The LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station (10263) has just been released and LEGO was gracious enough to send over a review copy to see if it is a worthy enough set to add to your Winter Village. It has 1,166 pieces and retails for $99.99 which is a decent price for what you get. It has 10 total bags that are numbered from 1-3. The two instruction books are packaged along with a small sticker sheet.
There are six minifigures in this set along with a baby. There is a young male that wears a light brown sweater with blue pants. His facial expression shows him with a happy smile has he is playing some ice hockey with a hockey stick and skates as his accessories.
The young girl wears a red plaid sweater with an orange scarf and some short gray legs. Her face printing shows her wearing some red framed glasses with some freckles.
The musician wears a black suit with some dark green epaulets on the shoulders. His face printing shows him with a curly moustache that looks great on him. His accessory is a pearl-gold saxophone.
Finally, there are also three firefighters who all have the same torso and legs.
As I mentioned before, there is also a baby who has on a teal colored moose sweater and we also get a dalmation which is still a fairly rare dog piece.
In addition to the Winter Village Fire Station itself, there are also a number of smaller builds that complement it. One of these builds is a small sleigh that the baby sits on. I do like the use of some pearl-gold nagamaki swords the the sleigh blades.
Next is a bench that is next to a lamp post. Unfortunately, there’s nothing really too interesting here.
Following that is a good sized Christmas tree. The leaves are made up of wedge plates that are stacked on top of each other. There are a number of different colored 1×1 round plates that are used to represent the ornaments. On top of the tree is a brand new tran-yellow snowflake star that looks really good on it. around the tree are also some gifts including a wrapped present, a toy train, and a blue cart.
Furthermore, we also get a small ice rink that looks great. The ice is made up of trans-blue tiles and the rink is made from 1×3 tiles and 4×4 bow tiles. In the middle is a firefighter statue but I’m not sure why it’s holding a flame sword. Let me know if you know what that is. There are also some pearl-gold vine pieces that makes looks great on the rink edge.
Lastly for the smaller builds of this set, we have a vintage old-school style fire truck and this is the perfect complement to this set and to the whole Winter Village theme in general. The front of it has a pearl-silver radiator grill with some stickers of the number four ladder on the hood.
Towards the middle of the truck, there is seating for one minifigure as well as a place for the dalmation to stand. Behind the seats is a blue toolbox.
On to the back of the fire truck, the focus here is the ladder that sits on top of a turntable. The ladder is able to extend and shorten using the notches on the bottom of the ladder.
On each side of the ladder arer some hoses that are attached to some clips. There are also some stickers to give the truck more detailing.
Finally on the back side of the fire truck, there are some tools attached to the clips and the yellow license plate sticker shows “LJ 10263” which represents the designer of the Winter Village Fire Station, Lars Joe Hyldig.
Now to the main build of this set, the fire station itself. It is separated into two levels with the color scheme being light gray for the lower level and dark red/tan for the upper level. The whole structure sits on top of some white plates which have some detailing including a fire hydrant and a snowman.
The main entrance for the fire truck is two large red doors which uses red tiles to give it its look. I do really like this little detail LEGO put in for it as it gives it a wooden door look. The fire truck can easily fit through it but it is larger than the width of the fire station so it sticks out from the back.
On the other side, there’s minimal details but just enough to not be bland. On one side, we have a side door right underneath the fire pole. There’s also another doorway without the door that leads to the garage where the truck is parked. Next to that is a service area with some tools in a box and some fire extinguishers.
Since this is an older style fire station, the living quarters are on the upper level. The exterior of the second floor looks really good with the architecture style on the large front windows and on the edge of the roof although it got fairly tedious putting on all those 1×1 plate clips. There are also some small wreaths hanging on the sides to give it some color. The stairs that go up to the second floor are on the left side however careless minifigures may fall off considering there’s no railing for them to hold on to especially in snowy conditions.
The living quarters of the fire station is pretty large as it covers the whole second floor. In the foreground, there is a table with some swivel chairs for the firefighters to rest and eat. To the immediate right is a pulldown bed right above the dog bed. On the wall next to them is probably the alarm system to alert the firefighters of an emergency.
Towards the back, we have the kitchen area that is complete with a stove and oven along with a sink and a counter topped with a coffee maker. Lastly, there’s a red telephone in the back.
Finally we get to the roof area which honestly is pretty bland. The only bigger detail here is the bell that is under the fire station flag and the main feature here is the use of the light brick. It shines through the opening on the top to give the second floor a warm feeling. The orange glow looks even better when viewed from the outside in and the bell silhouette is a nice touch.
The LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station (10263) is a well designed set that absolutely fits in to the Winter Village subtheme. The fire station itself has some pretty good details especially with some of the building techniques for the style of the structure however it did get a bit repetitive at the roof area. The light brick gives a lot of personality to the fire station however I wish it was a light switch instead of a push button one so it stay on.
Not only do we have the fire station, we also get a lot of supplementary builds as well. The fire truck is impressive and it’s nice to see an old school fire truck but it makes sense as it fits into the overall style of the fire station. The Christmas tree, bench, and ice rink are not only good additions to this set but to the Winter Village subtheme in general.
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