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2012 LEGO sets: LEGO Friends more pictures!

by admin on November 3, 2011

in LEGO Friends

Due to several requests on my previous posts on the 1212 LEGO Friends sets, here I will share with you some more pictures and more info on this new LEGO theme for girls. (You can see my previous posts here: 2012 LEGO Friends – Introduction, 2012 LEGO Friends – Set Pictures.) So let’s dive right into the world of little plastic girls! :P

As I have said in my previous posts, the new LEGO Friends theme is following the story of five girls in their daily lives. The girls have different likes and hobbies; there is an animal-lover (Mia), a smart-girl (Olivia), a beautician (Emma), a singer (Andrea), and a social-girl (Stephanie). Here they are up close and personal (click on any of the pictures for a larger view):

MIA (the animal lover): not LEGO-ish I know, but she is so cute here!

OLIVIA (the smart girl): what an awesome she-garage!

 EMMA (the beautician): she better watch out with that giant burger!

ANDREA (the singer): just look at that gorgeous piano!

STEPHANIE (the social girl): is that frosting on her shirt?

These five girls are the main characters in the LEGO Friends theme. Looking at the set-pictures I have noticed that each of them show up in at least two different outfits across the sets, so if you are planning to collect the girls you will have lots of fun! ;)

Also, besides the five girlfriends there are some other characters as well. A blonde named Marie works as a waitress at City Park Café (LEGO Friends Set #3061). Sarah, a cute brunette, works at the Butterfly Beauty Shop (LEGO Friends Set #3187), and Sophie appears to be the veterinarian at Heartlake Vet (LEGO Friends Set #3188). Even though they have a job, none of these young women look any older than the 5 girlfriends. A town of pre-teen girls maybe? :D

But wait, there are in fact two adult characters: Peter & Anna, Olivia’s parents (in LEGO Friends Set #3315). They are the only parents in the whole theme, so the girls can pretty much just enjoy themselves without pesky grown-ups. It seems their (the parents’) sole purpose is providing and maintaining the big, pretty house Olivia lives in. Oh, and Peter is the only guy in the whole series – at least so far… 8)

I’m really missing some boys to gossip about and there has to be at least one annoying baby-brother! What do you think? :roll:

UPDATE: Since the first time I reported on LEGO Friends, lots have happened. Here are the updates on LEGO Friends:

FREE Exclusive Holiday Set with purchases of $99 or more; set 1 of 2. Valid 10.1.14-10.31.14 or while supplies last.

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Lisa House December 27, 2011 at 12:03 AM

I have two young girls who love Lego AND all things pink so they would find these sets appealing I am sure. As a parent I don’t dislike the idea of “girl” Lego however I would rather these sets allow girls to use their imagination more. These sets are no more stereotypical than most other girl toys on the market…that isn’t where I have the problem. It’s that they seemed to have simplified or “dumbed down” the Lego product to attract girls. Give little girls all the accessories to make their creations beautiful and magical but also the option to decide the final design without limiting creativity or skill level. I want my girls to know they can be innovative, creative, intelligent and beautiful.

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admin January 5, 2012 at 11:31 AM

UPDATE: LEGO Friends are now available! See here: LEGO Friends Available Now! Enjoy! ;)

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EMMA January 17, 2012 at 5:55 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Silke February 3, 2012 at 6:50 AM

When I grew up I had almost every box of Belville that came out around that time. Me and my sister made the most crazy thing from those sets combined with regular lego (like a large cargo ship, spacestation), so I know that those sets are really stereotypical with all the pink and stuff. But without Beville I would never had a LEGO experience during my youth. Because of the creativity and fun that I have with my lego I became an engineer.

I really was sad that Belville didn’t excist anymore because I really want that my girls (and cousins) will have the same experience has me when they grow up. So when I saw an article on the internet of Lego Friends I was really pleased. Ok, the sets are at the moment really stereotypical but with Belville in the beginning it was the same.

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Silke February 3, 2012 at 7:04 AM

Forget to say that the Belville I played with was not the fairytale sets of the last years but contained a hospital, boat, a lot of normal houses,…

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admin February 3, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Silke, thanks for sharing! One thing about children is that they can be quite forgiving. Their imagination fills in the gaps when they don’t have the right ingredients for their play. If all they got is pink pieces they will still build a space-ship, and able to ignore the pinkness, or whatever the shortcomings are. Heck, children can play with sticks and rocks! They are truly wizards of imagination! ;)

The good thing about LEGO is that it fosters creativity, no matter what set or theme. So, I would say get your girls whatever LEGO sets they are attracted to and they will build amazing things within that theme and way out of it. Like your Belville cargo-ship space-station. :)

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