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!
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!
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?
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?
UPDATE: Since the first time I reported on LEGO Friends, lots have happened. Here are the updates on LEGO Friends:
- LEGO Friends vs. Regular LEGO Minifigs Comparison
- LEGO Friends – LEGO’s Billion Dollar Girl (Bloomberg article)
- Dear LEGO… My Opinion on LEGO Friends
- LEGO Friends Press Release, Video & More!
- LEGO Friends Available Now! (yes, they are on the shelves!)