The second Sunday in the period of advent. A week closer to the return of the light. Only two more weeks until the turning of the solstice.
Another grey and rainy day here in the Stockholm Archipelago.
A day of some LEGO building and exploring some photographic skills with LEGO Winter Village Station. A story that continues where the Winter Village Fire Station ended last week. The sequel so to say.
A set listening to number 10259
The Winter Village Train Station is still available in the LEGO shop and retails today for 70 EUR give and take. The set is maybe not the most inspiring one in the whole Winter Village series but it is connecting the tracks in our
Ho Ho, let the story begin.
900 plus pieces, including two trees brings us to the snowy winter landscape where our story from last week continues.
A story of long travels through the barren landscape in a warm and cozy bus. Bus 318 to be exact. A pretty cool bus from the outside. I am not convinced the inside inspires me that much, but it is good
The crossing and the bus are two distinct elements of this set. Is this where our firemen were called to in the middle of the night (see previous week). Or is this just another cliffhanger in
Time will tell.
I really did not like the stickers on the railroad crossing and given that this is such a common utility piece, it should really be printed.
It looks good from far, but the close-ups are far from good.
Ho Ho Ho, this set is packed with stickers…
On the other side of the
Two new figures show up. Each holds their own sign. And yes, both signs are stickers, but actually here they do work better.
Holding a post box, a ticket office, a coffee shop with a news stand and a magic clock or two. There is of course more in the box and I will come back to the magically “microphone” Amsterdammertjes (sorry Dutch only, more to come). Stay tuned.
Ho Ho Ho. Our friends from the previous set 10263 are coming to the rescue. While train conductor B. is putting the ticket sign up, our firefighting friends show up in their classic fire truck. The late-night telephone call to the Winter Village Fire Station from last week Sunday must have been related …
So we find driver engineer Joan high up on the ladder putting up the Winter Village sign while C. is enjoying one of this special Ho Ho Ho Eggnog’s. Is there some romance in the air?
Wait but why …
Why is our conductor B. waiving with a ticket?
Why is the railroad crossing closed?
Is there more to come?
Why is the clock 20 minutes to twelve?
And what is so special about ticket 0937?
Time will tell.
In this developing story.
Stay tuned, for more breaking news …
The missing ticket
Most probably my absolute favorite piece of this set is the printed ticket tile of mystery ticket 0937. I am sure it will play an important role in the next chapter of this little adventure.
But it is really a beautiful piece.
Stay tuned for the next development in this breaking story.