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#1 daoudbazaar

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

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Guess who I met last Sunday at my local shop ?
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Her names is Stephanie. She's a little taller than regular minifig.

Same picture, bigger

Sets on shelves looked too attractive to say No. My daughter picked one of the smallest, #3930.

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No stickers ! What a good news ...
The sunshade piece and the 1 x 1 milk brick are printed.
Nice colors too.

Here it is in real world :
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It seems there are new pets (birds, dogs, etc.)
No doubt we'll soon buy another one (The big house was around EUR 75).

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View PostLyichir, on 13 December 2011 - 10:52 PM, said:

Very cute! Could you show us how her hair is on a regular minifig?

Is it what you mean ?

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Her hair fits perfectly on a regular minifig. Bit not for heads as friends'head have a thinner neck.

A closer view on the fig.

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View PostSpiderSpaceman, on 14 December 2011 - 04:10 AM, said:

Hard plastic right? Hard plastic? Please hard plastic?

Bad news : soft plastic, same that make octopus legs (Atlantis line)
As you may see, it's not as shiny as "regular" hair pieces.

View PostOtherworld, on 14 December 2011 - 04:22 AM, said:

EDIT: Can you show us how that hairpiece looks on a female head? I'm so curious :P   Sorry if I'm asking too much! :S

No discrimination please ! Blond hair are not exclusively dedicated to women ...  My peasant match more with our times like that.
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#2 Lyichir

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

Very cute! Could you show us how her hair is on a regular minifig?

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:56 PM

View PostLyichir, on 13 December 2011 - 10:52 PM, said:

Could you show us how her hair is on a regular minifig?

That's exactly what I want to know as well. :laugh:

It really makes or breaks the theme for me, even though I do plan to get at least some of the sets for their parts nevertheless.

EDIT: Wohoo!!!

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:13 PM

Oh, I am looking forward to this theme (ok, the hedgehog sells the friends theme for me).

I really like that the milk is printed on in this set and the colours that will be coming out.

Thanks for the review.

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#5 Tamamono

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:27 PM

Wow, they're out already? What country is this in?

View PostLyichir, on 13 December 2011 - 10:52 PM, said:

Very cute! Could you show us how her hair is on a regular minifig?

I agree, could you show us how Stephanie's hair looks on a regular 'fig? Emma's hair looks great, but the hairpiece I'm most excited about in this line is Stephanie's. :sweet:

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#6 Darth Hagrid

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:05 AM

Amazing! I didn't think these would be out for at least a month!
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:55 AM

View PostLyichir, on 13 December 2011 - 10:52 PM, said:

Very cute! Could you show us how her hair is on a regular minifig?

I picked up Emma. Here are my flickr photos of her with CMF, you can see that hair and headgear are easily interchangeable with regular figs:

http://www.flickr.co...in/photostream/

#8 weasel47

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:00 AM

There are two shades of blue in the set... can you compare them to existing colors?  Are they existing colors or new?

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:10 AM

View Postdaoudbazaar, on 13 December 2011 - 10:08 PM, said:

Her hair fits perfectly on a regular minifig.
That is good news for me.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:29 AM

Oh, seeing that the hair is interchangeable makes me want them even more. (I especially love Emma's hair in Streeker's photo)

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:05 AM

I want these simply for the really fun color palettes!  The figs are a bit odd, but obviously aimed in a different direction than a standard minifig.  Still cool sets that I'm sure the fiance can get behind!

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:10 AM

View Postdaoudbazaar, on 13 December 2011 - 10:08 PM, said:

Her hair...

Hard plastic right? Hard plastic? Please hard plastic?


^ ok annoying but dangit people, ask the relevant questions :tongue:

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:11 AM

These look so great! I know they are pointed towards girls but, come on, the pieces are just awesome! There are so many new pieces, colors, and molds. I noticed a few new animals and bugs also. I love how the hair can interchange. Hopefully they come out soon! :thumbup:  :blush:
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:14 AM

View Postdaoudbazaar, on 13 December 2011 - 10:08 PM, said:

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That is one creepy picture...

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:22 AM

This is really cool! Now you can make a Lady GaGa minifig with this hairpiece 8-)   It's so nice to see a huge variety of hairstyles for the girls, they all look great (and the add an accessory feature is also really nice) I really like Emma's hair but it looks really opaque :/  just like Stephanie's hair. I hope not all of them come this way.

Thanks for the review!

EDIT: Can you show us how that hairpiece looks on a female head? I'm so curious :P   Sorry if I'm asking too much! :S

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:42 AM

View Postdaoudbazaar, on 13 December 2011 - 10:08 PM, said:

Her hair fits perfectly on a regular minifig. Bit not for heads as friends'head have a thinner neck.

Oh, goodie! :sweet: It's a bit bulky in the back, but a nice hairpiece overall!

View PostSpiderSpaceman, on 14 December 2011 - 04:10 AM, said:

Hard plastic right? Hard plastic? Please hard plastic?


^ ok annoying but dangit people, ask the relevant questions :tongue:

Personally, I'm not too averse to slightly softer plastic, but I would definitely prefer hard plastic any day. It looks like softer plastic to me, but then again, the Alien Conquest heads looked a bit that way at first as well.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:49 AM

*Shudder* I'm sorry, but this is like the bastard stepchild of LEGO and Polly Pocket. No can do for me.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 05:57 AM

Hmm, the figure is still a little scary. Nice to know that the hair is interchangeable, though I would have preferred hard plastic.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:46 AM

At least it looks better than Belville ! :laugh:
Thanks for the mini review ' daoudbazaar ', that picture of hair swap is a little creepy too ! :laugh:
We need to see what the other sets look like. :wink:

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 07:47 AM

CAKES! :D
Lovely little set indeed. Not a fan of the figures, but since the hairpieces fit regular minifigs, there's a good reason for picking them up! I'll certainly buy a few (when my funds are back after my Superheroes raid...) for the parts and the hair. The figures will go into the minifig box.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:33 AM

nice work.

i will get 3936 for the laptop and drawers.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:37 AM

I know they're aimed for girls but I sure would have loved to see these use traditional minifigs.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:03 AM

Nice little set! And thanks for the mini-review!

I agree to everyone who said swapping hair pieces with regular minifigs makes this theme. It does!
However, I'm intrigued to know, whether a 1x1 round plate between head and hair piece would remedy the "mullety" look on a regular fig, although I'd suspect for that combination to look a bit weird.  :wacko:

Anyway, can't say no to all those nice parts coming in the "Friends" theme.

I wish the best of luck to TLC that this theme hits with the target audience ^^

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 12:18 PM

Ooh, nice to see these are coming out already! I thought they weren't supposed to be out until around April of next year. Thanks for the review; it provides some information we didn't know already (well, that I didn't know already, anyway), like the fact the figures are assembled from four separate elements (torso, head, hips/legs, hair/headpiece), just like regular minifigures. It's also great to know the decorated elements are printed, at least in this set.

Hmm... I see the Friends head and standard minifigure head aren't quite interchangeable because the Friends use a narrower neck post, but...

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Her hair fits perfectly on a regular minifig. Bit not for heads as friends'head have a thinner neck.

A closer view on the fig.

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Looking at those pictures, it seems as though the neck post on a Friends figure is actually the same diameter as a standard bar / rod (broom handle, lightsaber blade, antenna, etc.). Is this true? If this is the case, it should be possible to put a regular minifigure head on a Friends body by using a 1x1 round plate with hollow stud (the kind that debuted in LEGO Games) as an adapter of sorts.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:22 PM

View PostBlondie-Wan, on 14 December 2011 - 12:18 PM, said:

Looking at those pictures, it seems as though the neck post on a Friends figure is actually the same diameter as a standard bar / rod (broom handle, lightsaber blade, antenna, etc.). Is this true? If this is the case, it should be possible to put a regular minifigure head on a Friends body by using a 1x1 round plate with hollow stud (the kind that debuted in LEGO Games) as an adapter of sorts.

Or a Technic 1/2 pin inverted..

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