Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means it is time to bring out all of my LEGO Winter Village sets and set up the annual Christmas Display.
I’ve updated this list to include the new LEGO Winter Village Collection Holiday Main Street set (10308) – scroll to the end for more!
I’m particular in that the sets can come out until after Thanksgiving, and they have to be put away before New Years – Tradition and all, you know.
LEGO started making these Creator Expert Holiday sets in 2009 and every year they release a new one. As of 2021 there are thirteen different sets that all are in the same theme. I’ve been collecting them since they came out, and want to share a few thoughts on each one so you can pick your favorite.
Lets start with the oldest to newest – be sure to comment your favorite below!
Winter Village Toy Shop
Release Year: 2009
This is the very first Christmas set, and it is now retired. But there are still some places you can find it. But be ready to pay, as it is getting harder to find complete or sealed sets.
Winter Village Bakery
Release Year: 2010
I didn’t get this set when it first came out – and I regretted it. Now I have it and am glad I did so my series could be complete. There are 7 minifigs, as well as a light up brick (which is pretty standard for these sets). There is also a cute little ice skating rink and a horse pulling a wagon that can be used for hay rides or hauling X-mas Trees.
Winter Village Post Office
Release Year: October 2011
Where do all of Santa’s Letters go? To the North Pole, of Course. But first they travel through this Post office, and get sorted, and then put on the vintage mail truck for their journey to Santa.
Winter Village Cottage
Release Year: October 2012
This set has a lot of “extra: scenes besides the main house. There is a truck with a snow-plow attachment, an Igloo, a wood shed, and the coolest little brick built toboggan.
Winter Village Market
Release Year: 2013
If I were to rank my favorite sets, this is #3. Mostly for the carousel which I immediately motorized so it could spin around and around by itself. If you don’t have the parts for the motor, you can crank it by hand which is super cool too.
Release Year: 2014
Up until now, all the sets have been village sets. Finally we were able to get a North Pole set with a real Santa and Mrs. Claus. There are a bunch of elves included and some brick built reindeer too!
Winter Toy Shop
Release Year 2015
This year we are back to the little village with a cute toy shop. There are presents, and model rockets, and toy trains of course. Plus If I remember correctly, this set has the biggest Christmas tree of them all.
Winter Holiday Train
Release Year 2016
My regular blog readers know that this is my favorite set, because it has a LEGO Christmas Train. It is possible to motorize it which I did of course. There are 4 cars, including a Locomotive, Tender, a flat car with a tree that actually goes around and around as the train goes down the track, and a cute little caboose. Even though I leave my train track set up all year, this train only comes out for 1 month every year. Obviously my #1 most favorite holiday set
Winter Village Station
Release Year 2017
What compliments a Leg Holiday Train? A LEGO train station decorated with snow and ready to take families across the land to meet relatives and re-unite everyone for the holidays. My #2 set after the Holiday Train
Winter Village Fire Station
Release Year 2018
Every town needs a fire station, and LEGO made a great little holiday set to compliment all the other buildings in the series. There’s another brick built sled, a 4-stud wide firetruck, and an ice-rink too!
Release Year 2019
As of the first publication of this blog post, the LEGO Gingerbread Set is still available in the LEGO store, but it sells out quickly this time of year. You might be able to find it at your local LEGO store if you are careful.
Elf Club House
Release Year 2020
This is one of the sets with a true LEGO reindeer (not a brick built one). There are also a lot of cool brick built LEGO toys like a ship, keyboard, airplane and more presents.
Release Year 2021
The latest set is still available, of course on line and at the LEGO store.
I actually haven’t built this set, but am looking forward to a relaxing evening after Thanksgiving dinner with this one. Stay Tuned to my Youtube and Instagram for some photos and shorts.
Holiday Main Street
Release Date – October 3 2022 (VIP), Oct 7, 2022
This is the newest set, being released just in time for the Holiday season 2022.
This set looks amazing! With 6 minifgures, Two buildings, a trolley, and of course the Christmas tree, I can’t wait to get this set and add it to my holiday LEGO collection
LEGO Seasonal Sets 2022
Looking for the perfect Christmas present? Why not give the gift of LEGO! The iconic building blocks are always a hit, and there are plenty of festive sets to choose from.
For example, the LEGO Winter Village set is perfect for anyone who loves the winter season. It comes complete with a snow-covered cottage, a frozen pond, a Christmas tree and even a sled. I wish they had polar bears, but maybe they will come in a future set. C’mon – wouldn’t a baby polar bear just be the cutest thing ever?
Or how about the Holiday LEGOs Train set? It’s perfect for anyone who loves trains or spending time with family during the holidays. The set comes with a locomotive, tender, passenger car, dining car and more.
As you collect all the different sets you will get a little village started. There will be matching buildings, themed winter and Christmas activities for the minifigures, and of course christmas trees – some withtaller tree stands, and other with medium tree stands for some variability.
No matter what your budget is, there’s sure to be a LEGO set that’s perfect for the special someone in your life. So why not make this Christmas extra special with a LEGO gift?
When the season is over, I carefully pack each of the sets up in Sterlite storage bins, and label them “Christmas LEGOS 2022”. Then I can’t wait until the lego city 2023 winter sets come out. Be sure to subscribe to this site, so you will get the latest LEGO news, when they are announced next october.
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13 thoughts on “Lego Winter Village Sets – All 14! Updated for 2022”
My som collects the Christmas am I just early or will there not be one in 2022
You are just early! They come out October 1st.
Lego is rumored to release info October 1st 2022, said to be the biggest winter village set yet for size and piece count! Looking forward to it!
They just released the 2022 set. It’s supposed to release Oct 3rd!
You were early
I can’t wait for the 2022 set!
Hi, the 10199 Winter Village Toy Shop and the 10249 Winter Toy Shop seem pretty much identical to me, am I missing something? If not, why did they do two so similar?
Set 10199 was re-released with some revisions as set 10249 due to some internal needs at LEGO. They decided to re-release this set instead of having no set at all for that year. Some of the changes are structural, including to the shop roof and the Christmas tree. There are differences in the toys in each version as well. You can see on the model that the wreaths have changed, as well as the color of the D-shape technic liftarm on the front of the shop. There’s an additional minifigure in 10249, and some changes to the previous minifigs. My opinion is if you have one, you don’t really need the other, as they will look like near duplicates in your display.
So excited to have just purchased the last set for this entire collection. 😊
How and where do you display your Christmas lego sets?
Woman owned by 4 cats and 3 flighted parrots
I plan to use a keyboard stand and 2″ styrofoam boards. Light, easy to cut to size and with a heated cutter and all will be flat for storage. I don’t know how your owners would take to this…
I have a Christmas train that came out prior to these sets. Do you know the set # or release year? I skipped the train you have listed above, as I didnt need two trains.