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My six year daughter asked for Lego for this past Christmas. Having searched the Internet and stores I was discouraged that the selection was primarily marketed for boys with some unisex offerings. Knowing my daughters play habits, I decided to buy her lego creator apple tree house and Lego city corner. I figured that she could build a town to play with. I was hoping to buy her some female figures separately to play with. The problem I had with that was, there were precious few female mini figs. I was a little irritated with Lego for largely ignoring what is appealing for girls. While There are aisles of barbies and Disney princess, Lego is in the boys section of the toy store. And while we have barbies and princesses, which she has fun with, they don't really build her brain. I remember playing with Lego as a kid. It was a hand me down from a cousin so by the time I played with it it was essentially a large tub of blocks, but it was fun to play with. I knew my daughter would have fun following the plans and creating something she could play with. I also knew she wouldn't be much interested in building the mellinium falcon. So When I saw the add in toys r us for the new Lego friends, I was delighted that Lego had finally come out with something a little girl could get excited about. While I'm still glad that I have the creator house and city corner. The friends sets complement what we already have. Our apple tree house now has a olives tree house in the back yard. My little girl spent two hours following the directions and building the tree house all by herself. I watched her young brain figuring it out and growing and I was really proud of her. These toys are good for their brains and fun. As I watch her play and create I know this is only the beginning. I expect we will buy many of the friends sets and as she develops more of the creator sets as well. I'm just so happy that there are now friends sets to get her interested and engaged.