Christmas-themed LEGO Sets are always a big hit with families because they provide a fun scene for a Christmas decoration and a great family project. The range of snowy scenes and Christmas characters means that keen collectors can add new sets each year and bring something new to the decorations. In addition to the toy stores, trees and holiday trains for beneath the Christmas tree, there is also the LEGO Creator Expert 10235 Winter Village Market set. This is a detailed Lego set for older players and families looking to make an impact.
This winter scene provides a taste of the festive season with a fun build and some great characters
The winter market is the heart of many towns in the run up to the holidays, and this is definitely true this set. The main feature is the beautifully designed carousel with the detailed horses that move via a handle. The ride is complemented by the additional elements of the operator’s booth, the bakers, grill and candy stand for treats for the visitors. These stalls come with many food elements for the visitors to enjoy, such as the grilled sausages and pretzels. This gives it that authentic, continental feel. There is also a teddy bear, purse and scarf for the minifigures.
With so much to enjoy at this market, it is no surprise that there are many visitors keen to enjoy the food before it is gone, and to ride the horses. There are in fact 9 figures here, three women, two men and four children. This allows for plenty of opportunities for creative play as these families have a day out. Also, there is nothing to stop collections adding in other figures if they merge this market with related sets. Perhaps a rogue Santa figure could make an appearance.
This market scene provides a detailed snapshot of a brilliant festive tradition
The LEGO Creator Expert 10235 Winter Village Market set may be discontinued now, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t still hold its charm as a Christmas set against some of the more recent models. The theme, the quality of the design and the range of people and parts mean that the market scene comes to life with a timeless quality, and it can complement other festive sets that come along. Anyone looking for an alternative winter build for the next holiday season should snap up this set before it disappears.