2020 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Hospital and Friendship Bus Review (LEGO)

2020 LEGO Friends Heartlake City Hospital and Friendship Bus
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What It Is

What's new in Heartlake City? Brand-new LEGO Friends construction sets. The Heartlake City Hospital, model number 41394, and Friendship Bus, model number 41395, expand a LEGO Friends collection with more minifigures, city scenes, and fun.

The Heartlake City Hospital set comes with 379 pieces for building a two-story hospital and an ambulance. There's a big heart with bandage sign on top of the hospital, and you can look in through the hospital's "glass" windows. Stickers on the windows mimic blinds. Turn it around to enter the hospital's reception area with check-in desk and seat. Examine specimens under the moving microscope in the lab. And admit a patient to the first-floor hospital room with bed, medical chart, and flower arrangement on the table. Upstairs there's an operating room with bed, pretend light, opening drawers, an x-ray machine, and heart monitor. And get some fresh air on the rooftop garden. Some patients may need to be rushed to the hospital in the ambulance. The roof comes off so it's easy to place a minifigure for driving, and the back door opens to slide a patient in on the stretcher. Three mini-dolls are included: Dr. Maria, Ethan, and Emma. Dr. Maria has a variety of medical tools, and there's also a wheelchair with rolling wheels, a cast and head bandage, a banana, a chocolate bar, and a balloon. 

Kids can take a tour of Heartlake City on the Friendship Bus, a 778-piece set. This bus has a lot going on! Starting at the top, there are two flip-up roofs with bedrooms underneath so the mini-dolls can sleep under the stars. The roof of the bus also has an outdoor garden area. And to get down, just take the slide. The back of the bus features a bathroom on one side and another opening room, but we're not sure what it's supposed to be. The front of the bus does have space for a mini-doll behind the wheel, and to access the interior, you'll need to slide the roof over and pull down the stabilizers. Then open up the side doors and pull out the hidden pool. There's a kitchen and eating area inside, plus storage bins for some of the accessories, such as a laptop and tennis rackets. Set up the tennis net for a game. Take out the table and bench seats, and set them up underneath the umbrella for outdoor dining. There's also a workbench with a variety of tools to inspire creative storytelling. Other fun details include heart hubcaps on the wheels, a mailbox, a wooden ladder to climb to the top of the bus, a camera, and a flashlight. Three mini-dolls of Stephanie, Mia, and Olivia are included.

Is It Fun?

Both of these sets have a lot of great detail to inspire all sorts of imaginative storytelling and play. The hospital set is great for kids who want to be a doctor when they grow up because it gives them the opportunity to roleplay caring for patients. The bus is just a fun set for any LEGO Friends fan because of how it opens up to reveal fun surprises. Either set would make a nice addition to a LEGO Friends collection and will inspire a lot of creative play.

Who It’s For

Both of these sets are for LEGO Friends fans, however, the hospital is for ages 6 and up, while the bus is for ages 8 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

Both of these sets took about an hour to build, and the instructions were easy to follow.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy