Now that we’re approaching the start of the holidays, rumors and talks within the LEGO fan community are also picking up pace. After the announcement of the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy (10269) set, LEGO is getting ready to make its next big reveal hailing from its LEGO Creator Expert line. LEGO fans have a common understanding that the next Winter Village set, a subtheme of the LEGO Creator Expert series, will release its next holiday-inspired in October. In fact, LEGO has been recently releasing its Winter Village sets every mid-October for the past four years since 2015. And thanks to a tip from Italian LEGO news source Mattonito, we now have more reason to believe that the big reveal for the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Gingerbread House (10267) is about to happen anytime soon.
Mattonito managed to have a copy of the Italian LEGO Store September to October 2019 calendar that hinted on a couple of set reveals that may happen anytime soon. Take a look at the calendar.
From the get-go, we can see the calendar featuring some of the recent promos that LEGO has already launched. LEGO fans in Italy will also receive the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) and September’s monthly mini build which is an Eagle (40329). We also get to see the launch date of the LEGO Star Wars Battle of Endor 20th Anniversary Edition (40362) gift-with-purchase set which will be released in conjunction with this year’s Star Wars Triple Force Friday promotional sale on October 4.
With regards to sets, LEGO guides our attention to the new LEGO Hidden Side themes, the LEGO Disney Train and Station (71044) and the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) which is now temporarily out of stock over at LEGO Shop@Home. Now what interests me the most is the fact that the LEGO Store Italian calendar makes mention of the two new LEGO sets scheduled for an October release.
We have reasons to believe just as Promobricks explained, that these two image placeholders are referring to the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Gingerbread House (10267) and this year’s next Ideas set which is the LEGO Ideas Dinosaur Fossils Skeletons. Most LEGO fans are in agreement that this year’s next Winter Village set is the Gingerbread House (10267) getting a hint from several leaked images of the set’s minifigures that have found their way online. What is interesting further is that this new Winter Village set features rehashed versions of the Gingerbread Man from LEGO’s CMF Series 11 giving us a new Gingerbread Girl and Gingerbread Baby minifigs creating the impression that this new Winter Village set will highlight a gingerbread family living in a, well, Gingerbread House.
LEGO has released a couple of great Winter Village sets in the past, and I have high hopes for this upcoming set. In the entire line of LEGO sets, we never had an aptly-scaled gingerbread house save for two much smaller versions: 2014’s Monthly Mini-Model Gingerbread House (40105) and 2015’s gift-with-purchase set the Gingerbread House (40139) as you can see from the featured image included on top of this article.
Needless to say, I’m positive that the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Gingerbread House (10267) will be great to have around not just for the holidays. I’ll keep you posted once additional info comes so stay tuned.