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LEGO Friends is a new line of Franchise/{{LEGO}} playsets aimed at young girls, introduced in January 2012. It has been the subject of controversy over its use of pastel colors and idealized female figures, called mini-doll figures.

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LEGO Friends is a new line of Franchise/{{LEGO}} playsets aimed at young girls, introduced in January 2012. It has been the subject of controversy over its use of pastel colors and idealized female figures, called mini-doll figures.


* {{Expy}}: Looks and personality wise, to the Toys/{{Bratz}} (Stephanie is a ridiculously average girl comparable to Cloe, Olivia is TheHeart comparable to Yasmin, Mia is an animal lover and tomboy like Meygan, Andrea is a musician like Sasha and Emma is TheFashionista like Jade.

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* {{Expy}}: Looks and personality wise, to the Toys/{{Bratz}} (Stephanie is a ridiculously average girl comparable to Cloe, Olivia is TheHeart comparable to Yasmin, Mia is an animal lover and tomboy like Meygan, Andrea is a musician like Sasha and Emma is TheFashionista like Jade.Jade).


* GenericGirl: Stephanie.

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* GenericGirl: Stephanie. The reboot series fixes this.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl

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* TomboyAndGirlyGirlTomboyAndGirlyGirl: In the reboot series, Stephanie and Mia are examples of Tomboys while Emma and Andrea remain Girly Girls. Olivia is a more balanced example of the two types.


* BareYourMidriff: All of them when they are wearing their swim suits.
* TheBeautifulElite: The girls and their friends.



* FiveTokenBand: Stephanie is blonde, Olivia is a brunette, Mia is a redhead, Andrea is SassyBlackWoman and Emma is black haired.

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* FiveTokenBand: Stephanie is blonde, Caucasian, Olivia is a brunette, Hispanic, Mia is a redhead, Andrea is SassyBlackWoman African-American and Emma is black haired.Asian in the 2018 reboot.


Not to be confused with the old obscure PC game [[InNameOnly that had almost nothing to do with Lego,]] or the [[https://kotaku.com/lego-s-friends-central-perk-set-is-an-impressive-collec-1837067579 Central Perk set]] (under the theme ''Series/{{Friends}}: The Television Series'').

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Not to be confused with the old obscure PC game [[InNameOnly that had almost nothing to do with Lego,]] or the [[https://kotaku.com/lego-s-friends-central-perk-set-is-an-impressive-collec-1837067579 Central Perk set]] (under the theme ''Series/{{Friends}}: The Television Series'').
Series''). The line was rebooted in 2018 with updated designs for the girls that premiered alongside a new animated web series known as ''LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission''.


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* ArtEvolution: The designs for the girls differ greatly from when the line started to today.



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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: In the reboot series, half of season 2 is about Carter Green's obsessive search for a sunken treasure. [[spoiler: When he eventually finds the treasure chest, he screams in rage about it being full of worthless old junk and leaves without claiming it. Curious as to what the treasure actually is, the Friends look inside and find historical artefacts instead, as well as a handwritten note telling them "the true treasure was the adventure."]]


Not to be confused with the old obscure PC game [[InNameOnly that had almost nothing to do with Lego,]] or the upcoming [[https://kotaku.com/lego-s-friends-central-perk-set-is-an-impressive-collec-1837067579 Central Perk set]] (under the theme ''Series/{{Friends}}: The Television Series'').

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Not to be confused with the old obscure PC game [[InNameOnly that had almost nothing to do with Lego,]] or the upcoming the [[https://kotaku.com/lego-s-friends-central-perk-set-is-an-impressive-collec-1837067579 Central Perk set]] (under the theme ''Series/{{Friends}}: The Television Series'').


once again, Olivia.


* AllGirlsLikePonies: Mia, who is revealed in the episodes to have a horse named Bella.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Andrea.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Olivia can calculate angles and trajectories at which to throw objects to hit precise points instantly.

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* AllGirlsLikePonies: Mia, who is revealed in the episodes to have a horse named Bella.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Andrea.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Olivia can calculate angles and trajectories at which to throw objects to hit precise points instantly.



* BrainyBrunette: Olivia.



* CuteClumsyGirl: once again, Olivia.

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* CuteClumsyGirl: once again, Olivia.



* TheDitz: Emma, especially in more recent webisodes.



* TheFashionista: Emma even comes the a beauty salon and fashion design studio!

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* TheFashionista: Emma even comes the with a beauty salon and fashion design studio!



* FriendToAllLivingThings: Mia.
* GadgeteerGenius: Olivia.



* GenkiGirl: Stephanie, the perkiest and most energetic of the girls by far, as well as a self-described natural leader.
* GirlNextDoor: Olivia.
* GirlyGirl: Most notably Emma.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Stephanie.



* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The first episode involved Olivia desperately seeking friends and hoping to fit in.



* LifeOfTheParty: Stephanie.



* [[MrFixit Ms. Fixit]]: Olivia.
* NaiveNewcomer: Olivia, who was introduced as a {{New Transfer Student}} when the line was launched.



* PassionateSportsGirl: Mia.
* PerformanceArtist: Andrea is a female example of this, considering that she is a talented singer and young actress with a flair for the dramatic.

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* PassionateSportsGirl: Mia.
* PerformanceArtist: Andrea is a female example of this, considering that she is a talented singer
Mia and young actress with a flair for Stephanie in the dramatic. reboot.



* RavenHairIvorySkin: Emma.



* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mia, who initially had a hard time warming up to Olivia due to the mess Scarlett caused.



* TeamChef: Andrea, who works at the City Park café.

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* TeamChef: Andrea, who works at the City Park café.café and to a lesser degree, Stephanie's baking skills..



* {{Tomboy}}: Mia. With a TomboyishPonytail



* YouthfulFreckles: Mia.
* WrenchWench: Olivia.

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* YouthfulFreckles: Mia.
* WrenchWench: Olivia.


Not to be confused with the old obscure PC game [[InNameOnly that had almost nothing to do with Lego.]]

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Not to be confused with the old obscure PC game [[InNameOnly that had almost nothing to do with Lego.]]
Lego,]] or the upcoming [[https://kotaku.com/lego-s-friends-central-perk-set-is-an-impressive-collec-1837067579 Central Perk set]] (under the theme ''Series/{{Friends}}: The Television Series'').


LEGO Friends is a new line of {{LEGO}} playsets aimed at young girls, introduced in January 2012. It has been the subject of controversy over its use of pastel colors and idealized female figures, called mini-doll figures.

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LEGO Friends is a new line of {{LEGO}} Franchise/{{LEGO}} playsets aimed at young girls, introduced in January 2012. It has been the subject of controversy over its use of pastel colors and idealized female figures, called mini-doll figures.


** With the huge, unexpected success of the Friends line of sets, several of Lego's top rivals – most notably Mega Bloks – introduced their own line of sets targeting girls. Mega Bloks' answer to Friends was Barbie, a collaboration with Mattel to introduce marry the iconic doll line to construction set-style playsets, the idea possibly being that girls wanted to play with girl-type sets and with brands and names that were familiar to them, rather than the (previously unknown) Friends and with sets that had the girls engage in interests other than fashion, fun and boys as the Barbie line had for years. (In fact, the Lego Friends – contrary to initial criticism that they were engaged in girl-only interests – quickly developed interests ranging from music to sports to agriculture to zoology; so far, Mega Bloks' Barbie sets have strictly stuck to doll and fashion sets.)

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** With the huge, unexpected success of the Friends line of sets, several of Lego's top rivals – most notably Mega Bloks – introduced their own line of sets targeting girls. Mega Bloks' answer to Friends was Barbie, Franchise/{{Barbie}}, a collaboration with Mattel to introduce marry the iconic doll line to construction set-style playsets, the idea possibly being that girls wanted to play with girl-type sets and with brands and names that were familiar to them, rather than the (previously unknown) Friends and with sets that had the girls engage in interests other than fashion, fun and boys as the Barbie line had for years. (In fact, the Lego Friends – contrary to initial criticism that they were engaged in girl-only interests – quickly developed interests ranging from music to sports to agriculture to zoology; so far, Mega Bloks' Barbie sets have strictly stuck to doll and fashion sets.)

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*** ShoddyKnockoffProduct: Mega Bloks' Barbie line, when compared to Friends. This, even though its new owner -- Mattel -- has the marketing power to crush Friends by making the very same claim (i.e., that Friends was the ripoff product). Critics point out that Mega Bloks products typically pale in overall quality when compared to Legos, particularly with fit, sturdiness and execution.

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*** ShoddyKnockoffProduct: Mega Bloks' Barbie line, when compared to Friends. This, It didn’t last, even though its new owner -- Mattel -- has had the marketing power to crush Friends by making the very same claim (i.e., that Friends was the ripoff product). Critics point out that Mega Bloks products typically pale in overall quality when compared to Legos, particularly with fit, sturdiness and execution.execution, and consumers agreed.

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