I’m getting a strong Valentine’s promotion vibe from today’s set, 30411 Chocolate Box & Flower. LEGO’s site does list it as a GWP so I’m probably not wrong. What’s interesting is on the product page (affiliate link) that the price is marked down from $4.99 to $3.99 but there’s no way to add it to your shopping bag and buy it.
Anyway, I really wasn’t expecting to like it. It doesn’t really fit into the Friends theme. You can’t add this an existing set to enhance it. It’s not minidoll scale. It’s a bunch of propes. This feels more like a Creator set than anything but I guess because of they color palette they chose to go with Friends.
But that being said, the flower is well constructed. I appreciate the 1×1 round bricks stacking around a rod.
The rod then anchors itself quite nicely and effectively at the top underneath the flower bulb and at the bottom to the radar dish.
The chocolate box is quite a bit roomier than I though. The three chocolates inside are well designed and everything fits like three peas in a pod.
I can imagine someone taking the chocolates out and using this as a ring box or storage for some other kind of trinket. I don’t know what girls need to store these days but I’ll assume it can come in handy.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
I really wasn’t expecting to like 30411 Chocolate Box & Flower. The flower stem construction is a useful lesson in how to reinforce a stack of 1×1 round bricks. And the chocolate box is well made and can be useful beyond storing fake brick-built chocolates. The two giant specialty pieces are a little off-putting but this sort of thing would have been much more bulkier to make with hearts made up of a series of plates.
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