The LEGO Friends line continues to give us a great variety of excellent LEGO sets and sub-themes. Today we will look at the recently released LEGO Friends Adventure Camp series, containing three sets; the #41122 LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Tree House, the #41121 LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Rafting, and the #41120 LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Archery. There is also a small promotional set, the #30398 LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Bridge that was free with qualifying purchases back in January. 🙂
LEGO Friends includes generic sets that fit into the Heartlake City setting – shops, homes, other buildings, and smaller add-on sets. Than there are the sub-themes with a collection of 5-7 sets focusing on a particular story. In 2015 we got the LEGO Friends Pop Star series. While the collection was glamorous and definitely well designed, I couldn’t related to them so much personally, as the whole pop star thing is just not part of my life. However I did really like the LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue series from 2014, and now the LEGO Friends Adventure Camp sets. I love outdoor adventure camps!
It is interesting to note how carefully the colors are selected for LEGO Friends collections. The LEGO Friends Jungle Rescue series (see above) contained shades of brown and gray for wood and rocks, lime-green for foliage, lavender and pink for the various accessories, and medium-azure for water – giving the whole theme an overall lovely pastel look. The LEGO Friends Adventure Camp collection has a darker color-scheme with lots of brown for the wood elements, regular green for the foliage, and purple, dark-pink and bright-light-orange for the accessories. They look very nice together.
In the video-player below you can find an introductory video for the LEGO Friends Adventure Camp line featuring all the sets, as well as a video-review by JANGBRiCKS for the largest set in the series.
While I appreciate the addition of interesting colors, and I wouldn’t want LEGO to change them, for my own purposes I tend to replace the purples and pinks with more natural colors. It makes the sets look a bit more realistic for an adult LEGO fan. For example, you can easily turn the #41122 LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Tree House into a cabin in the woods with a rock-climbing wall by just replacing that purple slide with a dark-brown one, and removing some of the brighter accessories.
The #41122 LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Tree House is the largest set in this collection. I think the set is as close to perfect as it can be. It looks very pleasing, fun, and captures the adventure of a real-life camp perfectly. I particularly like the tree with the tire-swing, the climbing-wall, the cave under the waterfall with all those hiding places, and all the different levels where the characters can hang out.
I also appreciate that the tree house opens up to change the look, or to play inside. And of course there are tons of great accessories, like in all LEGO Friends sets. Check out those new printed 1×1 tiles with tree-rings – those are going to be extremely useful! The Adventure Camp Tree House measures over 10” (26cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep, so it is quite big also. The set comes with 726 pieces, and the price is $79.99. It is currently available under the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The second large set in this collection is the #41121 LEGO Friends Adventure Camp Rafting. This set also has a very pleasing design, but I don’t think it is as fun as by itself as the Adventure Camp Tree House. It does have a very nice collection of colors for natural settings though. Personally I would go with the Adventure Camp Tree House as my first choice, and perhaps get the Adventure Camp Rafting as an add-on. It comes with 320 pieces, and the price is only $29.99. It is currently available under the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.
I’m very fond of LEGO Friends sets in general, particularly the ones in natural settings. And based on the features, colors and overall design, the LEGO Friends Adventure Camp series is my favorite so far. I would have loved sets like this as a kid, and I still like them as an adult. I don’t think you can go wrong with these sets, whether for play or just for parts. You can browse the currently available LEGO Friends sets – including the LEGO Friends Adventure Camp series – under the LEGO Friends section of the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Friends Adventure Camp sets? Do you have any of them already? Feel free to share your own thoughts and review in the comment section below! 😉
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