Editing Friends (section) From Brickipedia, the LEGO Wiki PageDiscussionEditHistory More... What links here Related changes Special pages Page information Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. This page supports semantic in-text annotations (e.g. "[[Is specified as::World Heritage Site]]") to build structured and queryable content provided by Semantic MediaWiki. For a comprehensive description on how to use annotations or the #ask parser function, please have a look at the getting started, in-text annotation, or inline queries help page.Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in! == Description == The Friends theme is mainly targeted towards girls between the ages of five and twelve. Rather than having [[minifigure]]s, the theme has introduced a new [[Mini-doll figure]]. [[File:Heartlake City.jpg|thumb|A map of [[Heartlake City]]]] Friends follows five main characters: [[Olivia (Friends)|Olivia]], [[Mia]], [[Andrea (Friends)|Andrea]], [[Emma]], and [[Stephanie]], and mainly focuses their lives in [[Heartlake City]] depicting their houses, hobbies, cars and favourite places to spend free time. In summer [] Friends features a new jungle sub theme, outside of Heartlake City. The different interests of the girls reflect on the sets they are included in and are meant to help a girl find a character whose interests identify with her own. Even though their personalities are different, the friends seem to have some common fancies. For example, even though Mia seems to be the biggest animal lover and volunteers at the [[3188 Heartlake Vet|Heartlake Vet]], Stephanie, the social butterfly, has also been seen rescuing animals on [[3935 Stephanie’s Pet Patrol|pet patrol]]. While previous "girl" themes such as [[Scala]] and [[Belville]] gave into [[juniorization]], Friends generally has as much building as other [[City]]-styled sets and themes. Friends still has a unique architecture with brightly coloured, modern structures. Unlike most other current themes, Friends uses brighter, pastel colours. The colour palette used for Friends is much broader than retired "girl" themes which mainly used pink. While pink is not absent from the Friends line, purples and azures are more dominant than before. In fact, according to press releases and catalogues, Friends has introduced a total of six new [[brick]] colours, [[Medium Lavender]], [[Lavender]], [[Yellowish green]], [[Dark Azur]], [[Medium Azur]], and [[Aqua]]. In reality, many of these colours were seen on the 2011 [[Colour Palette]] and even used in other themes in 2011, such as dark azure in [[Alien Conquest]] and Aqua in [[Cars]]. Friends is still one of the first times these colours were used regularly rather than parts for characters. The first time would be in the [[SpongeBob SquarePants (Theme)|SpongeBob SquarePants]] theme where one of the azures appeared in 2011's [[3815 Heroic Heroes of The Deep]]. As well as the new colours and shades of pinks and purples, [[Cool Yellow]], Tan, [[White]] and [[Brown]] (in the jungle subtheme) are prominent colours. Apart from building elements, Friends sets include many specially moulded accessories, which increases their playbility. Over two dozen new moulds of this kind were introduced, such as new bowls, kitchen untensils, pens, hairstyling accessories, several new flowers and unique rubber hairpieces designed for female characters. Friends also reuse a few parts from [[Minifigures (Theme)|Minifigures]], like pies, pretzels, beakers, microphones. Brick built accessories are also present, such as the radio in [[3932 Andrea's Stage]]. Friends has also introduced many new animal moulds including redesigned [[Horse (Friends)|horses]], [[foals]], [[rabbit]]s, [[parrot]]s, [[dolphin]]s, [[Bear Cub|bears]] also [[cat]]s and [[dog]]s in different poses. There are also some entirely new animals, such as a [[Oscar|hedgehog]], a [[squirrel]] and a [[turtle]]. Most of these animals appear in different colour variants. Few animals from other themes have made their way into Friends,the [[frog]], [[fish]], [[clamb]] are the exceptions. The [[Friends Animals]] subtheme released in [] was entirely dedicated to the Heartlake City fauna. These small sets are sold in polybags, with three bags per series. In 2014 the animal sets escaped Heartlake City and put in several other cultures — for example [[41042 Tiger’s Beautiful Temple]] was set in India. Most animals produced are only baby/children; the horse, cats and the green turtle are the exceptions. The first winter wave of sets released in [] follows the adventures of the girls in a suburban setting, mainly focussing on buildings. The summer wave also focuses on a more rural setting with Emma and Stephanie going to a horse-back riding camp outside of Heartlake City and Olivia taking a camping trip. The [] winter wave goes back to the suburban setting, it also has two water themed sets, which go outside Heartlake City to the beach and ocean. The girls take part in more uni-sex hobbies like soccer, swimming and magic rather than "girly" ones like baking, singing and dancing. This was due to the negative feedback from feminists and fans saying the first year was "sexist" and "gender-sterotyped". The summer sets stayed in the suburban setting, with sets like the [[41005 Heartlake High|high school]] and [[41009 Andrea's Bedroom|Andrea's bedroom]]. It also featured two beach sets and the largest vehicle to appear in the Friends series, [[41015 Dolphin Cruiser]] - the only vehicle made up of more than 150 bricks. The wave featuring only six sets, contains the current least amount of sets in a Friends wave. The girls now take part in activities with new male friends, two have appeared in each wave since. The 2014 winter wave featured a coastal setting for half its sets and rural for the other half. The only suburban set of this wave is [[41058 Heartlake Shopping Mall]]. The girls had a sudden passion of smoothies and the [[41035 Heartlake Juice Bar|Juice Bar]] is their new favourite hangout. The summer of 2014 is set to also feature two settings, this time suburban and jungle(their second sub theme). The jungle sets features a new colour pallet more shades of brown and green, and greys with azure water as appose to pinks and purples. Pink and purple is not absent and used for the odd flowers in the jungle and builds they built themselves like helicopters, and a headquarters in the [[41038 Jungle Rescue Base]]. === Mini-dolls === ''Main article [[Mini-doll figure]]'' [[File:Construction of Olivia.jpg|thumb|left|100px|Construction of the Minidoll, Olivia]] The mini-dolls were exclusive to the line, until 2014 when the [[Disney Princess]] sets reused the mini-dolls. The mini-doll is much closer in scale to classic minifigures than the figures from previous "girl" themes, such as [[Scala]] and [[Belville]]. They are around 5 millimeters taller than a standard [[minifigure]] and are less blocky and more stylized. The mini-dolls are made out of four parts, like most regular minifigures: legs, torso, head and hair. The hands on the mini-doll do not swivel, and the legs can not rotate. In [] 29 mini-dolls were released. In [] 21 new mini-dolls were introduced. In [] 32 Friends mini-dolls were released. 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