|The display as seen from a low angle|
|The Post Office (left) and the Toy Shop (right) behind the|
skating pond and massive Christmas tree.
|The Cottage, flanked by an army of skiers and carolers|
I love the Winter Village sets because they have such a festive feel, and each contributes something new to the setup. Each set (with the exception of the Market, which isn't exactly a "building"), includes a yellow light brick, which casts light through the windows and further enhances the atmosphere. In its current state, the display has everything from a community tree to an ice skating pond, with swarms of child minifigures running about.
|Saxophone and banjo players occupy the gazebo from the Post Office|
|Legs stick out of a snow bank on the ice pond from the Bakery,|
which was advertised to include "7.5 Minifigures".
|Presents from multiple sets adorn the Toy Shop's tree|
|The Cottage, with its shed, igloo, and snow plow|
|The Cottage's shed features a firewood pile and chainsaw|
|Skaters enjoy the pond while a minifig with a snowball prepares|
to ambush his unsuspecting prey
|I threw in the Christmas Tree Stand, which was a promotional|
set for 2013
|The horse-drawn carriage from the Bakery delivers a tree|
|Another shot of the Toy Shop's tree|
|Four skiers: two from the Toy Shop, two from the Cottage|
|The mail truck from the Post Office|
All in all, I think the Winter Village sets are a very worthwhile investment. When displayed together, they are quite a spectacle and will enhance the festivity of any setting. However, you may not want to shell out for a Toy Shop, as they are extremely expensive. (The same thing happened with the modular buildings; I don't think I'll ever get Cafe Corner). Be sure to enjoy your holiday season, and happy building!