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2012 Friends Discussion Thread

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Welcome to the Friends Discussion Thread

This is the home of all the discussion pertaining to Friends sets on EB. We will endeavour to keep this first post as up-to-date as possible with new set pictures as and when they are released.

To view the many Friends set reviews, please see the Friends set index here.

Friends 2012 Spring Wave

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3061 City Park Café

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3065 Olivia’s Tree House

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3183 Stephanie’s Cool Convertible

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3187 Butterfly Beauty Shop

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3188 Heartlake Vet

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3315 Olivia’s House

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3930 Stephanie’s Outdoor Bakery

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3931 Emma’s Splash Pool

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3932 Andrea’s Stage

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3933 Olivia’s Invention Workshop

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3934 Mia’s Puppy House

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3935 Stephanie’s Pet Patrol

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3936 Emma’s Fashion Design Studio

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3942 Heartlake Dog Show

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Friends 2012 Summer Wave

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3063 Flightschool with Seaplane

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3184 Adventure RV

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3185 Summer Riding Camp

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3186 SUV with Horse Trailer

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3189 Heartlake Stables

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3937 Olivia's Speedboat

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3938 Andrea's Rabbit Hutch

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3939 Mia's Music Room

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3316 Friends Advent Calendar

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LEGO Friends Brickmaster Book

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Well, as Lightningtiger confirmed over in the LEGO City 2011 discussion thread, LEGO in fact are making prototypes for a new LEGO City subtheme for girls. There's been rumours about a new Paradisa like theme floating around for a while now, but I think that this is the first solid evidence about it.

I'm pretty excited about it, as it'll most likely have a lot of female minifigures. If it's anything like Paradisa, it will also have an abundance of pink parts, animals and accessories. Hopefully this new theme will bring back the Dolphin mould, which hasn't made an appearance for years now.

I think that if a theme similar to Paradisa was introduced, it would make a nice change to the usual City sets (police, firemen, etc...), and focus more on citizens and leisure. I think if you have a city, these would make it more realistic. I mean, we don't really need any more fire or police stations for a while, but we don't actually have any cafes, restaurants or shops at the moment.

So please post any information and discuss this possibly new theme here!

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Okay, now slow down....we don't know if it's city themed or not, no idea what it is, even my sometimes can speak to Lego rep wouldn't even know....he was and still is on holidays when the prototypes were shown to other reps. I guess no harm in guessing, but the only thing that is known a girl theme for 2012....but Lego has in the past done prototyping and pulled the pin on it. Remember the 1930's theme for classic town in the 80's - most of us have seen those images and that town set that never was from the mid 90's and it only appeared in a UK dealers catalogue.

If this is really comming, why would it be talked about in Australia, not at the recent German and US toy fairs ?

I do believe the information is true, but what we really is the total truth from TLC, all we need is an offical yes or no from THEM.

Brick On ! :grin:

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Okay, now slow down....we don't know if it's city themed or not, no idea what it is, even my sometimes can speak to Lego rep wouldn't even know....he was and still is on holidays when the prototypes were shown to other reps. I guess no harm in guessing, but the only thing that is known a girl theme for 2012....but Lego has in the past done prototyping and pulled the pin on it. Remember the 1930's theme for classic town in the 80's - most of us have seen those images and that town set that never was from the mid 90's and it only appeared in a UK dealers catalogue.

If this is really comming, why would it be talked about in Australia, not at the recent German and US toy fairs ?

I do believe the information is true, but what we really is the total truth from TLC, all we need is an offical yes or no from THEM.

Brick On ! :grin:

I suppose I shouldn't really be jumping to all these conclusions :blush: . After all, the only information I've heard is what you've heard from that LEGO rep. I just think it sounds like an interesting theme, but I probably shouldn't be making a new thread for something that's not even confirmed yet.

Anyway, I don't think this thread should be closed yet, just incase we do hear more about it, and that it does go ahead.

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Well, to clear something up, I was told by a retailer on the talk he had with his rep over at the toy fair. But I will be checking with my other sources this week !

Keep on guessing ! :grin:

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This sounds like it would be great! I would probably only want the minifigures however.

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Maybe something we would all like to have.....

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The set that never was from 1996.....I might MOC build something similar for the train show ! :grin:

Keep on suggestion.....guessing.....hoping as well ! :wink:

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Remember the 1930's theme for classic town in the 80's - most of us have seen those images

Sorry for going off-topic, but are there any pictures of that 1930's theme!?!

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here are the pics 3767387140_748785d6b4.jpg

Amazing.....I would have bought all sets of that theme...It looks so amazing. And it is one of my favorite time periods in history! :thumbup:

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Dude... those buildings are Exclusive quality, in the same tier as Town Plan and the Winter Toy Shop/Bakery mold! *oh2*

Put some modern 'adult' colors on those (sand green, tan, dark tan etc) and it wouldn't look like they were from the 80s!

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well maybe it will be smth like a the new city house we had last year only more..pink!

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here are the pics 3767387140_748785d6b4.jpg

They should retry this idea - the cars look pretty sweet!

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You had me excited for a moment that there was something set in stone, but apparently not so... :hmpf_bad:

I do like that 6500 Holiday Village that never was... :wub:

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The only news is that Belville is being discontinued and this new product taking it's place...again what it is ?.....well, we'll have to wait and see.

Keep on waiting ! :wink:

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Hmm, sounds like something potentially nice.

Whatever it is, if it goes ahead, I hope it has actual minifigures, not the Belville... things. :tongue:

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Hi, if it is anything like the Paradisa sets it will have some nice/new parts and animal moulds, fingers crossed. I probably wouldn't buy the sets as I'm a guy and too much pink for me is not good but I'd buy new animal moulds and parts off bricklink.

One thing I'd like to see is the ice lolly moulds, the last time I saw some were in the Joker's Surprise set from Batman.

Plus new female minifigs would be nice, Lego City is turning into a sausage fest :sick:

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uhmm i really like a set like "paradisa" again :)

Yeah Paradisa sets with normal colors! Also it could be devided to summer theme (for july relases) and the winter theme (for january relases).

And bring back a baby horse! :wub:

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That's a great and very interesting topic, Gregorovich! :thumbup:

I think that the idea behind a new mainly girls oriented theme is very simple:

1. It gets girls introduced in Lego. So they later might buy sets of other themes, too.

2. If it was some sort of Paradisa theme, its sets could go very well with the regular City sets. So boys can expand their cities with the new Paradisa sets and girls can add some City sets to their new Paradisa layout.

I really, really hope that it'll be a remake of Paradisa - and not a fairytaile theme or something similar to that - since I'd be interested in some beach sets, too!

I could well imagine this new girls' theme (if it was like Paradisa) consisting of four til five sets in its first wave: horse stables, beach scenery (with cafe), weekend cottage and some small set(s) (like e. g. a horse transporter, a beach buggy, a camper, a small yacht etc.).

What do you think?

But I bet that this new girls' theme will firstly be released in summer 2012 - in spring 2012 I expect a new historical theme or adventure theme (replacing this year's Pharaoh's Quest) (I'd go either for Western, Romans or Greeks). If so, we won't get any detailed set news or pics before around Christmas.

Klaus-Dieter

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TLC has tried and tried to figure girls out (Bellville, Scala, Clikits, pink buckets), but just don't seem to able to do it.

Based on its longetivity, Bellville appears to have been the most successful. My daughter (now 14) had a TON of Bellville stuff when she was younger, and she loved it. I know it gets a bad rap around here, but I think it was pretty successful for what it was intended to do. The structures were simplistic, but in my anecdotal experience with my daughter, girls are a lot more interesting in PLAYING than in BUILDING. My daughter quickly got bored with building a new set, but she loved the role-playing aspects of it once it was built.

My son (10 years old) on the other hand, builds all kinds of crazy laser-gun-chainsaw-wielding robots, then never actually does anything with them. For him, the fun part is the building.

The biggest drawback to Bellville were the figures. In my opinion, they were too articulated, with too many joints. They ended up being sort of "floppy." It was impossible to get the damn things to stand up. I'm encouraged to hear that this rumored new theme will be mini-fig based.

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Me and my sisther used to have this set:

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And some more little sets which I can't find (nor remember the number of the set). Loved it as much as my sis and I wonder where it is now...(?)

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seems like a good idea. i inherited some old/pink parts from my 2 older sisters and have started passing down to my younger sister but no way she is going to get my monkey and parot. :devil:

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Let's all hope for NOT a lot of pink, but a mixture of colours and ideas too.....maybe toss in a shopping mall, tennis court or nightclub...something girls would want but boys (small and big :laugh: ) would also want just as much.

Sorry to say, but all my main sources have been drained and no more information. :cry_sad:

Anyway, Brick On ! :grin:

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