"I was hesitant to buy a Friends set, fearing it would be too over-the-top-fluff. But I fell in love as soon as I assembled the minifigs! They are too cute. My son (yes, my son) is going to love this set. There are so many cute little details that make it fun to view. I'm sure my toddler will have many fun play hours with this set.
My only suggestion is to alter the color scheme. Peach, yellow, magenta, lavendar, and lime are not happy together. I used some spare bricks trying to improve the colors, but failed miserably. The "girly" color scheme of the Friends sets is fine, just not this combination, imo. However, that won't stop me from thoroughly enjoying this set! :)"
"I love LEGO, always have, always will. But these base plates are so disappointing. Maybe I'm remembering the original plates incorrectly (in the 70s, I could swear they were thick and strong), but these plates are not as sturdy as the ones I grew up with. Despite the high price, I bought a bunch for my son so we could build a city. Right away, I knew we were in for a tough time because the plates were warped and would not lie flat. Trying to build a large MOC hospital on these plates with an impatient toddler was nerve-wracking, to say the least. Often, when we were building a wall, pressing the pieces together, another section would collapse because the warped plate would buckle and push pieces off, which led to crying and screaming (mostly my toddler, but I joined in a few times...) and misery. I'm seeking another solution to keep peace in my home. We'll always buy LEGO since we're both obsessed, but I wish your company would put a little more effort into making sturdier plates - even as an alternative at a higher price. We would gladly pay more for sturdier base plates."