Winter Village teaser images!

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The popular Winter Village subtheme began in 2009 and continues to expand annually. A couple of teaser images for the 2018 model have today been revealed on LEGO News, showing some smaller details that we might expect to find in this upcoming set.

In addition, it has seemingly been confirmed that the set will be officially revealed on the 9th of September, although that seems somewhat unlikely as LEGO products are rarely unveiled on Sunday.

You can view all the teaser images after the break...

What do you think the Winter Village set might be this year? Let us know in the comments.

77 comments on this article

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By in Spain,

A village in the Alps

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By in France,

Fire station !

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By in United States,

I think it will be 'Christmas Emporium', a shop where you can buy all things Christmas related, including trees, decorations, etc. Many of these sort of stores I have seen are fashioned to look like a barn on the outside. I think this might be the same.

Well, at least that's my guess.

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By in United States,

Based on that phone, I think a Winter Village Museum of Technology is the only likely option here.

Can't wait!

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By in Norway,

Post Office.

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By in United States,

Firehouse?

At the moment I'm not seeing any.. interesting techniques.. usually there are some in the WV sets

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By in United States,

The bottom picture appears to have a oven, stove and perhaps a coffee maker next to it (in addition to the cup). I'm going to guess café.

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By in United States,

Has to be fire station. Look at all the red exterior work, particularly behind the snowman. The red phone is the key (and I dont think its going to be the bat cave). It looks to be situated upstairs in the galley so the firemen can get the call and slide down the fire pole to their waiting engine - hopefully an old-style engine a la 10197 Fire Brigade!

Only other possibility is Santa's house, but that seems to close to the workshop.

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By in United Kingdom,

Retro Millenium Falcon!

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By in United Kingdom,

At last! Cloud City revealed!!!!

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By in United States,

Looks neat but honestly, I am interested on those coming soon images from the Overwatch sets, SolidBricks got me with the costume photoshopped boxes.

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By in United States,

Although I think a Fire Station would not be best, I agree that it is one. Look at the Fire Call Box behind the snowman. It will not be a Post Office as we already have one in the line.

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By in Australia,

It could be the bat cave- I can see the penguin in one of those pics. Anyway, it wouldn't be a proper Christmas scene without a Robin!

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By in United States,

Why does the snowman look like a duck?

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By in United Kingdom,

I hate to say this as I used to really love this line, but I'll be really disappointed if it's a fire station, much like I was disappointed the last 2 years also. Having said this, I'll buy it just for completeness as I have all the others. But, come on, there are SO many other specifically winter-themed things it could have been, instead of re-hashing a CITY staple... I hope I'm wrong!

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By in United States,

Ski lodge

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By in United States,

I think it maybe a center square or a building in the square?

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By in Portugal,

I look forward to this set.

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By in Germany,

I look forward to the official and final reveal pictures in September.

Don't care for all that teaser stuff that often gets our hopes up for certain things and then destroys them once the final images arrive.
I'll keep my enthusiasm curbed for the time being.
That way I won't be disappointed...too much.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't want a Fire Station, but LEGO does seem to like Fire Stations so I wouldn't be surprised. The red with white windows makes me think of the red painted houses quite common in Scandinavian countries. Also the blue surface has me thinking [frozen] lake house. But enough speculation, will they just reveal the set already? Please!

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By in United States,

Ah, a new edition to the ever expanding list of awful Lego snowmen.
Honestly, there needs to be a CMF of someone in a snowman costume that can be easily turned into just a snowman.

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By in Italy,

Seriously? A fire station? So next year we'll be getting a WV Police Station?

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By in United States,

I'd love some kind of ski lodge/mountain or a larger city square but I'm leaning towards fire house as others suggested. If that's the case next year will be a police station.

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By in United States,

Red phone... going with fire house. Or Wayne Manor. Also, @Jackthenipper - i would totally buy a Winter Village Millennium Falcon.

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By in United States,

Ski lodge was my first thought, though a fire station is possible

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By in France,

Snowman is a bit strange. And those pictures are a good teaser in that they really don't unveil much of the set. Wait and see...

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By in United Kingdom,

Assault on Winter Village.

Lots of small non coherent builds that lots of folks have brought before.

A Santa's Sleigh that won't fit through the main build doors.

A lookout post that doesn't belong anywhere in the set.

Two evil Snowmen troopers with one carrot firing gun to take on the entire village population.

One really exclusive minifigure that will never be released again so that you have to buy the set whether you like it or not. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I'd guess a fire station also. There are some tantalisingly similar design cues with this 'traditional' German-style Christmas light village by Department 56:

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwii4eWK443dAhWwy4UKHeyPDH8QjRx6BAgBEAU&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.co.uk%2Fpin%2F50172983326560382%2F&psig=AOvVaw3W-hvYGMUu2AeY2A6brHZH&ust=1535477904265472

Note the red walls, tall white windows and tan-coloured double pillars we can see in image 2 - maybe LEGO has taken some inspiration from the above...

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By in United States,

I wish they'd get a good looking snowman model.

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By in United Kingdom,

Maybe it will include the missing Xmas-themed minifig missing from this year's Star Wars calendar!

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By in United Kingdom,

Not sold on the Fire station from the images we have seen, the last one looks like the inside of a lodge or a cottage. Great set of images to get tongues wagging but don't reveal anything substantial. Can't wait for the official reveal.

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By in United Kingdom,

I sense a post office coming soon, the snow man is a bit deformed though..

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By in Netherlands,

Fire Station, Fire Station, FIRE STATION!!!

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By in Hungary,

Winter Tree 2.

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By in Denmark,

Although I might be interested in a classic fire truck for bringing Father Christmas to the big Christmas tree, I would be torn to see yet another fire station. I already have two of those. On the other hand then I might go for the train station from last year which I do not have.

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By in United Kingdom,

But what's a fire station got to do with Christmas?

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By in United Kingdom,

@ra226 - thank you - I’m here all week - try the scampi! Seriously though, its a bigfoot tracking station. The phone is for calling in sightings.

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By in New Zealand,

Are you sure this isn't just a crap Star Wars set? Pics 2, 3 & 4 are just some particularly bad droid models....

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By in United Kingdom,

Dark red walls, bright red 8 wide door (see grey slope bricks underneath). Might possibly be a trans blue brick on the white box on the wall behind the snowman/snowthing, carefully covered by the LEGO Exclusive overlay. Really looks like a firehouse from that one picture. Odd that it has a christmas tree though. Looks like @The Toymaker might be right with the inspiration (red doors instead of green though).

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By in United States,

I'd be okay with just another house. Where do these people live in the Winter Village?

...But as I look at the pictures again, I can see how the background of the second picture could be a driveway leading to a red garage door for a fire station. And there wouldn't be much reason for picking red for the phone color if it wasn't an emergency line.

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By in United Arab Emirates,

Winter cafe

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By in United States,

Its gotta be a house of some sort

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By in United States,

I was hoping for some sort of ski lodge/ski slope with hundreds of white pieces and trans light blue pieces for snow and ice!

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By in Slovenia,

It could be post office or a coffee shop or a restaurant

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By in France,

A winter ice rink scene

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By in Germany,

Sure, a Winter Village Fire Station. Doesn't seem absurd at all.

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By in Australia,

A fire station, cool! (its obvious because of the red, white and blue box behind the snowman.) This is great since I missed out on the old fire engine in Fire Brigade.

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By in United States,

Maybe a Christmas bake shop?
Or refuge house for deformed snowmen?

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By in United States,

@ScoBo, I think you are on to something brilliant here. What if TLG released a Winter Village themed Creator set of a Winter Village home with three different, but complementary builds? If they did this every second or third year, I would buy three sets each year that they did so. It would be a wonderful way to populate a village scene.

I am guessing I am not alone. The beauty of this would be that each of these releases would have a longer shelf life since every collector, AFOL, or kid wouldn’t necessarily have the resources to buy three at once and would want to space them out. I doubt it will happen, but at least I can dream, and especially at Christmas time.

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By in United States,

I don't think it's the Winter Village Sausage Delivery Helicopter that I was expecting.

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By in United States,

it's the BATPHONE!

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By in Australia,

That bottom picture is definitely a kitchen of some description, but I'm not sure this looks overwhelmingly like a fire station.

That snowman looks ghastly, though. Are they just getting worse?

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By in Sweden,

Fire station.

The box to the right of the snowman in the second photo looks like an emergency alarm/call box (similar but smaller to the one on the Fire Brigade modular set). Then there's the red, very emergency-looking red phone too.

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By in Canada,

My vote is something fire-station related. Hopefully they don't "waste" too many of the parts on a fire-truck build. Maybe something simple like a horse pulling a fire tank trailer or similar.

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By in United States,

I think it’s reallt hard to tell based off these pictures, but my guess is that it’s a winter cottage of some kind

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By in United States,

The sad thing is that the snowman from the first winter village set from 2009 looks no different in quality from 2018’s winter village set snowman. In fact, it may be arguably worse.

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By in United States,

Xmas lego store! So meta.

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By in Austria,

Although quite likely, but being a fire station in a winter village series seems to me not a very fitting design. What I expect for this line, are designs that reveal a kind of 'christmassy' 'magical' 'peacefulness'. Please if this year it is a fire station, how about next year a police station...? Then a hospital? How practical.

I'd rather it be a kind of Ski Lodge + Cafe combined.

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By in Australia,

Santa's Post Office

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By in United Kingdom,

That’s a snow penguin. Maybe it is Batman! ??

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By in United States,

Let me throw this out there

This year is a fire station and next year is a very nice vintage fire truck.

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By in Canada,

If this years set is a fire station, I'm so not buying it!

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By in Denmark,

It seems a lot of people do not connect Christmas with the fire brigade.

At least here in Denmark it is not unusual that Father Christmas/Santa Claus is arriving in a fire truck when it is time to light the Christmas tree on the town square. Eventually he is using the ladder or lift to get up to the top of the tree. And to judge from the pictures I get when I google "Santa Claus fire truck" it might be seen in other places too, not least in the USA.

At the yearly World Santa Claus Congress held in July at the Danish amusement park Bakken there is a parade including Santa Clauses from around the world - and fire trucks.

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By in United States,

Since a fire station is not very festive, I am going with a red barn to hold a horse and sleigh that has a loft apartment. sells Christmas trees and has a red phone to call Santa.

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By in United States,

When I saw the red phone my first thought was of a red nuclear phone. So, my guess is it's "Khruschev's Winter Dacha." How else are we going to get a Nikita Khruschev minifig?

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like it could be a fishing lodge on a frozen lake. The building seems to be raised up slightly with possibly trans blue below it.

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By in United States,

It amazes me everyone thinks it's a fire station because of a red phone. Maybe the only color currently in production for that phone piece is red. Maybe it's red because it's Christmasy.

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By in France,

My thought with the clues : a lamp, a boat under the tree, red phone (emergency call), water around
=> a lighthouse !

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks horribly like that tree is made up of all right-handed wedge plates with no left ones to match. Last year the Station (and the Jungle Exploration Site) both left you with mis-matched parts, and this looks to continue that awful trend.

And the snowman, as usual, looks rubbish.

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By in United States,

Does anyone find it ludicrous that there would be a fire station when there is snow around? Just shovel snow on the fire! Haha I know its not that simple... but do something besides a fire station... PLEASE!

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By in United States,

Wondering if hotel or hostel since train station would likely bring visitors? Or lodge for winter activities?

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By in United Kingdom,

With 2018 having many mountain related sets (especially City) my money is on a winter village mountain rescue HQ. It’s more in keeping with WV and this years theme. That’s my 2 cents.

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By in United States,

My thoughts it is a dock, lighthouse or something in that area

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By in United States,

Every holiday season, the local fire station sends a fire truck with Santa riding on it, to bring holiday cheer to the surrounding neighborhoods. I LOVE this tradition, so I'd be thrilled to add a fire station to my Winter Village!

I'm surprised the fire station idea is getting such a negative reaction; am I the only one who loves seeing the fire truck Santa roll through the neighborhood in December?

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