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My Winter Village Project

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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,311
    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: 869
    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: 626
    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)
    560Heliportpanchox1Switchfoot55Cymbelinedpa1KungFuKennySalamalexLittleLoriThe_Stud
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Somewhere between Ice Station Odyssey and FabulandMember Posts: 2,057
    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...
    CymbelineFizyx560HeliportSwitchfoot55evantylerSalamalexvanvonfullmic27LittleLori
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,311
    ^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: 869
    I do really appreciate how helpful and supportive everyone is in this forum! ROFL
    mustang69Astrobricks
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,131
    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: 170
    I am really excited about this new designer program! Is there a new thread somewhere for discussion?
  • pxchrispxchris Oregon, USAMember Posts: 1,477
    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: 2,311
    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: 1,133
    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: 2,057
    These came today, and looks like they are back in stock at Bricks and Pieces (thanks @Yellowcastle )


    Switchfoot55mustang69evantylersnowhitievizzitoroldtodd33InfinitymanMarshallmario
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,311
    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: 675

    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: 626
    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: 843
    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: 2,311
    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: 416
    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: 2,131
    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.
    Switchfoot55Cymbelineevantylervizzitorpanchox1
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 626
    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).
  • Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 338
    Guess it’s the time of the year to resurrect this thread. There’s a bit of overlap with the other discussion https://forum.brickset.com/discussion/33235/winter-village-what-s-next-what-s-missing#latest, but I look forward to what you all have planning for this year. 
    I will dust off what I begun 3 years ago and post some pictures soon. 
    Switchfoot55KungFuKenny
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 626
    eMJeeNL said:
    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! ;))
    So, after building the set, I was a little underwhelmed. However, found this via a different Lego-site: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-85564/Brickwood Creations/ye-olde-inn/#details
    Like that a lot more than the original as far as I build it at the moment (about 75%).
    evantylersipussbricktuaryKungFuKenny
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,311
    ^I actually just found that Alt build/MOC as well and am considering trying it out after I build the original. It definitely seems more substantial than either of the other two builds by themselves. 
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 675
    nice.  may inspire me to pick up two copies.
  • bricktuarybricktuary Krakozhia (temporarily stuck in London)Member Posts: 843
    Ooh that is nice. I might do that.
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 626
    I finished it yesterday - really pleased with it. Could do with some structural reinforcement, but that'll come from my stash I guess.

    Also good to know is that you NEED the extra parts for this build.
    Switchfoot55KungFuKenny
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 626
    So, Santa’s Visit came  in yesterday, and getting #40499 october 1st.
    Today, i started designing somewhere for the 5 raindeer to live (was pretty surprised to find no raindeer-stables done on RB or elsewhere):

    Switchfoot55vanvonfull560HeliportCymbelineevantylerKungFuKenny
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,311
    ^I look forward to seeing this one come along!
    eMJeeNL
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 626
    Cheers, suggestions and ideas always welcome!
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,131
    In a reindeer barn thread on Facebook, someone posted this.
    https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-46176/Galaxy12_Imports/red-barn-minifigure-scale/#details

    I'm planning on building one using dark red 1x2 profile brick bricks.
    KungFuKenny
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,311
    I'm not sure I'll be able to fit (or more likely, afford) a Reindeer Barn for this year's village! I'm already adding Santa's Visit and Santa's Sleigh. We'll see what the two GWP's are and if they'll get added as well. 

    Then Pictures with Santa, a Cider Mill, an Ice Sculpture Contest MOC that @eMJeeNL showed me, Hogsmead buildings, and train ballast. I'll be in a new house next Christmas, so will have more room to expand. But I think I'll be at capacity for this year!
    KungFuKennyWhiteDove
  • MeganLMeganL Chicagoland Outpost, Brickset TowersMember Posts: 121
    Just moved into a new house, with more room for LEGO.  Can't wait to get started on my Winter Village display.  Thank you for posting that Rebrickable link for #76388!  I will definitely get a second copy.  That cider mill sounds interesting, too.
    KungFuKenny
  • panchox1panchox1 The Outer RimMember Posts: 675
    hope to be in a new house within a month or so. can't wait to get started on this years village!
    Switchfoot55CymbelineeMJeeNLKungFuKenny
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 626
    okay… Small update, still want to do a chimney for the little keepers hut around the 2 windows at the top left - any and all tips/suggestions very welcome!


    KungFuKenny560Heliportevantylervizzitor
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 2,311
    I think it's looking pretty sharp so far! What about a water/food trough somewhere? 

    Also, in the picture from the front the upper left corner may need another row of plates? There are those two window pieces that I'm not sure are fully tied in? Perhaps that's intended to be part of the chimney design? 

    I think this will be a really great addition!
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,270
    edited September 25
    Started tearing down the pre built Winter Village from the last five years (due to work and life stuff I don't  have time to re build every Christmas).
    Having a complete redo this year.


    evantyler560HeliportSwitchfoot55CymbelineeMJeeNL
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