LEGO recently announced the release of an official Friends apartment set which allows you to construct miniature replicas of both Monica and Rachel’s and Chandler and Joey’s New York apartments (plus the adjoining hallway) and all I can say is “Oh.My.Gawd”.
The 2,048-piece LEGO Friends Apartments Set is part of a range of creative buildable model sets designed for adult building fans (age 18+) and is packed 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 giant poking device the gang used to wake up the Ugly Naked Guy; Gladys, the “original Buffay” painting the gang fought over; the cheesecake that falls on the floor; Pat the Dog; the chick and duck, and many more.
The LEGO Friends Apartments Set also includes new Minifigures of the whole gang wearing some of their most memorable outfits! Rachel is rocking her iconic plaid skirt while Ross tries to fit into his too-tight leather pants. Monica is of course wearing her signature apron, Phoebe a classic boho floral look, Chandler a suit and loud designer tie, and Joey is wearing all of Chandler’s clothes. Plus, for the first time ever, Janice will also feature as a Minifigure in a classic over-the-top gaudy outfit.
“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,” says LEGO set designer Anderson Ward Grubb. “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.”
The LEGO Friends Apartments Set (R2,999.00) is available in South Africa from 1st June 2021 at www.greatyellowbrick.co.za. So, if you are a fan of the decade-long TV series, be sure to get your hands on this treasure and recreate your favourite scenes over and over again!