If you have been following the news about the upcoming LEGO Friends line, you know the sets will come with some very different looking LEGO figures. They are skinny, curvy and very girly. Nothing like the square-ish, stocky LEGO minifigures we are used to.
See the upcoming LEGO Friends sets here: 2012 LEGO Friends Sets
Close-up of the LEGO Friends figures here: 2012 LEGO Friends Figures
For some people it was love at first site with these cuties, for others it was instant suspicion, disappointment, and even hatred. The burning and defining question everyone had though is how the LEGO Friends figures compare to regular LEGO minifigures? How would they look in the same LEGO creation as regular LEGO minifigs? Are they taller? Shorter? And in any way compatible?
Here is what she says: “How does the LEGO Friends fig compare? I don’t know Polly Pocket or even Belville, I know Playmobil. The figs are a cross between Playmobil and LEGO. Emma’s got big, big eyes, a sweet face, a raised button nose (!), with a pointed chin (!!). Her hair is rubbery and very detailed with a braid. The LEGO Friends fig’s hair is interchangeable with regular minifigs. None of the other parts are (torso, legs, head).”
“Beautiful printing on her shirt with a metallic flowery graphic, and her shoes are printed, too. Emma is the same height as the LEGO Collectible Minifigures Series 5 Cleopatra, so look at any LEGO female with a wedge-piece skirt and there’s your LEGO Friends fig scale.”
‘The LEGO Friends fig comes in the same number of pieces as a regular minifig; head, torso, legs, hair. Her proportions are the most dramatic difference – she is elongated, with longer arms and longer legs, and skinny like hell. Full articulation everywhere – head spins, arms turn, torso bows – except for one key area: her legs are like Playmobil figs, fully immobile, you can’t do a split like you can with the regular LEGO minifigs.”
So, there you have it! What do you think?
Here are the links to other posts about the 2012 LEGO Friends sets:
- 2012 LEGO Sets: LEGO Friends
- 2012 LEGO Sets: LEGO Friends Pictures!
- 2012 LEGO Sets: LEGO Friends More Pictures!
- LEGO Friends – LEGO’s Billion Dollar Girl
- Dear LEGO… My Opinion on LEGO Friends
- LEGO Friends Undergo Plastic Surgery
- LEGO Friends Press-Release, Video & More!
- LEGO Friends Available Now! (yes, they are on the shelves!)