Tag Archives: LEGO Friends

Review: 30400 Gymnastics Bar

I make no secret of the fact that I am a big LEGO Friends fan. The sets are almost always well designed and I actually don’t have a problem with the Minidolls.

When my local Woolworths finally got in the polybag range they are now offering this was the first set I grabbed.

30400 Gymnastics Bar

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This set contains a relatively small part count of just 26 elements, as well as a single minidoll.

The included minidoll is Naomi – who is not one of the main LEGO Friends characters. It’s nice to expand my Heartlake City citizen collection, but some buyers may be disappointed that it doesn’t include a more well-known character. Despite this the minidoll is great. Naomi features blue eyes, a freckled face and dark brown hair. She is presented here wearing a great green spotted top and purple shorts. Overall it’s a really nice minidoll.

LEGO Friends Make & Take At Myer

Myer LEGO Friends Make and Take April 2017

Myer aren’t always the first name that jumps to mind when you say “Make & Take” but they do host them occasionally.

One of those occasions happens to be April 22nd with a LEGO Friends themed make & take.

On offer is the 30399 Bowling Alley set from 2016. The set features a Stephanie minidoll and a cute amusement park themed bowling game.

Spots will fill quickly so register as soon as possible.

This link should allow you to register at your local store.

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Thanks to Michelle for emailing me about this.

LEGO Friends Make & Take At Toys R Us

It’s hard to go past a LEGO Make & Take event, and this one from Toys R Us should be popular with Friends fans.

On Saturday February 18th Toys R Us VIP members will be able to head in store and build this cute Heartlake Pool slide and umbrella. Places are limited so you will need to register as soon as possible.

TRU Heartlake Pool Make and Take

 

To register sign in to your VIP account and head to http://www.toysrus.com.au/lego-friends-pool-make-take-rego/

Five Years of Friendship

December 2011 saw the LEGO Friends theme announced to the world, with the first sets officially released in January 2012. Today I take a look back at 5 years of LEGO Friends.

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When LEGO Friends was first announced the immediate reaction from a large number of concerned citizens was that these girl LEGO sets were an abomination that enforced outdated gender stereotypes.

The sets were labelled offensive and damaging among other terms. The minidolls were criticised for their slim figures while the sets were judged for their pastel palettes and for being simpler than the boy sets.

Win A Trip To Denmark With LEGO Friends

Do you have a young LEGO Friends builder in your house? LEGO are currently running the ultimate competition for Friends fans.

Just design your very own LEGO Friends set to be in the running for this amazing experience. Is there something you’ve always thought was missing from Heartlake City? Now is your chance to see it made.

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One lucky Grand Prize Winner can be treated to a trip with their family to the LEGO Group headquarters in Billund, Denmark and collaborate with the LEGO Friends designers to turn the winning idea into a real LEGO Friends playset. The winning child will even be made into a mini-doll as part of this playset.

The contest is open to all children aged 6-12 and runs from December 26th 2016 – February 28th 2017.

To enter or learn more head to https://friendsdesignerapp.lego.com/en-au

41133 Amusement Park Bumper Cars Found On Target Australia Website

It seem like the second half of 2016 is quickly sneaking up on us. LEGO super sleuth Eric has discovered that one of the sets from the new LEGO Friends Amusement Park sub-theme is up on the Target Australia website. It’s currently out of stock (or not yet in stock to be more precise) but you can see their price – $59 – as well as some pictures of the set.

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The amusement park sub-theme looks pretty great and you seem to get a lot for your $59.

Click on the image, or here, to view the page on the Target website – be aware that it may get taken down though. We’ve included the larger version of all three pics below.

LEGO Friends Make & Take At Toys R Us

Is there anything better than free LEGO? Toys R Us are giving LEGO Friends fans the chance to build a cute little Wishing Well and then take it home.

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The Make & Take event takes place on Saturday April 2nd, but you will need to register beforehand via this page. These events usually fill quickly so be quick.

Thanks to Wade for making sure we spotted this

Competition – Win A Copy Of LEGO Friends: The Adventure Guide

LEGO Friends Adventure Guide Cover

Are you a hardcore LEGO Friends fan, or perhaps a curious onlooker learning to learn more about the world of Heartlake City? Inspired by the spirit of friendship, we have decided to give away our review copy of LEGO Friends: The Adventure guide.

If you haven’t read that review yet, you can check it out here.

This is the book that was used for our review, so it’s been read and the Minidoll was taken out to be photographed. Don’t worry though, we have packed everything back up and the book is in perfect condition.

To enter all you have to do is enter your details in the form below.

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Book Review: LEGO Friends – The Adventure Guide

LEGO Friends Adventure Guide Cover

RRP $24.99
Available at most retailers

I am going to start this review with a confession – I know very little about LEGO Friends. I am a 29 year old man with no children. Currently the only children I spend time with are my two nephews who love Ninja Turtles and Superheroes . Of course this site covers LEGO Friends products in our regular sales coverage, and I know about the initial controversy that came with the launch, but beyond that my knowledge is limited.

With that in mind, this review is going to be a little different than one you might read from a hardcore LEGO Friends fan. This book is my introduction to the world of Heartlake City. Will it make me a lifelong Friends fan?