Take a sip of ’90s pop-culture with the new LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk set from Friends [News]

It’s been 25 years since the day Rachel entered the doors of the Central Perk Café dressed as a bride, kicking off the story of the six most famous friends in New York City. Recently, The LEGO Group has been doing an excellent job celebrating anniversaries of the most remarkable events (such as the moon landing) and the 25th anniversary of the US TV show Friends is yet another fantastic occasion for one special set, LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk. The model of the iconic coffee-house consists of 1,070 pieces and comes with 7 minifigures of the cast. The set will be available for purchase beginning September 1 and will retail for $59.99 US | $89.99 CAN | £64.99 UK.

The set recreates the shooting stage designed to be the café where the main characters were often seen hanging out throughout all 10 seasons of the show. The design of the location features a lot of authentic interior details as well as the exterior of the building, which can also be seen in many episodes. The model measures over 4″ (11cm) high, 11″ (29cm) wide and 8″ (22cm) deep.

 


Inside the café, there is everything you need to recreate some of the most iconic moments of the show. First of all, in the center of the scene is the main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs, and a table. Around the sofa are the service counter, some extra seats and tables, a bunch of authentic decorations and, of course, a stage for musical performances, because can you imagine the Central Perk without Smelly Cat as performed by Phoebe?


One of the set’s great features is the removable sitting area. The area has just enough space to sit all the show’s characters around the table.


No doubt, the set would make no sense without the star of the show. Seven brand new minifigures are Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay, and Gunther.

 

The complete product details and expanded image gallery from LEGO are included below.


21319 Central Perk

Ages 16+.
1,070 pieces

US $59.99 – CA $89.99 – DE €69.99 – UK £64.99 – FR €59.99 – DK 649DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Nostalgic, collectible LEGO® Ideas set to delight fans of the classic TV sitcom Friends!

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 1,070 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.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from 1st September, 2019


5 comments on “Take a sip of ’90s pop-culture with the new LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk set from Friends [News]

  1. Shane McGonigal

    $60 for over 1000 pieces?? I don’t think there’s ever been a licensed set for a price like that

  2. David

    Is the price correct?
    At first, I didn’t care for the set (not a Friends fan, I may have watched two episodes in my life), but for this price! I’ll get it just for the café!

  3. Håkan

    Lego Pop Trivia of the Week.

    Before the Lego F·R·I·E·N·D·S set, and the Lego Friends theme, there was the Lego Friends game (CD-ROM produced by the Russian Company Ivanoff in 1999).

    This game was based on the Scala theme, and featured the teenager band Tuff Stuff trying to break through in small town Sunnyville. However, the CD-ROM also included clips with the real British band Loose Chippins, who thought that it could be a good career move. Loose Chippins also released a single (that failed to chart) with a cover of the song “I’ll Be There For You”, originally performed by The Rembrandts, best known as the… theme song for the popular American sitcom F·R·I·E·N·D·S.

    (And I feel like we’ve gone full circle.)

  4. Steven

    Where’s the Heartlake City coffee cup with that many cups in set? Missed opportunity for a meta easteregg.

  5. winston

    probably a ton of tiny pieces, but at that price, they must be banking on moving A LOT of units of this

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