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Posted on Jan 24, 2012

LEGO Friends – New 2012 Sets for Girls

LEGO Friends – New 2012 Sets for Girls

Introducing LEGO for girls

It’s been a long time coming, but finally LEGO have launched a range especially designed for girls.

LEGO Friends Olivia's Workshop

The ‘LEGO Friends’ series revolves around 5 characters: Stephanie, Olivia, Emma, Mia and Andrea.

The styling is much more feminine than we normally see from LEGO – with the girls having more slender and curvacious figures than regular minifigures.

LEGO Friends Sets Out Now
The range is new, so only has a few sets in it so far:

      #3930 Stephanie’s Bakery – £5
      #3931 Emma’s Splash Pool – £5
      #3932 Andrea’s Stage – £10
      #3933 Olivia’s Invention Workshop – £10
      #3934 Mia’s Puppy House – £10
      #3935 Stephanie’s Pet Patrol – £10
      #3936 Emma’s Design Studio – £10
      #3183 Stephanie’s Convertible – £15
      #3065 Olivia’s Treehouse – £20
      #3942 Heartlake Dog Show – £20
      #3187 Butterfly Beauty Shop – £25
      #3061 City Park Cafe – £30

Are LEGO Friends bricks compatible with other LEGO?
LEGO Friends bricks are compatible with other LEGO bricks, but are in new softer pastel colors you won’t have seen before. The play figures look different to minifigures but they are perfectly proportioned to fit with with your existing playsets, and their hands are the minifigure size, so they can grip the same weapons and tools. The body parts are not interchageable with other figures, but the hair is!

Freestyle LEGO Construction
What the set is missing though is a bucket of bricks.

With my sons, I find most of the fun and creativity with LEGO comes when they are freestyling – just dipping into a huge bucket of bricks and building what they like.

With the Friends range this is not possible as all the packs are desgined to be assembled in a particular way.

To kick start your girls imagination, look at this bucket of girly-coloured bricks in the Creator range.

Its priced at £26 for 400 bricks, although they are not the same pastel colours as the Friends range.

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