January 8, 2022

Review: 30417 Garden Flower and Butterfly

Friends wonderful line of polybags continues in 2022 with a potted Garden Flower and Butterfly as the 4th large scale object build.

December 30, 2021

Review: 41702 Canal Houseboat

A Houseboat is a great way to be on the water in a city. This renovated Canal Houseboat has old & new friends on a colorful adventure.

December 16, 2021

Review: 41703 Friendship Tree House

Busy as a Bee! This Friendship Tree House is buzzing with activity. Renovating means being creative, yet there's time for fun when the work is done.

December 11, 2021

Review: 41707 Tree-Planting Vehicle

Heartlake City has grown these past 10 years -- Olivia's Flower Garden has grown too -- into a Tree Nursery with Greenhouse.

December 7, 2021

Review: 41704 Main Street Building

A Main Street Building for Heartlake City full of shops and apartments!

Create a corner by re-arranging the 8 different modules. There will always be a Rainbow after the clouds clear here on Main Street!

November 16, 2021

May 18, 2021

Review: 41682 Heartlake City School

Marisa is the Teacher at this classic brick school with Ionic columns. HLC School is new for 2021, as this city's growth continues.

Before school begins, let's learn more about this new HLC School by going inside the build.

Review: 41677 Forest Waterfall

Lovely day in the forest just outside of HLC for an electric scooter ride over a log bridge to explore behind a waterfall and roast marshmallows.

May 17, 2021

Review: 41684 Heartlake City Grand Hotel

Stay at the new Heartlake City Grand Hotel during your favorite season!

Let's check in and explore all the amenities ...

Review: 41683 Forest Horseback Riding Center

Let's visit the Ranch where Savannah lives in the forest outside of HLC and the Horseback Riding Center there, as she trains animals for other visually impaired riders, plus service and support.

May 16, 2021

Review: 41693 Surfer Beachfront

Arriving at her Grandma's Beachfront property, Mia looks to park as Andrea and Nora wave ~~ speaking of waves ... Look at this Surfer paradise!

Review: 41687 Magical Funfair Stalls

Step right up to see Emma *magically* float in the air!

Camila's levitation trick is just the beginning of the Magical Funfair!

Let's go through the turnstile entrance to see behind at the how the magic is created.

May 14, 2021

Review: 10292 The F•R•I•E•N•D•S Apartments

Eight years before LEGO brought us our favorite mini-doll Friends, an American sitcom was coming to an end. F•R•I•E•N•D•S ran for 10 seasons from 1994 - 2004, and to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2019, LEGO Ideas released set 21319 Central Perk. 

Today we are building the two iconic apartments where Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, and Ross hung out when they weren't at Central Perk. 

Can you BE more excited?

The light rigs on the corners remind us that we are on a film set, and this set up works really well for a LEGO play set. Inside the apartments, you will find little details highlighting favorite and memorable moments from the TV show. It's these details that will delight fans of the show, but if you've never watched an episode, it's still a great set. 

May 3, 2021

Review: 41432 Alpaca Mountain Jungle Rescue

The jungle mountain volcano is rumbling. Execute the evacuation plan before the eruption.

April 19, 2021

Review: 41440 Heartlake City Bakery

Celebrate spring with a tasty treat from Heartlake City Bakery. We're open for take-out, delivery, or outdoor dining. 

Heartlake City Bakery is a fun, fast build in the 4+ line. The quick build is designed to help young builders get to playing faster, but there's plenty of fun here for kids of all ages. 

April 7, 2021

Review: 41450 Heartlake City Shopping Mall

It's Friends and Family time at the new Heartlake City Shopping Mall.

Let's take a look behind the scenes of how we build this mall ...

April 5, 2021

Review: 41442 Vet Clinic Rescue Buggy

Oh no, a powerful gust of wind has blown the tree over, trapping Stephanie's puppy. 

March 30, 2021

Review: 41446 Heartlake City Vet Clinic

A busy day for Dr. Donna at the Heartlake City Vet Clinic by the Lake!

Meet new Friend - Savannah, who along with her guide dog Goldie, offers training for service and support animals. Having grown up on a ranch outside HLC, she loves horseback riding. Mia is helping her train Bella, as other animal friends pay attention.

March 26, 2021

Review: 41444 Heartlake City Organic Cafe

Join Mia and her friends as you munch your lunch or slurp a rainbow of flavors outside Heartlake City’s healthy café!

It is so great to see age and gender diversity in Heartlake City! New figures open up new possibilities for role play and I’m pleased to add these to our set of characters. 

The second thing I noticed was the fresh color palette—perfect for the subject matter of fruity drinks and freshly-grown foods. This yellow-orange color is one of my favs from LEGO and it looks great here with hot pink and lime green. It even inspired me to freshen up my backdrop color to match.

Looking at the box front, I can see that our guest characters are named Marcel and Ava. I get the impression they may be a grandfather and granddaughter. They join Mia outside a one-story open-backed eatery. Mia has a pedal-powered vending cart from which she can make fresh juice drinks and she’s holding one out to them. They appear to be in a hedged outdoor location such as Heartlake City Park.