It’s that time of year again… it’s time to pull out your LEGO Holiday sets! Are you like us, pulling out your sets just after Halloween? We like to do that so we can enjoy them for longer periods of time. Just doesn’t seem as fun to display them for a month…
And since you’re probably here because you’re on the hunt for your own LEGO Holiday sets, I thought it was about time that I updated this series of posts for 2016. So, each day this week, I will be posting one part of our 5-part series on LEGO Holiday sets, with updates for items added this year.
Make sure you come back each day for the updated version! Now, without further ado… Here is Part 1 of The Ultimate List of LEGO Holiday Sets!
For us, it’s the time of the year we like to bring home a little holiday cheer. That is, of course, how our LEGO winter village started. We have probably looked at almost all the possible LEGO sets for a holiday scene. Since you’re most likely a LEGO lover, we thought we’d share with you what we like to call The Ultimate List of LEGO Holiday Sets!
The original post I wrote was long and image intensive. So much so I finally had to break it into parts in order to make sure I didn’t miss anything. It also has affiliate links to Amazon and LEGO Shop@Home which help us keep this site running, at no additional cost to you.
We have many of the following LEGO sets in our Winter Village MOC and therefore we highly recommend these. (Swing on over to our Winter Village MOC blog post to see most of them in action.)
The others we don’t have are either because:
a – they were released as promos in previous years when we weren’t collecting, or
b – they just didn’t go well with our village, or
c – we’ve bought them, but simply don’t have enough space for them in our MOC at this moment.
This doesn’t mean they aren’t worth collecting or adding to your build… just that we don’t have them.
Finally, while I did call this The Ultimate List of LEGO Holiday Sets, I’m sure to have missed a few here or there. Hopefully, instead of flaming me, you’ll just leave me a kind comment about the missing set below.
LEGO Winter Village Sets
We’re going to start by focusing on the LEGO Winter Village sets. These will most likely be the bread and butter of your holiday decorations. With lots of festive details, you’ll find you’ll really enjoy these sets as the basis of a winter village…hence the name.
This is the train LEGO Winter Village fans have been waiting for! Released this year (2016), the LEGO Winter Holiday Train is an exciting collection of festive Christmas elements decorating this Power Functions enable-able train! If you’re looking to add some movement to your LEGO Winter Village, check out our review of on how to power the LEGO Winter Holiday Train.
This one is worth adding to your Winter Village layout.
Last year’s release for the winter village line is the LEGO Creator Winter Village Toy Shop (10249). This was actually a re-release of one of the original winter village sets, the LEGO Creator Winter Village Toy Shop (10199) from 2009 with some new pieces. I wrote about the re-release in another blog post, but either way, this is one of those sets you will want in your winter village or for your Christmas decorations.
This set was released in 2014. Ours is at the top of our winter village display and we have Santa flying off of a mountain. (That really looks more fun than it sounds.) The LEGO Creator Santa’s Workshop can still be found on Shop@Home or you can pick it up from Amazon.com.
This will probably be the last year you see this set on shelves. If you’ve been on the fence, I recommend you pick it up this holiday season.
We use this one towards the front of our winter village display. This set was retired in 2014, but is a great addition to any holiday decoration setup. You can purchase the LEGO Winter Village Market on Amazon.com.
A nice addition to the winter village setup, this will be the largest building you have in your displays. This set was retired in 2013, but you can still find the LEGO Winter Village Cottage on Amazon.com.
This is one of our favorite LEGO holiday sets. We set it up with a little girl minifigure pressing her face up against the window. While this set is retired, you can still purchase the LEGO Creator Holiday Bakery on Amazon.com.
The LEGO Winter Village Post Office was released in 2011. An excellent addition to your winter village, as every village needs a post office. This set is retired and therefore no longer sold on Shop@Home, but you can still find it on Amazon.com.
This train is the one that started the obsessive search for the holiday train. We choose to create a holiday train based on the LEGO Hogwart’s Express train, because this one was just way too expensive. However, if you find you can swing the moola for this train (or you just want something different than the new LEGO Winter Holiday Train above, you can pick this one up on Amazon.
While I did say this was a complete list, I may have missed one here or there. What other sets would you add to make this list of ultimate LEGO holiday sets complete?
Interested in seeing more of The Ultimate List of LEGO Holiday Sets posts? Check out the other parts below: