Today’s set, 5000245 Stephanie, has five pieces. And here they are:
Those pieces are: hair, head, torso, legs, and 2×2 brick. Add them all together and you have a Stephanie minidoll and a brick stand. I seem to recall that this polybag was a promotional polybag given out slightly ahead of the launch of the LEGO Friends theme way back in 2012. This is what I heard and the light Googling I’ve done, I haven’t been able to verify that. If that’s the case and it was given out for free, I suppose it’s just okay. I mean, free LEGO is free LEGO and it sorta makes sense that there really isn’t much to it. If it was a free promotional polybag, then I suppose it should get a thumbs up. If it wasn’t a free set, and something you had to buy, then this thing sucks and gets a thumb down.
But let’s assume it’s the former and that the polybag was indeed a free promotional item. There was nothing else inside the bag, no instructions (not that you would need any) or insert showing what other LEGO Friends sets there were. That’s a bit of a missed opportunity as getting this with no context is strange.
Yeah, I don’t know. Free or not, it kinda sucks.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks. It fails as a polybag. It fails as a promotional item. There are more pieces in a CMF set then this thing. And the minidoll you get isn’t even unique. There’s no reason anyone should want this thing. And if you think this review was phoned in, well you’re not wrong but have you seen the set that’s being reviewed?
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You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year
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