A Few FG Square Christmas Village Buildings from Menards - January 2024
Menards has moved completely away from Lemax Christmas village buildings and now exclusively carry what I think is their own private label brand: FG Square. At one time, I was a Christmas Village guy, but I, umm, went a different direction and have abandoned them completely. And, I've been happy with that decision. But, it doesn't mean that I stopped looking at them - especially at Menards.
I often invoke my collecting mantra when it comes to Christmas Villages: It is enough to enjoy the existence of (Christmas Villages)
things without possessing all of them.
Here's a few structures: Country Creek ice staking rink, a ski hill called Powder Ridge Resort, Tree house Haven and Prime Cuts Steakhouse. All lovely. None of which came home with us.
The animated ski hill is a small-footprint structure that has some good action:
Here's a photo of the same ski hill: