With the recent reveal of the trailer for the Friends Reunion, nostalgia for the series and the iconic characters is at a new high. Fans of the series that have been binge-watching as lockdown therapy will be thrilled to see the actors back in those unforgettable apartment sets. But, there is another way to celebrate these locations. LEGO is just about to release the new Friends Apartments LEGO Set where you can build both apartments in the building and act out a range of classic scenes with the minifigures.
Both apartments are here in all their glory.
A running joke about Monica and Rachael’s apartment was the sheer scale of the place considering their low-paid jobs. So, it is no surprise that this is one of the best new large LEGO sets. The lavish style of their living room and kitchen are is recreated in great detail with all the furniture and various accessories. There is also the distinctive purple of the walls and exposed brick. Across the hall is the sparser home of Chandler and Joey. Again, the layout and use of furniture are spot-on, including the foosball table and the two recliners in front of the TV. The idea of this being a TV set is achieved through the simple use of rigging and studio lights at the sides and the removal of the fourth wall. But, you can also take the action out into the hallway and the balcony area.
The stories wouldn’t be complete without the actors and their props.
All six of the main cast members are here, and they all have outfits and hairstyles that tie into real episodes on the show. There is even an extra mini-figure of Janice and you can hear her unforgettable catchphrase through the expression on her face. There are also lots of little details from key episodes, such as the giant poking device created to poke Ugly Naked Guy, the irresistible cheesecake that fell on the floor, THAT Thanksgiving turkey, and a whole lot more.
Add this Friends Apartments LEGO Set to your collection from June 1st.
There isn’t long to wait until you can get your hands on this detailed set and start recreating the show. It is sure to look great alongside the previous Friends Central Perk set too. Just be aware that this is one of the 18+ LEGO sets for adults. So, it will be a bit of a labor of love with 2048 pieces. The nostalgia is worth every brick.