11.30.2017

Brick-built Storage Building Challenge Creations

Brick-built Storage Building Challenge

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:

Here are the creations built for this challenge: 

Heart Box

Heart Box by LegoMyMamma

Mega Keepsake Box!  

Mega Keepsake Box by SuzEaton

Olivia's treasured box by davee123

2017 Keepsake Box Challenge
Keepsake Box by Beverly

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We hope you've been inspired to build your own "Friendly" storage!
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In case you missed the "brief history of LEGO Friends brick-built storage"
read it here.

11.13.2017

Friendly Train Station

Purple Train Station
A purple train station that could easily be in the center of Heartlake City built by 
Anne-Marie and featured in a fan expo show.
Expo Exporail August 19th and 20th 2017
A commuter train coordinates with the station, bus, and street-sweeper on the Friendly-colored
road of shops & homes. The row of modulars' color combinations complement each other well.
Turquoise and Dark Purple House
  This one straight across from the station is composed of Turquoise and Dark Purple.
Light Aqua, Magenta and Bright Light Orange House
Then we see a Light Aqua, Magenta and Bright Light Orange House.

Others in the row:
Dark Pink, Bright Light Pink and Yellowish Green House
Dark Pink, Bright Light Pink and Yellowish Green House
Dark Purple, Medium Lavender and Lavender House
Dark Purple, Medium Lavender and Lavender House
Lavender and Lime House
Lavender and Lime House
Dark Blue and Magenta House
Although not in the row, her more recent Dark Blue and Magenta House seems to evoke the 
LEGO Creator line as it could exist in Heartlake City.
Lego Friends Public Transport inspired by Lego City 8404
In case you missed the Passenger Train, here is a still image.
Enjoy and be inspired by more creations on her flickr stream.

7.06.2017

Antiquing with Friends | Castle adaptation


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.

2.12.2017

Naomi's Place

Naomi's Place
 
Naomi's Place joins a lovely long-line of townhouse style structures modified from their original set designs by Kristel.
Have you guessed the original set?

http://heartlaketimes.blogspot.com/2016/04/review-41119-heartlake-cupcake-cafe.html
 Here is the original Heartlake Cupcake Cafe as reviewed by Kristel.

Here is a link to her Friends Street MOC displaying other past sets re-built into this style.
(which you can also see is our community banner and web site homepage graphic)
To see more details of the modular levels in Naomi's Place, visit her image set on Flickr.

1.27.2017

Heartlake Holly Days creations


Fly Air Friends
Going to see family and friends by dr_spock_888

Lego Episcopal church at Christmas, with Advent candles lit (three purple, one pink). My first ever MOC of more than small furniture.
Lego Episcopal church at Christmas, with Advent candles lit (three purple, one pink) by Marguerite

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40164014@N07/32528390345/
Friends having fun in the snow by LegoCookieCupcake

Day 24 (2012-2016)
Here's what LEGO Friends were "officially" up to in Heartlake City
on Christmas eve as shown by Maya
for our Advent Calendar reveals.

Hope you had Friendly Holly Days too!

1.24.2017

Friends Chess Pieces

LEGO Friends Chess
SuzEaton imparted subtle cues of LEGO Friends sets into these Friends Chess Pieces.

LEGO Friends vs. Elves Chess Set
They were part of her display at Brick Fair and opposite some Elves pieces.

Olivia's Shopping Bot
 Here is a close up of one, the King piece, imagined as Olivia's robot creation.

See lots more close up of the pieces and the entire chess board in the Flickr set.

1.07.2017

Riding School MOD

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.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/86394332@N03/30096038865/

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.

12.15.2016

Winter Wonderland with Friends Animals

LEGO Friends animals have always been a special part of the theme, and this creation by Deborah Higdon illustrates just how friendly and expressive they are on display.
2016 - winter wonderland bookends

The classic winter snow-covered tree in a woodland setting surrounded by animals she built as bookends is a wonderful use for a peaceful scene.

11.21.2016

MOC: Best Friends on Vacation


Vacation in Friends style with ques from Heartlake City's landmarks shops blended into a colorful seaside-scape built by Brick Art (CaraLego).

See more detailed images of this lively creation on her Flickr set.
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11.11.2016

MOC: The Horsemen Townsquare

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Denil has created another intricately detailed scene with this MOC of Horsemen Town 
Square -- whether it's fictional or really exists some where in the world, 
it could easily be a part of Heartlake City.

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Some of the buildings incorporate a bit of Friends sets' aspects blended into unique 
designs -- while all flowing with the classic LEGO Friends style.

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It's hard to decide which structure or scene on this huge creation is most appealing, 
as each one has been tailored to a specific activity.

Click the first image to see many more images of the various sections of this 
creation close-up and try to pick which is your favorite!

10.21.2016

MOC: Friends in Time

Ever wonder what it was like in the early days of Heartlake City?
Friends in Time
Well, Matthew Hocker (-aka- Brickadier General) has built a recreation of an historical scene
for us to peruse and enjoy wonderful details!

Friends in Time

See more close up details in the set of images on Flickr

Perhaps one of these is denizens is Evie, the founder of Heartlake City, 
who discovered the spring that flows into what is now Heart Lake.
Here is Stephanie dressed as Evie in the 2015 Halloween costume contest.

2.28.2016

Heartlake Supermarket & Cupcake Cafe Modular

https://www.flickr.com/photos/134354727@N08/24825478442/
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.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134354727@N08/24825584152/
 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.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134354727@N08/24917313656/
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.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134354727@N08/24312835194/
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!

11.23.2015

Heartlake High - with all the bells & whistles

This fan-created Heartlake High by carebear has every detail bricked-in ... from floors to lockers, and vending machines!
 While retaining the look of set #41005 this fan creation was built with 32 versions of that set, along with 60 additional LEGO Friends sets.
Lots of activity, and use of roof space for outdoor time.  Notice the bike rack and Lamp posts.

The original 5 LEGO Friends: Mia, Emma, Stephanie, Olivia, and Andrea.

Nicole and Sophie tend to animals.  The basketball backboard shows the original Friends graphics.

 See inside the top floor: Cafeteria, Library, and Music room.

With the Library module removed, you can see the center all with vending machines.

 Up close view of the Cafeteria -- it looks like Mrs. Stevens is there today.

Here is a better view of the vending machines.  Stephanie has lots of choices.

See all the wonderful floor tiling in the Music Room, plus built-in cabinets.

The other side of the school.  This schoolyard looks very busy; good thing there's a fence with all those pets.

The bottom level reveals the Art room, Teacher's Lounge/Office, Restrooms, and Science classroom.

Art room for painting, photography and more -- with colorful floor tiles too.

Lockers in the center hall, near the ringing School Bell, along with water fountain and news bulletin board.

Olivia's favorite subject is Science -- this lab looks like a fun place to learn!