Fans of the iconic Warner Bros. TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S can soon get their hands on the LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S The Apartments set and a chance to recreate their favourite scenes.
- The LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S The Apartments consists of 2’048-pieces.
- The set consists of Monica and Rachel’s, and Chandler and Joey’s New York apartments, plus the adjoining hallway.
- The LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S The Apartments set will retail at R2’999.
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‘So no one told you life was gonna be this way’ sounds like a line straight out of your 2020 work from home ZOOM call. It also happens to be the opening line of hit 1990’s TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S, which saw its second LEGO set revealed, LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S The Apartments, coming in hot after the first set LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S Central Park, released in 2019.
The LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S The Apartments 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.
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 Set Designer, Anderson Ward Grubb
The LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S The Apartments set will be available from June 1 in South Africa.
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