Towards the end of December last year, LEGO ran a Friends Designer Contest where children ages 6 to 12 were encouraged to build a new place for the LEGO Friends cast to hang out in. The LEGO Friends MOC entry must depict a place in Heartlake City following the usual LEGO Friends design and elements. The Grand Prize winner will have the once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity of having his/her winning entry turned into an actual LEGO Friends set in collaboration with LEGO’s master builders, plus a mini-doll representation of the winner himself/herself. Imagine the thrill of being immortalized as part of an actual LEGO set!
Earlier today, the winner has been finally announced and the official version of this fan designed LEGO Friends set has been revealed. Thanks to creative mind of 8-year old Sienna from the UK, we now have the LEGO Friends Heartlake City Playground (41325), complete with her very own mini-doll representation as included in the set. Here’s a bunch of fun facts about Sienna as revealed in the LEGO Friends Designer site.
Sienna has been turned into a mini-doll to be available in the winning product. How cool is that?
Lives in: London, UK with mom, dad and little brother, Austen.
Sport: gymnastics, rock climbing
Hobbies: LEGO® bricks, art, music, piano
After-school activity: ballet, Brownies (the Girl Guides – not the cakes!)
LEGO Friend: Mia
Five fun facts:
- Sienna found ideas for the Heartlake City Playground from the playground near her house and other fun playgrounds and parks she has been to.
- Heartlake City Playground has Sienna’s absolute favorite playground activity: a climbing wall! And another favorite: monkey bars!
- Sienna’s brother brought a teddy bear everywhere when the family came to the LEGO headquarters in Billund. It was his school class teddy bear and it ended up as a model sticker!
- Sienna’s mini-doll character has a brown pet dog named Pippa. It’s named after her grandmother’s new pet that she got for her birthday!
- Sienna is always busy with school, after-school clubs, and spending time with her friends and family. To find time to build the playground, she used every minute of spare time she could find. She even shut herself in her bedroom for a full Saturday to build the playground and only came out for lunch and dinner!
Check out the official images of the Heartlake City Playground (41325), and Sienna’s submitted design courtesy of Heartlake Times.
LEGO Friends Heartlake City Playground (41325)
LEGO® Friends Heartlake City Playground is the perfect place to have a blast with your besties. Centered around a tree house, it includes a climbing wall with colored holds and a twister slide. Push the functioning swings to make them go back and forth, spin the merry-go-round and make the 2 mini-doll figures go up and down on the seesaw. Help them take a seat on the benches as they watch Pippa the dog stretch her legs, then use the walkie-talkies to invite more friends to come out and play!
Here’s Sienna’s submitted fan design that made up the winning entry.
The LEGO Friends Heartlake City Playground (41325) comes in 326 pieces retailing for $39.99, and will be released to the public on September 1, 2017 alongside the gigantic LEGO Ninjago Movie Ninjago City (70620).