One of the most interesting new LEGO sets for 2019 is the Friends 25th-anniversary set. This LEGO Ideas kit is something completely different from the usual themes and perfect for big fans. It is generally based around the first season in terms of the décor and the styling of the minifigures. But, other elements in the accessories and extras hark back to other seasons. This means there is plenty of opportunities for creative play to recreate scenes and write new storylines.
A fun little detail here is that this is designed as a TV set, not as a replica building
This quirk is brilliantly achieved with the missing 4th wall and the studio lights. This new detailed set closely resembles that of the one in the show, from the staging down to the color scheme. In fact, there are some green elements in this set that are new for 2019. Everything that budding directors need for their new episodes is here including the service bar, the stage area and the couch and table. The furniture is adaptable to set different scenes.
Of course, this Central Perk LEGO set would be nothing without the minifigures
All six of the main Friends actors are here and they have authentic outfits and hairstyles. Also, the Central Perk cafe wouldn’t be the same without Gunther trying his best to manage Rachael as she slacks off and hangs out with the other friends. Each character/actor has a prop or two to use. Joey has his infamous man-bag and a pizza box. Ross had his keyboard in case he wants to join Phoebe on stage. She has her guitar and mic stand for another rendition of Smelly Cat. Rachael has her waitress tray in case she decides to take some order. Chandler has his laptop and Monica gets a muffin. There are also all the coffee cups they need for endless scenes, as well as vases, umbrellas and more.
This 1079 piece set is one that captures the imagination of fans so well because it came from the mind of one. This 16+ set is from the LEGO Ideas series, with fan-created content including an information booklet about the inspiration. This Central Perk IDEAS Lego Set 21319 Kit is sure to be an instant nostalgia hit for 90s kids that can’t believe it’s been 25 years already. Set the scene, prepare the actors and create a reunion show for everyone to enjoy.