LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) Now Up at US LEGO Shop@Home

After making its debut via LEGO’s regional portal in Asia, LEGO has officially announced and listed this year’s seasonal winter village set. The LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) is now up at LEGO Shop@Home in the US, slated to be available beginning next month, with early VIP access on September 16.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

Coming in at 1,445 pieces this year’s winter village set puts the spotlight once again on the lengths that Santa will go through to add that holiday cheer to all that is expecting his visit. It was 2014 since we last saw him added to a LEGO Creator Expert winter village set in the form of Santa’s Workshop (10245), so it’s great to see a LEGO model that is built around his character.

And of course, the model itself is perfect for a seasonal display piece and will look great with other winter village sets that you might have. The angled build is really clever since it gives the model a sort of depth and a certain degree of realism. I love the combination of white and light royal blue for its exterior, and the tons of holiday details in the interior. The set comes with four minifigures featuring Dad, Mom, a little girl, and Santa.

Read more about the LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293) below and if you wish to be notified on its arrival in October, you may want to head over to LEGO.com and this to your wishlist.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Visit (10293)

1,445 pieces | $99.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2021. Early VIP access on September 16, 2021.

LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293) LEGO Creator Expert Santa's Visit (10293)

If you’re dreaming of the perfect Christmas Eve, get the festive season off to a magical start with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) model building set. It’s the ideal way to spend quality time with a cozy project for adults and families. Build the intricate Christmas house and explore all of the model’s jolly features before placing it on display.

A build packed with traditions Spot all the ingredients that make Christmas Eve so special. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and even a place setting for him at the dining table. The exterior is equally detailed. See the Christmas tree, which lights up when you press down gently on the treetop. Extra details complete the cheerful scene with presents, a mailbox, and brick-built boughs under the ‘snow’-topped roof.

A Christmas building project to savor Santa’s Visit is part of the LEGO Winter Village Collection; a collection of buildable model kits for adults that celebrate the festive season.

  • Enjoy a magical Christmas build with this LEGO® Santa’s Visit (10293) building kit. Explore all the traditional details of Santa’s Visit with an enchanting Christmas house model to display.
  • Includes 4 minifigures with dad, mom, girl, and Santa so you can recreate endless cozy family Christmas Eve scenes. See Santa drop through the large chimney into the fireplace.
  • Enjoy spotting all the festive details of the intricate interior. There are stockings on the fireplace, a plate of cookies with milk for Santa, and gifts hidden around the house.
  • This model looks amazing from all angles, making it a perfect seasonal display piece. See the cute kitchen with its sweet brick-built stand mixer.
  • Add a festive glow to your Christmas Eve scene. The Christmas tree features a light brick (with battery included) that lights up when you press the top.
  • Looking for top Christmas gift ideas? This model building kit is ideal for LEGO® fans or any adult or family who’d love to receive a model building kit with a beautiful display piece to enjoy.
  • This collectible Christmas house measures over 7.5 in. (19 cm) high, 10.5 in. (27 cm) wide, and 6.5 in. (16 cm) deep. The rear roof moves outwards giving further access to the upper floor bedroom. 

The LEGO Elf Club House (10275) Is This Year’s Winter Village Set

Following the unofficial reveal of the LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) earlier today, the LEGO South Korea Facebook page also shared another upcoming LEGO 18+ set that marks our next set in the Winter Village series. The LEGO Elf Club House (10275) is this year’s seasonal LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village set, now relabeled as a LEGO 18+ offering.

Though the post was removed already by the LEGO South Korea social media team, excited LEGO fans were quick to take notice of it. From what we can learn from the above image is that the LEGO Elf Club House (10275) comes in 1,197 pieces including four elf minifigures and what seems to be a new and exclusive reindeer figure. It also comes with other mini builds that add fun and personality to this magical hangout such as a piano, a ship, a Christmas tree, and that pretty neat sleigh. What stands out the most, in my opinion, is that nice retro looking CRT screen. It’s hard to figure out if it is used as an old PC or a cash register in this context. But whatever is the case, I like the idea of seeing it beside my LEGO CMF Series 19 Computer Programmer (71025).

It is also interesting to note that this is the second time that LEGO will be releasing a Winter Village set that places the limelight on Santa’s hard-working helpers. It was back in 2014 when we last saw them on a similar LEGO set such as this in the form of the LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Workshop (10245). I like the idea that after a hard day’s work, our Christmas elves get to chill out and rest in their very own clubhouse. I’m not quite sure if the elves in the upcoming LEGO Elf Club House will be a re-issue or will feature a different design as compared from that of six years ago. However, it seems to be clear that they will all be featuring a green upper torso in contrast to the varied colors offered in Santa’s Workshop (10245) set.

Santa’s trusted helpers are seen here hard at work in 2014’s LEGO Creator Expert Santa’s Workshop (10245). And for this year, LEGO is giving them the pampering that they deserve in the upcoming  LEGO Elf Club House (10275). 

We do not have the pricing for this set as of this posting. However, given the Elf Club House’s piece count, we can assume that it will be around the same price range of $99.99. And since this direct-to-consumer set is expected to arrive in LEGO brand stores by September 23, we can expect an official announcement from LEGO anytime soon.

Thanks again to Dylan Chow for the tip.

The LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) and Winter Holiday Train (10254) Available Again at LEGO Shop@Home

Just in time for today’s early VIP release of the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263), shop.LEGO.com now brings back two previously released Winter Village sets to add more Christmas cheers to your collection. In case you missed out on these, the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259) and Winter Holiday Train (10254) are both listed again for sale at LEGO Shop@Home. Released in 2017 and 2016 respectively, it is rather unusual for LEGO to offer a Winter Village set that has been released two years ago. However, due to the positive reception of LEGO fans for these two sets since they ideally go together to create one complete Winter Village track system, LEGO decided to offer them again.

UPDATE: As of this posting, the Winter Village Station (10259) is now on Backorder at shop.LEGO.com.

So if you missed out on these two lovely LEGO Winter Village sets from two years ago, be sure to check them out at LEGO’s official shopping portals (and stay away from the fake ones) by simply clicking these links below.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Station (10259)

Head for home with the festive Winter Village Station holiday set, featuring a snowy railroad station with wreath adorned lampposts and clock tower, platform, mailbox, green trees, snowy grade crossing with twin barriers and lights, and a beautiful, festively decorated bus with opening doors and a luggage rack with removable luggage and gift wrapped packages. This LEGO® Creator Expert model also includes a ticket counter with a timetable and a transaction counter window with room for sliding out tickets to travelers, plus a coffee shop with a serving hatch and a detailed interior with an espresso machine, cups, cash register and a menu. Includes 5 minifigures.

 

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Holiday Train (10254)

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.

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263) Finally Confirmed

Sometimes you can’t help but wonder if LEGO purposely reveals details of a set to one of its national markets alone, leaving other countries to pick up on it themselves before they make an official announcement later. How many times already did we learn about new sets because of a store flyer or product sighting anywhere from Europe to Korea? As August came to an end, we were treated to teaser details for this year’s LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village. The red telephone close-up hints at an emergency response office. Good guess! A LEGO store flyer from Italy now confirms that this year’s winter village D2C set is the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263)

LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263)

According to the flyer, 2018 will see us getting the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Fire Station (10263). Well, just because a village is covered in snow doesn’t mean fires won’t break out. This upcoming set is a realistic addition for an ever-expanding brick-built village.

Now that we know the set’s name, all that’s left is the eventual reveal scheduled to be on September 9, with its availability slated by October 1. As you can tell from the numbering too, this comes right after the LEGO Creator Expert Aston Martin DB5 (10262). The Winter Village Fire station joins the ranks of previous holiday-themed, advanced models sets such as last year’s Winter Village Station (10259)Winter Village Market (10235)Santa’s Workshop (10245)Winter Toy Shop (10249), and the Winter Holiday Train (10254).

Thanks also to Italian LEGO news site Mattonito for sharing this tidbit to the world.

LEGO Teases on its 2018 Winter Village D2C Set

It’s that time of the year again when we excitedly count the days leading to Christmas, and what better way for LEGO fans to celebrate the occasion than to have our hands busy once more with LEGO’s next Winter Village offering. This particular LEGO Creator Expert holiday subtheme began in 2009 and has been growing steadily ever since, with each set adding seamlessly to the previous one. In fact, for two consecutive years, this particular subtheme saw a Winter Village Station (10259) and a Winter Holiday Train (10254) set that animated this humble winter village. This time, thanks to a teaser released by LEGO News, we now have a glimpse of what the next LEGO Winter Village D2C set will be. There was no specific mention of what this is, except for some close up shots of particular sections of the set.

The teaser featured some of the most common elements in a LEGO Winter Village set such as a Christmas Tree, a micro-scaled snowman, and a lamp-post. However, what is most interesting is the last teaser image that LEGO News has shared. The red telephone is quite telling, hinting on the fact that this could be part of any particular office or establishment that respond to emergency situations. Some LEGO fans even suggest that it may even be a fire station of some sorts inside the winter village. The good thing though is that this year’s LEGO Winter Village D2C set is slated to be revealed on September 9, so we’ll keep our eyes and radars open for that. Be sure to stay tuned here in our blog site for more LEGO updates.