Ice cream stands. The world needs more of them in my opinion. And you can populate Heartlake City to your, no pun intended, heart’s content with today’s polybag, 30106 Ice Cream Stand.
It’s a pretty basic, simple build. The ice cream stand is two studs wide, has large wagon wheels, and some ice cream. There’s only two different types: one ice cream bar and one ice cream cone. And that’s it. I wish this stand incorporated the cabinet element as an ice cream freezer with a few more types because just having two is a bit funny.
The Emma minidoll is the one included. It is not unique to the set and it’s unclear if she’s the vendor or customer. I think during this time of the Friends line, there weren’t any generic minidolls of citizens, they were all named characters so either she IS the vendor or ice cream stands in Heartlake City are just a free-for-all with ice cream for the taking.
Emma, or any other minidoll, can grab the the two bar handles either rickshaw-style or wheel barrow-style. What i found really neat is that when she is holding the handles, the kickstand raises up off the ground with just enough clearance so that the whole thing can roll without it dragging along.
You know what I think is kind of funny is that two of the previous Friends polybags I’ve reviewed (30115 Jungle Boat and 30205 Pop Star Red Carpet), I’ve lamented the use of the flower element because it just didn’t belong. But in a set like this, where a decorative flower would actually make sense, it is completely absent.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! It’s a charming little set even if the supply of ice cream is miniscule. I can easily picture a couple of these throughout the streets of a Heartlake City layout, or at least one in front of every building, even just one placed inside the mall set.
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