Attention all foodies! There is a new diner in Heartlake City! LEGO Friends 41728 Heartlake Downtown Diner brings the fun and excitement of a classic American diner to playtime, with a range of detailed accessories that will transport your child straight into the world of imaginative play.
This LEGO Friends set contains 346 pieces and one building instruction manual. We get to meet LEGO Friends characters Liann, Charli, Aliya and her cat.
LEGO Friends 41728 Heartlake Downtown Diner Review
Using the first two packs of LEGO materials, the outdoor seating and main structure of the diner are constructed, with the transparent windows positioned on either side and the entrance serving as focal points, offering a glimpse into the lively dining scene.
The instruction booklet places the diner in a central location relative to the LEGO Friends characters’ living spaces, indicating it as their primary social gathering place.
As we assembled the characters, their unique personalities become evident.
Charli, the star employee of the diner, wears a white apron, burger pin, nametag and a neon blue hairdo. A poster at the front of the diner highlights his achievements.
Liann, a sporty character, is seen riding a skateboard around town, while hardworking Aliya is accompanied by her feline companion, Shadow.
We even spotted a “Wanted” notice for Shadow. Obviously, the cat had been up to some mischievous pranks!
The diner’s facade exudes an 80s styled retro feel with its red and white roof, coral stripes adorning the windows, and a sizable sandwich model positioned above the entrance. The restaurant’s primary entrance features chequered floor tiling. Inside, guests are greeted with an arcade and a jukebox.
Thanks to a gear mechanism, the jukebox can rock back and forth in response to the music, adding to the imaginative playability of the set.
This diner even has a skateboard drive-through, with a cute outdoor menu featuring burgers and drinks.
The outdoor seating booth can seat up to four LEGO Friends characters comfortably, and with the accessories provided such as drinks, money, napkin holder, children can pretend to have a party at the diner.
Play and Make Believe with the LEGO Friends 41728 Heartlake Downtown Diner
LEGO Friends 41728 Heartlake Downtown Diner is an interesting set to add on to any LEGO Friends collection. It provides a new place for the LEGO Friends characters to hang out.
With this set, you will get three characters and a range of accessories such as a roller skate, tablet, money that add to the storytelling possibilities and playability.
I love the range of food items provided, such as buns, lettuce, cheese, and patties which allow children to craft their own sandwich.
Children can pretend to be customers, aspiring chefs or even the mischievous cat causing havoc at the diner.