September 15, 2015

Halloween Building Challenge

Trick-or-Treat on a Heartlake City street!

Build a Halloween scene: 
Perhaps a costume party, or your Friends trick-or-treating at a neighborhood house, or a Haunted house (or maybe another Heartlake City establishment is haunted!) or some other fun activities.

The basic rules are: 
- Real LEGO bricks & elements 
- Original MOC never presented before 
- No Photoshop backgrounds 
- Post your creation's photographs by October 15
- Add one image to the topic thread on Flickr here > and up to 3 in the group photo pool
- And/or Friends Bricks Forum here >

 - Be spooky, yet still G-rated ;-)

September 13, 2015

Review: 41101 Heartlake Grand Hotel

The place to stay when visiting Heartlake City is the Heartlake Grand Hotel. Let’s take a closer look to see why!

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 hotel located on the outskirts of Heartlake City. I noticed after that it was missing the flag at the top of the elevator section - no doubt to make it easier to fit onto the box.

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 the five mini-dolls that come with the set, including the new ones: Susan and Nate.

I was surprised how big and heavy this box was, and hadn’t appreciated the size of this set. It is big!

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, and some alternative combinations. 

I see that the flag has been reinstated at the top of the hotel for these shots.

August 11, 2015

LEGO Friends Music

Lego Friends

Possibly to coincide with the release of the Pop Star sets, most of the LEGO Friends songs from the mini-movie episodes have recently become available for download. Each song is $1.29, but if you get all the six songs, it's $5.99. Get your Livi and Andrea mini-dolls to sing these happy LEGO Friends songs!

July 9, 2015

Build Your Own Adventure!

A book with 77 bricks that inspires kids to build, play, and learn all about the fascinating world of LEGO® Friends.
LEGO Friends: Build Your Own Adventure combines fan built inspirational ideas for building with enthralling story starters. Get inspired to build with creative building ideas, then play out your own adventures using your own LEGO collection. The book comes with bricks to build one exclusive model that appears throughout the book.
See inside images of this August release with some super cute builds! >>

June 9, 2015

Review: 41105 Pop Star Show Stage

This is the fourth Pop Star set we will be showing you. By now we have met Livi and had a look at her glamorous life. Now we are ready to see her on stage! Accompanying her in the spotlight is the future pop star Andrea. Together the two lovely performers will mesmerize the crowd 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.

Box Art: Front

Box Art: Back

June 3, 2015

Review: 41106 Pop Star Tour Bus


Introducing the largest vehicle the streets of Heartlake City have ever welcomed: Pop Star Tour Bus! What you see is VIP luxury on wheels! It can conveniently turn into a mini-concert stage on the go, so wherever Livi finds herself on this bus, that’s where the best show in town is going to be!

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
What immediately drew my attention was the suggested age range of 8-12, appearing for the first time in LEGO Friends. It shows that this set requires more complex building techniques than any previous Friends sets, typically marked ages 5-12, 6-12 or 7-12. The only other Friends set for ages 8-12 is 41101 Heartlake Grand Hotel.

Box Art: Back

May 29, 2015

Review: 41104 Pop Star Dressing Room

 Livi the pop star is finally in town and fans in Heartlake City can’t contain their excitement at her first show! But before she can step out onto the stage, our fashion conscious Friend Emma helps her get ready and look her best in this Pop Star Dressing Room set!

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
The background picture shows a concert crowd. I like the small details like those two sets of raised hands forming the shape of a heart!

Box Art: Back

May 28, 2015

Review: Heartlake Skate Park 41099

Feel the cool breeze as you practice new stunts at the Heartlake Skate Park!  Half-pipe, trick ramps, music, vending machine, and a quaint island pier await.  Bring your pet and stay the day!
The Friends Bricks community wishes to thank the LEGO CEE Team for their support of this set to review and share with fans.

Box front

Box back - showing some fun action & relaxin' for us!

Box contents: 2 bags of parts, stickers, 1 instruction booklet (199 pieces, plus 17 extra/spare)

May 27, 2015

Review: 41103 Pop Star Recording Studio

The summer is almost here, and something exciting is coming up: Livi the pop star is touring in Heartlake City! This set is one of the five sets from the brand new Pop Star sub-theme, and our tech-savvy Friend Olivia volunteers to help with the recording equipment in the studio!

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

The overall package design is the same as the regular Friends sets, but this one, as well as the other Pop Star sets, has a bold look with dark purple, pink and bright yellow sprinkled with shining stars and spot lights in white.
And exclusive to the Pop Star box design is the appearance of Livi in the box art together with the five Friends.

Box Art: Back

Box Contents: 1 Booklet, 1 Sticker Sheet & 3 Bags. There are 172 (plus extra) pieces in this set.

May 26, 2015

Review: Heartlake Food Market 41108

Fresh is always best! Build the Heartlake Food Market for a "just around the corner" spot to buy groceries and catch up with friends.

This 2-story shop has an owner's apartment upstairs with a rooftop terrace. Check out the farm-fresh produce in the baskets & crates, then step inside for jar of strawberry jam!

The Friends Bricks community wishes to thank the LEGO CEE Team for their support of this set to review for our community.

Box front - also shows interior of market

Box back - with loads of play images and insert of food items

Box contents: 3 bags of parts, 2 Instruction booklets, 2 blue baseplates, stickers

May 19, 2015

A few additional upcoming sets have been found!

Brickset has recently reported that Aanchir, while visiting Billund, Denmark, found two additional Friends sets that we had not known about!

40156 Organizer

41109 Heartlake City Airport
The plane looks very nice! I wish the airport itself were much bigger, though. The security area that comes with 41100 Heartlake Private Jet will be a nice addition to the airport.

A new polybag has recently been added to Brickset's database as well.


And the photo of the Limousine finally finally got revealed a few days ago:

41107 Pop Star Limousine

For those of you who haven't seen our updated article about the summer wave, here's the pic of the grocery store Heartlake Food Market 41108.

Thanks to Aanchir and Brickset for the news!

April 28, 2015

New stuff on LEGO Club page

Sweet Juice Bar

I have just found the instruction on the LEGO Club page for the new model you can build with 41090 Olivia's Garden Pool and 41091 Mia's Roadster. I haven't taken apart those two sets since January, and I think now it's time to turn them into something different! This little juice bar model can be a nice addition to Heartlake City Pool.

This cute model can also be seen in the Yellow Brick Insert of LEGO Club magazine for May/June 2015.

March 20, 2015

Shovels of bricks break ground for Heartlake City

Look at all those bricks flying in the air -- like dirt!  I'd like a bucket to catch them!

It's a Heartlake City groundbreaking ceremony and these lucky Girl Scouts / LEGO Friends fans get to be part of the building process. These new Legoland areas will be opening at most of the parks across the world in late May, or early June (check the website of the one near you).
In addition to a riding camp, carousel, car driving track, animal rescue, and building areas with LEGO bricks, there will be a performance stage and loads other Friends activities to enjoy.


March 5, 2015

Mini-movie Episode 7

Finally, the brand new mini-movie is scheduled to air this month! Episode 7 is called *"Kate's Island" , and should be 22 minutes long just like the previous six episodes. It will be broadcast on Disney Channel at 9:00AM on Sunday, March 15th in my area of the US. Please check if and when it will come on in your region or country. I know it will premier a week earlier on French TV.

*Edited on March 12th: the title for the new episode has recently been changed from "Kate's Island" to "Andrea's Big Moment". "Kate's Island" must be another episode for later this season. 

If you are also a fan of the new Elves Elves theme, don't forget to watch the Elves mini-movie, either! In my area it will come on at 9:00 AM on Sunday, March 8th on Disney Channel.

*Spoiler Alert* (added on March 12th)

Fabie, a forum member in France, has told me about the new episode which aired on Gulli in France on Saturday, March 7th!

January 31, 2015

Friendly Food February - Building Challenge

Friendly Food February - Building Challenge

Become a food vendor and Build a Food Cart or Food Truck that would be welcome along the sidewalks and streets of Heartlake City!
  • Construction must be of real LEGO bricks and elements, no clones or digital.
  • Create something new, never before posted online or shown at event.
  • Give your MOC a friendly name.
  • Post your favorite image in the entry thread on Flickr and up to 3 in the photo pool.
  • Post your favorite image in the entry thread on our Forum and create its own MOC topic if you have additional images to share.
  • Mini-doll customers are welcome!
What are your Friends hungry for?

The dinner bell rings midnight February 28th, so don't be late!
Here are the final tasty creations from this building challenge!


January 27, 2015

LEGO Friends Summer 2015 sets

Emma's Tourist Kiosk #41098
Heartlake Skate Park #41099
Heartlake Private Jet #41100
Heartlake Grand Hotel #41101
2015 Advent Calendar #41102
Pop Star Recording Studio #41103
Pop Star Dressing Room #41104
Pop Star Show Stage #41105
Pop Star Tour Bus #41106
Pop Star Limo #41107
Heartlake Food Market #41108
Heartlake Airport #41109
For additional images and descriptions, visit Friends Sets Summer 2015
Summer 2015 brick-built gear set:
Friends Organizer #40156
Summer polybag:
Pop Star sub-theme #30205