This week will be the launch of LEGO’s sweetest set as of to date. And before you dive in and build the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267), let’s take a look at the story behind the creation of this Winter Village 10th year anniversary set. In conjunction with the official announcement of this set, LEGO has also released a designer video where LEGO Designer Tiago Catarino gives his thoughts on the design process and build of this delectable holiday-themed set. Let’s watch this.
Tiago also shares some of the challenges in designing this set such as coming up with the roofs and chimney, which according to him, took much of the time in creating and designing the set. There are also a few new pieces that LEGO introduced in this set and most noticeable are the two new Gingerbread minifigures. Though we already have a Gingerbread Man minifigure from 2013 included in LEGO’s CMF Series 11 (71002) and from 2016’s seasonal gift-with-purchase set (5005156), this is the first time where we get to see this minifig included in a set and more so as a part of a Gingerbread family. This new minifigure iteration comes with a new print such as a mustache and red candy buttons. The Gingerbread Woman, on the other hand, is an entirely new minifigure with new prints and an accentuating printed skirt. There’s also a 1×2 printed tile that features a Gingerbread Baby, though I was hoping that LEGO opted for an actual minifig similar to the Sparkle Babies from the LEGO Movie 2. Other new parts include a transparent purple glitter brick which is great in building certain windows and walls and the new gold bar element in tan used for creating a white chocolate bed for the Gingerbread characters.
The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House (10267) comes in at 1,477 pieces and retails for $99.99 USD. It will be available for an early VIP release this week on September 18th and to the general public on October 1st.