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LEGO 10270 Creator Expert Bookshop Modular

LEGO 10270 Creator Expert Modular Bookshop

Today the LEGOnet (LEGO Internet) is all abuzz with the announcement of the latest Creator Expert Modular set – The Bookshop. With 2504 pieces and 5 minifigures – the price will be $179.00. As you can see from the images, this is actually 2 buildings built together a bookstore on one side and a little 3 story house on the other, side by side. It’s a modular so it will connect and fit in with the other LEGO modulars that have come out already.

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LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House

Every year I look forward to the new Creator Winter series set that LEGO releases. This year it is LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House. When the fall comes, LEGO releases a lot of new sets, and my regular readers know I focus on the Disney, some Star Wars, and a few other themes, like the Creator series.

Every year for the last 10 years LEGO releases a new set for their Creator Expert Winter Village line. I think I’m missing one, but that might change this year, because I plan on blogging each of the sets as I build them from my saved instructions and parts collection.

Two of my favorites are the Holiday Train, Santa’s Workshop There are a bunch of others that I start to build every year between Halloween and Thanksgiving, so that when the official Holiday season Starts, my LEGO Disneyland has a complete LEGO winter Village.

When available, I will post the official LEGO set PHOTO here (then change it to my set photo when released).

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Release Date

The latest edtion in the LEGO Creator Holiday series, the Gingerbread House will be released on September 18 to VIP members, and everyone else will have access on Oct 1. Just in time for the holidays.

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Minifigures

I believe, there will be 2 minifigures in this series – a gingerbread man, and a gingerbread woman. I think it will be based off the CMF Series 11 Gingerbread man, but when the set comes out I’ll confirm that.

Of course the minifigures for this set haven’t been released yet, but here are some others you might be interested in. Complete your minifigure collection!

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Price and Piece count

It has been confirmed that the LEGO Gingerbread House set for 2019 will have 1,477 pieces and cost $99.99 US. Of all the series LEGO releases, this is one that will sell out, and increase in value over the years. Just go back and try to buy a retired Creator Holiday set and you will know what I’m talking about.

LEGO 10267 Gingerbread House Review

Coming soon! As soon as I have this cute little LEGO set in my hands, I’ll share it with you and update this post.

From the looks of the official photos, there will be a 2 story LEGO gingerbread house of course. Downstairs will have a living room scene with a fire place and a small kitchenette. Upstairs is a bedroom and a bathroom with a tub. Lately there have been a lot more LEGO bathrooms being built – hmmm….

Also included are a little brick built snow blower, a baby stroller for a 1×2 printed gingerbread baby piece, a rocking horse, a microscale train, and an assortment of presents.

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NEW LEGO 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine

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LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine

The new LEGO 10268 Vestas Wind Turbine is a REALLY TALL set.  Taller than Ninjago City.  Taller than the Ferris Wheel.  It dominates above my LEGO city.    This is the tallest set I have ever built, by far.  

LEGO 10268 Pieces & Minifigures

There are 826  pieces in this set, including 3 minifigures, and a Power Functions Motor set.  There are 2 Vestas technician minifigures, and a woman.  Plus you get a LEGO German Shepard Dog.  There is also a large LEGO Power Functions Battery Box, some LEGO LED lights, a power functions extension cord, and a Power Functions motor that goes in the very tippy-top of the wind turbine to make the whole thing spin around.

Lego Vestas Minifigures included in the set
These are the LEGO Vestas Minifigures that are included in the set.

In addition to the minifigure and power functions there is also a new spruce tree element made from plants.  Recently LEGO announced they wanted to discontinue the use of petroleum products in the manufacturing of LEGO bricks by 2030, and they have been shifting to alternative manufacturing materials.  The first change has been with plants from plants.

Building LEGO 10268 

In Box:

  • Green Base Plate
  • Instruction Book
  • 5 big bags
  • 5 medium bags
  • 2 small bags

This was a fun set to build.  Overall there were 12 bags, all unnumbered, a large green base plate, an instruction book, and ZERO stickers.  I love it when LEGO uses printed tiles instead of stickers.  

The build was done in several different groups.  First was the 3 minifigures, and the Vestas Truck.  Then was the house, which has powered lights and cleverly hidden wires.  Next I got to build the mountain behind the house which holds the support for the wind turbine, as well as the large Power Functions Block.

Then I got to build the tower.  So simple and elegant.  Finally there was the generator at the top and the turbine blades.

All in all there were lots of long white bricks and plates in this set.  It never got too repetitive, and overall was a fun build, especially the little modern house, and hiding the wires.

LEGO 10268 Review

I cannot say how tall this set really is. It’s long and skinny and spindly (but not too fragile), and goes really high. The design is such that it is completely supported and not wobbly which is great.

The LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine 2018
The LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine 2018

When you turn the power functions on the 3 blades spin slowly. It doesn’t go fast enough to be a fan in a room, Also, the blades are not dangerous, securely attached, but easy to break off in case you bump into them without damaging anything.

I also want to talk about the little truck that comes with the set. There is room as usual for one minifig in the front, and then in the back there is a cool little slider system that colds a second component inside, securely. Part of building the set is making a little welder’s system on a handtruck. There are some unique attachment methods I didn’t know about before, and when it is all put together it slides neatly and securely inside the back of the truck.

The Lego Vestas Truck with a brick built welder's tanks that fit neatly inside the back.
The Lego Vestas Truck with a brick built welder’s tanks that fit neatly inside the back.

The little modern red LEGO house is nothing special, a pretty standard build, but there are some clever techniques used to hide the power function wires that illuminate the lights at the front of the building.

A little red LEGO house.
A little red LEGO house.

Finally, I should end with the plants from plants that are used in this set. There aren’t as many as came in the initial plants from plants release set, but there are some cool elements for the LEGO collector.

LEGO Plants from Plants
LEGO Plants from Plants
LEGO minifigures on a park bench.
LEGO minifigures on a park bench.