The current gift with purchase available at LEGO brand stores is the 5005237 Friendship Rings polybag. It's currently available (September 1-20) with a Friends purchase of $25 or more. Is it worth buying a Friends set to get the rings?
Similar to the 41346 Friendship Box review, this set is a little out of my typical range, so I called in some experts to help me in evaluating the set. In this case, I was lucky enough to have one of my coworker's daughters, Addy and Emery, help me out. Find out what they thought of the rings after the break.
The set is packaged in a typical sized polybag. Inside there's a small bag with assorted parts (and rings), a metallic finished sheet that looks like stickers, as well as a sheet showing different combinations of how the rings can be put together. One side of the sheet features a graphic of each of the Friends combined with some of the rings that Friend might wear.
There are two rings in the polybag, each with a stud on top to allow for easy attachment. These are definitely kid-sized rings, as they didn't fit me at all.
The metallic sheet I mentioned earlier actually aren't stickers, but are intended to provide a backing for the other decorations. There are different shapes: a heart, flower, circle and star.
Finally, there's an assortment of small parts that can be used to decorate the rings. I found the clutch power varied depending on the combination of decorations.
Now for the important part - what did Addy and Emery think?
Addy and Emery loved putting together the rings. Here are a few of the combinations that they came up with:
First, let's hear from the experts pictured here with some of their favourite combinations:
Addy: I really like there were a lot of options for the ring tops. It was fun to put together and try different combinations. It was hard because you couldn't adjust the ring size.
Emery: I liked that you can design your own rings. I didn't like that they fell off really easy. I liked that there wasn't a lot of directions.
My sincere thanks to Addy and Emery for their thoughts on the friendship rings (and to their parents, for allowing me to share their pictures).
If you'd like to get the rings for the Friends in your life, the promo runs for at least another week, assuming supplies last.
Many thanks to the LEGO Group for providing Brickset with a copy of the set. All opinions expressed in this review are Addy's, Emery's and mine.