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Set Review: 3183 Stephanie's Cool Convertible


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 08 2012 - 09:49 PM

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Okay, I've got my riot gear on in preparation for this one. Today our esteemed Blog Leader DeeVee takes a look at <a href="http://amzn.to/A2POA2" target="offsite">Stephanie's Cool Convertible</a> from the LEGO Friends line. Before you go all up in arms, take a chance and read the review, you'll learn a lot about the new line and maybe a bit about yourself. Enjoy!

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Posted Feb 08 2012 - 11:53 PM

I want to buy this for the pieces... but I'll be getting some strange looks walking to the checkout aisle.

the "Pink Ghetto" that is the girls and princess aisle

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 01:15 AM

So many cool colors.
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 06:09 AM

Will pick up one of these on one of my next MLP toy runs.
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 09:23 AM

I'm sorry, I just can't get the image of DeeVee (formerly known as Darth Vader) walking up and down the pink isle trying to decide which Lego Friends set he should buy out of my head.-don't touch my pocket protector
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 09:26 AM

The car looks cool, I like the colors.
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 09:32 AM

The set doesn't look too bad, but I doubt I will buy it, mostly because I don't really buy LEGO sets anymore.-TNTOS-
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 10:40 AM

I'm sorry, I just can't get the image of DeeVee (formerly known as Darth Vader) walking up and down the pink isle trying to decide which Lego Friends set he should buy out of my head.

I know nothing BUT that version of Deevs.I like the car in this. It reminds me of a simpler version of the Notstang they sold at the '08 Brickfair. But in more awesomer colours.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 10:47 AM

My little sister has this set she really likes it, the car does have a nice build to it as well and the figures were smaller then I thought they would be.
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 10:49 AM

Great review. I like the design of this set, although like pretty much any Friends set I'd be most likely to get it for the parts. The set design is excellent, but I'm not even a LEGO City collector so wouldn't have any use for a large bubbly-shaped convertible.
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 11:09 AM

I don't buy System sets presently, but if I did, I would strongly consider buying this set for the great colors it has. The convertible itself looks well-constructed.Thanks for reviewing, DeeVee!
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 12:42 PM

For the record, I did not get angry at this review. We lost our review-virginity to sets like these about a year ago. I did have to stop reading after I read this line, however.

...there is a wealth of other great LEGO construction lines they might like instead (MAY I SUGGEST HERO FACTORY BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME AND I LOVE IT).

Nothing against you, but at least I can keep myself pure when talking about the Usurper.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 12:52 PM

I'm sorry, I just can't get the image of DeeVee (formerly known as Darth Vader) walking up and down the pink isle trying to decide which Lego Friends set he should buy out of my head.-don't touch my pocket protector

Haha, it was actually an agonizing decision. I'm lucky Jen was such a great host and was like "FINE, since you CAN'T DECIDE, you're getting THIS ONE."

For the record, I did not get angry at this review. We lost our review-virginity to sets like these about a year ago. I did have to stop reading after I read this line, however.

...there is a wealth of other great LEGO construction lines they might like instead (MAY I SUGGEST HERO FACTORY BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME AND I LOVE IT).

Nothing against you, but at least I can keep myself pure when talking about the Usurper.

What.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 12:54 PM

Nothing against you, but at least I can keep myself pure when talking about the Usurper.

Like...what does that even mean?

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 01:15 PM

For the record, I did not get angry at this review. We lost our review-virginity to sets like these about a year ago. I did have to stop reading after I read this line, however.

...there is a wealth of other great LEGO construction lines they might like instead (MAY I SUGGEST HERO FACTORY BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME AND I LOVE IT).

Nothing against you, but at least I can keep myself pure when talking about the Usurper.

What's there to be mad about? Hopefully DV will review more of these!

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 01:46 PM

I love those parts, and I love those colors. I absolutely adore those parts in those colors.This set looks glorious.

Edited by Sumiki, Feb 09 2012 - 01:47 PM.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 02:21 PM

Maybe next time you could go out and buy the absolute biggest Friends set, and then Smeag and DeeVee could do a Joint Review of Awesomeness. With Smeag's experience from the Pink Box, and DeeVee's exposure to Friends, I think you could produce the best review in BZPower history.-don't touch my pocket protector
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 03:03 PM

For the record, I did not get angry at this review. We lost our review-virginity to sets like these about a year ago. I did have to stop reading after I read this line, however.

...there is a wealth of other great LEGO construction lines they might like instead (MAY I SUGGEST HERO FACTORY BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME AND I LOVE IT).

Nothing against you, but at least I can keep myself pure when talking about the Usurper.

What's there to be mad about? Hopefully DV will review more of these!

I think he's talking about the Hero Factory line in the brackets.But anyway, great review! I'm now cautiously optimistic about Friends, I still probably won't buy any sets, since I never buy sets for just parts, but they don't look half bad.~ELM~

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 03:35 PM

I, for one, can practically guarantee that I won't last the whole year without getting one of these sets just to "test the waters" of this theme. I hope BZP continues to do great reviews like this!
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 04:28 PM

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 04:31 PM

Nothing against you, but at least I can keep myself pure when talking about the Usurper.

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Edited by Makaru, Feb 09 2012 - 04:42 PM.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 04:45 PM

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.

Uhhhh... Did you miss the part where members kept posting in here saying they would like to buy it, or the part where in the review I mention that I got it with a group of friends, and that we all picked out different sets and that we got them for us? Not just to review?

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 04:48 PM

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.

Like I said in an earlier post, I'll probably be getting one of these Friends sets before the year is through. I rarely disassemble my sets for the parts. And I am one of these 20-year-old males you speak of.I applaud BZP for diversifying the scope of the site in general, as well as which reviews get frontpaged.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 05:48 PM

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.

Haha man I love the conceit of this post; it's hilarious. Even if the assumption about BZ's majority not being interested in the set were true (it's not), it's basically outright saying "You shouldn't ever discuss something that doesn't appeal to the majority," or more accurately "The minority doesn't matter."bro that aaaaaaaain't cool, yo

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 06:46 PM

This was an excellent review. There is a lot of misunderstanding in the marketplace concerning these sets, however. My sister, who would buy these sets for my niece was under the impression that the pieces were larger than standard bricks, probably because the minidolls are larger. In my TRU in Calgary, Canada, these sets are both in the lego and girly aisles.
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 07:13 PM

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.

Haha man I love the conceit of this post; it's hilarious. Even if the assumption about BZ's majority not being interested in the set were true (it's not), it's basically outright saying "You shouldn't ever discuss something that doesn't appeal to the majority," or more accurately "The minority doesn't matter."bro that aaaaaaaain't cool, yo

Well when you put it that way...

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.

Haha man I love the conceit of this post; it's hilarious. Even if the assumption about BZ's majority not being interested in the set were true (it's not), it's basically outright saying "You shouldn't ever discuss something that doesn't appeal to the majority," or more accurately "The minority doesn't matter."bro that aaaaaaaain't cool, yo

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.

Like I said in an earlier post, I'll probably be getting one of these Friends sets before the year is through. I rarely disassemble my sets for the parts. And I am one of these 20-year-old males you speak of.I applaud BZP for diversifying the scope of the site in general, as well as which reviews get frontpaged.

Dear BZP set reviewers,I'm pretty sure the majority of BZPower is males ages 12-20. The other members include teenage girls, and younger boys. I do not think teenage girls, and boys of any age will be buying this set. And if they do, they most likely will not care about the set itself, but rather just the pieces.

Uhhhh... Did you miss the part where members kept posting in here saying they would like to buy it, or the part where in the review I mention that I got it with a group of friends, and that we all picked out different sets and that we got them for us? Not just to review?

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 07:58 PM

How is the controversy "stupid?" It's a perfectly relevant argument, and your dismissal of its significance is extremely "stupid." And for your information, I (and the rest of us in the campaign to bring it down) never said it was simplified or pre-assembled or whatever; We thought it stereotyped enormously, which, in our opinion (which is looked down upon very rudely around here), it does.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 08:02 PM

I (and the rest of us in the campaign to bring it down) never said it was simplified or pre-assembled

Actually, a [more prevalent and vocal] movement made this claim significantly, along with some other unusual accusations.

Edited by Makaru, Feb 09 2012 - 08:06 PM.

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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 08:20 PM

Some people are going to be so diappointed when this site is turned into Friends Zone Power... :PAnyway, great review, DV, and nice pictures. I'm looking to get this set, so thanks for the preview. :):music:
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Posted Feb 09 2012 - 08:39 PM

What's there to be mad about? Hopefully DV will review more of these!

I think he's talking about the Hero Factory line in the brackets.~ELM~

Righteeo old chap! (the "Usurper" term is HF)

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i had to build this for my sister. the toll was that she must give me the leftover azure part, a color which i am very fond of.
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Man, I'd really love to pick one of these up. I probably will, sooner or later, and I have to say that the car in this one looks quite amazing~
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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 12:19 AM

How is the controversy "stupid?" It's a perfectly relevant argument, and your dismissal of its significance is extremely "stupid." And for your information, I (and the rest of us in the campaign to bring it down) never said it was simplified or pre-assembled or whatever; We thought it stereotyped enormously, which, in our opinion (which is looked down upon very rudely around here), it does.

The controversy is stupid because the arguments behind it are stupid. There is nothing wrong with girls and boys liking pink, "stereotypically girly" things. This line is NOT aimed at ALL girls, or even just girls. It is also not the only line for girls. They are LEGO sets for the girls and boys who would usually buy Barbies, Princesses, and other things, of which there is nothing wrong. TLG has said outright that they welcome parents to buy any set from any line for children, boys or girls. You are the one who is making gender claims, not me, not TLG. You are the one claiming that girls can't like engineering, fashion design, veterinary medicine, etc. That's pretty insulting of you to say. These girls are all successful business women. There is nothing insulting about that at all.And yeah, your opinion is looked down on. Because it's wrong! Period. Exclamation mark.

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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 12:45 AM

I, for one, welcome our Friends overlords. :P
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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 09:57 AM

What's there to be mad about? Hopefully DV will review more of these!

I think he's talking about the Hero Factory line in the brackets.~ELM~

Righteeo old chap! (the "Usurper" term is HF)

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This is the most contradictory statement I've ever seen. Is your hate also unhateful? Is your bitterness also unbitter? Bionicle ended because it couldn't keep going, and if Hero Factory hadn't replaced it something else would.Continuing to complain about BIONICLE being replaced by Hero Factory is like complaining about Dumbledore's original actor being replaced in the Harry Potter movies. The original died. The only options were replacing it or leaving it gone and offering no replacement at all.

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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 12:35 PM

I like how the car looks in this set. It looks cool to me. I also like all the pieces with the pink, purple, and teal colors.Thanks for the review, DeeVee!
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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 01:44 PM

This is the most contradictory statement I've ever seen. Is your hate also unhateful? Is your bitterness also unbitter? Bionicle ended because it couldn't keep going, and if Hero Factory hadn't replaced it something else would.Continuing to complain about BIONICLE being replaced by Hero Factory is like complaining about Dumbledore's original actor being replaced in the Harry Potter movies. The original died. The only options were replacing it or leaving it gone and offering no replacement at all.

Apparently, thy hath no sense of humor. I do not hate Hero Factory. I dislike it, mainly because it lacks the great lore which made Bionicle a true mythology. HF is more like Robocop than a mythology. It's just not for me, as well as many Bionicle fans I know. The beauty of Bionicle was (with the exception of 2009) that it grew and matured alongside it's fans; much like harry Potter, since you see fit to mention it. If HF can do that for it's target audience, which is decidedly younger than Bionicle's, I may come to respect it.But Bionicle did not die. How dare you. It is in a deep slumber, waiting to be awakened again; a perfect allegory for it's main storyline. The comparison of Bionicle vs. HF to the first and second dumbledore doesn't even apply.*sees this post has nothing to do with Lego Friends.* Um, yeah... the convertable is cool I guess. ^_^

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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 04:18 PM

But Bionicle did not die. How dare you. It is in a deep slumber, waiting to be awakened again; a perfect allegory for it's main storyline.

Bionicle was financially irresponsible of TLG to continue, it had extremely slipping and low sales, and continuing it was corporate suicide. So yes, it died. It is gone. TLG has stated, publicly, that it is not coming back.

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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 06:43 PM

How is the controversy "stupid?" It's a perfectly relevant argument, and your dismissal of its significance is extremely "stupid." And for your information, I (and the rest of us in the campaign to bring it down) never said it was simplified or pre-assembled or whatever; We thought it stereotyped enormously, which, in our opinion (which is looked down upon very rudely around here), it does.

The controversy is stupid because the arguments behind it are stupid. There is nothing wrong with girls and boys liking pink, "stereotypically girly" things. This line is NOT aimed at ALL girls, or even just girls. It is also not the only line for girls. They are LEGO sets for the girls and boys who would usually buy Barbies, Princesses, and other things, of which there is nothing wrong. TLG has said outright that they welcome parents to buy any set from any line for children, boys or girls. You are the one who is making gender claims, not me, not TLG. You are the one claiming that girls can't like engineering, fashion design, veterinary medicine, etc. That's pretty insulting of you to say. These girls are all successful business women. There is nothing insulting about that at all.And yeah, your opinion is looked down on. Because it's wrong! Period. Exclamation mark.

You know what? I've been real nice and polite to you for the past months as you've dismissed my arguments, made false claims of their irrelevance, and even insulted me. And I'm sick of it. I'm going to say this really straightforwardly, and if anyone gets upset, you've insulted me first. Your complete disregard for someone else's perfectly relevant argument, to the point of being personally insulting, is what's wrong, and stupid, here. Your complete lack of knowledge to this entire is extremely stupid . You claim that I'm the only one making this claim, but as you stupidly were too lazy to do any research beforehand, you missed the extremely obvious fact that a widespread campaign exists on the web to take Lego Friends down. You stupidly think this is because I don't want women to be successful. I'll have you know that I'm against this because of the enormous stereotype of women's fashion/beauty obsession, and a very sexist association of the color pink with girls. If they mixed some "masculine" colors in with these and maybe mixed some "feminine" colors in with the "boy" sets, I'd be fine with it. Finally, you extremely stupidly dismiss this entire claim as being wrong, solely based on your personal views. So on a Lego Discussion Forum, I can no longer even state my own opinion? No wonder everybody (save the few hundred active members) hates this site. I think your entire post was stupid, and wrong....I think I was pretty polite, all things considered.

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Posted Feb 10 2012 - 07:26 PM

You claim that I'm the only one making this claim, but as you stupidly were too lazy to do any research beforehand, you missed the extremely obvious fact that a widespread campaign exists on the web to take Lego Friends down.

He doesn't claim that you're the only one, just that you're making arguments which aren't substantive.And this "widespread campaign" is falsely assuming that these sets are some junky juniorized Barbie stuff, which after reading the review you should have learned isn't the case. Sounds like they were too lazy to do any research.

Finally, you extremely stupidly dismiss this entire claim as being wrong, solely based on your personal views.

Generally arguments are based on people's personal views.And occasionally facts, which is the case here.

So on a Lego Discussion Forum, I can no longer even state my own opinion?

You can, and so can everyone else.Unless you mean "I can no longer state my opinion without having people disagree with me", in which case yeah you're out of luck there.

No wonder everybody (save the few hundred active members) hates this site.

Is this another one of those "last time I checked" statistics?anywayAs a set this looks decent, though if it didn't have the vibrant colors it wouldn't stand out much from other LEGO cars, but since it does it looks pretty cool.

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