Exclusive Christmas sets free in October and November

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Christmas Tree Stand

Thanks to grogall for posting pictures on Eurobricks of the two Christmas sets we'll be able to get hold of with qualifying orders later in the year. It's believed that 40082, pictured, will be available during the last two weeks of October, while 40083, a pick-up truck, will be available at the end of November.

They look to be 'must haves' for collectors of the winter village sets, don't they?

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By in New Zealand,

As a collector of the Winter Village sets, it looks like I'll have to get these ones too... *sigh*

I hate it when companies take advantage of me for being a compulsive collector and completionist.

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By in New Zealand,

^I too suffer from that same disease...

More sets to add to my Winter Village collection.

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By in United Kingdom,

I collect the winter village sets,but i think i might get the winter village market for christmas though i won't get
much use out of it :(
i wish the winter village sets didn't cost so much also how much do you have to spend to get these?

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By in Germany,

I think that making these add-ons available is a nice incentive to to purchase the Winter Village set from LEGO direct, I was very please with the sets from the last two years and hope they also continue this a tradition in the future!

Although the sets from 2011 where not designed to be integrated with the Winter Village theme they where still very nice, But I do prefer it when you can use them in the Winter Village display!

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By in Norway,

Any word on where these will be available? As far as I understand these have not been available for orders from Norway in the past years.

Luckily I'm no completionist, so I'll live... It will save me a lot of money not ordering full priced sets from s@h, actually. Trying to comfort myself here :'(

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By in Ireland,

If they don't make these available to Irish buyers this year, I'll go Hulk!!!!

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By in Italy,

Any news if will avaible in Italy?

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By in Bulgaria,

Thanks for the post! Both sets look great, hope i get them :) (especially the car!)

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By in Germany,

These sets will be available through S@H and official LEGO Brand Stores but only in those countries where an official Brand store exist!

here you will find all countries that have official LEGO Brand stores!

http://stores.lego.com/en-us/stores/

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By in United Kingdom,

I wish I could make some orders in october & november but I'm running out of space for LEGO :(

I'll just buy a lot of video games then.

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By in Norway,

Aha, thanks for clearing that up @grogall, Mr. Know-it-all (and I mean that in a good way! :D)

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By in United Kingdom,

These do look nice as always, but the second set on its own doesn't really look that wintery, maybe Lego could've included a snowman or at least a pile of snow or something.
That said, I'll definitely be getting these.....Now how do I tell the Mrs she won't be getting a Christmas present as I need to buy more Lego??! ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Am I the only one who thinks these aren't very Christmasyn (bar a few fir trees) compared with previous years offerings?

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By in United States,

Those are pretty hefty for a free set... I like it!

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By in United Kingdom,

I read on Brickfanatics that these will be given away with a £75 purchase. That's £150 to get both. That's going to be awfully expensive for a lot of people so close to Christmas to find.
I wonder why Lego decided to release two sets this year instead of the one they did last year?

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By in United Kingdom,

So we get punished for not having a lego store? :( Time to find some relatives in the usa who can forward a box of Christmas joy to me :) Not entirely taken on the truck, but the tree stand will make a nice addition to the village!

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Yes, that is correct. Last year it was a substantial four minifig set including a new horse too, for a £50 spend. Now it is a £150 spend to get something similar.

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By in Netherlands,

@grogall: Eventhough there isn't a brand store in the Netherlands, we can still order from Legoshop.com and get a hold on these sets. I mean, I did last year, so I see no reason why it won't go well this year.

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By in United States,

I'll get these sets but I already have a tree stand in my winter village from a previous big set. I'm not sure the village is big enough for competing stands. Though I guess in a few years it might be big enough.

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By in United States,

@jditoro3 I completely agree about the tree stand: We already have one, with a nice sign and everything. I've expanded my own village to include a nice white-fenced tree sale area, similar to something US Boyscouts do in my hometown, so that set will only serve to add some figures and a couple trees.

The truck however, I am very happy to see. I feel the village is growing nicely, especially if you add a few of your own buildings to it, but old-styled vehicles are a bit scarce with the current sets, only having the Snow Plow from last years cottage, and the Post truck. The addition of this truck fits in well with the other sets, though it does seem a bit silly having to spend that much for a "free" seasonal set.

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By in Canada,

Excellent. Planning to get the Tower of Orthanc during double VIP points anyway, I'll be sure to get the winter set with it. I was then going to use my points to help get the new holiday set... i'll probably just wait til November then and bypass additional double VIP. Though neither set is blowing me away, if I'm spending the money I may as well do it strategically. ^^

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By in United Kingdom,

I like both sets!

I started my Winter Village collection with last years cottage. i don't have any earlier sets so I'm happy to get a tree seller/stall and it'll fit well with the Winter Market out next month. I agree the pick up truck doesn't look very 'wintery' but I like that it matches in style to the truck that came with the Winter Cottage and, how else would you deliver christmas trees?!

The UCS B-Wing should bag me a Part 1 set in Octoberrrrrrr, and I'll buy the Winter Market to get Part 2 in Novemebrrrrrrr

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By in United States,

I have most of the winter village sets but I don't feel like I have to get every one of them (which is probably best). But I do like the looks of these. The truck especially looks really nice. Good thing there'll be a lot of good, new sets later this year! (I'm looking at you Hobbit sets)

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By in Netherlands,

these sets looks very nice

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By in Italy,

Thanks @grogall for the explanation and the photos.
Two sets beautiful. Should definitely stay in my Winter Village.
Unfortunately, the nearest shop is at 600Km.
Less than a welcome surprise from LEGO S & H, I plan to purchase it on Bricklink...:)

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By in United Kingdom,

These look very nice, especially when they're free!

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By in United States,

I'll be picking both of these up.

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By in United States,

I need these, I'm going to need a bigger tree platform to display my village on under the Christmas tree.

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By in Europe,

Hey, do you guys know if this set will be available in the UK was gutted to find that i cant get the clone trooper lieutenant? Thanks:)

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By in United States,

This set looks quite nice. I like the assortment of pieces.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm going to get the winter village market in October so ill get the free set and double VIP points! Good sets!

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By in United States,

I like the truck. Looks like an old chevy.

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By in United States,

I too want the truck. It looks really good. Hopefully the deal on these will be good.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have a complete Winter Village collection up until now, so will be picking these up too. I like the Christmas tree stand in particular.

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By in Netherlands,

Very nice sets I would like to add to the other Christmas sets i have. (I have all the others)
Only bad thing is that the last free Christmas set was NOT available in the Netherlands.
(I asked but got a NO from the Phone sellers then, so grogall is sadly right)
So that means high price second hand market again.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have all the Winter Village sets up to now, so these will be an essential purchase for me. I love the Market stall set, and the Van set is made nicely in the style of vehicles from the other sets too.

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By in United States,

Kind of funny that they are using the same head piece (in the truck set) again. It's appeared in both last year's and in 2011's promo. That doesn't bother me, because I still have yet to get it. :D

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By in United States,

So is this a Christmas tree shop?

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By in Germany,

PSSST! It's really Santa in disguise!

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By in United Kingdom,

Not Christmassy enough for me, so I won't bust a gut to get them. I have to buy my Son the latest lego sets for Christmas so I may end up getting them!

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