Though LEGOs have long been enjoyed by boys and girls alike, LEGO Friends hopes to rid the public stigma that LEGO sets are solely for boys. This line is the first true attempt from LEGO to market sets exclusively for girls. While LEGO was originally noted for its androgynous characters, theme sets have started to bring a new identity to these cherished blocks, and LEGO Friends looks to take that trend further.
Rather than the classic LEGO body types, these sets are updated with more human-like shapes and even integrate some specialized blocks for more life-like play. As you'll see from these sets, there are still signs and shapes that indicate these are LEGO products at heart.
In particular, we are recommend the LEGO Friends City Park CafĂ©, a set that retails for around $30 and falls in the median price range for sets in this series.