The Lego Friends: Lovely Hotel is extremely charming and popular. This Lego MOC is amazingly difficult to find, but a few more photos of this modular hotel have surfaced. The Lovely Hotel made its first appearance at the Fujiyama Lego Camp ’12. This pink and purple Cafe Corner mod was displayed between the other town and train creations. This is a total conversion of the famous Cafe Corner (10182), replacing everything with Friends inspired details. This creation would fit in perfectly in any Heartlake City display, and would be at home in a Modular Building layout.
When entering the Hotels front entrance an Ice Cream parlor can be found on the first floor. Here the Lego Friends can chill out and watch the coming and goings of the crowded streets outside. The entrance into the building can be found on the right side of the building. The first two rooms occupy the second floor, accessible from the narrow staircase. Each room features a stylish bed, and vanity. On the top floor is the penthouse suite. This room is jam packed with a full bathroom, bed, vanity, telephone, chandelier, and even custom curtains.
More Hotel Information:
If you find more information about this Lego Friends Lovely Hotel please let us know (here).
More information about this super popular MOC, including box artwork, can be found here: http://legogenre.com/lego-friends-lovely-hotel-a-wonderful-cafe-corner-10182-mod
What happens when you combine the Lego Friends Downtown Bakery (41006) with the famous Lego Cafe Corner (10182)? You get a Lego Friends Corner. The ground floor hosts an extremely popular bakery and pastry shop. Up to the second floor is a hip pet hair salon, where all the super cute dogs and cats go to get groomed. Then on to the rooftop is an outdoor area and garden for your pets. Which includes a tiny birdhouse, a dog bath, water fountain, and a peaceful garden. This modular style building also includes bicycle parking and a large outdoor patio.
The Corner proves to be so popular that a few special guests are visiting, and enjoying their bakery treats. Including Iron Man!
This Lego Friends themed MOC is the creation of Hartinih Liauw: https://www.flickr.com/photos/111390391@N02/11363121275/
You can also check out more Friends themed stuff here. Including Castles, Hotels, Modular Buildings, Robots, and more: http://legogenre.com/tag/friends/
Combining and assembling Lego minifigures can result in some great figures. Here is Max Pointner’s The General. The cutest and greenest general in existence. The series 9 minifigure, the Ogre, has ended up being one of the most versatile minifig heads out there. Lets hope that Lego will make a full Ogre theme in the future. It would be awesome.
Check out Max Pointner’s The General on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxpointner/9404785498/
The Lego Friends theme has been a wild success for Lego. The first truly successful “girls” line of Lego. There have been many other attempts by Lego to break into the “pink“ isle at the local toy store. But this has lead to a lot of criticism about the separation based on gender of Lego themes. And this segregation away from the other Lego sets certainly doesn’t help Lego keep a gender neutral position. There sure is a lot of pink, purple and tan in the Lego Friends theme, but the building designs, techniques and imagination involved are the same that makes Lego so popular.
One of the most impressive Lego Friends MOCs is this Lovely Hotel. The actual design is almost an exact match to the famous Lego Cafe Corner (10182). The designer of this put a lot of work into modifying the Cafe Corner, and converting it to the Friends color scheme. With some really great ideas, such as using the hair decoration pieces for window dressing. Even the trademark entry sign has been recreated with flowers and ice cream (the original is made from ski’s and a coffee mug). It makes the ground level of the Lovely Hotel an Ice Cream parlor instead of a Cafe, which is a great fit with this theme. This whole build almost feels like it is made out of candy, and it could easily fit into a larger candyland theme.
More information about the Lego Friends: Lovely Hotel can be found here:
The site is in Japanese, so some details, such as the designers name are still a mystery. If you have any information feel free to leave a note.
Lovely Hotel Update:
Some new information and photos of the Lovely Hotel have popped up online, see them here: http://legogenre.com/more-details-about-that-charming-lego-friends-lovely-hotel/
“Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bar, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a Hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
— The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Bag End is Bilbo’s Hobbit-hole from the Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings. It being located in Bagshot Row of Hobbiton. The desire of all the Shire, or at least the Sackville-Bagginses. With the notable green door, and immaculate garden kept by Samwise Gamgee. Bag End may be the most innocent location in all of Middle Earth.
Lego did a great job with their official set, offering just the right amount of detail to feel complete on its own. Bag End is one of the best Lego sets currently available. When built the whole thing inspires people to add to the set. It can easily be expanded upon, and in this case expanded out.
LBaixinho, of Flickr, built this expanded Bag End. With the exception of the larger tree, and crooked fence, the actual Hobbit-Hole is straight from Lego’s set. What LBaixinho did, was offer up a more complete version of Bagshot Row. Filling in a front yard full of vegetables, flowers, roads and paths. Even Gandalf is stopping by, maybe getting ready to set up an Unexpected Gathering.
Check out Bag End and all the little details at Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lbaixinho/8729382132/
Jack Sparrow had to face an epic battle at the end of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. The whole film ended with an incredible battle where Jack called upon the Kraken to fight the Pearl. Someone saw this iconic scene and thought; that needs to be in Lego.
That person is Flickr user cmaddison, who created ’Ello Beastie. Can Lego Jack Sparrow survive?