December 10, 2013

Heartlake High - Review

Heartlake High - Review
by tonistokes529

Set # 41005
487 pieces
$49.99USD
$0.10/piece
Released 2013



Box front


Box back

Grab your books and let's go to Heartlake High!



Box contents

Inside the box we get four bags, two instruction booklets, a sticker sheet, a 16x16 tan
plate, and two 8x16 tan plates.


Bag 1 contents

Right away in bag 1 we get some awesome parts. A laptop, basketball hoop, and
some plates and tiles in lavender and dark blue.
Exclusive to this set in the first bag:
  • Dark pink backpack/purse
  • Light yellow wall element (8 total - in the other bags as well)
  • Dark blue 1x4 plate with 2 studs (7 total - in the other bags as well)
  • Dark blue 2x3 roof pieces (9 total - in the other bags as well)
  • Lavender 1x8 tiles
  • Stephanie's torso
  • Stephanie's legs
  • Matthew's head
  • Matthew's torso

Bag 1 build

Stephanie is riding a pretty aqua bike, Matthew is studying on his laptop, and the
basketball is waiting to be played with.


Bag 1 build

I love how they did the bathroom.  The toilet and sink are efficiently built so they
don't take up a lot of room.


Bag 1 build

School is pretty exciting so far!


Bag 2 contents

In bag 2 we get some more exciting blue, lavender and light yellow pieces.
Exclusive to this set in the second bag:
  • Ms. Stevens' hair, head, torso and legs
  • Lavender 1x6 plates (6 total - in the other bags as well)
  • Light yellow 1x2 bricks (4 total - in the other bags as well)
  • Light yellow 1x4 bricks (17 total - in the other bags as well)
  • Light yellow 1x2 "pillar" bricks (8 total - in the other bags as well)

Bag 2 build

Bag 2 makes the front entrance, hallway, cafeteria, and lockers.  I like the cafeteria area
with the little sandwiches.


Bag 3 contents

Bag 3 contains a lovely owl, two books, and some more sweet light yellow pieces.
Exclusive to this set in the third bag:
  • Light yellow 1x1 "pillar" bricks (4 total - in the other bag as well)
  • Lavender 2x3 plate
  • Dark blue 3x4 roof piece (8 total - in the other bag as well)

Bag 3 build

Bag 3 makes the science lab.  I love the telescope, it's really clever.  There isn't room for
more than two students, so the class sizes remain small.


Bag 4 contents

Bag 4 has some really nice dark blue roof pieces in it.  The paintbrush is an awesome
accessory too.  Other than being included with the Collectible MiniFigure "Artist" this piece is exclusive to this set in the fourth bag:
  • Paintbrush

Bag 4 build

Bag 4 makes a really nice art and music studio.  I like the detail of the paint bottles on
top of the drawers.  The easel is a cute build too.

(I forgot to photograph the roof in the bag 4 build picture, but it is included)


Completed build front


Completed build back/interior

I really like the color scheme of this build.  The dark blue and light yellow work really
well together.  It's a nice contrast.


Alternate build (per instructions)


Additional alternate build (per instructions)

I also love that the school is modular and you can change the style according to your
mood.  The one story reminds me of a elementary school, while the three story
reminds me of a urban high school.  It's amazing how a small change can affect the
overall look of a building.


Extra pieces

Wow!  35 extra pieces!  I really do love that paintbrush and it's nice to see an extra one.


MiniDolls

The minidolls are quite lovely.  Stephanie is wearing a classy jacket and skirt ensemble.
A boy!  At last!  I love the color of Matthew's shirt and it look like a polo.  Ms. Stevens
looks very professional in her jacket and long skirt.  I love that she's wearing glasses and
the purple is very nice.

I really feel that this is another win for LEGO fans of all ages.  The school could easily fit
into a town and there is tons of playability to go around.  There are some rare colors that
will keep AFOLs interested.  This is a beautiful set that, I feel, both boys and girls could
play with.
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