I came across this article about the LEGO Friends series awhile back and thought it would be nice to share with our kind readers who have all been so supportive of our growing little blog. According to the article, LEGO Friends far exceeded sales expectations in 2012 by selling twice as much and has even continued to gain greater momentum despite all the initial controversy surrounding issues of gender specificity. The article provides a great recap about the controversial issues including responses from LEGO headquarters and the protesting group SPARK (Sexualization Protest: Action Resistance Knowledge). The ongoing dialog between the two sides has seen positive results thus far, as evident in the growing variety of Friends characters and their accompanying sets.
LEGO Shop@Home is putting most if not all of the earlier Friends sets on clearance. They are all seeing a 20% discount. Now the sad thing is is that all of the sets are already marked as “sold out” or “retired”. The exception to that is that 3938 Andrea’s Bunny House will be restocked on January 12, 2013. The good news is that if you live near a LEGO store, the clearance discount will apply on the sets they still have in stock. The sale starts on December 25th online and on December 26th in store.
- 3187 Butterfly Beauty Shop 20%
- 3316 LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 20%
- 3931 Emma’s Splash Pool 20%
- 3932 Andrea’s Stage 20%
- 3933 Olivia’s Invention Workshop 20%
- 3934 Mia’s Puppy House 20%
- 3935 Stephanie’s Pet Patrol 20%
- 3936 Emma’s Fashion Design Studio 20%
- 3938 Andrea’s Bunny House 20%
- 3942 Heartlake Dog Show 20%