January 22, 2015

A LEGO Friends Pop Star movie?!

I have just come across this movie audition info posted back in November, 2014.
Here's what it said on one site:
Wanna be in the upcoming LEGO FRIENDS movie?

January 19, 2015

LEGO Elves official images

LEGO Elves due out March 2015 have characters in mini-doll form and a storyline full of imagination.
 (Click image above for more images, set information, and links to videos)
     The sets are: The Elves' Treetop Hideaway (41075), Azari and the Magical Bakery (41074), Farran and the Crystal Hollow (41076), Naida's Spa Secret (41072), Naida's Epic Adventure Ship (41073), and Aira's Creative Workshop (41071).  Those name all belong to Elves.  The human in the story is Emily Jones.
     The teaser display at some retailers reads: Home to find she must be clever ...
Unity is needed more than ever ...

      Notice the Treetop Hideaway set indicates "suggested" age starting at 8, whereas the rest start at age 7.  These builds are a natural progression in complexity for kids (and adults fans) starting out with LEGO Friend sets.  The LEGO Group always said Friends was just the beginning of themes which may gain more girl builders.  So far there's lots of excitement 'buzz' around these and the core audience will no doubt welcome it -- as well as loads of other fans!
     There are two additional sets that have been found on databases, no images yet: Aira's Pegasus Sleigh (41077) and Skyra's Mysterious Sky Castle (41087).  With three Toy Fairs coming in the next 2 months, hopefully more will be revealed.
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January 15, 2015

Heartlake City to open at Legoland Florida Summer 2015


Legoland Billund (Denmark) has a Friends Heartlake City area -- the same type of zones are being built at Legoland California (USA) and Legoland Windsor (UK), and now we have confirmation a LEGO Friends Heartlake City will be built at Legoland Florida (USA).  The 3 newer ones are to open Summer 2015.
   The current gift shop will be re-configured as Heartlake Shopping Mall, and there will be a Friends-style Ice Cream Shop, Horse stables themed area and carousel rides, building zones, performing stage and a Friends Rescue attraction!
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January 9, 2015

LEGO requests Feedback on Friends hair pieces

LEGO requests Feedback on Friends hair pieces:
   Do you like the rubbery feel of them -- are they easy to build with -- does the texture allow for easy clutch -- how do they compare to traditional hairpieces of minifigures -- do you like the colors -- what is your experience on the play value -- how about their realism aspect ...?
Please post your comments here (or our Forum, or use our contact form: http://friendsbricks.com/SendUsMessage.html) no later than January 12, so we can report your opinions and viewpoints back through the LEGO Ambassador Network -- and they will report back to the LEGO Designers! Thanks!
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Thanks for all your messages sent to us! We've given TLG your opinions. Have fun building!!

January 4, 2015

Review: 41086 Vet Ambulance

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Last summer Emma was busy riding on her Jungle Bike and looking out for troubled animals in the jungle. Clearly, she was good at it, as she is now hired to do the same back at home in Heartlake City! She drives her cute little ambulance around town making sure there is no animal in need of medical assistance. Oh no, Jojo the hedgehog tumbled down from the bush! Let’s take her to the Vet Clinic where Mia, our vet in training, is waiting!

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.


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Box Art: Front. Unlike my previously reviewed sets, this set was purchased in a US store, so there is a lot more information written on the front side of the box. I prefer the simplicity of the European version.


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Box Art: Back. Although this is a set featuring Emma mini-doll, the star of the set actually appears to be the hedgehog as the cute drawings suggest!

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Box Contents: 1 Booklet & 2 Bags

January 2, 2015

Review: 41085 Vet Clinic


Friends have a new express Vet Clinic to visit with their pets! Mia is a natural at caring for animals. She started learning in the first Heartlake Vet (3188) in 2012. This new curvy clinic may seem small, yet it has all the medical equipment and supplies needed.
There's also a playground for some fun therapy -- the best prescription!

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.


Box art - front - new Aqua blue flanges on both sides and Aqua ribbon indicate Vet sub-theme.


Angled view to highlight the new Aqua blue flange -- with box art of the animals in this set carried over onto it. It helps identify the Vet sub-themes sets and is very sweet!


Box art - back - showing just some of the clinics functions for play all those animal needing care. Close-up of medical tools, and the Vet Ambulance (41086) that complements this set.

January 1, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday LEGO Friends!

May you one day be "nostalgic" to some future adults who remember you as their first childhood LEGO sets!
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December 31, 2014

Review: 41089 Little Foal


Build a cute stable for the newborn foal. Bottle feed the foal to help it grow stronger!

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.

BOX ART, front and back

The box matches the vet sub-theme with the medical logo and aqua blue highlights. On the front, we can see the foal inside the stable, ready to be taken care of. On the back, we see the foal drinking out of the water trough. And some advertisement for the main set, the Vet Clinic (41085).


BOX CONTENTS
There is one booklet, one lime green 6x6 baseplate, a bag of smaller parts, another with larger parts, and of course, the foal!


And here are all of the pieces included in the set. The quantity seems to match that of the previous collectable animal foil packs. Maybe there are a little more. In any event, a cardboard box is probably friendlier to the environment, so I don't mind at all.
There are some nice parts overall, but few of them stand out as must-haves for this particular set. The aqua blue baby bottle is new and also appears in the Bunny and Babies set (41087). The 3x4 medium azure roof tile is also new and appears in the Vet Clinic set (41085).

December 30, 2014

Review: 41087 Bunny and Babies


What’s even cuter than a bunny? A baby bunny of course! And in this set we get a double dose of baby bunny cuteness!

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.

The front of the box shows the whole build, with one of the babies outside of the pen! I wonder who left the gate open as we don’t have a minifigure in this set ...

Also noticable on the front of the box is the cross and paw print just below the picture of the five friends, as well as the aqua trim on the box, depicting this set is part of the Vet sub-theme. This sub-theme is also evident on the back of the box, which has an image of the new Vet Clinic set (41085) and also directs us to: LEGO.com/friendsvet

Inside the box is one loose instruction booklet, a 6x8 Lime plate and small bag of parts. The Lime plate is unique to this set.

December 28, 2014

Review: 41088 Puppy Training

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Get the puppy ready for the next agility competition in Heartlake City! 

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.

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Box Art: Front. This set is one of the five sets in the new Vet Clinic sub-theme. The package is marked with a medical logo with a paw print and highlighted with light blue instead of the pink and purple from the regular Friends sets.


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Box Art: Back. The play suggestion photo shows the puppy hoping to make the big jump! The picture next to it presents all the new animals from the Vet Clinic sub-theme. They seem to be saying, “Collect us all!” 

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Box Contents: 1 Booklet, 2 Bags, and 1 6x6 Plate

December 25, 2014

Review: 41093 Heartlake Hair Salon



Welcome to Heartlake Hair Salon. The place to go to find your next cool look. Natasha will help you chose new cuts and colors and will offer you a variety of accessories. All in a super friendly atmosphere with washing and styling stations. Don't be shy,  come on in!

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

As we can see from the front of the box, this is a pretty classic building from the Lego Friends theme. Those who remember the earlier sets might recall the City Park Cafe (3061), Butterfly Beauty Shop (3187), Heartlake Pet Salon (41007), etc. But look at the back of the box and see all that is included here. A sink to wash Emma's hair, a reclining chair, some wigs, a mirror to check how style looks, soda machine, magazines, everything you need to feel like you're in a real hair salon!


Open the box to find one booklet and one sticker sheet, two baseplates and three numbered bags. Let's start building!

December 24, 2014

Review: 41095 Emma's House



Let’s take a closer look at Emma’s House and see if it as stylish as Emma herself!

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.

The front of the box shows Emma’s House, located in the leafy, white picket suburbs of Heartlake City.

The set box carries the familiar purple flanges on the sides and ribbon wave across the top, indicating that this set belong to the base theme and not a sub-theme. We also get to see Emma’s mum, Charlotte, and her dad, Luis.  I was surprised how big this box was, but it wasn’t filled with air! We’ll get to that shortly.

The back of the box shows us what we can expect to find in the box, highlighting the playing features and loads of accessories. The left hand shows the modular nature of the building, meaning you can arrange it any way you like!

Inside the box are:
  • three instruction booklets and a sticker sheet, nicely packed with cardboard backing
  • seven numbered parts bags
  • 6x16 plates in Tan and a 16x16 plates in Bright Green, both loose in the box
  • 3x Tan, 2x White and 1x Bright Green 8x16 plates and a vine pieces in their own un-numbered baggie.

Let’s take a closer look at the instruction booklets:


The front covers of the three booklets have the same main image as the set box, with the inset showing the interior and the three individual mini-doll images being absent.  The sticker sheet is the type with the metallic sheen and appears to have a mirror sticker on it. It may just be my butter fingers, but I sometimes find these types of stickers harder to peel off.

December 21, 2014

Review: 41091 Mia's Roadster


Time to go cruising the streets of Heartlake City in Mia’s Cruiser! First though, we’ll need to charge it up, give it a good wash so it looks shiny and new, and make sure the wheel nuts are on tight!  

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.


The front of the box shows the whole build, with Mia getting ready to give the Roadster a wash.


The back of the box highlights some of the play features including the tool trolley, charging station and the opening boot on the Roadster.


Inside the box is one loose instruction booklet, which has the same main image as the box cover.  There are also three un-numbered parts bag, a baggie with the new style tools (yippee!), sticker sheet and two 2x12 White plates.

December 19, 2014

Review: 41092 Stephanie's Pizzeria


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Welcome to Stephanie’s Pizzeria! Our favorite baker & organizer Stephanie has a newest endeavor in cooking business: to make her tasty pizza for her friends and all people in Heartlake City to enjoy! She is known to make tasty cupcakes and other yummy baked goods, so everyone is excited to try her piping hot pizza served right out of the oven! You can enjoy your meal inside her cozy pizzeria, or just give her a call and get the food delivered to your door. You may see her riding her new red scooter, delivering pizza all over Heartlake City! 

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.

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Box Art: Front


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Box Art: Back


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Box Contents: 1 Booklet & 2 Bags

December 17, 2014

Review: 41090 Olivia's Garden Pool


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It’s summer time in Heartlake City! Olivia’s got a new purple bikini top she recently bought at Heartlake Shopping Mall, and she’s ready to spend the afternoon at the heart-shaped garden pool! Of course she has her sunscreen and an ice cold drink by her side. After having fun with the slide, she loves to relax sitting in her floating ring while listening to her favorite music! The friendly turtle comes by, attracted by the cherries Olivia has brought out for a snack.

The FriendsBricks community wishes to thank TLG’s CEE Team for generous support of this set to review and share with fans.

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Box Art: Front




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Box Art: Back 




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Box Contents: 1 Booklet, 2 Bags, 1 6x8 Plate