Last week LEGO announced their Winter Holiday set for 2016 – The Winter Holiday Train (10254) which continues the Winter Holiday theme, and provides an opportunity for a winter town train if you didn’t get one back in 2006 (10173 Holiday Train).
This year’s train comes with 5 minifigures including a locomotive driver, ticket collector, grandmother, boy and a girl; several special elements including colored train wheels; and the option of using a Power Functions motor (not included). Overall the set has 734 pieces and LEGO has kept the price at $99.99 US (or local equivalents) which means it’s “relatively” affordable.
The introduction of the Power Functions option, while adding playability, also adds complexity as you need to add 4 additional sets to complete it. The required sets are listed on the box as 8879 LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control, 8884 LEGO Power Functions IR Receiver, 88000 LEGO Power Functions AAA Battery Box, and 88002 LEGO Power Functions Train Motor, which adds an addition $54.96 to the overall price.
As always VIP members get early access to the set, starting on September 15, with the general public getting access on October 1.
Full press release after the exciting designer video.
10254 Winter Holiday Train
Ages 12+. 734 pieces.
US $99.99 – CA $129.99 – DE 89.99€ – UK £69.99 – DK 799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Climb aboard the magical Winter Holiday Train!
Gather the family for some festive LEGO® building fun with this charming model featuring a full circle of track, boarding platform with bench and lamppost, a Power Functions upgradable train engine with brick-built smoke bellowing from its stack, coal tender, flatbed wagon with a rotating holiday tree, toys and gifts, and a red caboose with a detailed interior and table. The train engine also features large and small red-colored locomotive wheels and the train is decorated with green wreathes, string lights and white tree elements. This LEGO® Creator Expert set includes 5 minifigures.
• Includes 5 minifigures: a locomotive driver, ticket collector, grandmother, boy and a girl.
• The Winter Holiday Train includes 16 curved pieces of track, engine, coal tender, flatbed wagon with holiday tree, toys and gifts, caboose, boarding platform, bench and a lamppost.
• Decorate the tree and drive the train to see the tree rotate.
• Join the ticket collector in the cozy caboose for a delicious cup of cocoa.
• Includes dual building instructions for a perfect family build.
• Accessory elements include green wreathes, decorative lights and white tree pieces, plus wrapped gift elements and tiny brick-built toys, including a micro train, wind-up car, fire truck, remote controlled robot, sailboat and a spaceship.
• Upgrade with LEGO® Power Functions (not included) for a motorized engine.
• Special elements include small and large red train wheels, dark tan windows, train buffers, cow catcher, white tree elements and roller skates.
• This set includes over 700 LEGO® pieces, including 16 curved tracks.
• The Holiday Train in total measures over 4” (12cm) high, 20” (52cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide.
• Curved rail track diameter measures over 27” (70cm).