The series of Friends bedrooms continues with 41342 Emma's Deluxe Bedroom. This is the first time that Emma's had a bedroom set, and she's treated to a "deluxe" bedroom. Let's see what the deluxe version of a bedroom means for Emma.
The box is suitably on the smaller side and also has a tab opening. The front of the box shows Emma in her bedroom surrounded with all of her activities. The back of the box shows that there's a couple moving functions in the set as well showing how to put together a minidoll with accessories. Clearly these sets are intended to be introductory sets to both LEGO and the Friends line. Inside the box there are four unnumbered bags, an 8x8 medium lavender plate (found first in this set), small sticker sheet and a small instruction booklet.
I'm sure it will shock no one to learn that Emma is the minidoll for this set. Since all the Friends had a refresh this year, it's also not surprising that Emma's wearing a new outfit for this year as well. She's wearing a sleeveless purple top with small black polka dots, with a light blue collar with same colour tie. Skirts seem to be the rage this year as Emma has a purple skirt and finishes the look with aqua shoes. Chico the cat accompanies Emma in this set as well; she's exactly the same as we saw in 41351 Creative Tuning Shop.
Much of the "deluxe" portion of this set are in the auxiliary builds. The first of these is a stand for Chico, so Emma can take pictures of her cat. There's a battable toy and a ball there to keep Chico amused.
Chico has some snacks on hand while she's posing for Emma.
The other auxiliary build is a pottery wheel and chair, with one of Emma's creations coming into shape.
The table has a tool at hand as well as some extra clay. Thanks to a small assembled Technic mechanism, the pottery wheel can be turned so Emma can finish her work.
Like the other bedrooms, this one also has a heart shaped footprint. In this case, it's in medium lavender. The bed is a lovely four poster bed with a decorated bedspread (thanks to a sticker) that shows Emma's love of cats.
As Emma is the artistically inclined of the group, it's understandable that her bedroom is filled with art accessories. In addition to the photo stand and pottery wheel, there's also a drawing board with several containers of paint. This sits next to the nightstand with a lamp.
The window in the room is represented by transparent 1x2 bricks with some 1x1 transparent reddish violet pieces. From this angle you can also see the aqua accents for the curtains on the four poster bed.
There's a trunk at the foot of the bed, on which rest a decorative bottle and a very quaint old fashioned telephone. I particularly like the accurate representation of the phone with just a few pieces.
This trunk flips open to show a storage space that has a couple tickets to some music shows.
I'm quite taken with these bedroom sets. This particular set offers a pretty good value for money (183 pieces, $14.99, 14.99€, £12.99), and like the others has a terrific amount of detail. This room highlights Emma's interest in art and is accented with her colours. The set also has a number of newer and still somewhat rare parts, so even if you're not interested in Friends sets, it's worth considering as a parts pack.
Many thanks to the LEGO Group for providing Brickset with a copy of the set. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.