Review: 41342 Emma's Deluxe Bedroom

Posted by ,
View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

View image at flickr

Chico has some snacks on hand while she's posing for Emma.

View image at flickr

The other auxiliary build is a pottery wheel and chair, with one of Emma's creations coming into shape.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

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.

View image at flickr

This trunk flips open to show a storage space that has a couple tickets to some music shows.

View image at flickr

Overall thoughts

View image at flickr

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.

 

Sponsored content

22 comments on this article

Gravatar
By in United States,

That is one adorable kitty

Gravatar
By in Russian Federation,

I love the paint pots :)

But don't understand why she needs a hammer for what seems like a clay bust.

A telephone shape is super oldschool. I wonder: do kids nowadays recognise it as one?

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

Arrg - the curtain pieces on the bed aren't straight.

Nice review :)

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

As many can see by the FOUR...yes..,FOUR comments, people might not want to read this stuff.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

As many can see by the FOUR...yes..,FOUR comments, people might not want to read this stuff.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

As many can see by the FOUR...yes..,FOUR comments, people might not want to read this stuff.

Gravatar
By in Norway,

Nice Aquaman bust!

Gravatar
By in Australia,

Please keep reviewing Friends sets. I read this stuff.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

Thanks for the review. It's always interesting to see what different builds the friends designers come up with these small sets- the cat stand in this set is a great example of reimagining a few simple pieces.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

Lol- I love the way the duplicate posts troll the troll.

Gravatar
By in Germany,

a summary of all the bedroom would be nice! nice review!

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

That potter's wheel\sculptor's turntable is superb! Simple, effective, and a great way to introduce children to Technic mechanisms.
Thanks for the review; I'm looking forward to your take on the other bedrooms.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

Thanks for the review. I wasn’t bothered with these sets until I read this but now I am going to pick this one up. I like the pottery wheel and the pretty quilt and the four poster bed.

Gravatar
By in United States,

This is a cute set and it's definitely on my list to pick up for my daughter.

And yes, straighten those 1x1's in the bed curtains--and you call yourself a professional! ;)

Gravatar
By in United States,

Well, I read this earlier but really had nothing to say, so I didn’t comment but since comments are currency for some folks, here’s my two cents.

Your review was superb. It highlighted well all of the great features of a great set. I love the potter’s wheel, the footlocker, and the phone build. Purple isn’t my favorite color, but Emma seems to come in my favorite Friends sets.

Gravatar
By in Singapore,

I am wondering if Lego may consider to put in scalability to be able to connect all the various bedroom sets into one single structure.

That could be interesting.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Just a fact the cat looks like a girl but it’s named Chico and Chico means boy in Spanish and it should be named Chica that means girl in Spanish but my dad as me as his daughter he looks at Lego sets on this website and I would love to have this set and yes I no that I talk to much on a text or something similar

Gravatar
By in United States,

^Lol my daughters first post!

Gravatar
By in United States,

A very nice little set that is fabulous for parts or to incoroprate into a MOC house build. Good review and thanks!

Gravatar
By in United States,

@DaftArcher20968: I love to read reviews like this… not so much your THREE…yes…,THREE comments, which bear credence to your username.

I already shared my general feelings on the bedroom sets in response to some of the other reviews, but Emma’s room really reflects how relatable she is for me, from her love of cats to her passion for art! The four-poster bed is well suited to her refined tastes, and actually has a similar build to ones I’ve built for LEGO Castles in the past. The vintage telephone is also fun. I think a lot of kids will probably still recognize this style of phones from cartoons and movies, same as how kids of my generation recognized phones from before our time.

The heart rugs are also always a joy (I love how many heart patterns have become possible thanks to LEGO’s many new curved parts in the past five or so years)! I’ve actually been trying to build my own childhood bedroom on LDD in the style of these bedroom sets since my bedroom had a bit of an L-shaped layout that converts nicely to a heart shape. The tricky thing for me is having grown up sharing a room with my twin! Putting TWO 4x6 beds on a 12x12 heart-shaped base eats up a lot of room really quickly!

I hope I can be as cute, fashionable, and creatively gifted as Emma one day! ^-^

Gravatar
By in United States,

Great review! I read most reviews, even if not interested in the theme or set. I don’t pick up many Friends sets, but I do love the theme and spend time staring at photos of them online, so reviews with alternate angles really make me happy!

The bedroom line seems like a great way to acquire the figures for cheap and you get some great builds relating to their hobbies out of it as well. Might have to pick up this one in particular.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Shame the phone's dial isn't a printed piece. I'd love to have a tile like that...

View more reviews »
Return to home page »