I got this set for Christmas, and I am very pleased with it. I have always made Lego seaside resorts with spas and pools, and I always wanted Lego to get a set out that had something similar. I was very excited when this came out, and that it was my favorite theme: Lego Friends! The minifigs that come with this set are really great, with new printed tops and legs, and the little rare pieces are a great touch, like the ice cream, sausage, slush puppies and palm leaves. The hidden waterfall is really nice with its large glass window, as is the Jacuzzi with little bubbles and nice curved wall elements. The large pool is nice and spacious, with the basketball net and curving steps. Going upstairs: the diving board, with it's mini-ladder, is a great addition, I love the spring especially. The slide is one of the best pieces, and the Friends go down it really nicely.
The Snack bar is really great, with its printed signs and little details. I play that Olivia's mum from Olivia's house works there.
The shower and changing room are really nice, the soap is a great touch, and the green folding doors are nice and smooth.
Altogether, this is a really nice set with lots of detail and good playing value, I have spent hours having great fun with it. :)
I have recently become a Lego fan and i saw this product built and on display at my local toy store its the Lego HEARTLAKE POOL SET and i simply fell in Love with it.Any age can secretly play with LEGO and being disabled and am often poorly.I can really have great fun building this step by step and it was something i could go back to over a period of time when i felt up to building it.Its such a fun set with a great themed design love the extra details such as the speakers,moving palm leaves,basketball net and ball,the sauna small pool as well as big pool,love the slide and ladder and spring board,the sun loungers and cafe make great extra,s tables,shower and double toilet room with opening doors,Flowers,icecream cones and cool drinks
I will definatly reccomend this for lots of great fun please keep these sets coming Lego and can we maybe have fairground rides of sevral types theme park sets for girls no matter what age they are
I LOVE this set! it has tons of detail in the house, yard and mini-figures. It was an average build and took me an hour to an hour and a half to build. The play experience is wonderful and i could seriously play with this set for hours. Olivia's parents (Peter and Anna) were a great add on to the set and just makes this set better! I have many Lego and Lego friends sets and this one is probably my favorite. It is a great addition to your Lego town and just overall an amazing set and i would definetley recommend it to everyone! :)
I bought this set for myself, and I really enjoy it. It was a pretty easy build. I, personally, didn't like how the kitchen was set up, and that the front door led into the kitchen. But for me that was the beginning of the fun! I rearranged the kitchen, adding more counter space, a cupboard, and a coffee machine. I also moved the kitchen stuff into the family room, and the family room stuff in to the kitchen, and I'm much happier with the setup. Using windows for walls, I made the parents a bedroom, with Olivia's bed. I put the bed from Mia's Bedroom set in Olivia's room, and it matched the color scheme perfectly. I also reconstructed Olivia's room to put her deck outside the front of her room. I also added a deck for the parents, fixing the roofing problems by removing Olivia's deck. I didn't touch the bathroom, except to add four 2 by one green tiles, as towels. I also removed one of the drawers from this room, adding it to Olivia's room. I also put a few plates under the roof, instantly adding storage!
I put the house and the yard on a green 30/30 plate to stabilize, also adding more yard space. While not all of her yard fits, it works better for play. In the yard I added a patio, doghouse, and Emma's Splash Pool. I guess what I'm saying is that I really like this set, because it adds a lot of possibility for personal improvement.
I would really like to see room sets, sets with just a room that you can add to the house. Specifically a parent's room, another girl's bedroom ( Wouldn't it be fun to use random Lego friend parts and give Olivia a sister?), and blank rooms, without furniture. If Lego were to come out with blank rooms, I would buy two, adding them to my house, placing Emma's Studio in. Also maybe another, to put Emma's Karate class in. It would be fun! And you wouldn't have to worry about too many rooms, because there rooms change in and out so easily, you can just put away the one's you aren't playing with. I would also enjoying see more outfits for the Mom and Dad. But it's not a huge deal.
I would like to clarify that I did not name all of the things I added.
My 10 year old got this, addition to her friends sets and she put it together herself. I like that it is 2 sets in one.... The rock stage swivels around to a ballerina stage... We didn't even realize that cute guitar too...
My six year old daughter received this set for Christmas. She put it together all by herself and was extremely proud of her efforts. She also loves the finished product and plays with it frequently. It has brought hours of enjoyment to our home.
This is a great small set for its value. My daughter has tons of the blocks and I was just wanting more figures for her to play with so this was great for that. It doesn't come with many blocks but someone just looking for figures like I was, this is the best buy. She plays with them all the time.
I like it very much. The design of the original building is a kind of Nordic design, which I like and this set reflects original design in the great level. It has the greatest value for money comparing to other products from the series. The concept of series "Architecture" is great and I think that LEGO should fallow this way. I don't want to write too much now but what I would like to recommend LEGO's designers is to model on this set in your next sets in term of reflecting original building.
This is the first Lego Architecture set I built and it was a quick one. During the process you get A LOT of those 1x1 tiles and keeping them aligned was crucial. The main feature I like about this set is that the windows actually let you see the chairs and tables inside and everything looks pristine. For the money though, I think I preferred the White House set because it had a lot more character to it and was about $10 less than this set but if you like the windows like I did then you still can't go wrong with this one.
My daughter loved putting together the Lego Petshop. It was difficult enough to be challenging, but not so much that she was frustrated. She has continued to play with it since receiving it for Christmas.
We bought this for our 5 year olds birthday as a starter set moving up from Duplo's. Target had best price online and then using my red card was even better. It has enough pieces to build lots of things. I left him by himself and he built about 4 things from the book of ideas by himself and no questions at all. Great for logic building and fine motor development.
This is a great addition to my ever growing lego family. I am a builder maniac, always constructing new buildings and creations, so this is perfect. It comes with a little "inspiration" booklet to help you get started, then it's up to your imagination. When buying this set keep in mind that 400 bricks isn't that much, you may be dissapointed when you open the box and find a small bag. Comes with a cute lego man, awesome surprise!, which adds to the fun. The colors are very bright and colorful, green, blue, black, red, yellow. Overall though this is a splendid attition to my lego collection and I've had hours of fun with this!!
My daughter is a Lego maniac and buys sets as often as her allowance will let her. She builds the sets, then uses the pieces to build her own creations. The Ultimate Building Set is a wonderful addition to her collection as it contains the basic pieces she needs and in a good quantity. We pick up this set or a variation of it every couple of years to keep up with her Lego designing needs!
The Lego Friends City Park Cafe is a fantastic addition to the Lego Friends universe. The model is highly detailed and features an indoor and outdoor eating area, a food service/preparation area, and a cash register. It also has an amazing number of accessories that help make play that much more dynamic. I purchased this set for my daughter, and this set always features prominently among other Friends sets.
The model itself has really interesting features, not the least of which is the curved roofline. The colour choices are fantastic, and gives the whole set a classic diner feel. Two of our favourite features are the milkshake serving machine and the gumball dispenser! The patio section is detached and can be added to some of the other free-floating Friends playsets to create great common areas.
A beautiful set with lots of variety and a fantastic look!
I got this set a while back and I have never stopped enjoying playing with it. It's an easy build, including lots of great stickers and detail, like the large milkshake poster on the rare corner brick, or the brilliant new cash register. And it has some nice glass pieces so that the interior is light, plus some small rare neon bricks that go around the sign.
However, I think that the best feature of this set is that you can do loads of things with it, like Olivia's house. For instance, the cute mini hamburger:
If you take out the fillings, the two 'bread' pieces left can be put together to make buns, or one of the 'bread' pieces can be used as a pancake. And you can change the fillings of the cupcakes, and the milkshakes. It also comes with a printed orange juice carton, knives and forks, rare plates, and a custard pie that comes from one of the minifigures series.
This set is super, great play value, comes with two great new Friends figures, and is worth the money!!!
My 5yo daughter and I were scanning through the Lego Catalog to see what Lego set we could buy, when she spotted Emma's Horse Trailer.
When we bought the set, I was expecting that I would have to build the set for my child but the instructions were laid out exceptionally well. This set is recommended for 6+ but my 5yo had no trouble putting it together with just a little assistance from her dad.
It's a great set as once it's built, your child is guaranteed to have hours of fun. I highly recommend it to any parent who wants their child to learn to put a lego set together themselves.
The minifigures in this set are all awesome and well detailed. Luke's new hair piece is the best on any Luke Skywalker minifigure, in the past and Leia's new hair is also very cool. Han, Obi-Wan/Ben Kenobi and Chewbacca are all quite basic and have no new pieces, but are still great minifigures. Also you get Darth Vader with this set, which is strange, but it’s still nice to get him included in the set. Maybe I'd have rather of had R2-D2 or C3PO, than Darth Vader, but it's still a nice touch though.
This set is fantastic- the attention to detail is great. I love how they even included the weird hologram game that Chewbacca and C3PO play in episode 4. The interior has lots of good accessories without overcrowding it. For example it includes 2 beds and Lukes training area. One problem, however, is that it is quite difficult to fit 2 minifigures in the cockpit but luckily, its not impossible.
This set was quite a challenging build; even my dad had trouble building it. It took my dad and me around 4-5 hours to build, but I like a long challenging build.
Overall… I love this set. I would recommend it to any star wars fan as this set is very iconic and, once again, the attention to detail is simply stunning.