GRogall on Eurobricks has reported that the LEGO Creator Expert Winter Village Market (10235) will be available early for LEGO VIP members on September 16th. The official release date of the set is October 1st but VIP members are allowed to purchase it early much like other LEGO exclusive sets. Now here’s the catch. If you purchase the set in September, you can get the FREE exclusive Mini Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (40079) with your purchase or you could wait until October when LEGO usually has the double VIP points promotion going on. The double VIP points isn’t confirmed for October yet for this year but LEGO has had the promotion in that month the past couple of years so it’s safe to assume that they will have it this year as well.
Update: The Winter Village Market is now available for purchase for LEGO VIP members.
10235 Winter Village Market
Ages 12+. 1,261 pieces.
Collect and create a fun festive scene with the Winter Village Market!
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK 79.99 £ – DK 799.00 DKK
Bring home the holiday spirit with the Winter Village Market, continuing the popular LEGO® Winter Village Series. Turn the handle and take a ride on the rocking horse as the carousel spins! Visit the carnival booth. Fill up on holiday and fair favorites including a pie, pretzel and croissant at the baker’s stand, chicken and sausage at the grill stand or sweet treats at the candy shop. Celebrate a holiday season full of traditions and building with the Winter Village Market! Includes 9 minifigures with accessories: 3 females, 2 males and 4 children.
• Includes 9 minifigures with accessories: 3 females, 2 males and 4 children
• Features functioning carousel and operator’s booth with moving bucket challenge, baker’s stand, grill stand, candy stand, 2 streetlamps, 3 trees, a bench and 3 tables
• Accessories include cups, teddy bear, a cat, scarf, purse and lots of food elements
• Carousel horses feature new ornamental headwear design
• Turn the handle to make the carousel rotate
• Take a ride on the carousel
• Watch the carousel horses really rock!
• Fill up on holiday treats at the bakery, grill and candy stands!
• Carousel and operator’s booth measure 7″ (19cm) high, 10″ (25cm) wide and 6″ (16cm) deep
• Booths measure over 3″ (9cm) high, 3″ (8cm) wide and 1″ (4cm) deep
• Combine with 10229 Winter Village Cottage for an even bigger winter scene!