The holiday season is slowly creeping up and to kick it off, the LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train (10254) is now available for VIP members on [email protected] and at LEGO Brand Stores. The set contains 734 pieces and retails for $99.99.
Unlike last year when LEGO released the Winter Toy Shop (10249), a lot of people were upset that it was basically just a re-release of a previous set however, the Winter Holiday Train is not a copy of the 10173 set from 2006. This set also has 16 curved train tracks included so you can create a whole circle. You can also motorize the train with Power Functions but they are not included with the set.
The other set is that available for VIPs today is the LEGO Star Wars Death Star (75159). This version of the Death Star has similar features to the previous 10188 version but has slight updates and a couple of new minifigures. Although a lot of Star Wars fans may not like it because it’s pretty much a rehash of the old one, it is geared towards fans who have just started collecting LEGO Star Wars and missed out on the previous version which was recently retired. The Death Star (75159) will have 4,016 pieces and retail for $499.99.
One thing to note is that there aren’t any worthwhile promotions going on at this month so if you can hold off until October, you can get Double VIP points plus the Holiday Countdown Calendar (40222) with the purchase. I’ll have my review of the new LEGO Creator Winter Holiday Train (10254) in a few days so stay tuned for that.