I Built Emma’s Art Studio And Now I Have Questions…

I’m working through my backlog of sets to review. The other night I built Emma’s Art Studio and I have so many questions so let’s skip the traditional review…


So does Emma own this Art Studio?


I always assumed the Friends characters were teenagers. Are LEGO trying to tell me that one of them owns an art studio?

Can a teenager sign a commercial lease in Heartlake City?


Does Emma have a silent partner running things or is everything in her name? Maybe a parent?

Is the art scene in Heartlake City big enough to support this store long term? Does Emma have a business plan?


Isn’t Emma like the only artist in town? Is she getting paid for commissions or is the store the main income source?

This is a multi-level store and studio with a rooftop terrace. Seriously, how is Emma paying for all of this?


Does Emma pay well?


So clearly Andrea works at the store, but is she a casual? Does she get paid overtime or is Emma the George Calombaris of Heartlake City? Did the other friends apply for the job too? Did they get rejected? Do Andrea and Emma have all these work related in-jokes that frustrate the others?

What type of artist is Emma exactly?

The exterior of her art studio is covered in cool murals but she’s also got a pottery setup?

This is a terrible way to store/display scissors.


Not a question, just an observation.

Is Emma going to say anything about Andrea leaving cash laying around?


Is all of the merchandise covered in cat hair?


Some people are allergic to cats.

What’s happening at 8pm? Is it art classes? Is Emma qualified to teach others?


The set is really cute though, I’ll give it that.


This set was provided to me by LEGO at my request. Opinions expressed are my own – clearly.

9 Responses to I Built Emma’s Art Studio And Now I Have Questions…

  1. Anthony says:

    Very funny review. Well done. ????

    • Anthony says:

      Anthony here again. The question marks in my comment a minute ago were actually a standard laughing emoji. But it seems to have not been translated to the comment when posting. Feel free to remove it. I genuinely liked your ‘review’ on this set. – Anthony

  2. Anthony says:

    Very funny review. Well done. :)

  3. Roz says:

    haha these friends girls, I’ve lost track of how many convertibles and speed boats and helicopters and campervans and so on they seem to own! Look at Mia driving a helicopter in Jungle Bridge Rescue 41036! As they are still in high school, I suppose they may be getting old enough to learn to drive a car, but a helicopter? Not to mention their frequent luxury cruise adventures sans parents! Certainly living the high life! I thought Emma worked at the Pet Salon in 41007, but that was a while ago and maybe she’s left that enterprise in the capable hands of Joanna and gone full time into art…where do they find the time to study?

  4. Con says:

    I’m actually quite surprised that LEGO would leave the scissors like that. I only buy friends set’s for the colourful pieces and I rarely build them. I enjoyed reading your review/investigation on the set. Nice and different!

  5. manny says:

    Michael, keep them coming, you’re reviews are the best.

  6. Nicole says:

    Oh that is brilliant! Thanks for the giggle!

  7. Charlotte says:

    Haha I laughed so much! This is an awesome review! I love all the bits & pieces in the Friends sets, they have awesome accessories.

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