That's most of the caveats out the way; now look at this picture and tell me what you can spot? I think I know what I see. New element. Oooooo. I'd love to know if I'm right.
The box is mostly made of what I think is Medium Lavender, and I'm pretty certain those are some 1X4 Bricks in there - which are not listed anywhere as yet appearing in sets. It feels odd for an element to appear in promotional builds before actual sets. TLG don't just make new elements willy-nilly, certainly not just for a polybag that is available for a couple of hours on one continent. I would make a guess that this new element was included in a set 'first' in terms of TLG's development timelines, and the shorter development time required to make a wee model like this means that in the end it got released earlier than the set.
So will Medium Lavender Brick 1X4 be in any of the remaining Friends sets for this year? Possibly 41016 LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar, but these sets don't usually have much in the way of basic bricks. There are also some new foil packs coming but I can't see it in any of the available pics of those - although I do suspect 41025 Puppy's Playhouse will contain a Medium Lavender Brick 1X3! Cool. So, it's possible that this is the only chance to get Brick 1X4 until the 2014 Friends sets.
Admittedly, probably not many of you out there are hanging on tenterhooks for the appearance of the Medium Lavender Brick 1X4, and I may well be just plain incorrect in guessing that's what it is anyway... so don't go changing your big plans to visit Aunty Madge tomorrow or anything. But it would be amiss of me not to mention it and ask that if you do attend the event, I want to see pics of this new element!
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