Pictures of the DG Friendship House 1034
Hi and welcome back to Its-Not-Lego. You might know this set as Lego 41340 Friendship House but did you know that this Friends building has been copied by not less than five different bootleg brick brands? A quick search for Friendship House on Aliexpress reveals that this set can be found as Lepin 01063, Bela 10859, Lele 37077 and Sheng Yuan SY1006. The version I got is from an unknown brand called DG, set number 1034.
Here's the instruction manual that I got with the Friendship House set. It says DG Girls Club with the set number 1034 with 730 pieces. The set variation that I got doesn't have the roll up door nor the bicycle and tool cart. That alternate set has 808 pieces. Here's a shot of the back of the manual. There are twelve un-numbered bags in the set, a sticker sheet, 3 Friends style minifigs and 2 Friends style pets. I emptied all the parts from the bags and then re-sorted them by colours for fun. I put the yellow, brown and red pieces together. Here's the beige pieces. The turquoise pieces. Lime green and dark green. The pink, lavender, and purple bricks. Gray and black pieces. Minifigs, clear pieces and minor accessories. Tan pieces. White pieces. The sticker sheet.
The Friendship House and Tree with swing. A closer look at the Tree and working swing. There's some flowers that are supposed to be added to the leaves, but I didn't bother with those or the stickers.
There's a balcony that sits over the carport. I think I was supposed to get a microphone but couldn't find that part. I'm not sure why they put an alarm bell on the building. Maybe it serves as a smoke alarm if something starts burning on the barbeque grill. It's odd that there are glass panels for the smaller windows but none for the larger windows. Not sure if this is only on this 730 piece set or not. The hair piece for one of the minifigs was so gross, that I decided not to display it. Maybe the Friendship house is supposed to be a fire department? That would explain the pole that runs the entire height of the building. I believe that's supposed to be a hamster wheel near the bottom? Would probably be better suited in the Friends Pet Hospital set. Here's the rooftop jacuzzi. There's sleeping for five on the third floor. And a dining table on the second floor with seating for five as well. There's supposed to be a winch that lowers but I never attached the rope.
I think the set should have included a car since they have a carport/garage built into the house. The barbeque patio has two sunbeds and access to the slide. There are ladders to the third floor and rooftop only. The set designer should have added another ladder behind the slide to get to the second floor. Oops, I forgot to take a picture of the kitchen on the main floor.
As with all my bootleg Friends sets, I don't keep them around. I buy them cheap and use them for parts fodder. That's why I don't bother applying the stickers or putting the final details on the Friendship House. The minifigs and bricks that I can't use, such as the turquoise, pink, purple and lavender parts are given to my friends kids. The remainder of the parts will be incorporated into future modular buildings for my Its-Not-Lego town. I estimate that I can reuse about 60 to 70% of the set. Model Name: Friendship House Model number(s): Lepin 01063, Bela 10859, Lele 37077 and Sheng Yuan SY1006, DG 1034. Bootleg of Lego set: 41340 Number of minifigs: 3 Friends style Number of pieces: 730 Thanks for looking, bye for now! AliExpress.com Product - Lepin 01063 Heartlake City Girl Blocks the Friendship House Compatible Friends 41340 Children Christmas Gift Toys