Garish colors galore. Today’s set, 30102 Olivia’s Desk, is in typical LEGO Friends style with its loud and bright colors. But you know, I’m okay with that, this time anyway. One quick note before we move on: I’ve mentioned this once before, but it still baffles me every time I run into a polybag that doesn’t have a name on it and just a number. This is one of those sets. I’m like why? Anyways…
The first thing I thought of when I built this desk is that it honestly looks like something that you can get from IKEA from their Children’s Furniture section, right down to the neon green padded stool. I’m not sure what the age range of the minidoll characters are supposed to be. Maybe 12 or so? A bit too old for the Children’s Furniture section at IKEA, but it still works.
I knew Olivia was a girl with taste. Here you can see she’s blogging on her PowerBook Pismo. Okay I kid, but that’s all I see with the laptop element. It just needs an Apple logo on the back.
Olivia is not unique but that’s okay. She was available in two other sets, one was the 3184 Adventure Camper and the other was 3315 Olivia’s House. I never built Olivia’s House but this polybag looks like it can slide right into that house set.
You may need to do some rearranging of the furniture or take out her dresser, but I’m sure it can be made to fit. And that’s why I’m giving this set a thumbs up. It’s a slice of the LEGO Friends life and can enhance some already existing sets, so it wins.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set rocks! It’s a nice little desk vignette, very simple with a couple of desk accessories, all of which makes sense to have. The flowers are where they’re supposed to be, in a vase, and not somewhere dumb like the feet of the desk. It’s a winner.
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