LEGO Friends 2014 Advent Calendar Day 8: Chairs

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Can’t have a table without some chairs now can we? You get two charis, one for each of the minidolls included in this set. Hopefully there won’t be a third minidoll figure later on in the calendar. And either the chairs are a little high or the table’s too short because they can’t really sit up to the table. Oh well, first world problems of a Heartlake City resident.

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LEGO Friends 2014 Advent Calendar Day 6: Ewa

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Ewa. It’s a unique name and one I think is pronounced as YOO-a. A unique name for a minidoll unique in more than one way. She’s unique to this set having never appeared in any other set before. Plus, her torso print is unique as well having never appeared anywhere else before. Her leg, head, and hair pieces have all been used before but if she is truly going to be unique, I would have liked to have seen her with a different face print on the head. That torso has limited use outside of a holiday setting and switching body out for another just ends up making her look like Naya or Danielle. A minidoll shouldn’t be defined by torso alone. Anyways, at least now Mia has a buddy to play with for the rest of the days.

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LEGO Friends 2014 Advent Calendar Day 5: Window

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Now this is a build! Consisting of 13 pieces, you build a small window which is the perfect height for a minidoll to stand behind. There’s a festive wreath underneath the sill, and you get some extra white and red 1×1 round plates to dress it up a bit further if you wish. This, and yesterday’s nice little build, I can’t help but hope that the next few days will be just as nice. Here’s hoping!

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LEGO Friends 2014 Advent Calendar Day 4: Fawn

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Well this was an unexpected surprise! When the last few calendars would give us an animal, it would be just that, just the animal. So getting this vignette, however small, is actually quite nice. It puts the fawn in context of a winter scene which is perfect for the advent calendar. Overall, I am very pleased with today’s offering.

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LEGO Friends 2014 Advent Calendar Day 3: Gift and Basket

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There’s a bad and a good to what Day 3’s gift has for us. The bad? It’s a paltry 4 pieces making up a small gift and a basket. The good? It’s not the worst. If this year’s calendar is anything like years past, there will be days where you will get a single element. So by that standard, today’s gift isn’t all that bad. You do get a spare flower piece so there’s that…

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LEGO Friends 2014 Advent Calendar Day 2: Sled

Friends-2014-Advent-Day-2Today’s reveal is a small sled, or toboggan if you prefer. It’s a bit weird since it’s built sideways and because of that it’s really thick giving the rider a really high center of gravity. That can’t be good for sledding down a hill at high speed. Maybe tomorrow’s reveal will be a snow bluff for a soft landing. Or a first-aid kit.

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LEGO Friends 2014 Advent Calendar Day 1: Mia

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I last updated this site. Ugh. Clearly I’m not great at this but you know what? I’m not going to dwell on it and just try and look ahead to the future. It’s time to get back into it and kick things back into high gear. LEGO’s got some AWESOME things up the pipeline coming out next year and it’s time to share my enthusiasm for all things Friends. So, with that, let’s get back into the groove slowly but surely with an annual tradition of reviewing the Advent Calendar.

Friends-2014-Advent-Day-1First up on day 1 we get Mia! She’s looking well dressed in her light purple cardigan, scarf, and dark pants. They’re probably dark jeans to keep things comfortable and casual. She’s one of the two exclusive minidolls in this set. She doesn’t come with any accessories, but I suppose that’s what the next few days will provide us and her with.

Onward and upward!