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#126 CM4Sci

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:38 PM

Found these alt images of some of those pet sets:

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I still dislike the turtle :sceptic:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:03 AM

Is the purple color in the stage set (and the purple slopes in the magic set) the same color as the purple parts (2 x 2 round brick, drawer frames etc) in the fashion design set?
I need more of that color and its a hard one to get :)

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

View Postjonwil, on 28 November 2012 - 01:03 AM, said:

Is the purple color in the stage set (and the purple slopes in the magic set) the same color as the purple parts (2 x 2 round brick, drawer frames etc) in the fashion design set?
I need more of that color and its a hard one to get :)
Well, the stage set has two purple colors from the pics I can see. The darker of these is Medium Lilac (Bricklink's Dark Purple), the same color as the drawer frames in the fashion design studio. The lighter one is Medium Lavender, which is the color of the legs of the tables in the fashion design studio.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

View PostCM4S, on 27 November 2012 - 11:38 PM, said:

I still dislike the turtle :sceptic:
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It's funny becaus I dislike all animals they presented in Friends BUT Turtle. I think she looks better than any other Friend-pet because her printing is not off like in dogs and previous cats (The mouths are too high). and the bird... The bird with only black eye printing is a big disapointment, because it have nice mold.

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#130 Aanchir

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

41007 and 41008 have been added to shop.LEGO.com, at least in the US. One of the pics of 41008 suggests that a) the ball in the set is indeed the classic soccer ball mold and b) there will be a new ice cream cone piece! Very awesome and I can imagine dozens of other uses for that element, especially if it shows up in more colors. The girls' swimsuits both look nice, and there seems to be a lot of play value in the pool set what with the shower, restroom, snack shack, slide, and hot tub. The pet salon set seems less exciting to me, but the girls have nice outfits and it's nice to see the Fabuland sign return.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

Just the other day I was looking at an ice cream truck MOC and thinking how odd it is that LEGO has had the ice cream piece for so long, but no cone piece.  Awesome news!

It makes me wonder something though.  Remember how LEGO has been preaching about how they saved the company by cutting down on the number of elements produced?  I wonder with all of the new pieces popping up recently if the number of elements is starting to swing back the other direction?
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:54 AM

Did anyone go to the Lego Shop this week to get a free Friends set?  I'm annoyed--the online store says you'll get Mia, but my store gave out the "Stephanie and Mailbox" set that's been out since last February.  I already have that one, and Mia is the last of the five Friends my daughter doesn't have.  :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:08 AM

View PostResIpsaLoquitur, on 05 December 2012 - 01:54 AM, said:

Did anyone go to the Lego Shop this week to get a free Friends set?  I'm annoyed--the online store says you'll get Mia, but my store gave out the "Stephanie and Mailbox" set that's been out since last February.  I already have that one, and Mia is the last of the five Friends my daughter doesn't have.  :hmpf_bad:
That really sucks. You should check any Toys"R"Us stores nearby. Some have the Skateboard polybag.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:03 AM

View Postjust2good, on 05 December 2012 - 02:08 AM, said:

That really sucks. You should check any Toys"R"Us stores nearby. Some have the Skateboard polybag.

I've got two in the area (Maryland) and haven't seen them.  I lived in Louisiana earlier this year and saw Mia at both ends of the state--maybe it's a regional distribution?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

View Postmeyerc13, on 04 December 2012 - 11:12 PM, said:

Just the other day I was looking at an ice cream truck MOC and thinking how odd it is that LEGO has had the ice cream piece for so long, but no cone piece.  Awesome news!

It makes me wonder something though.  Remember how LEGO has been preaching about how they saved the company by cutting down on the number of elements produced?  I wonder with all of the new pieces popping up recently if the number of elements is starting to swing back the other direction?
I don't think so. I believe that strategy of cutting down the number of elements produced referred to how many elements are in production in any given year, not how many the company is able to produce overall. And I, for one, don't really keep track of when elements go out of production, and it's only really obvious that a part's been discontinued (whether temporarily or permanently) if a different element is simultaneously put into production to take its place. So I wouldn't be surprised if the number of elements in production stays pretty consistent from year to year, or in the very least, only increases at a rate consistent with improvements in TLG's production capacity.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

I have uploaded over 100 HR images of the early 2013 friends sets!

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Names link to the BS gallery!

41017 Squirrels Tree House

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41018 Cats Playhouse


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41019 Turtles Little Oasis

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41000 Water Scooter Fun

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41001 Mia's Magic Tricks

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41002 Emma's Karate Class

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41003 Olivia's Newborn Foal

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41004 Rehearsal Stage

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41007 Heartlake Pet Salon

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41008 Heartlake City Pool

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41011 Stephanie's Soccer Practice

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:07 PM

Brickqueens review of 41008 Heartlake City Pool:




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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:43 AM

Does anyone know when the new small sets are due in the UK? I'd like to get Emma's karate class (41002) as a present for my wife who takes karate classes herself. I think they are on the US lego store website, but nothing in the UK yet.

At chance of them by Christmas?

#139 Aanchir

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:52 PM

The instructions are up for the pool!

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Overall, they reveal a lot of things I hadn't realized about this set. For instance, the hot tub uses the new 6x6 round plate in Medium Azur as its base, and the diving board uses this rubber Technic element underneath so it has some "bounce" to it.

Overall it's a quite nice set, though I wish the Transparent Blue elements it uses for its little waterfalls were in fact Transparent Light Blue (which would fit better with the base color IMO).

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:07 PM

View PostAanchir, on 16 December 2012 - 03:52 PM, said:

Overall, they reveal a lot of things I hadn't realized about this set. For instance, the hot tub uses the new 6x6 round plate in Medium Azur as its base, and the diving board uses this rubber Technic element underneath so it has some "bounce" to it.
That's actually a really neat and clever function. TLG really did an awesome job on this set! :thumbup:
Also, I reviewed the Jet Ski set! It's a bit disappointing.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:11 AM

Oh boy, 2013 is going to be a gooood year, Looks like my Friends collection is going to keep growing and growing, I need to get at least 10 of those Karate class sets!
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

I got that new Soccer set, and it's good! There has been an outpour of people complaining about video reviews of sets on YouTube, so if you don't like video reviews, mine are no better! :grin:

I would really recommend this set out of all the new Friends sets besides the Pool and maybe the Pet Salon. It's surprisingly good and it fits in any LEGO city!

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:42 AM

Set names of some 2nd half 2013 sets are found in this website:
http://www.2ttoys.nl...dkoop_lego.html

By translation:

41005 {Heartlake school}
41006 {Bakery}
41015 {Dolphin Cruiser}
41016 {LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 2013}
41023 {unknown}
41024 {unknown}
41025 {unknown}

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

View Postwhung, on 25 December 2012 - 06:42 AM, said:

41005 {Heartlake school}
41006 {Bakery}
41015 {Dolphin Cruiser}
AW YES!!! IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:18 PM

View Postwhung, on 25 December 2012 - 06:42 AM, said:

41005 {Heartlake school}
41006 {Bakery}
41015 {Dolphin Cruiser}
Thank you very much for this information, whung! :classic:

These three sets do sound very promising!
I hope that the school will have a decent size - let's say at least two rooms. A soccer place or something like this would be really cool, too.
I wonder whether the Dolphin Cruiser will be only some sort of private yacht or a real pleasure cruiser.

What do you think?


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Found a few new set names, but most sound like rehashes :sadnew:

41005 Heartlake High (school!!)
41006 Downtown Bakery
41009 Andrea's Bedroom
41010 Olivia's Beach Buggy
41013 Emma's Sport Car
41015 Dolphin Cruiser
41016 Advent Calendar

Judging by a few set names, the Heartlake Girls are in high school and can drive. :tongue:

Oh, and I noticed there is no 41014. Exclusive?

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

View Postmrklaw, on 12 December 2012 - 10:43 AM, said:

Does anyone know when the new small sets are due in the UK? I'd like to get Emma's karate class (41002) as a present for my wife who takes karate classes herself. I think they are on the US lego store website, but nothing in the UK yet.

At chance of them by Christmas?
Argos & Asda are already selling them

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:53 PM

View PostCM4S, on 28 December 2012 - 07:15 PM, said:

Found a few new set names, but most sound like rehashes :sadnew:
41005 Heartlake High (school!!)
41006 Downtown Bakery
41009 Andrea's Bedroom
41010 Olivia's Beach Buggy
41013 Emma's Sport Car
41015 Dolphin Cruiser
41016 Advent Calendar
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I am definitely going to get the new Bedroom set, the Bakery set, and the Highshcool set.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

The names of the 2H 2013 sets are interesting. When are more details on these sets expected?
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

I was lucky enough to be given 41007 Heartlake Pet Salon and 41008 Heartlake City Pool the other day.

Now I'm wrestling with my conscience as to whether or not I have time to turn one into a decent review, and as a result I haven't dared open them...

They look good, and I'm excited about them, and I believe Ru picked them up from our local LEGO Store, so they might be seen in other LEGO stores now too.
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