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 ;-)


See all the fan creations here!

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.