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LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

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LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby Staff » Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:30 pm


10245 Santa's Workshop


At this moment, over at Bricks by the Bay in Santa Clara, CA, LEGO is pulling back the curtain on their newest D2C set and the newest entry in the Winter-themed sets, 10245 Santa's Workshop. At long last, the most important addition to the Winter Village will now be made. A few of the highlights include new brick built reindeer with printed bricks used for the eyes, Princess Leia's hair element from 8038 The Battle of Endor in white, pearl gold elements for the sleigh, and a micro Benny's Starship. The asking price is US $69.99 / CA $89.99 / AU $119.99 / DE 69.99€ / UK £59.99 / DK 649.00 DKK and you'll get 883 pieces in exchange. VIP Early Access begins September 19th with general availability starting on October 1. More pictures below, followed by the designer videos and the official press release.




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10245 Santa’s Workshop

Ages 12+ | 883 Pieces

US $69.99 - CA $89.99 – AU $119.99 - DE 69.99€ - UK £59.99 - DK 649.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Have festive family fun building Santa’s Workshop!

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with Santa’s Workshop, a festive addition to the LEGO® Winter Village Series! Gather your family around the Christmas tree to build this enchanting winter wonderland. Help the elves make the toys, feed the reindeer and help Santa load up his magical sleigh. Santa’s wife has baked cookies and the clock tower shows it’s nearly time for Santa to deliver the presents—all at the most wonderful time of the year! Includes 6 minifigures: Santa with red gift sack, Mrs. Claus with cookie tray and 4 elves with pointy ears and hats.

The enchanting LEGO® Creator Santa’s Workshop model is full of festive magic and includes a beautiful sleigh, reindeer and a Christmas tree.

• Includes 6 minifigures: Santa with red gift sack, Mrs. Claus with cookie tray and 4 elves with pointy ears and hats
• Features beautiful sleigh with red and gold detail and dark green padding, 4 reindeer and a baby reindeer, building with detailed interior, clock tower and Christmas tree
• Building features stained glass window and Christmas lights on roof
• Accessories include: 4 wrapped presents in assorted sizes and 4 toys including a blue classic spaceship, yellow car and a pink wand
• Also includes North Pole sign, Santa’s Workshop sign and a summer holiday picture of Santa and his wife
• Gather everyone around the Christmas tree!
• Help Santa take off in his sleigh!
• Family dual-building experience: includes separate brick sets with instructions for adults and children aged 8 and over
• Santa’s Workshop measures over 6” (16cm) high, 3” (8cm) deep and 9” (24cm) wide


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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby wyldjedi » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:50 pm

If I were into the winter scenes, I would likely get this. The reindeer look great, has a lot of minifigures and has a lot of little touches to it that really finish it off. My only gripe - is that the same Santa as the CMF series 8?
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby ufjason » Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:12 am

I always liked that Lego kept the sets winter theme and never crossed the line into xmas. Now that it's done, I'm glad the set is so uninteresting so I don't have to feel guilty about liking it. Easy pass with zero charm.
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby banthafodder » Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:21 am

I think this works well in the theme as it can easily be turned into a kitschy tourist trap destination for your winter village with the carrousel. In fact there was a place in Lake Arrowhead, CA called Santa's Village that was a small Christmas themed amusement park that this would be perfect for. Can't wait for this to come out,
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby RfAurora » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:05 pm

This is one Xmas set that I'm interested in, at least for the clock face. Use it to make the clock tower of the Hill Valley Court House.
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby rodiziorobs » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:02 pm

I find this set rather charming, and it's not often that I look at a set beyond its value as a parts pack. That being said, this happens to also have a lot of fantastic elements...all that pearl gold for example...
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby sparkart » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:07 am

banthafodder wrote:I think this works well in the theme as it can easily be turned into a kitschy tourist trap destination for your winter village with the carrousel. In fact there was a place in Lake Arrowhead, CA called Santa's Village that was a small Christmas themed amusement park that this would be perfect for. Can't wait for this to come out,


Heh-heh, I remember the commercials for that place, and even as a kid it creeped me out that there were these shysters so far from the North Pole pretending to be the real Santa.

Funny idea to use this to make a photo-op with Santa...I'm imagining it dropped into The Simpson's Springfield, with the kids all lined up, and the buildings in this set turned into facades propped up from behind like a movie set.
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby sparkart » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:16 am

Like RfAurora and rodiziorobs, I'm looking forward to some parts in this set. For me, it's the printed decoration 1 x 1 bricks used for the faces of the reindeer.

Years ago, I made a floppy, pose-able anthropomorphic LEGO figure base dubbed the Manic-Ken (it was like a pose-able doll), and the bare human-head was typically a tan 1 x 1 brick with studs on two sides (for the ears). They were like a slightly smaller action-figure version of LEGO Miniland figures. Something about eye-less figures seems so lifeless, soulless. I'm hoping to use the reindeer eye bricks to make figures with a little more character.
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby Gingerbeard Man » Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:26 am

Reindeer skull - best use of a battle droid torso. Ever.
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby Inzane » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:33 am

ufjason wrote:I always liked that Lego kept the sets winter theme and never crossed the line into xmas.


You're kidding right? Winter Toy Shop didn't seem christmasy to you?


Anyway, I'm happy to see they are returning to the approximate size & price point of the first three sets, rather than the inflated price/size of the last two.
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby dWhisper » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:51 pm

Inzane wrote:
ufjason wrote:I always liked that Lego kept the sets winter theme and never crossed the line into xmas.


You're kidding right? Winter Toy Shop didn't seem christmasy to you?


What, Inzane, you mean that giant Christmas tree in the very first set? ;)

Sorry, I'm with him on this one Jason. What about the Christmas lights and the tree farm in the Bakery in the second, or the lady carrying a wrapped gift? Or the Post Office set with the gifts, the Christmas star on the gazebo, or the implied bag of letters to santa? Or all of the Christmas lights, the tree, the gifts, or the wreath in cottage?

The only argument you could make for one not being Christmasy would be the market, and that's only if you ignore the wreaths. That is closer to a winter festival, but the whole lineup is one big wonderful Christmas-y mash. My only concern with this particular set is that it won't look as natural next to the rest of them, which is a village, but not one at the North Pole.
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Re: LEGO Reveals 10245 Santa's Workshop

Postby onions » Wed Aug 27, 2014 12:15 am

all the previous sets make up the village just beyond Claus Castle grounds duh
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