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 #6

Interesting parts

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Things are toned down ever so slightly in the interesting parts department with this bag, but we still have some very interesting additions.

First we have three of the new “whip” or finial parts in Pearl Gold, which we first saw in Tiger’s Beautiful Temple. They’ll be making some future appearances in different colours within the Friends theme, including one usage with the ice cream cone (pioneered by me!).

Then we have 1×1 round plates in Green, which are very very rare in comparison to other colours. I wish we had as many of these as there have been Lime ones, but I for one am glad to see Green making a comeback.

Then we have a jewel part in Yellow. Not Trans Yellow, or Trans Neon Yellow, but plain Yellow. For no other reason other than novelty, this is going to be one sought-after (and consequently expensively priced) part.

Pizzeria and sandwich shop

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We first pay attention to the left hand side of the kitchen, where we construct a nice little grill.

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Now we see what the Yellow jewel piece is used for: a portion of so-not-McDonald’s fries. They actually look good enough to eat.

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With that side out of the way, our attention turns to the pizza oven.

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Each side of the restaurant gets its own sign, which have stickers from the DSS on them. As there’s only one cash register it appears they’re both the same shop.

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Each of the upper floors of the mall gets this identically-built barrier to go in front, and the 2×16 Bright Light Blue plate in this instance – for whatever reason – comes in the bag.

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Sabe: “WOO-HOO! I think I won that one! What are you sayin’ now, chef?”

Leftovers

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Amazingly we get a lot of pleasant leftovers with the bag, and there’s sure to be something for everybody.

Heartlake City, expanded

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Think back to the first wave of Friends, and how small the map of Heartlake City was compared to this one. I’m proud to have been there from the very beginning and watch it grow.