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LEGO unveils 2,048-piece ‘Friends’ apartments set

By Christian Imperio Published May 12, 2021 10:29 am Updated May 12, 2021 11:03 am

If you're still thinking about the Friends-themed keychains from LEGO, then here's the next best thing: the toy company is also launching the iconic apartments from the seminal TV show. 

Yes, you read that right. LEGO just unveiled a 2,048-piece set featuring the New York apartments of Monica and Rachel as well as Chandler and Joey, complete with the iconic adjoining hallway. 

Following the success of the LEGO Ideas Central Perk set in 2019, LEGO’s latest offering will give fans the opportunity to recreate their favorite scenes from the popular ‘90s TV show, including 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. 

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Of course, the apartment sets also include the whole gang with some of their most memorable outfits. The minifigures include Rachel’s iconic plaid skirt, Ross’ leather pants, Monica’s apron, Phoebe’s classic floral outfit, Chandler’s loud designer tie, and Joey wearing all of Chandler’s clothes. Also joining the group for the first time is Janice’s minifigure in a classic over-the-top gaudy outfit. 

Other accessories from the TV series include the poking device, Phoebe’s creepy art piece Gladys, the cheesecake that falls on the floor, Pat the Dog, the chick and duck, and many more.

“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,” LEGO set designer Anderson Ward Grubb said. “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 latest set from LEGO has a sticker price of $150 (P7,180) and will be available at LEGO stores and on www.lego.com beginning June 1, 2021.