Something Sweet for the Winter Village: Announcement 10267 Gingerbread House.

Ginger bread houses seem to have become a tradition at Christmas time. And this year, the Holiday themed Creator Expert set is seeking to bypass the Winter Village, and is instead taking a left turn toward fairy tales and make believe, and giving us a Gingerbread House with all the trimmings, but none of the calories.

10267 Gingerbread House: Ages 12+. 1477 pieces

US $99.99 – CA $139.99 – DE €89.99 – UK £84.99 – FR €94.99 – DK 799DKK –AUD $159.99

Available October 1 2019; September 18th for VIP Customers.

Like Santa’s Workshop from 2014, this model is not set in the Winter Village, although it shares some of the design aesthetics, and colouring. However, I do love the windows, looking as if they are make from candies, and the door frame, as wells window frames, made from peppermint canes.

The Dead giveaway that this is not the winter village lies with the house being occupied by a gingerbread family:

Fun fact: in the Middle Ages, baking gingerbread was the sole responsibility of dedicated Gingerbread Bakers, except at Easter and Christmas, when anybody was allowed to bake it!

Bring the family together this Christmas to build the sweetest house of all, the LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House. This LEGO Creator Expert set is our biggest LEGO brick Gingerbread House ever and delivers a delightful build experience crammed full of delectable details and sweet treats. 

This 1,477 piece model is crammed full of magical details including frosted roofs with colourful gum drop buttons and a delicious facade with brick-built candy-cane columns and glittery windows.

Press the chimney smoke button to activate the light brick and make the fireplace glow. Within the house there’s an array of details and candy furnishings including a tasteful bedroom with a chocolate bed and cotton candy lamp, and other festive decor. 

The 1,477 piece building set measures over 8” (21cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep creating plenty of space for the gingerbread family including a Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Woman and Gingerbread Baby. This festive set includes a new for 2019 gold ingot element in tan and transparent 1×1 glitter bricks in purple.

The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House sets the scene for imaginative adventures with the Gingerbread family. Help them clear the snow away, put the Gingerbread Child into its carriage before placing the individually wrapped presents beneath the tree.  The toy rocking horse and toy train are sure to keep the Gingerbread Baby happy on Christmas morning.  

Enter the candy-pillared doorway and you’ll discover a charming interior with candy furnishings including a festively decorated bedroom and don’t forget to check out the yummy candy-cane signposts! This awesome model is home to a stocking-load of fun features that will bring a sparkle to your imagination. 

These features include:

  • Includes 3 LEGO® figures: a gingerbread man, gingerbread woman and gingerbread baby.
  • The Gingerbread House features frosted roofs with colorful candy buttons, a rich facade with candy cane columns and walking sticks, glittery windows and a tall chimney stack with a glowing fireplace, plus a detailed interior, brick-built baby carriage and a snow blower.
  • Gingerbread House interior features an array of fun details and candy-style furnishings, including a bedroom with chocolate bed and cotton-candy lamp, and a bathroom with the essential toilet and bathtub!
  • Also includes a Christmas tree with wrapped gifts and toys, including a rocking horse and a toy train.
  • Check out the yummy candy-cane signposts!
  • Press down on the chimney-smoke button to set the fire aglow!
  • Children will love imaginative play with the gingerbread family.
  • Help the gingerbread lady nestle the gingerbread baby in the carriage.
  • Accessory elements include a baby bottle, cups, frying pan and an axe.

The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House is the 10th product in the LEGO Creator Winter Village line of products, this wonderfully festive product makes the perfect alternative festive decoration. 

Looking through the pictures, you can see lots of neat parts usage. I am especially fond of the windows, as well as the use of the diamond elements to form the star on top of the Christmas tree. I am intrigued as to just why the Gingerbread family have a toilet, or indeed a bath, which I am pretty sure will just result in the loss of legs. Especially if filled with warm milk.

Certainly, the internal details are fantastic, and even if surplus to the gingerbread family, they will make the accomodationmore homely if regular Minifigures happen to move in.

The October Creator Expert is often a popular set in the run up to Christmas, especially with the unifying Winter Village motif. I love the look of this and look forward to getting it later in the year.

What do you think? Great addition? Not as tasty as the real thing ( but at least it won’t go off!). Why not leave your comments below, and until Next time,

Play Well!

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