Anne Mette Vestergård of Denmark built this MOC for exhibition at LEGOLAND
Friends Days in Billund in June 2014.
The layout contains LEGO bricks in more
than 60 different colours.
A rainbow of bricks inspired by Friends sets and lots of mini-dolls from Heartlake City enjoying the holiday! Tennis courts, picnics, fun in the water -- all surrounded by trees and lovely resort style houses.
The walkways are paved, the balconies are wonderful vantage points to enjoy all the activity & fun!
The outer perimeter has a road and additional views of the resort homes, along with cars in every hue.
It's all to celebrate the LEGO Friends theme and possibilities of creation.
Built to keep the original feel of LEGO Friends buildings, yet re-created in a more compact style of Modular, Kristel shares her Friends Street.
Friends Modular Street - viewing all the buildings.
Here you can see a better close-up of the activity.
A very busy street scene in Heartlake City!
She started converting the various Friends sets into Modular as a way to keep the sets built for her daughter to play with, yet also taking up less space. Since each section is a module that is removable, each floor is accessible -- so, it's possible for play and display!
Each of the shops were created separately before added to the street:
You can view each separately with additional angle and interior views by clicking on which building you want to see more of -- it will open its own set of images on Flickr.
For our "Spring Scene" Building Challenge we have some very lively and colorful creations to share!
(Lovely poster scene above was created by Kristel :-)
Also created by Kristel is this happy scene full of color, whimsy, and Friends!
It is intended as a flower sculpture / art, funded by Heartlake City to welcome the new season.
It certainly announces it in a bold and curvy style!
"Stephanie and Kate go out for a boat trip with lunch" creation by dutchlegofan50 (Martin5478) shows those Friends getting out for a fun nature activity that many people can't wait for Spring each year to enjoy!
Depicting a Spring task, LegoMyMamma created a familiar scene of "Cleaning the Patio" after all those flowers bloom and spread their pollen!
Speaking of flowers: A Spring scene few are lucky to ever see is a Poppy Fairy! Inspired by a green hose piece from the new Jungle sets Fujiia created this very detailed and life-like red poppy in an almost 3D-like setting. Her goal was to present "A single poppy flower standing out in a green and flowery prairie." The surrounding flowers using the cookie tile as stamen cleverly look like Hydrangea flowers. Her fairy combination of a Disney mini-doll, with Chima parts (chest plate and wings) all pulled together with the blue cape, is a great example of how all LEGO sets and themes exist mutually. The poppy itself has petals made of LEGO capes.
Let no brick, part or element of your collection go un-discovered of its
A modular Friends street by Anita (tikitikitembo) showcases the versatility of the bricks & elements of the LEGO Friends line. Towns across the globe *are* full of color and creative businesses, designs and architecture. It's very inspiring to see this reflected in a building toy/medium which inspires tomorrow!
With brick-built road (rather than plate with road printed)
With some characters from another theme visiting.
A closeup of her modular Heartlake Vet clinic.
The street finished and ready for display.
Suzi has doubled the fun with her expanded Beach House. Made from two sets of Stephanie's Beach House (#41037) and other spare parts, she has added a much needed lounge room, another bedroom and a music room.
My favourite part of this modification is the lounge room, which has some very cool medium azure and white furniture! This colour theme is continued through the additional bedroom and music room.
Suzi included a little bench along the back wall of the kitchen. As I noted in the review for Stephanie's Beach House, the area behind the main kitchen bench is really lacking in detail in the official set.
Suzi also included a mobile stairs to allow the mini-dolls to easily move between the different floors. This is a great addition, and one of the first things my daughter (a 7 y.o. and thus an expert on all Friends matters :)) mentioned when she saw this modification.
Visit Heartlake Times for my review of Stephanie's Beach House, with original set build and complete parts images.
Anita's Friend-ly Zoo combines lovely bricks from Friends sets with others across the LEGO spectrum.
A fun little zoo tram runs around on LEGO train tracks. System bricks from other themes all blend seamlessly. She incorporates animals from DUPLO and other systems sets (such as Prince of Persia's Ostriches), plus many LEGO Friends animals too. They go together just like the alphabet: A-to-Z(oo)!
Here's another angle view. She built it as modules, to allow it to grow and be re-arranged.
And the sign with a very clever use of those Friends life-preservers!
Our second Time~Warp Building Challenge (in which we ask fans to imagine what their 10-year-old self would build as a set) reveals a museum visit from school and a very active playground!
At first glance it may seem unexpected that this glorious castle holds a museum of Modern Art. Yet this type of feast-for-the-eyes build is not unexpected at all when knowing fujiia created it!
The MOMA Heartlake
Modern art designs really 'pop' from the inside of this greystone castle. There are so many luscious colors, shapes and combinations that it takes a few minutes to see all the imaginative designs as clever uses of LEGO elements.
As if the overall build wasn't creative enough, it is even modular!
For additional views of the various rooms, rooftop, and art, take
a stroll around the photo set.
Certainly after a day at the museum, the next best activity is a Playground with
loads fun contraptions to explore. Sharing a vision of active play light_sab_r
includes technic construction for the "Flying Fox" and other moving parts.
See-saw, Sandpit and Swing are all time-enduring favorites of kids all over the
globe! There are also lots of places to climb for a view, or just hang out.
Here is a close-up of the Slide's destination -- a trip to the Ball Pit!
Who wouldn't want to try that out?!
You can see a few more angles of the playground here.
Join in the fun for our next building challenge!
Imagine a corner in Heartlake City and see if this creation by Hartinih Liauw resembles what you might have expected. Blending the Downtown Bakery as the core of the structure with other LEGO bricks creates a lively scene. There's so much activity going on; it takes a few looks to see it all.
It's always nice to see Minifigures finding their way in Heartlake City enjoying what Friends have in their daily lives.
Check out some interior images here and here for more fun techniques and lovely floor tiling in this Modular building.
Mordatre's first module for his Heartlake River Project showcases what Friends is all about, combining great scenes, such Stephanie building the jetty, with beautiful details, such as the dolphin swimming in the wake of the jet ski. The colours are vibrant and really pop, with the lime and pink contrasting beautifully with the more earthy tones of the path and jetty.
Getting from point A to point B in Heartlake City requires creativity!
With streets, parks, a lake, beaches, mountains, and skyline airspace -- Friends have lots of ways to enjoy being along for the ride.
For our November building challenge, FriendsBricks members have built various modes of transportation to share with you. Imagine yourself in any of these sweet rides!
We need to make sure tracks are clear from snow in this season! Mia's rotary snow plow with motorized blades created by dr_spock_888 will certainly get the job done. There's even a video of it in action.
Before the snow reaches another part of the city, going out for a spin we see Mia's Roadster by Bricksky. Whether she is cruisin' by the lake or heading to the cafe, Mia always takes a friend along for the ride!
No weather, buildings or terrain are getting in the way of this Friends Heartlake Troublemecha by Toto Hermanto along the way to ... Robotics class? Or perhaps Mechanics 101?
Olivia also took a course in mechanics as she is cruising high over Heartlake City in her stylin' Dragon Flyer by Bricksky. Who hasn't imagined riding on a Dragonfly?
When Olivia is in a hurry, she takes her Vic Viper! Since it's also NoVVember, a month of creations honoring the memory Nnenn, a LEGO builder missed by his fans, Bricksky created a 'Friendly' one.
Meanwhile on the heart-shaped lake ... it's not a luxury cruiser, yet a trawler built by dr_spock_888 that makes getting to the right spot for Heartlake fishing fun, safe and efficient!
Mia's attack helicopter by dr_spock_888. It is equipped with dual 30mm auto cannons and quad flick-fire missiles. Luckily the Dragonflyer and Friendly Viper are both impervious to ballipstick missiles.
Even ghosts travel in Heartlake City -- well, ghosts for gamers that is: If Stephanie isn't playing Halo most likely you will find her out and about in her Ghost built by Bricksky.
These girls like to race their Mongoose Quads at the beach for fun. They especially love to get some air time! Bricksky built Friends Beach Bunny Quad Race to show another way to go along for a ride!
Public transport is the way to go for those girls (and boys) who don't get to have their own car. Heartlake Bus Company bus built by Kristeltakes three passengers sitting and a few more standing.
A Smart Car is another way 'smart' Friends get where they need to go. Jane's little car (Jane is 6 years old) created and built by wayneallen's daughter is super efficient for city parking!
Audrey's two story car (Audrey is 8 years old) was built so more friends can come along for the ride. This car by wayneallen's daughter also gives passengers a great view of Heartlake City!
A red Mini-Cooper built by wayneallen is another way to make parking at any Heartlake City spot easy & quick. It helps leave more room at the City Park Cafe parking lot for sure!
For when Friends are in a hurry, wayneallen created a Friends Formula One Racer. This could also give others an idea for building a Heartlake City racetrack. Instead of point A to B, it would be laps.
Looking like it came from the Friends Advent Calendar just in time for the seasonal snow, dr_spock_888 built a Friends Snowmobile for riding along Heartlake City areas that haven't been plowed yet.
Riding a Pegasus may be the ultimate imaginative transportation above the clouds of Heartlake City, and tonistokes529 created her vision by working through the challenges of building with LEGO bricks.
We're glad she did! :-)