Now that Mister Vonkysmeed's employment status is more stable I decided to definitely start a collection this year and had even researched a local store that carries Dept. 56 villages for me to go look again. Then I ended up on the LEGO website to request a free magazine subscription for Lil' Miss and one thing led to another until I discovered this,
|LEGO Winter Village Bakery, 10216|
Yup, LEGO has gotten into the Christmas village business and they have a new customer in me! This is the third year they have produced a new building and with Mister Vonkysmeed's blessing I have ordered all three buildings to get us started.
With these buildings we get the additional fun of assembling them together as a family, always a good thing in my book! Additionally they are not made out of fragile porcelain as the other villages are, always a bonus in this family with young kids and a 'bull in a china shop' kind of hubby!