December 30, 2016

"Be a LEGO Designer" for ages 6-12

   The LEGO Friends Design team has launched a building contest to stir up some creativity in the fandom during the year of the 5th Birthday of LEGO Friends.  The chosen Heartlake City "place" creation will be released as an actual 2017 LEGO set and one of the mini-dolls will be of the winning builder!

   Kids aged 6-12 can design and build a creation with their bricks (or create using LDD) and submit it, along with their parent's consent.  There are prizes (such as 2017 sets) for semi-finalists, in addition to other "local" prizes tailored to and offered in various countries for this worldwide contest.
   A trip to Denmark for a week to spend time with the LEGO Friends Design team to perfect the winning creation is the culmination for the builder and family.  See the terms & condition for all details. (Please click through and then select your country to read the page for location-specific details, as there are variations in prizes and ways to enter.)
What will the new Heartlake City place be?

   The winning design will be released as a set sometime in August or September 2017, as an exclusive to Toys'R'Us stores.

It's exciting to think that LEGO Friends begins their 5th year in 2017!

Friends Bricks is proud to have one of our admins, Kristel, as a Judge.

December 1, 2016

2016 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar Reveal

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
Piece Count: 218
Year: 2016

This set was provided by the AFOL Relations & Programs team (AR&P) of The LEGO Group for the purpose of sharing set details with fans.
Opinions provided here solely reflect those of our reviewer. 
Photographs are property of Friends Bricks and are not directed by TLG in any fashion.

It's December 1st, so the time is finally here to open the advent calendar!

Let's flip the box to see the back!

The box has the playmat and backdrop for the fun holiday scenes you create.

LEGO Friends started in 2012, so this is the 5th LEGO Friends Advent Calendar. 

I thought it might be fun to show you what we got in the advent calendars in the past. Do you remember these?

Now let's open this year's advent calendar!