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2) The date says 06.12.12 - would that be June or December? I'm not clear on which dating convention is being used.
3) Do you disassemble your Winter Village sets completely every year, or do you leave them partially assembled and put them in storage? I've found they can be somewhat time-consuming to take all the way apart and could see this only becoming worse with impending future releases.
The winter village series adds a certain charm to the Christmas display and is a tradition now in some families including mine, its not going anywhere:-)
That's great news about the Winter Village Market - I was only saying to my other half when we were building last year's that the village needed a proper 'town square' type scene. Though there is no room for so much as a tile where I've been displaying the village for the last two years :(
@tensor because the nice lady in the shop told me that's why Lego were reducing it. That's one of the other things I said we'd talked about. Apparently the reduction will be until March 3rd.
The other one was that they've been told the Fire Brigade modular is going to be retired this year (no real surprise tbh), but apparently nothing has been said about the GE, so it looks likely that'll be around until next year (I specifically asked about GE retiring).
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there is some great work!
Either way, I'm excited at the idea of the Winter Marketplace...
I recall the Cottage going on sale last September so you can assume the Winter Market will be available around the same time. I'm REALLY excited to lay my eyes on it.
Mods: Perhaps this thread title can be changed to better suit all things WV? Just a thought.
Looks to me like it is retired.
What I'm saying is that you can't use that as a guide to whether other sets are retired or not.
I also find in a bit humorous that many people who probably thought that the #10222 was too expensive to buy and it was not a great set are probably now lamenting that it is not available.
Ultimately, you can speculate all you want, but we will know come Oct/Nov when they put up all the Winter sets for sale.
That will be the ultimate indicator.
Can you really do anymore?
I will say if it is truly gone I can see it rising in price dramatically as I'm guessing many seasoned buyers probably did not expect it to be gone so abruptly and did not stock up on it.
I am upset with myself that I didn't get more Post Offices, but the Bakery is a better set and will perform better in my opinion.
The fact that the PO went a year earlier than expected will probably give it more push in the after market. I'm assuming there were several of us that got burned on this one.
I'm not counting any chickens just yet...
Cottage "Coming Soon Sept 16th"
Post Office "Retired"
Market "Coming Soon Oct 1st"
Still, it does look as though the PO has actually been retired. It gives me no pleasure to say this, but, well...