Last year’s LEGO Winter Village release turned out to be an utter fiasco, with brick fans worldwide calling foul when the only new set released in the beloved series was the 12049 Winter Toy Shop remake, a move which infuriated long-time Winter Village collectors. But there’s little to no chance of anyone’s ire being raised this year, as TLG has now officially revealed this year’s exclusive Winter Village set. It’s the LEGO Winter Holiday Train 10254 set, and it just may be the best-ever of the LEGO Winter Village sets!
While it doesn’t come motorized and will require being being upgraded with Power Functions to be so, this set is otherwise exactly what I was looking for in the long-rumored Winter Village Train! I adore the festive green and red coloration on the train (particularly the coloring on the engine), and the “steam” rising out of the train engine is basically the coolest thing ever.
I promise to come back and give more expansive thoughts on this set later on, but for now, you can check out the official press release details of this set and enlarge the hi-res photos in this article to gigantic proportions and enjoy our first real Winter Village addition in two years!
Climb aboard the magical Winter Holiday Train!
Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.
• The Winter Holiday Train includes 16 curved pieces of track, engine, coal tender, flatbed wagon with holiday tree, toys and gifts, caboose, boarding platform, bench and a lamppost.
• Decorate the tree and drive the train to see the tree rotate.
• Join the ticket collector in the cozy caboose for a delicious cup of cocoa.
• Includes dual building instructions for a perfect family build.
• Accessory elements include green wreathes, decorative lights and white tree pieces, plus wrapped gift elements and tiny brick-built toys, including a micro train, wind-up car, fire truck, remote controlled robot, sailboat and a spaceship.
• Special elements include small and large red train wheels, dark tan windows, train buffers, cow catcher, white tree elements and roller skates.
• The Holiday Train in total measures over 4” (12cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
• Curved rail track diameter measures over 27” (70cm).
The 10254 Winter Village Holiday Train will be available exclusively online and in LEGO Stores on October 1st, although VIPs will get first dibs on the set on September 15th. Spoilers: I’ll be lined up at my local mall to grab this beauty the morning of the 15th!
What do you think of the Winter Holiday Train LEGO 10254 set, brick fans? Is this potentially-motorized train a must-have addition to your Winter Village, or were you hoping to add another building to your village instead of a train to run through or around it?