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My Winter Village Project

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  • milambermilamber Norfolk UKMember Posts: 580
    I've been pretty impressed so far. I've had the sets a while, but only built them this year. I've built the bakery, the post office, the toy shop, the train, the station, santa's workshop and the village market plus any number of smaller Christmas sets and only had two missing pieces in the lot. Both the same piece, in the new train, and easily replaced. I also had one of the long white level crossing barrier pieces from the station slightly bent, but it's not a problem. Surprised at the number of extra pieces too.

    I have the cottage to do, but saving that for when my son comes for Christmas.
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 900
    The custom printed torsos all came from firestartoys. The quality is very good, I think they were £2.50 each.
    Thanks for the heads up, just ordered 10 jumpers from the site, plus a bunch of those mini sets without minifigures. :) 


  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,658
    Fabulous @bfeighery!
    omnium
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,643
    ^That is quite an amazing display! 
  • lady_brickerlady_bricker Member Posts: 16
    Fantastic!
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,954
    I still adore how it is multi-tiered. The entire display is awesome. I have multiple elves, but nowhere near that many.
  • bfeigherybfeighery Peterborough, UKMember Posts: 50
    so cool (pardon the pun?) @LuLego  i just spotted the candy cane mozaic window made out of cheeses, that is awesome.
    Switchfoot55sid3windrmithridate
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,658
    ^I couldn't agree more that your mosaic windows are incredible @LuLego

    My wife told me to not get any ideas after showing her your Santa's Workshop. 

    Too late...
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 942
    I must confess that there is some sticky tape on the round window and that some of the cheese wedges in the mosaics needed some persuasion to stay in place by means of ‘kragle’.

    The mosaics started me off... I saw some pictures of mosaics by Katie Walker and I was really inspired to use her designs into a whole moc. As soon as I saw her Christmas star design, it made me think of doors to Santa’s Workshop and the whole thing started from there...

    Thanks for all the comments!
    mithridate
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 942
    This article is certainly worth a read
    http://mosaicbricks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/cheese-slope-mosaics-tutorial.html?m=1

    I had never thought of using cheese slopes before and the best part was that I had (as we all do) literally hundreds of cheese wedges lying around.

    It is strange how builds evolve out of one initial starting point.
    ricecake
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 446
    Okay fellow WV-builders, now let's take it to the next level...
    https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/156987-gigantic-christmas-village/
    OMG!
    stluxvizzitorFowlerBrickskidatheart
  • bfeigherybfeighery Peterborough, UKMember Posts: 50
    Looks like I better start planning for next year now...
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,954
    Yeah. That is gorgeous, and I love the tiers. I still have an unopened Medieval Village around here, which I think would make a lovely start to a Medieval winter type scene. That is what that link reminds me of, but at a scale I sure can not match. 
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,658
    Holy cow! Next level indeed!

    I have a seller I'm working with right now who has several boxes of sets. Trying to clarify the price, but if I can get it, I'd be the owner of, among many many other offerings, two #10193 Medieval Market Village sets and could easily incorporate them into my village. 

    Fingers crossed!
    FowlerBricks
  • carnage717carnage717 U.S.AMember Posts: 166
    Switchfoot55 said:ki
    Holy cow! Next level indeed!

    I have a seller I'm working with right now who has several boxes of sets. Trying to clarify the price, but if I can get it, I'd be the owner of, among many many other offerings, two #10193 Medieval Market Village sets and could easily incorporate them into my village. 

    Fingers crossed!
    I bought the medieval market as well to incorporate into my future winter village,  I especially like the look of the white  building,  would make a great stable on the bottom
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,478
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 785
    You lot are a bad influence on me. I'm about 7 or 8 hours into a winter scene and reckon I have a good few hours to go to complete it :-O
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,375
    @snowhitie the piece is the head gear from Wiley Fusebot LegoMovie CMF - https://brickset.com/sets/71004-14/Wiley-Fusebot

    snowhitiesid3windr
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    Thanks @monkey_roo

    @omnium good luck, maybe you can get the whole family involved (grandma, grandpa, boozy auntie Susan?)
    omnium
  • wardmwardm BelgiumMember Posts: 585

    My layout this year. Not the best image, but you get the picture! (At the far right is Santa’s workshop and the snow vehicle)
    snowhitiestluxomniumMooreFXdspigelLittleLori
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 942
    Wow @brickedin
    This is amazing.
    is there an inside to the building?
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 453
    @LuLego, Certainly is

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickedin/albums/72157649371922327

    hopefully thats the flicker album :)
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 942
    brickedin said:
    @LuLego, Certainly is

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickedin/albums/72157649371922327

    hopefully thats the flicker album :)
    Love it!!!!!
    I have a confession: I had this photo saved on my photo stream when I built mine! When I googled ‘lego santa’s Workshop moc’ back in the summer yours is the first picture to be seen.

    amazing build.
    brickedinsnowhitietamamahm
  • brickedinbrickedin London, UKMember Posts: 453
    Thank you, very impressed by yours also.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,954
    That is really cool. I love how it is one display merging winter village and those mountain platforms to add in the larger Lego items. Very cool!
    omnium
  • omniumomnium Brickenham, UKMember Posts: 785
    tamamahm said:
    That is really cool. I love how it is one display merging winter village and those mountain platforms to add in the larger Lego items. Very cool!
    Thanks :)
    Yes, that was the idea. I wanted to keep all our Christmas sets together. Before, they were hard to keep organisated and looking presentable, rather than a jumbled mess.
    But I didn't want to mix them up too much. So the giants overlook the little people in Winter Village. :)
    snowhitie
  • LuLegoLuLego UKMember Posts: 942
    I love this thread!
    This is a topic I’ll certainly miss discussing after the holiday.

    Already looking forward to next year’s builds.

    Thanks to all who shared photos.

    When can we start predicting next year’s winter village prediction?!
    MooreFXOnebricktoomanyFowlerBricks
  • brickventuresbrickventures New YorkMember Posts: 33
    Sharing a video of holiday train running in my winter village
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/38419728175/in/dateposted-public/
    MooreFXLittleLori
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 446
    Yay! Got the Gingerbreadhouse #40139 for Christmas! :) That's a nice addition to the WV for next year.
    tamamahmLuLego
  • bfeigherybfeighery Peterborough, UKMember Posts: 50
    My dining room looks so sad without a display up. Got a 2nd train in the boxing day sale though.. and the post office set for Christmas so next year will be awesome.
  • milambermilamber Norfolk UKMember Posts: 580
    I managed to pick up an extra couple of trains for £37.50 each too. No idea what to do with them, but love a bargain
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,422
    Sharing a video of holiday train running in my winter village
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/38419728175/in/dateposted-public/
    Looks like you decoupled the rotating tree? Seems there's a lot less wheelsping like that indeed...
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,658
    @LuLego, who says we have to stop talking about this after the holidays!? I have a thousand ideas I'll need help creating. Count on this thread staying alive!

    @EKSam, what did you use to light your scene?


    It's looking like I might be able to pick up the Village Market, sealed, for $100. Fingers crossed!
    tamamahm
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,422
    I also got the Market, for a bit more than that - alas, the "24h delivery" (inside Belgium, a country as big as a handkerchief) has taken 7 days so far and there's no improvement in tracking. Big sigh.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,954
    I bought the 3-in-1 Winter Vacation Modular on 1/1. I did the main build. I really like that one, and think it will fit in well with my display. If it ever goes on a good discount, I think I would want at least one more. 

    Since my display was a bit more of a winter display this year, the nice advantage is it will stay up through January.
  • EKSamEKSam Member Posts: 349
    @sid3windr
    I just used the LED pucklights from Costco. Although not pictured, I also added the tiny strings of LED lights from target. 
    Switchfoot55
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 446
    edited January 2018
    Taking apart my WV for the first time since I started it 3 yrs ago. It has outgrown the containers that fit our cupboards, so everything is being taken apart per set and stored in ziplocks. Painful...

    But on the other hand, I get to put everything back together next year! I even suggested to  my better half to simultaneously build a set each for next years' (basically this years, but who cares) iteration. My suggestion was met with a condescending smirk.

    Guess I'll just be happy she lets me collect and even display out in the open, then. ;)

    Next up (after some more deconstruction): #10260 Downtown Diner and #60175!
  • bfeigherybfeighery Peterborough, UKMember Posts: 50
    i'm getting ready for the ziplocking of the sets this weekend, but i did receive a 2nd train that i got in the boxing day sale and a frozen set to add to the mix.  to save space i think i will just keep up my moc elements and dismantle all the other winter sets so i can have the option of reconstructing next year or going for a megabuild of some sort and use the parts in that.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,954
    Polybag with a Friends snowboarder was a bit over $1 today at Target. I grabbed a few for my winter scene.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 446
    I'm also tearing down my MOC's, as they have been together for 2 years now. Next year, new and (hopefully) better MOC's. The MOCs of the passenger cars of my 2 trains will go in the train-ziplock, as they will be how I want to put them back together next year. (6 bricks longer).

    Yesterday, I found a part of a reddish-brown clip after finishing up zip locking Santa's Workshop... Guess those pieces have a name that they break, but it's a first for me. Fortunately I've got some replacements in my inventory, and hope it'll remain the one piece that breaks whilst deconstructing.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,878
    I always break down my sets from year to year. I do leave the tiles on the floor of the wv cottage, since putting all those 1x1's straight is not easy and getting them off is a bit of a hullaballoo too. Leave some of the sofa's etc together too, but overal I break it down. Enjoy building it up to get in the Xmas spirit.

    The MOC's too and hopefully next year I will be able to make them even better.
    MooreFXbrickventures
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