Motorized Sleigh and Reindeer

It is an annual tradition for many people to build sets from the LEGO Creator winter village line and display them for the holidays. There are some wonderful sets in this collection, but one of my favourites is 10245 Santa’s Workshop. This year I decided to build a motorized base for the sleigh and reindeer, to add a bit of life to the model.

You can see it in action in the video, and you can find building instructions for the core of the base below.

My goal with the base was to keep it as low profile as possible, and I’m pretty happy that I could build the drive system into a base that is essentially only 5 plates tall.


Building Guide

PDF File

Digital Model Files

LDraw FileLDD File

Additional Resources

Parts List


The instructions don’t include all of the white tiles and slopes I used to cover it up, since it’s probably easier for anyone trying to build it to just use what they have on hand to get a nice snow effect. They also don’t include the 2 strings I’m using for reins between the reindeer. They are part number 63141 on bricklink.

You may have to get creative with the reindeer’s antlers, to prevent them from colliding with the antlers of the reindeer beside them. If you orient them exactly as I have in the pictures and video it shouldn’t be an issue.

Sleigh and Reindeer