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Review: 10263 Winter Village Fire Station

The Winter Village sub-theme is a popular range of Creator Expert sets, with a new addition released each year. This year it’s the Winter Village Fire Station.

This is my first entry into the Winter Village, can this wintery setting win over a Queenslander who has never seen snow? Read on to find out.

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Build Experience

Christmas is a special time of the year for a lot of families – people take time of work and kids are home from school. It’s the perfect time for everybody to come together and build some LEGO. That is the approach that LEGO have taken with this set, with the build very deliberately split up across two books.

The first book covers the supplementary builds – the bench, Christmas tree, fountain and fire engine. It would be easy to pass the book around so that multiple kids could each build a standalone part.

LEGO Brings Back Two Winter Village Sets For Christmas

If this year’s Fire Station is your first entry into the world of the Winter Village sets then this information may be of interest to you.

LEGO have made 2017 and 2016′s Winter Village sets available for purchase again.

These two sets – a train and train station -  go perfectly together so it’s awesome that they are both available.

10254 Winter Holiday Train - $149.99

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10259 Winter Village Station - $119.99

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Winter Village Fire Station And Cloud City Now Available For VIPs

It’s not often we get two VIP releases in the same day but here we are. Hopefully your bank accounts survive.

Here are the two releases…

10263 Winter Village Fire Station - $149.99

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75222 Betrayal At Cloud City – $499.99

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Do you plan to pick up either of these sets? You’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to grab them.

Introducing 10263 Winter Village Fire Station

I know people have been hanging out for this one, and without further ado here it is – this years Winter Village set…

10262 Winter Village Fire Station

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Christmas in Australia is a lot different to what is depicted in the Winter Village series but I always find them absolutely charming. I love this latest addition to the lineup.

The set features 1166 pieces over a series of builds – a frozen fountain, Christmas Tree, Bench with Streetlight, Fire Engine and of course the main Fire Station. There are a total of 6 minifigures plus a baby and dog.

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The set will be available to VIPs on September 13th and everybody else October 1st. The official Australian RRP is $149.99.

You can check out the full image gallery below, as well as the official set description.

Merry Christmas From Bricking Around

Merry Christmas everybody. I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you get plenty of LEGO presents under your tree.

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2017 Advent Calendars – Day 24 – City, Friends & Star Wars

Here they are – our final advent windows. Let’s check out what is in each and then at the end I’ll add a gallery of all 24 builds for the three calendars as well as my overall thoughts.

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Free Iconic Christmas Set Now Available From LEGO

LEGO have a new Christmas promotion listed on their website but despite what the headline says I think they are being a bit generous with the term Iconic.

Spend over $100 and you’ll receive a free 5004934 Iconic Christmas Set

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The set features two minifigures and a selection of small builds. The box itself also forms part of the completed model. The fact that the cardboard box is a big part of this makes it a little less iconic than the name suggests.

The site is also promoting a Double VIP period from December 15th – 17th but any orders placed on the 15th or later almost certainly won’t make it by Christmas. 

Free LEGO Nutcracker Now Available From LEGO Online

The Australian online LEGO store has been updated with a new freebie.

Spend over $120 and you will receive a free LEGO Nutcracker set (40254)

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This is advertised as a Brick Friday/Cyber Monday bonus, so it may only be running until Monday night. I suggest that if you are planning to get an order in you do so sooner rather than later.

The set looks great and is a perfect Christmas bonus.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/

New Christmas Offer From LEGO Online

The LEGO online store has updated with a new Christmas offer.

Spend $120 or more and receive a free 24-in-1 LEGO Christmas Build Up (40253) set.

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For those of you not familiar with the Christmas Build Up sets, it is a collection of parts that allows you to build 24 different Christmas themed models. You can’t build all of them at once unfortunately.

Some other news that might be of interest regarding the store:

21312 Women of NASA is now available. While some people have complained about the price (including me) I know there are some people keen to pick this up.

If you still haven’t been able to pick up a Apollo Saturn V set then you may be interested to know that the set is currently available for backorder, with an estimate ship date of December 8th. That ship date should get to you by Christmas.

Christmas In July – Free LEGO Snowglobe

Yes, I know it’s the end of July but LEGO have just gone live with their Christmas in July promotion.

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Spend $120 or more on LEGO between July 28th to 31st 2017 and this cute Christmas set will be added to your order.

Here are the terms for this offer: LEGO® Snowglobe (40223) is valid for orders online at shop.LEGO.com from 28th July 2017 until 31st July 2017, or while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be equal to or greater than $120 in LEGO merchandise only. One LEGO Snowglobe (40223) per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. It cannot be exchanged or substituted for any other item or cash value. It is not available for purchase. Offer is not valid at LEGOLAND® Parks or LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres. The LEGO Group reserves the right to cancel or modify this promotion at any time without prior notice.

This promotion will also not be available at the Dreamworld store.

Thanks to Richie for the heads up.