Seven more LEGO sets to help expand your Winter Village

Looking to bulk out your LEGO Winter Village beyond the official range? Here are seven more sets that could fit the bill – with or without a little modification.

The LEGO Group has just pulled back the curtain on this year’s Winter Village set, 10308 Holiday Main Street, which arrives on October 1 for £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99. If you’re already in the holiday spirit and want to expand your Winter Village layout beyond one more set, though, there are plenty of options across the wider LEGO portfolio.

Some of those share obvious links with a Christmas display, while others might take a little bit of rebuilding, modification or extra pieces to make them cohesive with the rest of the line-up. But with a few extra white bricks, a dash of creativity and a little holiday magic, these sets could be the perfect starting point for the biggest and best Winter Village around. (It’s definitely not a competition.)

7 – 40499 Santa’s Sleigh

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Let’s start with the obvious: any good Winter Village needs Father Xmas representation, and with Santa’s Workshop consigned to the LEGO archives, 40499 Santa’s Sleigh is practically an essential purchase. (It’s a great companion piece for 10293 Santa’s Visit, too.) The reindeer battle pack was pretty hard to come by when it originally hit shelves in 2021, so best get your order in early this year.

6 – 60347 Grocery Store

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All those minifigures trundling around your Winter Village are going to need somewhere to buy their turkey and trimmings, and as the official range of sets seems more concerned with pumping out endless toy stores (you can’t eat toys, unfortunately), 60347 Grocery Store will have to do. Its open-backed building fits the style of the Winter Village to a tee, though, and with a few white tiles and slopes to represent snow, it should slot right in.

5 – 76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit

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Do the buildings in 10308 Holiday Main Street look familiar to you? They should, because they both follow the template established by LEGO Harry Potter’s 76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit. Like the new Winter Village set, that summer 2021 model includes two shallow buildings, and – helpfully – they’re already covered in snow. Display them as is, or combine them into one (non-magical) building with this handy Rebrickable mod.

4 – 76407 The Shrieking Shack & Whomping Willow

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Another Wizarding World set ripe for a Winter Village display – with zero modification required, as long as you like boarded-up old houses – is 76407 The Shrieking Shack & Whomping Willow. Again following the style of building in 76388 Hogsmeade Village Visit and 10308 Holiday Main Street, the Shrieking Shack is readymade for inserting into a wider Winter Village layout, and the Whomping Willow could easily be toned down for a regular wintery tree.

3 – 40573 Christmas Tree

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Speaking of trees: here’s a huge one. 40573 Christmas Tree is brand new for 2022, and will tower over the rest of your Winter Village layout in all the best ways. A town square centrepiece? Someone’s massive back garden monstrosity? There are so many ways to make it work that you can’t not pick it up. Even if your Winter Village is already filled with dozens of other Christmas trees…

2 – 21330 Home Alone

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It may be much bigger than the rest of the Winter Village buildings, and doesn’t fit with them stylistically (it’s fully-enclosed, for one), but you can’t have a Christmas display without an homage to the quintessential Christmas movie. 21330 Home Alone is a 3,955-piece ode to the adventures of Kevin McCallister, and worthy of being the focal point around which the rest of your Winter Village revolves. Alternatively: use the pieces to create probably two or three better-scaled buildings.

1 – 76208 The Goat Boat

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Add a few white bricks and Thor is sailing home for Christmas. What more needs to be said?

10308 Holiday Main Street launches October 1 for £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99. Check out more images here, and keep an eye out for our review soon. If you’re in the market for more official Winter Village sets, 10275 Elf Club House and 10293 Santa’s Visit are both available now.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

One thought on “Seven more LEGO sets to help expand your Winter Village

  • 24/09/2022 at 02:53

    I thought the exact same thing regarding “another toy store”: these minifigures need food! But, instead of a grocery, my mind jumped to a bakery. Any ideas on what set to transform into a bakery?

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