In July, Lemax announced an unique partnership with the Norman Rockwell Foundation. From 2023, 7 new lighted buildings will be added to the collection, inspired by Norman Rockwell’s painting. Mike’s Christmas Village already has them, so today we’re exclusively showing you the Lemax Norman Rockwell Collection!
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In case you missed it, there is an unique partnership between Lemax Collection and the Norman Rockwell Foundation. The Lemax design team was inspired by the painting ‘Home For Christmas’ (Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas) 1967, while creating the new product line. In 2022, these 7 illuminated buildings will be available in limited edition at the Norman Rockwell Museum and from 2023 they will be added to the new collection. Click here to view the original post with all the information.
Extra good news for everyone from Europe, because it was recently confirmed by Lemax Europe that these typical American houses will also be available in Europe. These new items will therefore also be added to the beautiful Lemax Europe Showroom which we visited this year.
unboxing & set-up
In the video below we unpack the new items and build a village in typical American style. Although the painting illustrates the buildings in a straight row, I chose to make it a small village to create some nice insights.
unique large-sized buildings
This brand new collection differs from other standard village collections in many ways, starting with larger sizes, and made from polyresin rather than porcelain for a higher level of accurate architectural detailing with brightly lit scenes inside and out. You will find the exact dimensions of each building on the Lemax Collection website. Despite the larger dimensions, you can easily combine figures, table pieces and accessories from Lemax. Personally I wouldn’t put these buildings between my own Caddington village for example. I like that it seems like a separate village with buildings in the same style. Each item requires 3 AA batteries (not included) that can be inserted into the base of the buildings or powered using the Lemax power adaptor included.
For this new collection, Lemax has opted for a cardboard inner box with a kind of foam, which seems to be a more sustainable alternative. All items include a brochure detailing the collection and history of the painting, along with a brief description of each building in this line.
to buy or not?
Finally, the question is, for whom is this new collection intended? The simple answer: for everyone who likes it! But if you are a real Lemax collector for a long time then I think you can certainly appreciate this new series because of the many details and cool insights. The prices for these items (Europe) are not yet known at the moment but are expected to be higher than the current exterior illuminated buildings due to the larger dimensions.
Don’t forget to follow Mike’s Christmas Village on Facebook and Instagram, there you will see even more photos of this exclusive Norman Rockwell village.
Also, subscribe to Mike’s Christmas Village on YouTube, it’s free! There I’m bringing you homemade videos, with more tutorials in the near future to get started building a small Lemax display yourself.
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