LEGO 41126 Friends Heartlake Riding Club Review

Heartlake City couldn’t be complete without a riding club. Fortunately, the LEGO 41126 Friends Heartlake Riding Club is exactly what it needed! Let’s check it out.

 

LEGO 41126 Friends Heartlake Riding Club Review

The Heartlake City sets bring to life the Friends theme — a girl-oriented family of LEGO sets (which includes a TV series as well). Unlike previous ones such as the Belville themed sets, which also had a more female focus, the Heartlake sets have a story of their own.

Released in 2016, the LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club joins others such as the LEGO Heartlake Stables and the LEGO Heartlake Horse Show. Perfect for your horse-obsessed little girl or boy, it provides a place for the Friends mini-dolls to train and ride their horses.

As a whole, this set is 17cm high, 32cm wide and 14cm deep. It’s perfect for children aged 6 and up.

What’s in the box?

LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club Box

  • 575 pieces
  • Two mini-dolls: Mia and Stephanie
  • A detailed, two-story stable building with two stalls, horse walker, a practice jump, feeding and drinking troughs, archway with a trophy display, changing room, cafeteria, loft area with 2 beds, a mouse house and grooming station
  • Grooming items such as brush, comb, soap bottles, hair bows, bucket and fork
  • Riding items such as saddle, reins and blankets
  • Food such as watermelons slices, hay, apple, carrot, cheese, pie slices, water bottle and a cup of hot chocolate
  • Two horses, a black and a brown and white painted one
  • Instructions

This set features mini-dolls, which look different from regular LEGO minifigures and are a constant in the Friends thematic sets since 2012.

LEGO 41126 Heartlake Riding Club Speed Build Video

LEGO Friends Heartlake Club Pictures

Full contents of the LEGO 41126 Heartlake Riding Club set

LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club Main Building Back LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club Main Building Front

Horse Walker LEGO 41126 Heartlake Riding Club Set
The rotating horse walker, where you can exercise your horses, plus the Stephanie mini-doll and a unique horse, Ninja.

LEGO Friends Heartlake Club Set Review

This set is a fairly simple build, but also a very enjoyable one. It’s set very firmly into the play category, as it’s meant for younger children, so the simplicity has a reason to be. And it’s perfect for its purpose: the colours are both soft pastels in some items and vibrant in others, giving it just the right balance. The set also comes with two original horses, and the stall stickers give their names: Ninja and Spice!

Pros & Cons

Pros
While relatively small, the strongest point in this set is the accessories. There is plenty of those, with the saddles, blankets and bridles for the horses. This makes the whole ensemble look more like a real-world training club or stable.
In special, the horse walker is a nice touch. Horse walkers are often used to condition and exercise horses, without people. This is good for people who want to exercise more than one horse at once. The LEGO Friends Heartlake Riding Club only has room for a horse at a time, but it looks realistic and interesting just the same. The fact that the horse walker actually moves, too, adds to the realism of the set — while still keeping a playful tone.
Likewise, the jump with two different heights makes it more like a realistic riding club. As a horse trains, it takes on bigger challenges, and this is something your child will recreate with this set.
The presence of a cafeteria and loft also make it more than just about the horses. While it’s meant to join the narrative of the Friends series, the LEGO 41126 set stands on its own. It has food, enough of a “house” for the mini-dolls and also a place for the horses to sleep. There is even a little mouse!
Cons
We could not find any cons with this set, it really is perfect for your horse-obsessed little girl or boy.

If you’re interested, however, the LEGO Heartlake Foal Washing Station and LEGO Horse Vet Trailer compliment this one very well. Together, the three sets make an even fuller experience, but they are not strictly necessary.

Conclusion

This set is clearly meant for children, but like most LEGO sets, there is an incredible amount of detail and lots of realistic items. Any horse-obsessed child will be very happy to play with this riding club set.

 

So what do you think, do you own this set? Do you have a child who would like this riding club? Let us know in the comments below!

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