There isn’t such a thing as Christmas without letters to Santa. That’s why your minifigures need their own LEGO Post Office! And the Winter Village has one, in the LEGO 10222 set. Let’s check it out.
LEGO 10222 Winter Village Post Office
No town is complete without a Post Office. Released in Oct. 1st, 2011, the LEGO 10222 Winter Village Post Office adds this aspect to the LEGO Winter Village seasonal series. With it comes a nice little gazebo and a post truck — as no town is complete without a nice gazebo, either.
This set, modelled after older buildings yet still quite modern, brings small-town charm to any LEGO collection. Like others such as the LEGO Winter Village Market, this set works better with a context and other buildings, but it’s still playable and sweet on its own. The gazebo, trees and bench improve the charm of the building.
The LEGO Winter Village Post Office building is 19cm wide, 8cm deep and 15cm high. The whole set is 40cm wide and 30cm deep. This set is ideal for children 12 and up, but younger children will also enjoy playing with the set.
Whether they are sending letters to Santa or just regular mail, the LEGO Winter Village Post Office comes with enough minifigures to encourage their creative thinking when playing. As this is a Creator Set (usually meant for older children and teens), they will surely also learn about structures and basic engineering, as well as planning!
What’s in the box?
- 822 pieces
- 7 minifigures: female post office worker, male postman, a woman, 2 children, 2 musicians and a dog
- A LEGO Post Office with a fireplace, light brick, table and coffee mug
- A lamppost
- A bench
- A gazebo
- Minifigure accessories like musical instruments, post, a shovel, and more
How much does it cost?
The LEGO Post Office set is retired, which means it is no longer available from LEGO. This makes the price increase, as there are fewer units available.
LEGO 10222 Winter Village Post Office Speed Build Video
LEGO Winter Village Post Office Pictures
LEGO Winter Village Post Office Review
The LEGO 10222 Winter Village Post Office is a sweet building. The whole set isn’t very large, but it builds quite a lot of details. You might feel like there’s more than one set included, in fact, as all three main pieces (post office, post truck and gazebo) are fairly good individually and don’t really depend on each other.
Still, as a whole, this set provides an interesting experience. Unlike previous LEGO Winter Village sets, this building doesn’t come with a solid white roof. While some might find this bad, as the sets don’t match, it’s actually fairly realistic, as snow won’t exactly settle on all buildings the same way. Besides, it’s a nice playable feature if you want to use this LEGO Post Office in summer! Just remove the extra snow and it doesn’t detract at all from the set as a whole.
This set also comes with a lightbrick — which adds an amazing touch to light up the building at night, perfect for wintery evenings!
Pros & Cons
This set has a vintage look to it that matches the rest of the LEGO Winter Village buildings. This LEGO Post Office works best with other sets such as the LEGO Winter Village Market and LEGO Winter Toy Shop, but also works with other city buildings as well. As a whole, this set is fairly playable and offers a lot of stunning details.