then de-Potter them.  
    You could probably recoup much of the cost as @eMJeeNL suggested by selling all the minifigs especially the gold one.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,052
    I've been considering doing two different winter villages. One being more "traditional" using the winter village buildings and a second one being more European using the HP set and other tudor-style medieval buildings LEGO has done.
    Switchfoot55Cymbeline560Heliportevantylervizzitorpanchox1
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 607
    edited May 21
    Especially if someone was just getting started and was unable to secure some of the older sets. 

    Touché ;)

    Also already found a Lego-specialist that offers a nice discount when pre-ordering before 1-6 (my BD is the 25th).
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