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Today, the LEGO Group launches the new LEGO F.R.I.E.N.D.S Apartments Set – which allows fans of the iconic Warner Bros. TV series the chance to recreate their favorite scenes. The 2,048-piece set, features both Monica and Rachel’s, and Chandler and Joey’s New York apartments, plus the adjoining hallway.
Following the hugely popular LEGO Ideas Central Perk set, which was released in 2019, the LEGO Friends Apartments set 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. Anderson Ward Grubb, LEGO Set Designer
Model measures: Height: 4” / 10cm, Width: 25” / 64cm, Length: 12” / 31cm
The set features both Rachel and Monica’s and Joey and Chandler’s apartments and the adjoining hallway
The set also includes 7 minifigures including Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross, Joey and Janice
Price: €149.99 | $149.99 | £134.99
Update (5/8 | 2:00pm EST):
The LEGO Group's Official Twitter Account recently teased an image that contains our first glimpse of the upcoming set, which is supposed to be set 10292—an obvious numerical shift from the Ideas Theme to the Creator Expert Theme (Adult Builder's Theme). As we reported previously, the set is still anticipated to retail for $149.99 USD | £119.99 | €129.99 and is expected to contain somewhere in the ballpark of 1,400 parts—a figure which left some fans scratching their heads, considering Central Perk (21319) only retailed for $59.99 and contained 1,070 parts. Most likely, the shift in cost—which still hits the ¢.10/piece ratio that is customary for new LEGO sets—may be due to royalties or Licensing costs with NBC, who recently purchased the streaming rights for a whopping $500 million.
If you're excited for the new Friends set, but still haven't picked up Central Perk (21319), you're in luck because it's still for sale on Shop@Home and also is available on Amazon at a nice discount!
According to Instagram User brick_clicker, we're going to be getting an addition to the LEGO Friends Sitcom line of sets—Monica's Apartment (10292).
According to the rumors, it's going to be in the ballpark of 1,400 parts, and should retail for $149.99 USD | £119.99 | €129.99. Based on the set number, it seems the Friends Sitcom has moved on from Ideas to the Creator Expert (Adult Builder's Series 18+) Theme. The exact character lineup for the set is still not known, but considering the Central Perk (21319) set gave us most of the main cast, I'm sure we can expect a fair few of secondary supporting characters in this Expert set. I'm sure we'll see a few differing renditions of characters we've already seen as well.
As far as release date info, the rumors suggest we'll have VIP Early Access coming on May 19th, with the full Official Release coming on June 1st.
LEGO® Monica's Apartment (10292)
Set Number: 10292
Set Name: Monica's Apartment
Parts: 1,400 (estimated)
Release: May 19, 2021 (VIP Early Access) | June 1, 2021
Cost: $149.99 | €129.99 | £119.99
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