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Lego unveils iconic Friends Apartments Set

Published on: 12th May 2021

New set features two apartments along with minifigures of the much-loved characters and accessories from the hit US TV show.

Friends fans will be able to recreate their favourite scenes from the iconic TV series with Lego’s new Apartments Set launched this week.

The Warner Bros. show has been transformed into a 2,048-piece set and features both Monica and Rachel’s, and Chandler and Joey’s New York apartments, plus the adjoining hallway.

The Lego Friends Apartments Set follows the hugely popular Lego Ideas Central Perk set launched in 2019, and comes 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 a real sense of the original filming studio with set lights, and both apartments can either be displayed separately or linked together with the hallway.  Additional features 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. 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.”

Lego Friends Apartments set will be available from 1st June.

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