The LEGO Group recently revealed official details of this year’s addition to the annual Winter Village Collection in the shape of 10325 Alpine Lodge. The 1,517-piece model will be available for LEGO Insiders to purchase first on October 1 and then for everyone else on October 4, priced at £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99.
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The holiday-themed set includes a two-storey building, a snowmobile with trailer and Christmas tree, a frozen pond with a pier, a snowman, snow-covered trees, an outhouse and five minifigures. In addition, 10325 Alpine Lodge should prove to be a welcome companion model to 2021’s 10293 Santa’s Visit and 2022’s 10308 Holiday Main Street, although the former is scheduled to retire later this year.
A new repurposed element also comes with 10325 Alpine Lodge and it’s one that’s due to appear in an upcoming LEGO Ideas set as well. A green fern piece made its debut as part of another LEGO Icons set earlier this year, 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell. At the time, designer Wes Talbott took to social media to reveal sketches and concepts for the element, which was used throughout the massive Middle-earth build and it’s a part that’s now been added to the LEGO.com Pick a Brick selection.
The fern piece will next appear in both 21343 Viking Village and 10325 Alpine Lodge, but this time in white. The LEGO Ideas and Icons models include two of the elements placed upside down to simulate the look of snow on pine trees – a satisfying and ingenious use for the new part – and we suspect it’s a building method that could pop up in more winter-themed sets in the future.
10325 Alpine Lodge is due for launch on October 1 and will receive wider availability from October 4. The LEGO Icons model will be priced at £89.99 / $99.99 / €99.99 for 1,517 pieces. 21343 Viking Village will also be arriving online and in-stores on October 1, with the LEGO Ideas build coming in at £124.99 / $129.99 / €139.99.
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