LEGO has officially announced the release of 10292 F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartments, the surprise follow-up to one of the most popular sets of 2019, Central Perk.
Coming in at 2,048 pieces, with seven minifigures, this set will set you back US $149.99 / DE €149.99 / UK £134.99 / AU $259.99 and will be available for VIPs from May 19th, and globally from June 1st.
I’ve never really been a huge fan of Friends, but I have watched plenty of episodes and enjoy them. While I’m not going to go out of my way to get the set, I know there will be plenty of you that will!
The minifigures include Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Janice! Love that hair, Janice.
There are plenty of iconic props in the set – Monica’s Thanksgiving turkey, Joey and Chandler’s canoe (with duck and chicken), the recliner chairs, the creepy painting, and more.
The build looks to be pretty faithful to the show as well, with the builds being instantly recognisable. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll want to pick this one up!
More images and the press release below. Let me know what you think!
THE ONE WITH THE LEGO® FRIENDS APARTMENTS SET
11th May 2021: Today, the LEGO® Group announces the new LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartments Set – which allows fans of the iconic Warner Bros. TV series the chance to recreate their favourite scenes. The 2,048-piece set, features both Monica and Rachel’s, and Chandler and Joey’s New York apartments, plus the adjoining hallway.
Following the hugely popular LEGO Ideas Central Perk set, which was released in 2019, the LEGO Friends Apartments set is complete with iconic features and props, such as the classic moment when Monica put the Thanksgiving turkey on her head, the one where Joey and Chandler only had a canoe as furniture and when Phoebe’s dollhouse went up in flames.
Other accessories from the show include the Poking Device; Gladys, Phoebe’s creepy art piece; the cheesecake that falls on the floor; Pat the Dog; the chick and duck, and many more. The set also gives fans the real sense of the original filming studio with set lights and allows you to display both apartments either separately or linked together with the hallway.
Additional features of the set include; new minifigures of the whole gang, in some of their most memorable outfits; Rachel’s iconic plaid skirt; Ross’ too tight leather pants; Monica in an apron; Phoebe in a classic floral look; Chandler in a suit and loud designer tie; and Joey wearing all of Chandler’s clothes. And for the first time ever, Janice will also feature as a minifigure in a classic over-the-top gaudy outfit.
Anderson Ward Grubb, LEGO Set Designer commented “Following the success of the LEGO Ideas Central Perk set, we wanted to develop another tribute to this iconic TV show with a focus on the famous apartments. We worked directly from production photos of the set as well as watching and re-watching a lot of episodes so we could capture as many iconic moments as possible. One fun challenge was figuring out how to represent some aspects that change over the course of the show that appear in some episodes and not in others. I am looking forward to seeing if the eagle-eyed fans will spot them.”