Wintertime comes and with it, the fabulous Winter Village seasonal LEGO collection. This time, we’ll take a look at the LEGO Winter Toy Shop Creator Expert set. A lovely, whimsical addition to anyone’s winter decorations!
LEGO 10249 Winter Toy Shop Creator Expert Set
No Winter Village is complete without a toy shop. How could there be any cheer without one? This LEGO Winter Toy Shop certainly helps with Santa’s demands. This 2015 Winter Toy Shop is an update of the 2009 Winter Toy Shop (LEGO 10199), and it comes with new and updated items. For owners of the past LEGO Winter Toy Shop, you can combine the previous set and this one into a larger, wonderful building.
The LEGO Winter Toy Shop set has an aged feel which fits with the nostalgic Winter Village appearance. This isn’t a modern and snazzy shop, it’s more cosy, old-style. When built the LEGO Toy Shop is 17cm high, 19cm wide and 10cm deep. It comes with a large Christmas tree as well, which is 15cm high, 11cm wide and 11cm deep.
What’s in the box?
- 898 pieces, including a light brick
- 8 minifigures (male caroler, female caroler, 2 men, 1 woman, 2 boys, 1 girl)
- Accessories, including a snowboard, skis, wreaths, strings lights, cashier, chair, table, bench, top hats, carol songbooks and more.
- 10 toys. The toys are diverse and different from the LEGO 10199 set’s toys.
- A decorated large Christmas tree with decoration
- A ladder around the size of the large Christmas tree
- Trees and snow elements
- A snowman
- An ornate streetlamp
How much does it cost?
The LEGO 10249 set is a retired set. This means it might not be readily available and prices will vary.
LEGO 10249 Winter Toy Shop Designer Video
LEGO Winter Toy Shop Pictures
LEGO Winter Toy Shop Review
This LEGO Winter Toy Shop is an update on a previous version of the toy shop. As an update, some might ask, is it worth it to buy the new one?
The answer is a resounding YES! This set not only looks great, it integrates quite well with the previous model — so instead of two toy shops, you can build them together and make a big toy shop! There’s a lot of different items and minifigures, enough to make this set look and feel new rather than just a remake.
If you don’t have the previous one from 2009, this Winter Toy Shop will certainly stand on its own, too. This Creator Expert set isn’t that difficult to build, taking around five hours for builders who want to take their time. It’s in scale for other buildings in the Winter Village, and it comes with a light brick — which is always fun to play with.
The LEGO Winter Toy Shop doesn’t have a back wall, which makes it very playable. There are also printed LEGOs, which always look better than stickers.
Pros & Cons
The only real downside to this set is the fact there already was a previous one sold. While this may upset some collectors, it’s also a great opportunity for new collectors — which is the whole point of the re-release in the first place. If you don’t have the 2009 set, the LEGO 10249 one is a great buy. If you do have the previous one, they can be combined. Or, of course, you can buy two copies of this one and make a mega shop anyway!
So what do you think? Do you have this set? Are you interested in it? Let us know in the comments below!