Review of 41684 Heartlake City Grand Hotel

“Checked in.”

We have been granted early access by LEGO to review this set before it’s launched in June 2021. This is the largest set in the summer Friends wave and it features a nice looking hotel with awesome interiors. This set is priced at USD99.99 with a part count of 1308 pieces alongside 4 Minidolls and 5 little animals. Let’s see what’s inside this set.

The front of the box features two-storey hotel situated in a cozy countryside. There are two small inset images showing us that you can change the set to suit the season.

The back of the box shows us the interiors of the set. 9 compartments with three rooms to check in, one swimming pool, a concierge counter and a piano lounge.

Sticker sheet. Mostly used for the bathroom areas.

We are welcomed by Stephanie, the concierge of the Heartlake City Grand Hotel.

Stephanie. The minidoll is very nicely printed with red torso and dark red sleeves. By looking at the side view, it is quite impossible to have alternate facial expressions on minidolls as the head is tapered towards the back and they actually have nose pointing out from the centre of the face.

She is very happy to help with our luggages!

River. He is a male mini doll wearing a nice suit with a bow tie. He has a smiley face with curly hair.

Amelia. She is dressed elegantly like Princess Jasmine in Aladdin. There is a gold collar at the back of the torso which is unfortunately covered by her hair. Her dark turquoise long skirt also has gold glittering prints on it.

Emma. She is the only one in the set who came with a ‘true’ LEGO Friends hair. She is also very nicely printed with purple striped dress.

Printed tiles in the set. 6115160 Tile 1 x 2 with Groove with Lighthouse, Sailboat and ‘I Heart HLC’ Pattern is produced since 2015 and only comes in 9 sets including this one. Others are quite commonly found in LEGO sets.
6096991 Friends Accessories Sunglasses with Pin. This appeared in 60 sets. Maybe I rarely build the LEGO Friends theme myself and felt that these look a bit special.

6337141 Dog, Friends, Poodle with Dark Turquoise Collar, Eyes, Nose and Mouth Pattern. This is one rare Poodle which only found in one other set makes this a second appearance in LEGO.
6171138 Frog in Gold.
6253309 Bird, Small with Black Eyes and Bright Light Orange Beak Pattern.
6252410 Squirrel, Friends / Elves with Black, Brown and White Eyes and Black Eyelashes, Nose and Mouth Pattern.
6331493 Bunny / Rabbit, Friends, Sitting with Dark Turquoise Eyes, Black Nose and Mouth and White Muzzle Pattern. This is also one rare rabbit which makes its second appearance in LEGO.

Are you ready to check in?

Let’s do the paper work and you are all set to enjoy your stay!

What a beautiful Piano and fireplace. I thought we have a printed piano key tile somewhere in F.R.I.E.N.D.S set?

You are room 101 sir.

Ah. Comfy bed and pillow.
The toilet is very nicely designed with all the toiletries stickers.

This is the King sized bedroom in the top floor of the hotel.

Don’t jump on the bed Poodle!

I don’t think you can fit in the swimming pool..

Finally a spacious balcony by LEGO.

This is the layout of the interiors and it really brings much memories of how a hotel would look like as the pandemic made us stay at home for so long already.

This is the full view of the front of the hotel. I really love the design especially the spacious balcony and the glass window at the top.

Below are the interchangeable season of the outer part of the set. Bag 10 is for Autumn and Bag 11 is for winter.



I give this set a 4.6/5.0 score as the set is a very nicely designed hotel. The architectural style of the building looks lovely and the hotel rooms are extra cozy! I really love the piano in the lobby and you get lots of accessories too! This set is priced at USD99.99 with a parts count of 1308 pieces alongside 4 Minidolls and 5 little animals. The mini dolls are very well designed!

Hope you enjoyed my review. Thank you!

The set used for the review was sent to us by The LEGO Group for the purpose of an honest review of the set. Provision of sets do not in any way influence or guarantee a positive review from us.



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