January 27, 2016

2016 Toy Fair - LEGO Friends Summer sets

New York Toy Fair & Nuremberg Toy Fair displays of LEGO Friends Summer 2016 sets:

LEGO Friends Amusement Park Roller Coaster - 41130
You know where.

Amusement Park Roller Coaster (1124) entrance
LEGO Friends Amusement Park Space Ride - 41128

LEGO Friends Amusement Park Arcade - 41127

LEGO Friends Amusement Park Hot Dog Stand - 41129

LEGO Friends Heartlake Horse Riding Club - 41126
LEGO Friends Puppy Daycare - 41124

LEGO Friends Vet Horse Trailer - 41125
LEGO Friends Foal's Washing Station - 41123

display images via Brick Journal & Promobricks
and toynewsi and toyark
some box art via Brickset

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January 17, 2016

Spotlight: Heartlake Supermarket

LEGO Friends Heartlake Supermarket (41118) welcomes customers with a
bright & curvy design complete with built-in displays, plus it
opens up for restocking the super-fun new printed food items!
Box shows Mia passing the news stand as Daniel gets ready to greet new customers.
The inset image features the new 2016 cash register design printed on a 2x4 slope
brick.  You can also see the store's location -- across from the Cupcake Cafe!
Box back illustrates built-in hinges, tongs for handling delicate pastries (thanks to Exo-Force),
Mia checking out the beauty products, and the cold food display case.

January 16, 2016

Spotlight: Heartlake Cupcake Cafe

LEGO Friends Heartlake Cupcake Cafe (41119) is the new hangout in 2016!
Build the moving features to spin the display case by the rooftop swirl finial.
Read our Review!

Box front shows Stephanie and new Friends character Naomi looking over fresh baked goods.

Box back shows inside the cafe and all the various activities you get to build.

January 15, 2016

Spotlight: Olivia's Exploration Car

LEGO Friends Olivia's Exploration Car (41116) looks to the stars.  We get to build a rotating
telescope platform using her treehouse as a base.
Box art shows Olivia on a hill near the treetop telescope checking star charts with
her robot Zobo that she created 4 years ago, and is ready with a cup of hot chocolate.
Box back shows her looking through the telescope, then posting her findings online
with her new purple laptop.

January 14, 2016

Spotlight: Emma's Creative Workshop

LEGO Friends Emma's Creative Workshop (41115) is a creative set about creativity.
Building it can inspire your own aspirations for being a maker.  Learning the clever ways to build a
machine for sewing can help you with techniques for your own LEGO designs.

Box art shows the placement inside Emma's house and how her desk is part of an architectural
section you build that frames the window.  Lovely bows are on display as the header.
The Lamp design echoes the style in other parts of her house.

Spotlight: Pop Star House & TV Studio

LEGO Friends Livi's Pop Star House (41135) is modern and modular!
The house is built a module section at a time, connected, and hinge open for play access.

Box art shows her house high above the city lights.
Box back highlights all the fun you get to build for Andrea's visit to Livi's house.

Another look at how you build modular sections, then build together with the hinges to allow
access inside the house.

January 13, 2016

Spotlight: Birthday Party sets

LEGO Friends Birthday Party (41110) set is the largest of this year's sub-theme at 191 pieces.  Although Andrea appeared in a Birthday-themed polybag previously (Birthday Party was released in January 2013, which coincided with Friends 1st Birthday) this is the first box-set of the theme.
The box art shows a lively backyard setting that Andrea has decorated for her bunny Daisy
and her bird friend Violet to enjoy.  The brick-built gift box has a printed tile for a lid.
We get to build 2 sizes of balloons.
Box back shows the activities for the party include: a swing, rotating stage, gift opening, plus a piano & microphone for singing.  It's nice that even a small set teaches moving parts function-builds.

January 11, 2016

Spotlight: Adventure Camp Tree House

LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Tree House (41122) takes adventure building to the next level!
With lots of action-functions using bricks in clever ways, it also opens up for play & imagination once built.

We get introduced to a new character, Joy, who is the Camp Leader -- and get Emma & Stephanie in fun new "outdoorsy" outfits.  Plus, a cute Fox and Joy's trained Eagle named Elvis!

The base section is built with hinges so you can open it up for play, plus the roof sections
hinge open to reveal the cozy sleeping loft.

January 10, 2016

Spotlight: Adventure Camp Archery

LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Archery (41120) 
Another 2016 Adventure Camp set for Friends that's right on target!
Building this set is only the first part of the fun ...
Flick-fire action elements in LEGO sets have been around for a years, yet this is the first for Friends.  The center "bulls-eye" target sits on a tile behind the lavender plate, so it can actually be shot out.  Cool!

Watch Mia in the product video hone her skills with a crossbow!

January 9, 2016

Spotlight: Adventure Camp Rafting

LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Rafting (41121)
2016 is the year Friends go to Adventure camps -- here is the Rafting one -- you can see 
Olivia waving with her camera near the bridge.
The box art shows Heartlake City's mountains, plus brick functions & Andrea is also included.

Watch the product video to see how well they navigate the course!