This one has a lot of pictures, so I'll keep the chatter to a minimum. For the last few years I've been getting the annual Lego Winter Village sets as they come out, and my little Christmas town is coming together nicely! I've already stated on the blog here that Christmas is my favorite holiday, which must be why these Lego sets are the only ones I collect consistently. Well, these and the blind-bagged Minifigures.
Frozen pond and meat shack
Big chunky turkey, because why not?
Park bench to remember the good ol' days
This kid wants that toy robot
I mean he really wants it!
Life size toy soldier outside the toy shop
Pastry stand and giant wreath
Gazebo with musicians and carollers. That one musician's sax looks like something out of Dr. Seuss.
The big tree in the centre of town
Park bench II. This one's for the kids!
Carrousel (this year's set - which I suppose is Christmasy?)
The winter cottage (complete with woodshed on the outside)
The very make-shift police station that was part of an advent calendar from about two years ago
Christmas train (with big chunky candy canes)
Another advent calendar set, this time a very make-sift fire station. Plus a kid with his remote control firetruck.
Santa and his elves
Lumberjack and a big chunky snowman
These two limited-time sets from the Lego Store combine to make a scene.
Toys under the big tree. That Jack-in-the-box is technically a minifigure!
Skiers and a snowboarder
This guy is wishing you a very LOUD merry Christmas!
Teach a man to fish...
The not wet or sticky bandit
A boy and his dog
Originally this guy came as half a minifigure to be buried in the snow. I felt sorry for him and gave him a complete body. He still gets stuck in the snow from time to time, though.
You never know who you'll come across in the Winter Village!
My big chunky Santas and a stocking on the shelf. Please ignore the dust...
This Santa Claus and Elf are part of the Lego Minifigures blind-bagged series. It was nice to finally get a Santa with an authentic hat (instead of the red bandana), and I knew I'd have to build a small collection of elves. That means I also have a small collection of teddy bears that can be found throughout the diorama.
Here are the other elves I made.
And that's it for this year! Eventually I want to get some more white pieces to make the ground look snowy (or at least use a white sheet). That wooden table doesn't really add to the effect, but at least the diorama is up. I'm not going to lie, I can't walk by it without stopping to stare at it for a while.
I wonder what'll be added next year!