A new Winter Holiday building has been released in FarmVille, but unlike all of the others, this is actually a buildable project that can be completed with the help of friends.
What's the building, you ask? Why, it's the Gingerbread House, and we have everything you need to know about this new building behind the break.
The Gingerbread House project must be purchased from the game's store for 5,000 coins. This will give you a plain brown and white iced Gingerbread House, without any of the decorations you would expect from the finished product.
From there, you'll need to collect ingredients with friends in order to add these finishing touches to the house. You'll need to collect 18 each of Wooden Boards, Nails and Bricks, with one ingredient (most likely a Brick) being given to you automatically upon purchase of the base to get you started.
To collect the other ingredients, you can click on the "Ask for More" button underneath each of them to be taken to a reverse of the game's free gifts page, where you are shown the friends that currently have that particular item available to send, and you can then ask them specifically to send you that part.
Once you finish collecting all of one particular item, you'll be able to post a few extras to your wall for your friends to collect. If at any time you'd like to finish the building without waiting for your friends to help, you can do so by purchasing the remaining ingredients for Farm Cash at a rate of 1 Farm Cash per individual item. To be clear, that would be 18 Farm Cash to complete all of the bricks, as an example.
Once you have finished gathering the necessary parts, your Gingerbread House will expand into a much larger version of itself, and will become covered with bright candy pieces and other assorted goodies to make it truly look like a gingerbread house. As of this writing, it seems as though the Gingerbread House will serve no real purpose, other than being a decorative item, just like the Fun House released in the game during the Country Fair theme.
Many farmers chose not to build the Fun House due to its "decoration-only" status, but it will be interesting to see if the Gingerbread House faces equal boycotting since it is a Winter Holiday item, which should sit better with the community.
Check out the rest of our Holiday 2010 coverage right here.
Share your thoughts on the Gingerbread House with us in the comments. Have you already started building yours, or will you pass on constructing this building because it doesn't really do anything?