We offered a building challenge that can be built as a storage box, a keepsake box,
a gift box, or other brick-built container of sorts.
Inspired by Suz during a LUG meeting activity, during which she built this:
We hope you've been inspired to build your own "Friendly" storage!
In case you missed the "brief history of LEGO Friends brick-built storage"
read it here.
This adaptation called "Antiquing with Friends" was built by Barbara for BrickWorld 2016 during The LEGO Group's "Best Friends" building contest.
Some of the North American fan events that participated also gave attendees the suggestion to re-make an existing LEGO set of other themes into a "Friendsified" version.
Here is an image of the inspirational set: Medieval Market Village 10193 from the Castle line in 2009.
This year's Snow Resort sub-theme are probably the closest of the Friends sets which look as if they could be near a Market Village setting. Perhaps on the mountain-side of Heartlake City.
Friends sets are so completely detailed from the start, that sometimes all that's needed is a "tweak" or MOD (modification) to the original in order to make a new creation.
LegoOzp has done a nice job of using two sets with modifications to become one creation. It's a creation, yet still identifiable of the original sets -- Summer Riding Camp (#3185 from the Summer of 2012) and Sunshine Ranch (#41039 from January 2014). Built together within the landscape and activity of the base created to hold the structures, it gives us a glimpse of life in Heartlake City.
Another set, Emma's Horse Trailer (#3186, also from Summer 2012) fits in just right.
The creek along side the ranch and under the bridge really adds to the dimensions of this setting! Be inspired and enjoy many more angled views and close-ups in the Flickr set.
Ever wonder what it was like in the early days of Heartlake City?
Well, Matthew Hocker (-aka- Brickadier General) has built a recreation of an historical scene
for us to peruse and enjoy wonderful details!
Two new sets offering hangout spots with lots of foodie details have been combined into one modular MOC by Karen kjm161 using inspiration from both Heartlake Supermarket and Heartlake Cupcake Cafe.
The front entrance has lovely tiled sidewalk and enticing bread display in the curved display window. These curvy windows have become very popular in Heartlake City building style.
With the roof taken off (since it is a modular building) you get to enjoy the Deli Counter with all the great pieces and elements in the LEGO food category.
The back side shows the stairs leading to the Cupcake Cafe above the market. It's nice to see a 4-walled creation with a roof -- considering most Friends-style official sets have half-roofs and no back -- to allow for play access.
This MOC would fit well in any City layout and the details do make it somewhat playable -- or at least fun to move around the neat elements. The back door sidewalk tile matches the front. Although it's built for realism, the few whimsical touches ~ such as the Elves wind element seat cushion on the bench by the door, make it even more fun to view!