In the 90s there was Friends and it was wonderful. Funny thing about this, the author has been re-watching the show in the background for a couple of weeks, so as this came up, I jumped at the chance to cover the set. Part of the LEGO IDEAS sets this will be a limited production one time deal buy it or done it will disappear. This being a very niche set I am amazed it got through; I can’t see a lot of 12 year olds wanting to watch that old show in LEGO form but us 30-40 years are chomping at the bit.
My first concern is will the LEGO style minifigures give me the utmost amount of Ross looking Ross like. Would that figure dipect the amount of pure unadulterated mopiness of a man that lost his monkey? Here is the answer.
Yes, yes it did and they knocked it out of the park on each figure in this set (even Gunther) and that was kinda a ‘hey let’s give them one more figure’ guy and they nailed it. The set itself is neat and can fit in your city playlets or just as a stand alone. I can see making sound stages and having Friends next door to Big Bang Theory but hey, that is just me. Lots of parts people and not a bad price. Two LEGO hands up as they don’t have thumbs.
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.
- This LEGO® Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
- The CENTRAL PERK café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new-for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
- The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
- The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin, Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
- Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
- This Friends memorabilia LEGO® building toy includes 1,079 pieces.
- This LEGO® Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
- Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.
- This Friends-themed gift toy measures over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep and will make an eye-catching centerpiece in any room.
- Pieces 1070
- Ages 16+
- retail $59.99
- release date September 1st 2019