It’s that time of year again, when LEGO baubles are brought out of the attic and Winter Village displays are beginning to be built. With Christmas creeping up quick, it’s time for decorating, mince pie eating and some shopping. In the festive rush though it’s important to have some literal chill time, so what do the LEGO Group have on offer for Christmas 2021?
Winter Village fans cannot miss this year’s set, which is the quintessential homely Christmas. 10293 Santa’s Visit is so unique, featuring unusual building methods, a light-up Christmas tree and the best Santa Claus minifigure ever. Whether you’ve got previous sets or this is your first Winter Village model, 10293 offers something fresh yet familiar in the theme.
Last year this set was so popular it sold out in a flash, so it’s no surprise that the LEGO Group brought it back for this year. Hate needle shedding? 40426 is a literal evergreen wreath, using a myriad of LEGO foliage elements to great effect. The Advent wreath would make for a a great unusual table centrepiece, and both models are easily customisable too with extra LEGO bricks or festive minifigures.
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As the biggest LEGO Ideas set released to date, 21330 Home Alone is perfect for creating a focal element in a Christmas LEGO display. With nearly 4,000 pieces it’s a great set to build into a long, dark December night. All of Kevin’s festive capers are included in beautiful detail and it would be super fun building the model whilst watching the film to get you into the Christmas spirit.
While it may not come with Rudolph, 40499 Santa’s Sleigh would look amazing next to any Winter Village set or on a coffee table. It comes with lots of fun LEGO toys and the famous nice list. Plus it’s a cheaper way of getting the brand new Santa Claus minifigure that is also in 10293. If you grab two copies of the set you can also boost the reindeer team to have everyone from Dasher to Cupid.
Maybe you want to go really big this Christmas? A big, icy display to match the cool tones of a snowy, winter wonderland? Well look no further than 43197 The Ice Palace, which stands at over a metre tall and recreates Elsa’s palace from Frozen in fractal LEGO beauty. Not only does it look impressive, but inside there’s play-features to keep Santa’s little helpers happy and a selection of exclusive mini-dolls.
As always the LEGO Group have got a great selection of sets perfect for Christmas and at a range of prices to suit different budgets. Don’t forget there’s usually a selection of seasonal polybags and Christmas decorations for mini LEGO festive fixes too.