Here´s a quick review of the 30100 Beach set. I´m sure the big Friends review guns, like Pandora, will do another better one in a near future. Until then - enjoy!
The hard facts
Minidolls: 1 - Andrea
Price: Not yet availible but probably $3.99
The size is the bigger polybag one, 17.5 x 16.7 cm. On the back it says that the parts comes from Denmark, Hungary, Mexico, China and the Czech Republic.
Five different countrys for a small set like this is somewhat crazy!
The part number is 6002771. Folded it measures 10.1 x 6.9 cm, unfolded 20.2 x 27.5 cm.
Random picture of the building process, showing the finished model.
A quarter of the instructions shows this, other Friends sets. They have the small white box by each set so you can mark which ones you already have.
Nothing really new here but it´s nice to get the fish, part 64648, in orange in a smaller set than before. It´s only been in the 10218 Pet Shop before! The bright light orange Crab is quite common, 9 sets, but the dark pink Belville Bucket has made a return now with the Friends sets. It was last used in 2003 before it came out in this and the 3183 Stephanie’s Cool Convertible The lime minifig Flippers has been in 15 sets and two books before.
Andreas torso and legs comes in two small bags, the head and hair are loose like the parts above.
The beach with the sand castle is built.
The water, six 1x1 round plates are in place.
And we are done! This is not the set you get for the building experience, but it is of course a promo polybag so that´s ok.
Andrea put together with her lime flippers on. Remember to either walk with really really high knees or backwards so you don´t fall Andrea ! She has the same colors and design as in the 3061 City Park Cafe.
Four 1x1 round plates and a second par of flippers is the extra parts that we get. And now I will make my remark about the number of pieces in the set, 32 including Andrea, as I wrote in the beginning. That is of course with the flippers still attached to the sprue. When you remove them from the sprue you "get" two more pieces, so the set actually brings 34 parts to your collection !
The finished model
(Looking for a good face whacking by my fish, are you ?)
Playability: 5/10 (Low, but get your Tan parts out and build a behemoth sized sand castle .)
Design: 4/10 (The is basicly none. But again, that´s ok ´cause it´s a promo polybag.)
Minifig: 10/10 (Great way to get your hands on the Andrea minifig without having to cough up $30.)
Pieces: 8/10 (The orange fish, the bright orange crab and the dark pink Belville bucket is what gets the number up.)
The overall score might be low, but I love these small promo sets. You usually get some semi-hard-to-get parts or a good minifig with them and that was true with this set also. So, if you have the chance to get your hands on one - go for it!
Thanks for reading and let´s see what the next Friends set to be reviewed are !