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6419-1: Rolling Acres Ranch
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The inventory is ~97-98 accurate, as I had to use full-height 4x6 doors to substitute missing short ones, which required a bit of rebricking in both buildings. Also, there are six extra parts—two small MOC-assemblies to replace missing brackets that hold one of the horse barriers. All exclusive decals are absent, too.

=MISSING PARTS=
1. https://rebrickable.com/parts/6078/door-1-x-4-x-3/
2. https://rebrickable.com/parts/2422/bracket-2-x-2-1-x-4/

=MISSING DECALS=
1. https://rebrickable.com/parts/4515p03/slope-10-6-x-8-with-slate-roof-print/
2. https://rebrickable.com/parts/4478p04/baseplate-32-x-32-with-9-stud-angled-driveway-road-with-dark-gray-crazy-paving-print/
3. https://rebrickable.com/parts/3010pr9947/brick-1-x-4-with-horse-running-and-palm-tree-print/
4. https://rebrickable.com/parts/4864ap04/panel-1-x-2-x-2-with-palm-tree-print/
5. https://rebrickable.com/parts/973c17h01pr0039/torso-horse-head-in-horseshoe-print/

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This set no. 6419 'Rolling Acres Ranch,' also known as 'Paradisa Palm Ranch' in the UK, came out in 1992, and it was the largest "Paradisa" theme's set—clocking at over 360 parts. (For comparison, only two 400+ sets surpassed the Paradisa Ranch in Town that year).

It features one of the most popular hobbies in Paradisa, which solely focused on leisure and recreation—horseback riding; about a third of the theme's lineup featured horses.

"Paradisa" was, essentially, Lego's first notable product line explicitly marketed at girls since the LEGO System's introduction, and had unprecedented women presence by Classic Town standards.

Lego designers created three new faces, adding thicker eyelashes and more detailed red lips—some of the first non-male facial variations since the female head was introduced in '89 "Pirates." A typical "ponytail" hairpiece made its debut in the "Paradisa" theme, too. Of course, there were plenty of new outfits: pink strapless and strapped tops, lace collars, necklaces, etc. Paradisa also introduced new rare colors: pink, dark pink, and lime green.

Besides the softer, pastel colors and extra female characters, at its core, "Paradisa" was still a regular LEGO System theme, with tons of unisex scenarios: beach resorts, horseback riding, windsurfing, cafes, country clubs, etc. This, I suppose, sealed the theme's fate, as Lego dubbed it "not girlish enough," and all subsequent series were much less relevant for most boys and male AFOLs.

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=ABOUT 'ROLLING ACRES RANCH'=

The ranch spreads across two baseplates, 32x16 and 32x32—both came in rare light green color, only used for the ground in "Paradisa." The property is fenced and has an arch above the driveway, decorated with a 1x4 brick with an exclusive 'racing horse and palm tree' decal. Besides the two main buildings, there are a couple training barriers for horses and a palm tree.

The building located on a larger baseplate is a tiny storage room with a roofed terrace in front; on the left is a stable with two stalls, both equipped with feeding buckets, a handwashing sink, and a small outdoors paddock with a few haystacks on the ground.

The 'Rolling Acres Ranch' comes with three horses: white, brown, and black. There are also a tiny yellow two-wheeled horse carriage and a dune buggy-like 4x4 car carrying a horse trailer.

The box only included three minifigures—surprisingly so, given the model's massive inventory. As a matter of fact, most other "Paradisa" sets had 5-4 minifigs in them, even a 'Sand Dollar Café' or 'Island Arcade' with only ~150 parts! To be fair, though, none of them had three full-size horses. One female jockey wears a rare shirt with a "horse head" logo, only available in '92 "Paradisa."

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=BRIEF HISTORY OF "GIRLS-ONLY" THEMES=

On its ambitious quest to create the ultimate "toy for five-to-twelve-year-old girls," Lego went through five major product lines in four decades. An ongoing "Friends" theme, which debuted in 2012, is one of Lego's most successful series today.

----[1992-'97]=1st GENERATION: Paradisa=------------

The only female-oriented theme that used 100% standard Lego parts and ordinary minifigures.

----[1994-2008]=2nd GENERATION: Belville=----------

At this point, Lego managers must've realized that minifigs, even with more lady-like features and attire, are simply not that appealing for young girls. Thus, they replaced classic minifigs with brand-new, custom characters. The "Belville" sets still mostly utilized standard Lego parts, though.

Belville Figures were basically on the same alternative "macro"-scale as DUPLO and Technic Figures: much taller, with awkward-looking, exposed elbow joints.

The collection stood out with an unusually broad lineup, up to 20-30 new items each season—many contained just one Belville Figure with accessories or various non-playable merchandise: plush toys, textile, etc.

----[1998-2001]=3rd GENERATION: Scala, the Barbie Killer=------

"Scala" was Lego's attempt to enter a fashion dolls market, which had been dominated for many decades by Mattel, Inc.—inventors of legendary "Barbies," the most profitable dolls in history.

(Technically speaking, Lego already used the same brand in the late 1970s, even before "Paradisa," when they briefly marketed a few life-size bracelets and jewelry accessories made of Lego parts in '79-80).

Newly designed Scala Figures were a blatant Barbie rip-off—I'm talking not even replicas, a borderline patent-infringing resemblance! To be fair, they also looked precisely like Hasbro's first-gen '86-88 "Jem Dolls." Or any other Barbie clone on the market.

Most "Scala" sets came as just an individual doll with accessories and textile clothing, just like Barbies. Out of twelve or so Scala Figures, there was only one man, plus a male toddler. Lego designers also created an entire collection of new accessories, pet animals, household items to fit Scala proportions.

For the first two years, Lego even used custom, flower-shaped connectors instead of proper "studs," so Scala bricks couldn't even snap to a majority of standard Lego parts. By 1999, ordinary studs returned—but then again, "Scala" never had that many constructible elements in the first place.

(Ironically, some of the custom Scala molds, particularly kitchenware and lampshades, eventually crept back into the LEGO System universe, typically in a completely different context—as radar antennas, headlights, etc.)

----[2003-'06]--=4th GENERATION: Clikits=------

The "Clikits" was another Lego's side-project and a genuinely odd-ball theme, drifting even further from the familiar LEGO System world. Essentially, "Clikits" was an accessory line of bracelets, necklaces, hairpins, picture frames, and other similar "girls" stuff made of Lego parts.

No playable figures came in this series, just three penchant-like dolls; the rest of the characters were illustrations. In a sense, "Clikits" just revamped and renewed the initial late seventies' "Scala" concept: https://brickset.com/sets/filter-Released/year-1979?query=Scala

----[2012-Present]--=5th GENERATION: Friends=------

In late 2011, Lego announced the latest girls' theme to date—"Friends." In a way, it was a jump straight back to square one—or rather "square two," and returning on Belville's path: using classic LEGO System bricks with yet another minifig alternative.

Mini-dolls developed for the series became the key to "Friends" success, in my opinion. Lego designers finally managed to incorporate more feminine, doll-like shapes in a standard Lego minifig's mechanics. Just a few millimeters taller than a classic System figurine, "mini-dolls" include four similar parts: legs, torso, head, and a hairpiece/headwear. They have a bit less freedom of movement, though: both legs are a solid piece, while arms only swing up and down, without rotating wrists.

But the essential mini-dolls' feature is a full cross-compatibility: a standard stud on the head's crown and matching U-shaped hands. Thus, the array of new "Friends" molds and accessories are all legal LEGO System parts. So far, Lego designers have constructed over 25 brand-new molds: kitchen utensils, pens, hairstyling tools, several new flowers, redesigned horses, additional poses for cats and dogs, rabbits, birds, dolphins, butterflies, hedgehogs, squirrels, etc.

Judging by earlier themes' longevity, at least "Belville" must've been pretty profitable for the Lego Group, with 80+ sets released in almost 15 years. But "Friends" certainly blew all of its predecessors out of the water—as a result of just debut season's sales, it became Lego's fourth most popular theme in 2012: behind "City," "Star Wars," and "Ninjago." Since then, a whopping 500+ items came out.

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=SEE ALSO=

6411: Sand Dollar Café ('92)
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/07vNyKg0jAm

6418: Paradisa Country Club ('96)
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/0DvYGYqQ29e

6489: Seaside Holiday Cottage ('97)
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/pyj6BAl9jRq

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6552: Rocky River Retreat ('93)
https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/eDvVy7G8jBR
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