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Thank you all very much for the information! :classic:

I really like it that Lego built the School, the Grand Hotel and the Beach Front that way that the side walls go completely to the back, that there are so many details inside and the exterior archtitecture is very elaborated and different! This way, these buildings match very well with City and Creator houses. :thumbup:

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The Friends advent calendar has been revealed along with the others in that Japanese catalog! It comes with micro versions of all five girls.

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Unless the other builds in the calendar are interesting it will be a pass for me.  No interest in amassing the micro dolls.  Guess I can download the instructions to replicate whatever interesting builds they put in.

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I wonder if 2022 will be a special year because it will be the 10th anniversary of Friends/Minidolls (11th year).

 

The main thing that might be expected to have a re-release would probably be Olivia's House.

Edited by TeriXeri

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Personally I love the look of the advent calendar—it's like what the main characters looked like as itty bitty kids! How cute is that? I would have gone gaga for something like that in the Elves theme after the webisodes first featured a flashback to when they were snub-nosed youngsters.

On 6/26/2021 at 6:42 PM, TeriXeri said:

I wonder if 2022 will be a special year because it will be the 10th anniversary of Friends/Minidolls (11th year).

 

The main thing that might be expected to have a re-release would probably be Olivia's House.

That's a good question! I'm not really expecting straight rereleases, but a new version of Olivia's House could certainly be a neat idea, especially since Olivia and her parents are some of the characters whose appearances and roles changed most post-reboot.

It would be amazing if Friends could also potentially get its first D2C set to celebrate the anniversary. Maybe something like some of the bigger City sets or 2008's Town Plan, with a couple of buildings, a central "town square" (perhaps with a statue or similar monument celebrating the theme's anniversary), and definitely all five Friends characters (it's amazing that this many years in there I think the upcoming Advent Calendar is still the first set to include all five of them).

As a "constraction" fan, there's also a part of me that's been wanting Lego to try something with brick-built "fashion dolls" for a while (something more versatile and based more around standard parts and building techniques than the old Belville/Scala dolls). It'd be a challenge to get right (much harder than the recent Minecraft "bigfigs" that have the benefit of working with blocky characters), but maybe next year could be the year that the Friends theme could try branching out into that hugely unexplored market!

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6 minutes ago, teljesnegyzet said:

Hm... 10th anniversary of Friends... that must mean golden minidolls! 

I doubt.

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2 minutes ago, Samus Aran said:

I doubt.

I mean LEGO recently used golden minifigs in both Ninjago and Harry Potter anniversary sets.

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14 hours ago, teljesnegyzet said:

Hm... 10th anniversary of Friends... that must mean golden minidolls!

That would be awesome. I could easily see LEGO redoing some of the first year sets, like Harry Potter this year and NinjaGo last. The first year sets were ROUGH. Damn were there some awful colors used.

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1 hour ago, Maple said:

That would be awesome. I could easily see LEGO redoing some of the first year sets.

The main "new" one of Year 1 would be Olivia's House.

Some other sets from the first couple years actually re-released fairly recently in some form, large ones being the School , Hotel , Pool , Beach House, Shopping Mall, and multiple horse sets, even up to the Vet subtheme from 2015.

 

Wouldn't surprise me if 2022 brought the Pop Star theme back, or at least 1 of the sets like the Bus or Pop Star House.

 

Even better would be if LEGO would introduce a new in-house minidoll theme, at this point it's been a while since Elves ended.

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4 hours ago, TeriXeri said:

The main "new" one of Year 1 would be Olivia's House.

Even better would be if LEGO would introduce a new in-house minidoll theme, at this point it's been a while since Elves ended.

You are right. I just went through the first several years and that's the only set that NEEDS to be redone.

I've been hoping for a minidoll Space theme, just because Elves was so great I think a space theme would be great.

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