Yesterday, we reposted an update to an older blog post series, The Ultimate List of LEGO Holiday Sets. Today, we move forward with Part 2 of this series. We hope you enjoy the update to the list!
For today’s list, we’ll be looking at sets useful for filling out a winter village layout. While the sets in the first post are great for starting out your village, you’ll still need some additional pieces to fill out streets and other areas. This is where these sets come in handy.
Winter Village Filler Sets
This is the latest box set introduced by LEGO for the 2016 holiday season. Featuring two elves working hard in Santa’s workshop, this one is bound to be tons of fun to fill in an area. However, you’ll want to take into consideration that these are not minifigure size, so you won’t be able to just stick them into your existing winter village build.
I think they would do best as a standalone display in an area that needs some sort of Christmas decoration. Or, you could build them into your winter village as statues in the town square. Either one is an excellent idea for decorating and building!
This is the second brick built seasonal box set LEGO released for this year. While Santa Clause is cute, he has the same issues as the LEGO Elves’ Workshop set, that he is not minifigure scale sized. Again, this means you can either use him as a decoration in another area of your house, or build him in as a statue decoration for your town square… or anything else the inventive minds in your household come up with!
This lovely little set was a LEGO exclusive release in 2015 as a minimum purchase promo. While fitting right into the LEGO Winter theme, we consider it more of standalone set. The reason behind this is that while it is a minifigure scale size, it’s not much larger than that. It works better if you build around it. For example, one of our readers placed his gingerbread house as the centerpiece of his winter market!
The LEGO Christmas Train is a nice set to use to create an area for kids to get their photos taken with Santa Claus. This set was out in 2012, however, the pieces are fairly common. If you don’t pick it up from Amazon.com, you can probably make it from your own sets.
Small and sweet, this Christmas tree is a build with lots of details. As a Christmas polybag from 2013, you’ll have to check Amazon or eBay to get your hands on it. With only 51 pieces, this one is also one of those sets you can probably make from your own collection. You may only have issues finding a suitable tree topper, as the star is not an easily found part.
This awesome set was a seasonal box promotion from the 2014 holiday season. It makes a great addition to any setup that includes the LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop, adding 2 more elves to the minifigure count of your workshop. You can get your hands on this set on Amazon.com.
This set was released as a seasonal exclusive back in 2013. It looks great hauling trees around town in the bed of the truck. You can still find the LEGO Creator Tree Truck on Amazon.
This set is a purchase exclusive from 2014. Easy to build up, you can use this sets as thr star of a large frozen lake build. You can still find the LEGO Holiday Winter Skating Scene on Amazon.com.
This is hands down one of my absolute favorite sets. We wanted to purchase the train for our winter village, but just couldn’t afford it on the after market. Instead, we decided to make our own modeled after this beauty. However, if you think you’d rather purchase it, you can find the LEGO Make & Create Holiday Train on Amazon.com.
This was a holiday exclusive set from 2014. It’s a great addition to any winter village setup and pairs well with the Tree Truck from above. You can still find the LEGO Creator Tree Stand on Amazon.com.
This list should get you started filling out that winter village!