As the follow-up to the tremendously popular 2019 LEGO Ideas 21319 Central Perk set based on the 90s television show Friends, LEGO is today revealing an even larger tie-in set, 10292 Friends: The Apartments. Like the set based on the coffee-shop hangout, The Apartments is designed as a television studio and is filled with references to iconic episodes and moments from the series. The set includes both Rachel and Monica’s apartment and Joey and Chandler’s apartment, along with a small segment of hallway connecting them. Seven minifigures are included, with Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross, Joey, and Janice. The set is part of the Creator Expert series, and will retail for US $149.99 | CAN $199.99 | UK £134.99. It will be available to LEGO VIP members starting May 19, with general availability June 1.
The set’s large studio sections of the two apartments can be displayed separately or connected together to make a single large television studio set.
The Apartments also includes a new character, Chandler’s on-again/off-again girlfriend Janice.
The studio set has lots of detailed references to popular episodes and moments from the 10-season series.
Here’s the official press release from LEGO, and check out even more images in the gallery below.
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.”
LEGO® The Friends Apartments set is available exclusively for LEGO VIP members from 19th May and from LEGO Stores and www.LEGO.com/Friends-Apartments from 1st June, 2021.
LEGO® F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartments (10292)
- Age: 18+
- Model measures:
- Height: 4” / 10cm
- Width: 25” / 64cm
- Length: 12” / 31cm
- 2,048 pieces
- The set features both Rachel and Monica’s and Joey and Chandler’s apartments and the adjoining hallway
- The set also includes 7 minifigures including Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Janice
- Price: €1499 / $149.99 / £134.99 / 259.99 AUD / 199.99 CAD / 1499.99 BRL