Release Year: 2014
Pieces: 883 (with six minifigures).
Elements and Minifigures: 18/20
There are some nice parts included in this set, four of which are unique. There is the aqua guitar, the 1×1 brick with eyes (used on the reindeer), the 2x2x2/3 plate with bow, used as the hindquarters of the reindeer, and Mrs Claus’s skirt. None of these are available in any other set. There’s also a large amount of parts that are very hard to come by, including the clock face, the 2×2 earth green tiles, Mrs Claus’s hair, Santa’s sack (which was new in red at the time this set was released), and that beautiful sign to name a few.
This set includes a lot of warm gold elements, a good selection of profile bricks, and some nice colours.
Design / Appearance: 18/20
Sets like the ones from the Winter Village theme are always popular, so the price has to be a factor. With this one, for $120, I think that’s quite fair. There’s some nice new elements included, some great minifigures that are not often seen, due to their seasonal nature. It’s not a ridiculously cheap price, but for 883 parts, you’re going to be paying around 13 cents per element, which is reasonable. Factoring in the nature of the parts, and that means relatively good value for money.
As I mentioned before, the Winter Village sets are always popular, so collectibility is very high. There’s been eight Winter Village sets over the years, with one released each year, dating back to 2009. This is my first one, and I’m hoping to get some more. If you see this one, especially as it’s an older one, grab it while you can.
Next week I’ll be staying in the Christmas festivities with a look at 40138: Christmas Train. It’s a littler one, but still good to check out. Are there any Christmas sets that you’ve liked recently? Let me know in the comments.