In the next LEGO Ideas set to be released, the memorable hang-out of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe and Joey will be released as 21319 Central Perk. Friends is celebrating 25 years since the sitcom first aired this year, making it a fitting time for the LEGO Group to acknowledge the long-running series.
The set will be exclusive to shop.LEGO.com when it launches on September 1. It includes seven LEGO minifigures representing the show’s characters – Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther. It builds the seating area that regularly saw the cast delivering one-liners while drinking coffee, including the couch, chairs and armchair.
The 1,070 piece set will be priced at £64.99 in the UK and $59.99 in the USA.
“The challenge was to visualize passages of the series to allow me to recreate the furniture and the characters in as much detail as possible. The assembly of this model took me about a week after finding the necessary references. During the voting period, the set was changed several times,” said fan designer Aymeric Fievet, who submitted the project to the LEGO Ideas platform.
Here are the official images and the official product description:
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO Ideas 21319 CENTRAL PERK set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and CENTRAL PERK’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.