10263 Winter Village Fire Station revealed!

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Winter Village Fire Station

Winter Village Fire Station

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The latest addition to the Winter Village range is here!

10263 Winter Village Fire Station, 1166 pieces

US $99.99 - CA $129.99 - DE 89.99€ - FR 99.99€ - UK £84.99 - AU $149.99 - DK 799DKK

Available on the 1st of October, with VIP early access from the 13th of September.

Jump aboard the sleigh and head down to the snowy LEGO Creator Expert 10263 Winter Village Fire Station, where the holiday season is in full swing. Outside the holly-adorned building, the firefighters are busy filling the ice rink with water from their shiny fire truck while an ice hockey player looks on, and a street musician plays yuletide carols on his saxophone.

Build a cute snowman with a cool top hat and help decorate the Christmas tree. Place the gifts and toys below and climb the fire truck ladder to position the shimmering star on the top. Then head over to the fire station and take the stairs to the cosy kitchen. Switch on the light and enjoy a refreshing beverage in the company of the friendly Dalmatian, before you slide down the fire pole and head back to the square for more festive fun. Fire up your imagination with this delightful LEGO Creator Expert set.

You can view some additional images on the set details page.


What do you think of this set? Let us know in the comments.

 

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93 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Exactly what I expected, and I love it!

I’m a big fan of the introduction of the baby figure in winter village sets now!

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By in Norway,

Love the building but the rest is kinda ‘meh’.. But nice they did’nt re-released any of the previous sets afterall.

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By in United Kingdom,

It’s Winter Village, unless it’s a rerelease I’m in! Love the olde world style of it, it’s crying out to be modified to hold the Winter Village Ghostbusters with a vintage Ecto 1!

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By in United States,

Best WV set to date! It looks way better than I thought it'd be, a real step up for the WV sets. Well done to whoever designed it.

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By in United States,

When I heard the rumors of a winter village fire station I'll admit my expectations were very low. It didn't make sense to me at all, yet somehow this works very very well! It actually looks like one of the better winter village sets they've made thus far!

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By in Netherlands,

I wonder if they stick to what the premise of Cloud City was: the same € prices in all countries.

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By in United Kingdom,

@merman - This set will cost €99.99 in the Netherlands.

Unusually, we were provided with a list of prices for many different countries where LEGO is sold which is as follows:

Germany 89.99 EUR
Austria 89.99 EUR
Australia 149.99 AUD
Belgium 99.99 EUR
Switzerland 119.0 CHF
China 999.0 CNY
Czech Republic 2399.0 CZK
Denmark 799.0 DKK
Estonia 99.99 EUR
Spain 99.99 EUR
Finland 109.95 EUR
France 99.99 EUR
United Kingdom 84.99 GBP
Hong Kong 799.0 HKD
Croatia 99.99 EUR
Hungary 31990.0 HUF
Ireland 89.99 EUR
Italy 89.99 EUR
Japan 14980.0 JPY
South Korea 139900.0 KRW
Malaysia 485.75 MYR
The Netherlands 99.99 EUR
Norway 1099.0 NOK
New Zealand 169.99 NZD
Poland 429.99 PLN
Portugal 99.99 EUR
Romania 469.99 RON
Russian Fed. 7499.0 RUB
Sweden 1099.0 SEK
Singapore 149.9 SGD
Slovenia 99.99 EUR
Slovakia 89.99 EUR
Turkey 449.9 TRY
Taiwan 3799.0 TWD
Ukraine 2999.0 UAH
South Africa 1499.99
USA 99.99 USD
Brazil 799.99 BRL
Canada 129.99 CAD
Mexico 1999.0 MXN

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By in Ireland,

Very cute! I don't collect Winter Village but I'm happy for those who do, this looks like a really sweet little scene.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not a fan. I’ll buy it and make it into a church or summat more relevant!

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By in Poland,

The car could be better- definitely lacks a few pieces for example between mudguards.

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By in United States,

I wish the building was deeper, but that’s not really a fair criticism given it’s about the same depth as the rest of the WV sets. The parts usage doesn’t feel quite as inspired as previous WV sets but it definitely doesn’t look bad. Have yet to see a truly low point in this theme!

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By in Netherlands,

Hmm too bad. I was hoping TLG has come to its senses. I am still curious what new EU legislation will mean for different prices in different countries. This will become effective this Christmas.

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By in United States,

For 99.99 USD is it not bad in terms of price. However, it is another fire house, WV or not. Some nice new parts in it from the looks of things though.

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By in Australia,

I love it ! Fantastic edition to the WV sets... They have designed it beautifully.

As a bonus, if Santa catches fire going down chimneys with live fires, he now has back up!

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By in United States,

I can’t tell if those are supposed to be rubber or woolen coats on the firemen, anyone know?

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By in United States,

Overall, not bad. Unfortunately, the fire truck is a bit underwhelming.

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By in United Kingdom,

At first glance, it looks like a cinema...

Having said this, I quite like the building, contrary to previous expectations, but I'm very disappointed with the fire truck. Less detail on the building may have given resources to create something more substantial I guess (like the bus from last year). Overall, I'm looking forward to getting it - I wasn't a few days ago!

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By in United Kingdom,

Overall, I think this is pretty superb - can't wait to add it to the rest. The fire truck is probably the weakest part and it would have been better to have had a husky rather than a dalmatian as well as a golden bell! Particularly love the musician with a clear nod to The Salvation Army - if only he had a red bucket for the collection.

There are a few comments on the forum saying it's insubstantial, but it's the widest and tallest WV set ever and the only genuinely two-storey building.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks good but i think we can all agree as lego builders we could build something better from the parts, i do like the fountain & statue together, nice touch, also the tree is fine too:

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By in United States,

The building is nice enough even if the lanterns stick out unattractively. I love the way that the “snow” on the stairs looks.

The tree is terribly box-y, but I kind of love it. It looks like an artificial tree at a department store that is pretentiously trying to be modern and cool... too bad, I think, that it’s supposed to represent a real tree. I appreciate it though.

But the firefighter fountain statue is a bit too much. If the town is proud enough of the fire department to erect a firefighter statue, why isn’t the latest-in-the-series-of-unfortunate-snowmen wearing a fire helmet? I’d have perferred that hunt-for-it detail over the statue, and I know I can mod it, but it seems like a design detail the designers should have hammered out...

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By in United States,

IS the fire truck based on a real world model? It looks...unfinished around the wheels and the bottom seems too long and flat

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By in United States,

The fountain and tree are exceptional builds, and the fire chief and baby are great. I love the firehouse, especially the kitchen/break room. I understand the frustration some have with the truck. I think the set looks like a fine addition to the WV theme.

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By in Australia,

I love it, and even better, the Australian price isn't exorbitantly marked up as it so often is!

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By in Netherlands,

Thematically, I don't think Winter Village needed a fire house. Building looks cool though. Car is horrendous, however, and looks unfinished.

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By in Poland,

Wow! What a great looking set. It’s going to be my first winter village!

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By in Hungary,

Looks as if they did not have time to finish the truck. The building itself would look nice with a modular Fire Brigade-style truck.

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By in United States,

I must be in the minority here. I think it's pretty awful all around.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wasn’t loving the idea of a fire station when that news broke, and am underwhelmed now. The fire engine particularly lets the set down.
Should have ditched the ice rink & statue and spend the piece budget on making the engine look special.
This could be the set that breaks our family run on WV sets.

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By in United States,

I was not excited about the idea of a Christmas firehouse (ugh, Holiday x City - what's next, Christmas helicopter and police station??)... but I must admit I am loving this set! The victorian style of the firehouse is lovely, the old fashioned firetruck is sweet, and the fountain is a nice touch! That baby with the Christmas sweater on is also too adorable. Definitely better than last year's set, imho

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By in United States,

Very nice. Honestly was not expecting it to be this good. This is probably the best Winter Village set since the Winter Cottage. What makes me the most happy ?may be the fact that the minifigures actually have a way to get to the second floor without teleporting. The inside is very impressive ?with a nice interior most Winter Village sets exclude. My favorite part of the interior the kitchen, nice detail's and the bed is awesome. The Fire Truck is different then the City ones but it fits well with the WV line. Fountain? and? tree are nice too. Only problem may be the bench, this set is already expensive and that just seems like filler. ?Overall fantastic set though.

Just noticed the baby's shirt. Makes the set even better.

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By in United States,

Happy to see the return of the light brick, as was traditional until recently. I would like to have seen more snow, but I'm sure I'll love it once I build it. They're always better in real life than in the photos.

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By in United States,

Love the pic with the fold up bunk!

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By in United States,

Been looking forward to this! Looks great and can’t wait to add it to the collection! These are always such fun and good looking builds!

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By in Hungary,

It is still impossible to design a decent LEGO snowman. :)

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By in United States,

I'm pleased to see some extra building height/bulk so that the Cottage doesn't appear so oversized looking — and this design isn't as awkward an interior as last year's Train Station. The only thing I don't like is the anachronistic awkwardness of the engine. Lift ladders were not an option at that time or for that type of unstable vehicle mass design. That said should be easy enough to modify just to be loose-laddered.

Next year's building will need to be a medical clinic for aiding those workers slipping on those dangerous front steps!

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By in United Kingdom,

I haven't read every single comment on this page, but I feel like I am the only one let down by this.. I hate the building, but like the little decorations around it.. Whereas everyone else seems to like the building and not the deco.. I am not sure why I feel the opposite to everyone else... But I don't think "Firestation" when I think "Winter village".. Oh well,

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By in Puerto Rico,

It definitely looks sweet, not a fan but it looks great.

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By in United Kingdom,

@everyone complaining about the car
That's what cars looked like in the twenties and thirties. The front wings are honestly close to perfect.

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By in United Kingdom,

I feel like I picked a really lousy time to start collecting winter village sets. I started with the rerelease of the toy shop, but since then it's only been sets that really only work in a larger display. Skipped the station last year because I don't like the train so there's no point having the station. A toy shop and a fire station does not a village make.

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By in Canada,

Awesome uniforms. Far from what I expected, I might just be buying my first fire station kit. Those uniforms remind me if a fave TV show of mine: Murdoch Mysteries

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By in France,

Even if some see no link with winter village theme, if find this one very cute and a good complement to the previous years sets. The village is growing each year and a fire station is a great addition to any city. So well done Lego, good design, color scheme right in the theme. I like it.

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By in United States,

Fire trucks back then were tiny (provided most in the US were based on cars in the '20s and '30s), but I still feel the one in this set is overly simplified, especially compared to the "Mack" in the modular Fire Brigade.

I might actually buy this set, as a teen when Fire Brigade was around, I couldn't afford it. The Ghostbusters Fire House, which I had plans to convert to the FDNY station on which it was based, was too expensive as well. City fire stations are just too juniorized and don't look good.

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By in United States,

I'd like to see them take all the Winter Village sets and make it like Hogwarts (micro). Something that you could display during the holidays.

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By in United States,

I think it looks alright, albeit not what I really wanted for a WV set. At least we have an idea what might be for next year's WV set, ala Police Station.

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By in United States,

@LuvKernow: It's perhaps more relevant than it might seem at first glance — in the United States, Christmas and Christmas Eve are the two most common days for home fires, primarily involving cooking and heating sources but also other causes like candles, electrical fires from Christmas lights, the flammability of live Christmas trees when they dry out, and people's general tendency to overlook risks after drinking alcohol.

That said, I get why you and some others feel like this is a unusual kind of subject matter compared to previous fare. Other Winter Village sets have generally been tied to much cheerier and more festive things people associate with the holiday season, like toys, presents, caroling, skiing, ice skating, Santa Claus, Christmas markets, Christmas cards, Christmas cookies, Christmas vacations, I'm sure part of the reason so many house fires DO happen on Christmas Eve and Christmas is that they're the sort of thing a lot of people prefer NOT to think too much about when planning for or celebrating the holidays.

That said, a fire station certainly is the kind of building that helps towards any city or village feel more complete. It will be interesting to see if kids' and parents' well-documented enthusiasm towards LEGO fire stations gives this set a boost. Even though a lot of us think of Creator Expert as sets that are for us AFOLs first and foremost, I've come to understand that a lot of adults who might not be involved in LEGO fan communities also love the Creator Expert sets and other D2C exclusives as something that brings them together with their kids (who in many cases might not be old enough to get as rewarding a building experience from sets like this on their own).

Let's not forget, the Fire Brigade was a controversial addition to the Modular Buildings series among AFOLs, especially with its overtly American design alienating those who preferred to pretend that the three previous buildings in the series were European-based. But on the Inside Tour, Jamie Berard mentioned to me that it actually sold a lot better than the previous buildings. The number of people who have marked down owning the Fire Brigade here on Brickset compared to the numbers who did so for the previous buildings appears to back this up, though I'm sure those sales numbers were both an effect and a cause of the Fire Brigade not being discontinued nearly as quickly as its predecessors.

Anyhow, my thoughts: this definitely fits the quaint and nostalgic aesthetic of the Winter Village sets. I love the snow and ice hanging from the stairways and overhangs (though it's a bit surprising from a safety perspective that a staircase outside a firehouse doesn't have any railings). I love that this not only stands out from the colors architecture of other LEGO fire houses, but also from the colors and architecture of other winter village sets.

The interior of the station is picturesque, yet compact like other Winter Village sets. So I was very interested to see how much livable detail the designers were able to incorporate. On the plus side it has a cute little kitchenette, so the firefighters don't have to rely on ordering delivery and bringing any leftovers home with them when their shift is done. On the minus side, due to the limited space it has fewer beds than the latest LEGO City fire station or the converted firehouse the LEGO Friends are living in now. But I suppose since this is located in a village rather than a city, it's probably OK if on a more average night only one firefighter sleeps at the station in case a call comes in, and the others live close by. As for the other fire station essentials, it's good that there's a staircase to get up to the top floor and a fire pole to get back down to the garage (both City fire stations and other Winter Village buildings like the cottage sometimes have no obvious way to get upstairs). And it's nice to see space for various firefighting equipment in the garage,

The old-timey fire truck doesn't wow me as much since even the newer-looking one from the Fire Brigade had much the same be

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By in United States,

a must-buy for me--my town doesn't yet have a fire station, and the building style will fit right in.

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By in United States,

Shame. Winter village has really been missing the mark the last couple years. I passed on the train and station and don't see myself buying this either. It just doesn't have the charm of the earlier sets.

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By in Portugal,

This set is incredible but so sad that in portugal the set is not as cheap as in germany or as in australia.

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By in Hungary,

Winter Village is over (at least for me). Next year's set should be a Christmas Eve robbery...

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By in New Zealand,

Yes. I plan to MOC some train sheds using this set.

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By in United States,

Most assortments of the porcelain Christmas buildings that I have seen included a fire station--in those my folks have gotten over the years ,I have a couple.

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By in Hungary,

Feels like somewhat overpriced.

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By in United Kingdom,

Waiting to see an extended MOC from someone who has bought 2 sets. Can it be fleshed out into an almost modular scale (I missed the modular fire station and 2 or 3 of these would be cheaper)

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By in Canada,

Every year our local fire hall puts on a pancake Breakfast With Santa to raise money for the hospital burn unit. The kids get to have their picture taken with Santa and to see all the fire trucks and equipment. After Christmas they have another fund-raiser where you can bring in your Christmas trees to be chipped and re-cycled. The Fire Department is definitely a part of our community at Christmas and so this set will fit right in.

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By in Denmark,

Is this an exclusive to the LEGO Store/Shop?

And isn’t the Baby’s head the “old” one?

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By in United States,

The fire house seems way less completed in comparison to other winter village sets.

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By in United States,

The idea of making a fire station for the Winter Village line confused me at first, but I love the design of the set no less!

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By in Germany,

I like the design of the house and fountain. The fire truck is a little bit disappointing.

I don’t understand why they did not add the flag and fire truck tiles as printed parts. We are talking 3 different prints on 5 bricks! This is a collectors set. At least the flag should be printed.

I hate this new stickers in every set strategy!

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By in New Zealand,

I think the building and Minifigures look quite cool but I agree with most of you with the engine, I feel like it's a huge letdown, I don't understand why they couldn't have made it very similar to the engine in 10197 fire house. that engine is superb and I will be making one of them myself to swap with the engine in this set.

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By in Australia,

Will look great once dechristmased and dewintered.

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By in United States,

Bro has a moulded saxophone. Doesn't jibe with bro from WV Post Office and his brick-built saxophone. Ah well whaddayagonnado?

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By in Portugal,

Love the new baby and the new torso.

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By in Australia,

Plenty of divided opinion on wether a fire station belongs in a winter village set or not, which in my opinion really depends on how big you imagine the village to be. I think the real issue with this set is the flat roof, which is unacceptable for any building in an area where it snows. It seems like the winter elements were tacked on as an afterthought.

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By in United States,

That tree is stupid looking. Looks like the fake metal ones from charlie brown christmas.

Why, oh why can't they make a decent snow man?! This is even worse than past ones.

Trucks's kinda lame. All the other winter village vehicles are enclosed.

Fountain is pretty meh: all I have are a bunch of tiny unrealistic things for people to skate on. Want a big pond! And would it kill them to decide whether it snowed or not in this set? Some stuff covered in snow some not, and way less than the other houses in the village.

The actual building's okay but a little boring.

Not excited to add it to my village but I will.

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By in United States,

It's fine, better than I thought, but yet another 'ehh' set in the theme. I'm happy with my Toy Shop and old, good, holiday train.

Also almost every fire station in New England has a flat roof so I don't know why that is an issue for you PrivateMatrix.

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By in United States,

I'm just excited for that Duke Silver minifig.

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By in United States,

@scifiantihero That's a good point about the truck being open. They will freeze before they get to the fire!

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By in United States,

I have mixed feelings about this set. Although it is cool that it is an old timey fire station with old fire truck, I find that I am disappointed with the lack of depth in the building as the truck awkwardly sticks out the back. The Christmas tree is a neat build, though.

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By in Australia,

@ David1985. The minimum recommended roof pitch for snow prone areas is about 30°. It's called the angle of repose. Anything less runs the risk of dangerous build up and roof collapse. Every building I have ever seen in an area where it snows has a steeply pitched roof to allow the snow to slide off. Especially since this set is part of a range representing a small European village in the 1920's.

Even if you accept the flat roof, the lack of snow build up on it makes this model incomplete.

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By in United States,

I don’t think this is the 20s. Judging by the style of telephone, I thought maybe the late 30s.

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By in Canada,

Not the same nostalgic vibe as most of the other WV sets. I'll probably buy it as a collector, but I doubt I will build it. I'd say this is one of the weakest, if not weakest, of the series. Maybe they've run out of ideas, and it's time for the series to be put to rest.

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By in Canada,

I like the looks of this and would love to add it to my lego city without the winter theme! It just looks like a nice building!

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By in Austria,

All I was hoping for.

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By in United States,

Skip the bench, skip the tree.
Bigger rink/statue

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By in United States,

It's delightful, as far as it goes--which, sadly, isn't very far at all. The building is scarcely more than a facade--surely the Post Office and the Bakery weren't this shallow?--and there isn't even room for the hockey player to practice shots on goal, let alone have a game. Like @lippidp, I'm puzzled by the change from a brick-built saxophone to the special piece, though I admit I prefer the purpose-made hockey stick to brick-built ones, so I can't claim I'm very consistent. The fire truck is built along the same lines as many of the other vehicles in this series, so it doesn't bother me, and I do like having the light brick, but for $99 I'd have expected a set that didn't feel so...skimpy. I suppose I'll get it anyway, if only to try redesigning the main building and expanding the hockey rink, but I do feel a bit let down. Not a bad effort, but not what I'd hoped for.

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By in United States,

Privatematrix, you live in Australia. I have lived where we have 6 months of winter for my whole life, places where we get 125 to 250 cms of snow every winter on average. Most fire stations, police stations, and schools have flat roofs. There is a fire station built in 1889 about 2 miles from me, flat roof. This set reminds me of that station. Every school I went to, including one from 1904, flat roof. The train station they just redid, massive ugly building built in 1926, flat roof.

You need to travel more to cold climates, so please don't tell me about builds in places it snows.

The set is incomplete because snow isn't built up on the roof? Really? Snow melts and the firemen shovel the roof.

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By in United States,

Am I the only one who remembers Santa carried down Main Street on the fire truck during our small towns Thanksgiving parade. Of course a fire station and fire truck are appropriate for the holidays. How else do we Americans kick off the Holiday Season if not for our tree festivals and parades.

I still live in a small town that still celebrates the Christmas Season. I’m looking forward to adding the fire station to my LEGO Winter Village. And, of course Santa will be on display riding on a shiny fire truck.

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By in Australia,

Good to see that they have provided an Australian price, but it is very off putting. Just last week I picked up, brand new, still on shelf at my local ToyWorld 10249-1 Winter-Toy-Shop for only $108 Aussie dollars, the same price it was when released here in 2015. Even after only 3 years, there is no way the this fire station is worth more than the toy shop.
Admittedly the price may come down a bit, as $149.95 is the Lego recommended price, but it will only be $10-15.
Speaking of next Winter village themes, how about a butcher shop or tavern (with drunk elves)!

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By in United Kingdom,

Trying to figure out how is this set 1100 pieces... The building is very shallow. £85 is rather steep.

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By in United States,

@sklamb: Yes at about 8 studs building depth, the Post Office and Bakery (and Toy Shop) are this shallow.

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By in United States,

@zmarkella With two floors, strong architectural detailing, and, like the Cottage's several side builds, the pieces add up.

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By in United States,

The building looks good and I like the height change and color variation from the other sets. That said, the fire truck is woefully under-detailed, and if I'm looking at the set right, doesn't look like it'll fit in the garage. C'mon...

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By in United States,

This looks really great--I love that memorial fountain. The price, though... I remember when Winter Village sets were in the $60-70 range. What's a non-licensed set doing being nearly 10c/pc? Is $100 for a medium sized set just becoming the new normal?

Oh wow, I just noticed that baby with the Christmas sweater. That is the cutest thing Lego has ever made.

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By in United States,

I think this set looks really good! I’m not sure if I want to put out $100 for it based on the pictures though. However, if I like it after seeing Jang’s review, I might consider purchasing it.

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By in Argentina,

Le falta magia!! y no veo mucho el sistema con el resto de los modelos winter village...

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By in United States,

@zmarkella: The garage and apartment seem to be 11 modules deep from the back of the building to the front wall (not even counting the columns and ledge which stick out another two studs), though the wings on the sides are just six studs deep. Winter Village sets in general don't tend to be more than 8 or 9 studs deep (except for the cottage, which I remember shocking a lot of people with its size when it was first announced) and most of them don't even have two complete floors — just a ground floor and a loft/attic or another floor that's much smaller than the one below it.

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By in United States,

This is great. To me, this is a real breath of fresh air that will bring a fresh new take on the Winter Village theme. A step back from some of the stereotypical buildings and a step towards more old timey buildings with the Winter Village flare added to it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Happy to see a Fire Station released as the latest release for the WV series for many reasons, not just because I'm a firefighter. Its good to see that the series is kind of back on the format of small styled buildings from the original first 3 releases, as I personally thought the cottage was too big and looked out of place and the santa workshop although nice seemed a blip in the series imo and I won't go there with the re-released Toy shop.

Anyway back to the Fire Station and the Fire service fits in with the WV them as in many towns and villages, the Fire Service are involved with festivities by driving Santa through towns/villages and many a fire engine can be seen out and about assisting putting up Xmas decorations.

Yes the building maybe doesn't look like the style of the first 3 buildings, ie sloped roof with snow on and does look more like a Chicago/New York style station, but I like it all the same and it was never going to suit everyones pallet after seeing some of the Winter Fire Stations MOC's that have been made. This is maybe why the designers made it this way so it couldn't be claimed as a copy or too similar to someones creation. On this note, I did build one myself on the Lego Inside Tour in 2014 but mine had sloped roofs too.

The engine is neat and fits the era it is designed for. Maybe the only change I would have made is having the ladder in Reddish Brown to resemble a wooden ladder. The firefighters uniforms are great, hope these become available on BnP as would get these for my city Firefighters to use on ceremonial parades.

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By in United States,

I'm pretty psyched for what will be my first WV purchase. The Train Station from last year is still on my wanted list, however as my city still has no train its' purpose would be sort of pointless, thus it remains on the Want List lol. My only other firehouse, besides the Ghostbusters Headquarters (which I'm keeping in tact) is 7208 and doesn't fit my city's look or layout. So, I'm looking forward to getting this and modding it a bit (dropping the snow, putting it on a standard 32x32 baseplate and expanding it to fit, plus adding a 3rd floor), and plunking it down in my little town. I love the baby's sweater; too cute! And is this the first Dalmation we've had? Also is that a new 1x2 gray plate piece (w/ridge on the end to simulate brick-work) under the bench? So many details, and the fire engine doesn't bother me a bit, although will be out of place in my modern vehicle running city. It may have to inspire a new Smithsonian-esque vehicle museum :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the ice rink. The building looks OK, but I feel they did a better job on the bus last year than they have with the fire engine.

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