Let me start off to say that I have a boy and girl, both 5 that love lego's. I started them both off with the larger version and then moved them to the smaller "pink" and "blue" containers. They would share pieces and have a great time, whether or not it was for a girl or boy. My son has received most of the lego toys, airplanes, starwars kits, Harry Potter for this Christmas, but my daughter has delighted more in building them. She didn't care if it's a "boy" toy, it's all about the building. So at first I wasn't sure about friends because I wanted to make sure it didn't get to "girly". Because she has alot of lego experience building she has done 98% of this one herself. She started the beauty shop tonight and will complete it tonight, she is having a magnificent time discovering all the pieces, after all she is a girl so she loves the lipsticks the hair decorations etc. She just came up to me to show me how the mirror and the chair moves. She also loves the dollar bill:) And I do like the figures, they are what a girl wants and as long as the boy and girl lego's all fit on the same bases I'm just fine.
I don't think my son will really want to play with the beauty set, but I definately see a meeting with Lego Darth Vadar and Emma in the Harry Potter castle at some time:)
Thanks Lego and please keep it up! I know my daughter will, we also got her Olivia's house and she'll be starting on it tomorrow.