Department 56 2016

Department 56 January 2016 Release Highlights

Perhaps due to the persistent rise of Lemax since the opening of their European office and their ensuing dominance of the market here, Department 56 is a brand that has become increasingly difficult to source in the UK. Thanks to the quality of the pieces, their desirability and collectability however, they remain popular with enthusiasts Continue reading


Lilliput Lane Christmas At The Inn

Lilliput Lane Christmas, New For 2016

As is customary, manufacturers Enesco introduce new models to the Lilliput Lane brand in January each year. For 2016, we see two new additions to the Christmas collection. We have one new hanging ornament and also a feature illuminated design. First up is Lilliput Lane Christmas Tipple Hanging Ornament (L3789). This inexpensive decorative piece is Continue reading


Lemax Modular Plaza Fountain

Add A Water Feature To Your Christmas Village

The warm glow of twinkling lights and rows of quaint miniature houses helps create the cosy festive atmosphere of the modern Christmas village and the added detail of figurines and accessories draws the admirer in but to really bring your village scene to life, you need to add some sounds and motion. Nothing does this Continue reading


Choosing A Ski Lift Or Cable Car For Your Christmas Village

See here for cable/street cars, trolleys and trams. If you’re looking to build the ultimate Christmas village display, it would’t be complete without the addition of a model ski lift or cable car/gondola. More than any other unit that could be included, nothing else quite compares to the grandeur that is provided by the appearance Continue reading


Hornby Santa Express

Choosing A Train Set For Your Christmas Village

A question we are often asked is what scale the various Christmas village manufacturers work to. Usually, the motivation behind this question is the desire to accessorize with items other than those made by a particular brand. Most commonly, we find the question of scale stems from the desire to add a train set or Continue reading