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Lego Friends Businesses Scene Question

So, while helping my daughter build the Friends Juice Bar, I started wondering if anyone has ever built all of the Friends businesses together to make a street scene for the Friends? If you have, I would love to see what you came up with. I have it in mind to use a few large gray-plates to build them all in line and do the sidewalk&street. Would it be better as one side of a street, or both? I am open to suggestions.

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  • adventure_aladventure_al Scotland Member Posts: 243
    How about in a square surrounding a small park. You could then include some of the smaller sets and animal sets in a small park scene.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    I was thinking more along the lines of the modular building sets, where it is a city street as my daughter now has the Friends drive up in their cars to visit a shop.
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    I think it would depend on what kind of space you have. For example if the layout is going to be on a table-top, and the table is available from all sides, I would do a street (or even several streets) with shops on both sides of the street(s). If the space you have is more long and narrow, I would do a layout with shops on one side and the road in front of it, kind of like the Modular Buildings. This should turn out to be a very nice project! Would love to see it! Please share pictures when you have them. (c:
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    ^ The surface is our dining room table which has become the Lego Room table. :) I need to get some gray plates to build these on, as well as get the couple of shops she does not already have. Once I start, I'll post some in progress shots...might even incorporate the high school on the same street.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    So, after a few hours trying to figure out the arrangement of the juice bar and bakery, and how wide the road could be, here is an in-progress on my Heartlake City Main St.
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    edited March 2014
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  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    Ok, 3rd time's a charm...

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    flowerpotgirl
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,038
    At first glance that looked like Cloud Cuckoo Land. :)
    FurrysaurusOldfan
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,397
    ^glad I'm not the only one that thought that. It's that same colour palette and some similar pieces.
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    edited March 2014
    Hi there.
    Bear in mind that the Friends mall is due out later this year. That will have a few shops with it...
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    That aside, my daughter just incorporated some of the Friends beachie type sets into a beach scene ...
    mocpages.com/moc.php/383245
    Furrysaurusevantyler
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    ^Yeah, I saw the news about the mall and have plans to add it to this eventually growing street. :)
  • sharkysharky Member Posts: 4
    edited March 2014
    I've always thought to incorporate some Friends stores into my Lego city. I'm thinking an area away from what I consider my "downtown" which consists of the modulars. My only hang up is that I would want to make them complete buildings with walls on all four sides and a roof. Perhaps a strip mall word work. Then there can be common walls and less bricks I would need to finish it out.

    I also thought about creating optional first floor shops on some modulars. The Pet Shop and Parisian Restaurant sets seem well suited for this. Adding Friends elements to the modulars I think would give my downtown a more updated and modern feel not unlike a real modern city downtown where the buildings themselves are very old, but new stores open up from time to time with very modern signage and deco.

    On a similar note of wanting to finish out the Friends sets, I ended up buying 2 Friends beach houses to add to my growing beach front neighborhood. The idea was to use 2 sets to make 1 complete beach house. I have the two Creator beach houses (the older yellow one and the newer blue one). The Friends beach house makes 3.
    Goldfreek
  • Poisso3Poisso3 Member Posts: 196
    Sharky, I thought about making these shops into full buildings (4th wall and a roof) but since the end result is for my daughter to play with, I decided to make the 3rd wall--all of the shop sets have that one short wall--and flesh it out to make it even with the other side. One thing that I have started to do is make the sets confined within the walls. I, and my daughter, never liked how there are parts of the shops that are meant to be place outside/off the plate when played with. Fitting those pieces into the set has allowed me to MOD the shops and still keep them playable.

    I have seen one Modular-type Friends creation where the bottom floor was the beauty shop. I think sets like the bakery and the juice bar work great for City buildings, and I don't think would look out of place if they were the bottom floor of some modular building.
    Goldfreek
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