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  • April 9, 2018
    First Review
  • August 18, 2018
    Last Review
 
 
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 Stephanie's House
Stephanie's House
Stephanie's House
 
Posted:August 18, 2018
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great set with minor isuses
" I was thrilled to get this set for Christmas and built it almost immediately.  I was excited to add another house to my LEGO city and the set did not disappoint.
I'll begin with the mini dolls.  This set comes with three, Stephanie and her parents, Alicia and James. 
Stephanie's face was the same as ever, along with the hair.  Her clothes have come in many other sets, and she comes with a blue bow. Personally, I dislike this as teenagers rarely wear bows, but LEGO doesn't forget how every single person who buys this set cannot live without having bows in their mini dolls hair.  Wait...
James and Alicia are a lot more interesting.  Their hairs may be new additions, though Alicia's mold is definitely not.  Alicia's face is exclusive while James' is not.  Both of their clothes are exclusive, with James using the adult male body mold while Alicia uses, for some strange reason, a teen female body mold, even though she is an adult. It may be a factory mistake or just a odd decision by LEGO, but either way, it resides in my collection as an adult torso.
The build, overall, is quite easy.  Not an overload of stickers, and the stickers they do use just add detail they are unable to build.
The interior has a kitchen with a dinning table, a living room, stairs, an office, a bathroom, and Stephanie's bedroom.  The kitchen is quite nice, but I've found the dinning area hard to access as it is right underneath the balcony which is not meant to come off.
The living room contains a sofa for three, a table, and a flat screen television showing a tennis match.
The stairs are not found in any other friend houses, and I hope they continue to include them in the waves of the future.
Under the stairs is a small area where you can store the brick built vacuum cleaner that comes in the set, which is a great use of space.
Upstairs, the office has just a table and spinney chair, plus a laptop.  This is the only friend house set to include an office, incase you were curious.  
Right next door is the the bathroom, which has a shower, toilet, and my favorite sink, which has a lovely sleek modern design.
Stephanie's bedroom has a bed(obviously) which looks quite nice, a desk, a balcony, and a basket with her tennis racket.  All of the houses from the friend line include a balcony, but this is the first to have the balcony as a separate part to her room.  I find this works a lot better as it gives her room a lot more space.
Sadly, this set includes no bedroom for Stephanie's parents, a trend among the line.  I, as well as many other fans, have built an additional room for her parents, but I am hopping that the next set includes a bedroom for the parents.
(If you want to see a good example of this kind of custom, I would recommend EllieVtoys' video)
All in all, this is a lovely set and a great addition to your LEGO city, whether you a friends fan or not.  Only a few tweaks are necessary to accommodate minifigs, so this would work for them as well.  This set has great playability and looks great. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Heartlake Hospital
4.8 out of 5(5)
 
 
 
Friendship House
4.1 out of 5(18)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  New York
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Build Time:
45 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 
 Emily Jones & the Eagle Getaway
Emily Jones & the Eagle Getaway
Emily Jones & the Eagle Getaway
 
Posted:August 8, 2018
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Overall, Good Set
" Me and my sister bought this set right when it came out and built it immediately when it arrived. The mini spider build with the treasure chest was quite easy to build, but looks lovely.
The eagle was also easy to build, and looks amazing. The eagle began to feature in many of our games, as it is very easy to play with. The spider home isn't used as often as it has a simple and small function, but fits well into an elvish environment.
Overall, this is a very good set with plenty of detail packed in for a 15$ set.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  New York
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
25 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Friendship House
Friendship House
Friendship House
 
Posted:April 9, 2018
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great set with small isuses
" This set, on the whole, is great. The play features work well, the stickers are detailed, and it is a lot of fun to play with. The exterior of the house is great, and it really looks unique. I love the new designs of the mini dolls, but personally, I'd prefer the standard eye shape for Emma. When we play with it, we switch out the eyes with Charlotte's eyes from Emma's House.
My problems with the set comes with the building process. The rope was very difficult to get on without it falling out. It was a neat idea, just very difficult to do.
My other issue with the set is the fact that you cannot remove the floors from the building. When you try to remove the furniture and access the windows, you have to take apart part of the build.
But apart from those two issues, I would whole heartily say if you are a friends fan, you should buy this set. If you are new to friends, this is a great starter set but you should make sure you have a total of 5 mini dolls to make the 5 beds and chair set up work. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Mia's Camper Van
4.2 out of 5(10)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  New York
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Female
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Build Time:
02 hrs
Build Time:
05 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
7of 10found this review helpful.