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    Toy Fair 2018: Elves, Friends, and Disney Princess
    Hot Bionicle NewsWednesday, February 21st, 2018 at 9:32pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager

    This year LEGO has three playthemes that feature minidolls instead of minifigures, down one from 2017 (so long, DC Superhero Girls). Elves, Friends, and Disney Princess each offer their own unique styles and play opportunities for a variety of tastes. We got to take a closer look at the offerings from each of the themes for the first half of the year, so let's check them out!

    Elves

    Toy Fair 2018 Elves 02

    41190 Emily Jones & the Eagle Getaway

    Toy Fair 2018 Elves 03

    149 pieces. Age 7+
    $14.99 (USD) $18.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Each of the sets in this wave of Elves feature a unique brick-built animal. The eagle here is a simple build, and I love the dual-molded bats that feature heavily in this wave too!

    41191 Naida & the Water Turtle Ambush

    Toy Fair 2018 Elves 04 Toy Fair 2018 Elves 01

    205 pieces. Age 7+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This is probably my favorite set because that turtle is just so darn cute and has some great colors! I like the bat's boat as well - especially that wing piece!

    41192 Azari & the Fire Lion Capture

    Toy Fair 2018 Elves 05 Toy Fair 2018 Elves 13

    360 pieces. Age 8+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    The lion is another nice build, but you also shouldn't discount the bats' catapult with all that nice Earth Blue!

    41193 Aira & the Song of the Wind Dragon

    Toy Fair 2018 Elves 06 Toy Fair 2018 Elves 10 Toy Fair 2018 Elves 12

    451 pieces. Age 8+
    $39.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    It seems a little odd to me that we only get one structure for the Elves in this wave, but what we get certainly captures the look and feel we've seen in many of the previous sets. This goes for the dragon as well, but I really like the mini airship!

    41194 Noctura's Tower & the Earth Fox Rescue

    Toy Fair 2018 Elves 07 Toy Fair 2018 Elves 08 Toy Fair 2018 Elves 09 Toy Fair 2018 Elves 11

    646 pieces. Age 9+
    $59.99 (USD) $79.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    The tower here has a cool wing-flapping function and again features a lot of nice Earth Blue elements. I really like the fox too and its use of a variety of colors effectively.

    Friends

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 01

    41327 Mia's Bedroom

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 04

    86 pieces. Age 6+
    $9.99 (USD) $12.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I was confused at first when I looked at the picture from my camera and tried to figure out what set this was, then I realized that Mia is so extreme that she puts her bed on the top of a quarter-pipe!

    41328 Stephanie's Bedroom

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 03

    95 pieces. Age 6+
    $9.99 (USD) $12.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Compared to Mia, Stephanie's bedroom is a bit dull, but I guess I like the phone charging stand?

    41329 Olivia's Deluxe Bedroom

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 02

    163 pieces. Age 6+
    $14.99 (USD) $18.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I like all of the machines and tools in this set, but I wish there were some more brick-built things instead of those stickers on the yellow panels.

    41330 Stephanie's Soccer Practice

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 10

    119 pieces. Age 6+
    $14.99 (USD) $18.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I like the playability this set has enabling Stephanie to practice for the big game!

    41332 Emma's Art Stand

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 07

    210 pieces. Age 6+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I wonder how many easter eggs are in the stickers in the art stand set - it looks pretty chock-full of references to previous years of the theme.

    41333 Olivia's Mission Vehicle

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 08

    223 pieces. Age 6+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I do like the design of the truck here - it kind of reminds me of the Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters but Friends-ified.

    41334 Andrea's Park Performance

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 13

    229 pieces. Age 6+
    $24.99 (USD) $29.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    The stage is nice and all, but let's be serious, the hot dog stand is the real star of the show.

    41335 Mia's Tree House

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 14

    351 pieces. Age 6+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Mia's treehouse doesn't look like a bad build, and I really like the zipline feature they included.

    41336 Emma's Art Cafe

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 11 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 12

    378 pieces. Age 6+
    $32.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    The cafe continues a long trend of restaurants in Friends sets, and this one has some great details like a panini press and an espresso machine. I also like the big ole' sandwich on the top of the sign.

    41338 Stephanie's Sports Arena

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 15 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 16 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 17 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 18 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 19 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 20 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 21 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 22

    460 pieces. Age 6+
    $44.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I'm not sure why we took the most pictures of this set, but it is packed with play features and cool details. The 'I <3 HC' mug is a cool touch and the playable basketball and tennis are awesome. And of course, who doesn't like tacos?

    41339 Mia's Camper Van

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 09

    488 pieces. Age 7+
    $54.99 (USD) $69.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Having camped in a camper like this one, I must say it makes me want to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. The awning and the picnic tables are nice touches and the boating and hiking signs are perfect!

    41340 Friendship House

    Toy Fair 2018 Friends 05 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 06 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 24 Toy Fair 2018 Friends 23

    722 pieces. Age 6+
    $69.99 (USD) $89.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    The house is the biggest set in the wave and is a perfect place for all of the Friends characters to get together. It has everything you need, like a hot tub, a winch, a fireman's pole, and a hamster wheel! I like how there's one seat and one bed for each of the five main characters. We were also told that the TV has a teaser for the summer Friends sets, and that they'll focus on go-karting!

    Disney Princess

    Toy Fair 2018 Disney Princess 01

    41151 Mulan's Training Day

    Toy Fair 2018 Disney Princess 02

    104 pieces. Age 5+
    $14.99 (USD) $17.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Mulan is a great movie, and I'm glad we're getting a set based on it finally. But really? No Mushu? For shame!

    41155 Elsa's Market Adventure

    Toy Fair 2018 Disney Princess 04

    125 pieces. Age 5+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Of course we get another Frozen set because money. Nothing too exciting to see here in my opinion.

    41152 Sleeping Beauty's Fairytale Castle

    Toy Fair 2018 Disney Princess 03

    322 pieces. Age 6+
    $39.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    The castle here is quite nice and I like how it includes a tree for the poisoned apple and a throne for Maleficent as well. But really the standout here is the blue fairy.

    41153 Ariel's Royal Celebration Boat

    Toy Fair 2018 Disney Princess 05

    380 pieces. Age 6+
    $49.99 (USD) $64.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    So we can get Sebastian to conduct music under the sea but we can't get Mushu? I'm not going to let this go, no matter how cute the set is.

    41154 Cinderella's Dream Castle

    Toy Fair 2018 Disney Princess 06

    585 pieces. Age 6+
    $69.99 (USD) $89.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    If you don't feel like laying out the cash for the giant Disney Castle set, this one is a nice, smaller, alternative with some neat play opportunities as well.

    These themes, Friends especially, always seem like they have a ton of sets. Since we only saw the first half of the year, it felt like a lot less this time around but there were still a lot of great designs. Now that you're done checking them all out go head over to see the rest of our Toy Fair 2018 coverage!

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