REVIEW: Heartlake Shopping Mall

Set number:
41058
Release year:
2014
Theme(s):
# of parts:
1120
# of figures:
4
RRP
GBP 79.99 / USD 109.99
WARNING: this review may contain content unsuitable for children.

Bag #3

Interesting parts

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This is where things start to get serious.

One of the most noticeable parts from the box art and official pictures is the palm tree leaves in Pearl Gold. This isn’t a trick; those are actual Pearl Gold palm tree leaves! And look at that: more Pearl Gold 1×1 round tiles! We even have four of the new style 2×2 round tiles!

Other parts of note are the four Medium Lavender “A-frames” – one of the more controversial new parts for 2014 – and some beautiful 2×4 Medium Lavender tiles, of which there aren’t nearly enough. Some people don’t like 1x2x2 bricks for whatever reason, but I do, and we get a couple of them in Tan in this bag.

Dining area

Photo of Heartlake Shopping Mall

This build makes use of one of the Bright Light Blue 8×16 plates as a base, and those three 1×4 bar fence parts are immediately put to work. I’m liking the column effect those Tan parts make.

Photo of Heartlake Shopping Mall

Those transparent blue parts (1x2x5 Trans Light Blue bricks, 2×2 45 degree Trans Dark Blue slopes and 1×2 Trans Dark Blue plates) form a waterfall in the middle, while a pair of tables and sets of stools form a symmetrical area.

Photo of Heartlake Shopping Mall

The symmetry continues as we go vertical, adding a Technic axle coupled to a Red Technic friction pin to hold the sign.

Photo of Heartlake Shopping Mall

What sign, you ask? This Pearl Gold encrusted one, making use of the remaining Pearl Gold elements. This is where those four notorious “A-frames” come into play, and we can now see that these parts may come in useful for building things such as water wheels, kaleidoscope patterns, or even large snowflakes.

Photo of Heartlake Shopping Mall

The large sign is attached to the friction pin, and what would Heartlake Shopping Mall be without the most obvious of additions: a Red “heart”?

Photo of Heartlake Shopping Mall

The dining area sits on top of the mall entrance as pictured: note that the barrier at the front of the dining area is a separate build, using the first 2×16 Bright Light Blue plate.

Leftovers

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Not very many leftovers to speak of this time, but we do get two 1×1 round tiles to add to our collection.