LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station review! 10263


hey everyone this is the Lego creator winter village fire station for 2018 and includes a decent sized building which is detailed on the inside a very classic style – fire ladder truck a selection of minifigures of course and a handful of fairly cheery and holiday themed side builds the fire station itself I would say is designed with all of the care of a creator expert modular building with different techniques used to bring in some unique textures wherever possible and different window treatments and window edge treatments we’ve got the texturing under the eaves of the roof segments the sideways mounted decorative banister or fence pieces on the tower over on the right they headed some foliage it’s supposed to represent some Holly boughs that have been placed up in different parts of it and of course there is snow all over this so you see snow that is just hanging off all the ledges they even have a little snowman that has been built here on the side it feels very complete from the outside it feels very very displayable yet it is designed to accommodate minifigures properly this is a nicely designed set of double doors you know that you actually build up that was open up to allow you to create a little bit of garage space although the depth of the garages knots it’s not sufficient to hold the included ladder truck it won’t fit in there all the way it won’t be covered up as you’ll see as I get around to the back the largest dimensions including the snow base portion down here if I if I measured correctly as 2828 Studds by 16 compared to the size of for example a modular building that is always built on a 32 by 32 base plate with the exception of assembly square which was you know just a special deal but you know around every every angle I see good detailing and nothing feels lacking nothing feels missing everywhere you want to be able to place a minifigure you can there’s plenty of space to put figures on the roof as well if you want to just have them giving a little celebration there’s a bell up there and this is a light brick that is fairly conspicuous but I don’t know even though it’s not covered up in any way it really doesn’t bug me there if anything it might just add a little extra detail and that’s simply facing down into the main upper space so when you turn that on it just illuminates the the upper area of course it works best when you have no light in the room yo for for the nighttime but it does light up the entire upper floor basically the entire interior space of that and speaking of interior space well is it it is well detailed on the inside let me take off the roof so you can get some light in there there we go see the kitchen space is built up with a maximum amount of detail squeezed into the smallest possible space that’s a 2 by 5 area back in the corner that includes a sink an oven a stove a small pantry a little bit of open counter space and a coffee maker just really good use of that space there’s a slightly built up older style telephone over here which looks pretty good you have some space a floor there where you can pose figures you’ve got enough room to open up the door and people can walk in you know you can you can pose them you can actually move them around you can move them around the back of either of the chairs here and those chairs can be rotated around to let you see the expressions on the figures faces a little bit better you know it’s it’s it’s smart the the layout even to the point of being able to fold up the bunk bed over here there’s only one bit but you can fold that up and on the underside of it they’ve got some additional stickers that have been placed so you see the December calendar there and also a plaque showing that the station’s Dalmatian has won an award and it looks like that’s the dog’s bed down there in the corner and there’s a bone waiting for him him or her and yeah this is just really a very cheerful space it just feels like it’s done right you also get access to the fire pole slide this is a pearl gold colored flexible tube piece so it is a little bit soft I found it a little bit a little bit difficult to get some figure hands on there sometimes but you know you can you can make it work and then just straighten it up and the landing at the top and at the base features full tiling over so you know no exposed studs there just kind of feels more complete that way and then there’s a door on the side obviously the back of the entire place is open so you don’t necessarily need this but you know this is for the minifigures to use and this is for you to use to get access here there you see how the back of the fire engine or the fire truck the ladder truck has to stick out the back of the garage it’s not that bad honestly you know most of it is covered up you can always have just a little bit of it sticking out towards the front instead there’s a little bit of a a ramp there but you know if you want to have it seem more correct from the back here and there’s more detailing in the interior down at the lower level they’ve also tiled off the floor for consistency you’re not able to remove the level above the floor above that is structurally all linked together so it’s not intended to be removed but you can still get good access into this space for what space is available you know you can put your figures in there and yeah it it works out for its size and this size and shape does feel very convenient to me for folks who don’t have a large space to display Lego you can still put this on to just about any shelf even just the most basic and smaller shelves that are extended out directly from walls not even a full bookcase or anything or if you have a narrow bookcase it’ll fit in there or if you have a larger scene it’ll still fit in it has a good amount of depth and you know it’s not just rectangular a lot of the smaller creator buildings tend to be like this you know just a strip and then you have a nice looking facade it’s very thin so this adds the extra thickness there and and I’ll just feels very lively and believable to me this truck looked very nice to me at first glance especially the front one-third of it I do have to say the more I look at it the more this area bugs me in here just how blocky it gets would not have been particularly easy to fix that there are ways to do it but you know some compromises were made to make this very easy to build you don’t need to be an advanced builder to put any of this model together and that includes the the large building itself there are some stickers used here the fire hoses can be removed and used by themselves there are a couple of tools added on to the back they’ve got a very classic typeface used for the license plate on this one and yeah I think it just looks pretty good overall also this ladder is able to be extended up and the whole thing is on a turntable so it can rotate around it is a ratcheted turntable so it’s gonna stay in place won’t just swing around wildly the the tires work perfectly fine you know that everything is very loose and free so you can definitely just roll this along and it will hold at least two figures easily you can probably have additional figures hanging off the sides as well this is a small ice-skating rink that can also double as a small pond in months when things aren’t frozen over and this just looks nice mostly because of the round shaping around the edges with the use of the round tiles that are terrorists up just a little bit and also these gold flourish details are nice I am sad that there’s only one pair of ice skates included in this set though so only one person can fully enjoy this at a time they should have included a second set so that any other figure from this set could be used here as well to play against the sculpture is pretty straightforward you know pretty basic no print on it or anything but I think it looks pretty good it’s just commemorating firefighters and I also think that this could be frozen live you know this could actually be water water outlet kind of looking at this as a pond this could have been a fountain installation so when things aren’t frozen harder you just imagine that water is actually spraying out of there the Christmas tree this time is built with layers of wedge plates around a 1 by 1 studs on all sides brick core and it looks pretty good it’s pretty cheery and it’s very sizable it’s larger than a lot of ones that they’ve done is just small side builds that aren’t the main featured attraction in these holiday sets and there’s a gift down below rather than using a print or a sticker they just use a clip piece you know one by one plate with clip modify plate with clip on top to represent a bow and then there’s another new style of build to represent a a locomotive you know steam locomotive toy not my favorite design there at all but you could always use the roller skate pieces by themselves just on on figures or you can convert those over to make a couple of cars or something this looks pretty nice though from from every angle you know it’s fairly consistent this is of course self-explanatory just a park bench and a lamp set up looks perfectly fine for what it is I think the last builds in the set are a very small and basic right on car style toy and a small sled or toboggan which can accommodate two figures just barely riding on it and it also has an additional small built up gift I’m assuming the figure on the left is supposed to represent the fire chief and he’s just in full dress for some celebrations and looks like he’s gonna play the music as well but you could always reassign that figure to be whomever you want and any of the other figures could be the fire chief it’s entirely up to you those other three figures have suits that are inspired by old actual fire uniforms and they take inspiration from the same place as the original style of of classic fire man firemen figure one of the first ones that one of the first minifigures that Lego ever made actually mine is not one of the first first I think the original ones actually had stickers rather than prints but you know it’s taking inspiration from the same place and just updating it with modern standards these look pretty good there are no alternate faces on any of the heads but the set does include a full complement of fire helmets in the painted gold color very very shiny here are the three kids in the set including the newest variation of baby fig which is molded to the body is molded in the teal color that’s been brought back just recently and has a little winter argyle sweater style of design on the front of it that’s sure to be a very popular one got the scarf included there once again from the Ninjago movie and once again no alternate faces to be seen here but these are three good figures with definitely the baby being the star last but certainly not least this is intended to represent a Dalmatian although it does use the body mold of a German Shepherd dog but I don’t think too many people will be too bugged by that dogs are cool and I think this little toy dog is cool as well overall yeah I think this is a very charming set I think that it does good justice to the winter Village theme that Lego has had going on for quite some time if you don’t want this within your existing winter village if you have one started if you don’t want this to represent an active fire station you could easily look at it as a heritage site or a converted fire station you know you could change out the colors of these doors fairly easily if that’s a little bit too bright for you just leave the the flag down and you know this could be somebody’s house you could turn it into a toy workshop you know it it definitely can serve different purposes within a winter village setting but all the other stuff around around the side I think is nice as well the figures I think are done pretty well yeah I really just don’t have much to complain about here the the worst thing is just the issue of value the price to part ratio I think is very good but there are quite a number of 1×1 pieces including 1 by 1 plates and such and water flow modified 1 by 1 plates as a result the volume of stuff that you get I hate to say this I really hate to say this but to me personally I don’t feel like the volume of stuff that you get here in total feels that great relative to the price you have to pay for it I don’t feel like I get $100 u.s. worth of stuff here objectively priced apart ratio quality of the builds that’s all good some new colors and prints and such wonderful but I do wish this was more like an $80.00 set I think that would make more sense just to my eyes but that does it for my thoughts on this one thank you for watching hope you enjoyed this look at this set and I’ll talk to you in as soon as I can

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100 thoughts on “LEGO Creator Winter Village Fire Station review! 10263

  1. Yeah it's here. Great vid. Most of the Winter set seem a little inflated to me.I come to think of it as a Holiday Tax :). My wife and I love your vids. Keep them coming.

  2. Great review, as always. I agree with you about the price point. For comparison the latest fire station is the same price, but I feel that you get so much more. It seems most creator sets are priced on the high side.

  3. Lego have made FULL use of the new Hotdog piece this year….even in a dinosaur set! Batman….hotdog……City…..hotdog……Friends…..hotdog……. star wars?…..why not…hotdog!….Duplo??…..go on….hotdog!!!!

  4. In my opinion, if a set is over $50 it should be more of a display piece than a playset. This looks really good but the price is really bad. I would get it but I hate how the back is just open for play.

  5. i always watch your videos at 2x speed. I think it's great that you tend to speak very slowly, it really must be a big help for non native english speakers! Thank you

  6. Definitely a charming set, although I'm not super impressed with it on the whole. My favorite part is actually the Xmas tree side build. JANG said he's not a fan of the toy train, but I have to disagree, I think it's pretty good looking.

  7. Hi Jang, you could also (additionally) express price to weight ratio. This eliminates the use of small parts in price to part ratio, additionally then you can better compare duplo/junior/normal lego with each other (as you only show the price of the actual plastic).

  8. I don't really get the guy with the saxophone. If he is one of the firefighters, why doesn't he have white gloves? Also, the other firefighters could have gotten some other instruments in that case. On the other hand, if he has nothing to do with the firefighters, he seems to be an odd choice to be included in this set.

  9. Yowzers. I was thinking it was a cute set in the review (though more of a nice creator set than a winter village set) but then the price! Does not look like a $100 set. Ouch.

  10. Thanks, Jang. Great review as always! For me, the price of this set is also the major problem. Here in Switzerland, we pay an additional 20 bucks compared at today's exchange rate (CHF 119 ~ USD 123). That is just too much for the volume you get but I think I have to get this one as well since I collect all of the winter village sets… More than ever, Lego is an expensive hobby!

  11. Definitely looking forward to having this set one day. Really appreciate all the little intricacies that they carried out. It'll make a great addition to our winter village. Many thanks for the review!

  12. Could you do a giveaway on some of the Lego Batman DC Comics Super Heroes sets, including one with Flash, there is only one available set including Flash

  13. I believe this will be the first Winter Village set I won't buy. Firstly, I'm with Jang. I do not see the 90 Euros built in there, and secondly to my eye a lot of this looks like being constructed in a very "old-school" way. Over the last years we got some very clever and modern designs and design elements that LOOKED old-school but were done in a very modern and up-to-date way construction-wise (am I making any sense here at all?). This goes especially for the vehicle.
    Then there's the fact that the garage seems incomplete to me. There should have been more space for the fire engine..
    The christmas tree (to me, just my VERY personal opinion) looks ugly and done in a very old-school way, too. Same goes for the snowman. Both tree and snowman look they didn't see much design-effort.
    I'm also not very comfortable with yet another bank for a minifig to sit on. I think the number of parts maybe could have been put to better use on the inside of the building.
    I think I could overlook one or maybe two of these "negative" points, but in the end they sum up to too much I dislike.
    The element I like best is the fountain with the basin. And that, of all things, is a side-build.

    Talking about the video itself: Dear Jang, I love your videos. I like your open-mindedness about things and the relaxed and unbiased way you are talking to your audience. I also like the way you express your opinions.
    More than once you have influenced my buying (in this case: not-buying) decision.
    This video is no exception. Very well done. THANK YOU for taking the time and doing this review.

  14. Hello, JANGBRiCKS! This is a good review of the new LEGO Winter Village Fire Station. I just picked this set up yesterday at my local LEGO store, and it took me one hour, forty-seven minutes, and thirty seconds to build it. Like you said in the beginning, it reminds me of the Modular Fire Brigade set from a while back. In fact, that's what I first thought of this set when I first saw it on LEGO.com. Also, I thought the torsos on the firefighters looked familiar. Thanks for the comparison! In case if you were curious, the minifigure with the saxophone is just a musician. Have a good day, sir, and take care! Regards, Joseph cheeseinthepie. 9/17/2018

  15. Hi Jang. I I thought that you could possibly add school to new Jang City. It was just a thought that came to mind. Like if you agree.

  16. dude! I just came back! I watched this from age 8 to 12 i am now much older but i cant believe your still here! THANKS for making my childhood cooler!

  17. I was just looking up legos and came across this video. Looking closer, THIS IS THE LEGENDARY JANG FROM URC. With the best videos of rc cars and reviews!! Really miss the videos of urc. I would have never gotten my first rc and get into the rc hobby if Jang had not done his rc reviews. (First rc was stampede 4×4 vxl) All i can say, is that we miss you jang in the rc community!! Will you ever come back?

  18. can you build a lego 2-2-2 pioneer https://www.google.com/search?q=2-2-2+pioneer+locomotive&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=vujuKD9L2ge0jM%253A%252C-RNY6CoONyC91M%252C_&usg=AFrqEzeQPDHpSRZAsEfVNWPxoHShjjDlvQ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiizrGJj8bdAhXH44MKHZllBTEQ9QEwAXoECAYQBA#imgrc=vujuKD9L2ge0jM:

  19. i think the sacophone piece is supposed to represent a bugle, back in the old days before radio communication was a thing fire chiefs used to use those bugles to communicate with their firemen, that's where the bugles on firefighters uniforms come from.

  20. please make updates of your city make houses cars apartments police stuff with robers make a few restraunts and a better mall its to old your new costum buildings ar better model and coffee shops and a lego factory

  21. The set looks really wonderful, but that price is a bit of a let down. I really wish that last year's Train Station Cafe had a similar level of detail. Worthy to note is how last year's set was 80 USD and 902 pieces, while this is 1166. The issue is that this set has smaller pieces, instead of large and costly plates and parts, making that 100 USD overpriced.

  22. I went to the Lego store last night to see this in person. I'm just not feeling it, the building decorations seem a little too simple and the fire truck is a huge letdown.

  23. It’s not bad, I really like the fire truck, it looks pretty nice. And it’s not a bad LEGO set. But not fantastic. I do like it though. And I like the winters style. Which we don’t get a lot here in Arizona.

  24. I have been collecting the winter sets each year since I was 12 in 2009 with the first toy shop! This is one of the best. I enjoy displaying them all together each December.

  25. Did I miss it? Or, did you completely ignore the new Baby Minifig? The baby has a slightly different mold that shows a neck and the print is really cool.

  26. This set is already selling on Ebay for near $150.00! Sheesh…I just bought one from Lego online b4 it is retired…

  27. The interior is ok but I hate every single inch of the exterior because I can't see the seasonal/winter set appealing.

  28. Should have given us an extra fire fighter, and a little dog house for the Dalmatian. Then I would say its a good $100 set

  29. This set doesn't seem worth it to me? I have winter sets til the santa workshop except the updated toy shop which seemed useless to buy. I think the interior of the winter sets has gotten smaller and smaller and less playability.

  30. "Easy to build"

    Lego disagrees, they labelled it expert for some reason. Also the holiday catalogue with this on the cover has a construction error, the left most window bar is missing. How odd.

  31. This really doesn't seem worth the price to me. Should've dumped the bench and made the skating pond twice as large because it just looks ridiculous at that size.

  32. the one thing i dont like is the classic style fire truck it reminds me of 1980's fire trucks from lego XD everything else is awesome!

  33. I do not understand the the admiration of many people about the coolness of the set. At first look, it is good, but the models has a bunch of flaws. For example, the back of a fire truck (just a stump), and bricks with holes on the facade of the building? For a long time there have been bricks without holes on the second side. Also gray bricks (arch and others) among others burgundy bricks, the building is more like an ordinary creator than a creator expert, etc.

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