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A New LEGO Friends Central Perk Set is Coming Out This September

A New LEGO Friends Central Perk Set is Coming Out This September

By Thomas Kenzaki

Yes, you heard that right. A brand new LEGO set based off the uber popular Friends TV show, which aired on NBC for 10 seasons, is being released this September, just in time for the show's 25th anniversary. LEGO life for Friends fans will never be the same. Here’s everything we know about the set.

This is a LEGO IDEAS set, which if you’re new to LEGO means it was originally submitted by a fan, and then voted on to be considered to be put into production.

With the popularity of Friends (I mean what other show would Netflix pay $100 million to stream for a year?), it’s no surprise that this set got the votes it needed AND was approved by LEGO.

Available September 1st, this 1,070 piece set is based on the popular coffee shop from the show, Central Perk, and contains everything you’d want in a Friends based set.

All 6 main characters are here (Chandler, Monica, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe and Ross) in LEGO minifigure form. You even get minifigure Gunther (because how can you have Central Perk without Gunther?).

My only complaint with the minifigures is that they only included one pizza accessory for Joey and everyone knows you can’t have the “Joey special” without two pizzas!

The iconic main seating area is there in all its original glory. You’ll find the famous sofa, armchair, table, and even a performance stage where the world was first introduced to “smelly cat” (smelly cat figure not included).

This is a must have set for any Friends fan and follows other popular TV themed sets such as The Flintstones and the now retired Big Bang Theory sets.

One thing to note is that LEGO has historically had a very favourable US:Canadian pricing ratio which, despite our poor dollar, made many sets more affordable here. This set is priced at $89.99 Canadian (which is fair for 1,000+ pieces) but is priced at $59.99 in the US which means we’re paying 50% more in Canada.

What do you think of the new Friends Central Perk LEGO set? Let us know in the comments below if you’ll be picking one up.

30 Comments

    • Nice! Been refreshing that page for the past month. This is perfect timing.
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    • Awesome! Thanks, I was waiting for this!
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    • Don't forget 1.5% back from Rakuten
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    • based on a number of pieces, this is a pretty bad deal right? Saturn V (while boring AF to build) has double the pieces for often only $20-30 more?
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    • BBQPEANUT wrote: based on a number of pieces, this is a pretty bad deal right? Saturn V (while boring AF to build) has double the pieces for often only $20-30 more?
      It's a bad deal in terms of complexity and price. But in terms of nostalgia and attention to detail for the fan, it's a good deal
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    • Agreed, this is extremely cool as a fan of the show but it should be less than half the price; it's figures, furniture, and a wall.
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    • T_Ruff wrote: Agreed, this is extremely cool as a fan of the show but it should be less than half the price; it's figures, furniture, and a wall.
      Yeah - I'm a HUGE fan - I have seen each episode at least forty times.

      But is it worth the cost?
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    • I'd be far more interested in the apartments for $90.. =/ so pricey. But still considering it; it's a nice date night in and then we can take it apart and give it to a child in need.
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    • hassanmahmood wrote: Yeah - I'm a HUGE fan - I have seen each episode at least forty times.

      But is it worth the cost?
      Dang, over 200 days non-stop for 40 rewatches of the series. You sort of need to buy it don't you?

      Based on a 40 hour work week (if you watched 8 hours a day), you spent over 2 years watching the series. Bravo.
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    • BBQPEANUT wrote: based on a number of pieces, this is a pretty bad deal right? Saturn V (while boring AF to build) has double the pieces for often only $20-30 more?
      I think its on par with their pricing structure, I believe its an average of $0.10 cents a piece, this definitely varies by set but this Friends set avg. $0.084/piece while the Saturn set avg $0.076/piece

      Imperial star destroyer is ~$0.17/piece
      Volkswagen beetle is ~$0.11/piece
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    • BBQPEANUT wrote: Dang, over 200 days non-stop for 40 rewatches of the series. You sort of need to buy it don't you?

      Based on a 40 hour work week (if you watched 8 hours a day), you spent over 2 years watching the series. Bravo.
      Hahaha right?! I mean it seems like blasphemy not to buy it, especially since I had actually messaged people on Kijiji who were selling these sets when they last went out of stock.

      But at the same time, what would I actually do with it once it is built? It isn't like you get the satisfaction of a challenging build the way you do with a Technic - and I don't think the girlfriend would want to display it, so... So torn.
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    • hassanmahmood wrote: Hahaha right?! I mean it seems like blasphemy not to buy it, especially since I had actually messaged people on Kijiji who were selling these sets when they last went out of stock.

      But at the same time, what would I actually do with it once it is built? It isn't like you get the satisfaction of a challenging build the way you do with a Technic - and I don't think the girlfriend would want to display it, so... So torn.
      None of my lego sets fit in my tiny 1br condo, but for me it's enjoying the build and then passing it on to some kid in the family to build.
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    • lol typo on Phoebe.

      are Lego EVEN fans of the show??
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    • BBQPEANUT wrote: Dang, over 200 days non-stop for 40 rewatches of the series. You sort of need to buy it don't you?

      Based on a 40 hour work week (if you watched 8 hours a day), you spent over 2 years watching the series. Bravo.
      That's actually not hard.... I put on shows in the background while i do chores (Laundry/Cooking/ect)... I believe most people are like this.

      And not sure where you learned math... but it's less than 2 years. There's 236 episodes, 40 times, 22 mins per episode. There's about 2,000 hours per year (work weeks). Friends would take you around 3,461 hours to rewatch it 40 times.
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    • orianna wrote: That's actually not hard.... I put on shows in the background while i do chores (Laundry/Cooking/ect)... I believe most people are like this.

      And not sure where you learned math... but it's less than 2 years. There's 236 episodes, 40 times, 22 mins per episode. There's about 2,000 hours per year (work weeks). Friends would take you around 3,461 hours to rewatch it 40 times.
      Yeah my watching definitely includes having it on in the background - I tend to fall asleep to the sound, though I don't include that in "watch time".

      It's the easiest show in the world to watch over and over and over again and still find it amusing. I know a lot of the words to a lot of the episodes by heart, but I still laugh - go figure.
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    • orianna wrote: That's actually not hard.... I put on shows in the background while i do chores (Laundry/Cooking/ect)... I believe most people are like this.

      And not sure where you learned math... but it's less than 2 years. There's 236 episodes, 40 times, 22 mins per episode. There's about 2,000 hours per year (work weeks). Friends would take you around 3,461 hours to rewatch it 40 times.
      Well according to Bingeclock it's 5 days and 1 hour.. that's 34 hours more than your math.. your math makes perfect sense if each episode is 22 minutes... which I assume if Bingeclock is correct, then not every episode is 22 minutes
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    • BBQPEANUT wrote: Well according to Bingeclock it's 5 days and 1 hour.. that's 34 hours more than your math.. your math makes perfect sense if each episode is 22 minutes... which I assume if Bingeclock is correct, then not every episode is 22 minutes
      You have to start looking at whether they're talking about the episodes as they aired, or the episodes with the extra two-three minutes of footage that you rarely find on DVD/Blu Ray releases.

      The syndicated episodes are the standard 21/22 minutes, but every episode technically includes content that I haven't seen in years now
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    • gotglint wrote: lol typo on Phoebe.
      That's a weird way to spell Princess Consuela Banana Hammock
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    • RFDSimon wrote: That's a weird way to spell Princess Consuela Banana Hammock
      I mean, maybe Lego assumes we are all friends with the Friends, and so we are meant to call her Valerie?
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    • I have this set. I bought it outside of Canada since I couldn't find it in Canada lol. It's worth the money I'd say. I'm using it as decoration in the house near my other completed Lego sets.
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    • gotglint wrote: lol typo on Phoebe.

      are Lego EVEN fans of the show??
      How dare they put gunther ahead of phoebe?!
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    • Thanks Op. Been hitting refresh and calling Mississauga for a month now looking for this.
      Month old birthday present for the wife
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    • Thanks OP 👌🏼 this should earn me some brownie points
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    • Snoopydoo wrote: Friends Central Perk Lego set is now back in stock. Has been sold out ever since it released last month. Grab it while you can
      no more freebies with purchase, I got 2 small sets when I bought it the first time, not sure why but who's to argue :)
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    • Jennifer Aniston started an IG account today...this was her first photo. I love the show but will pass.

      Image
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    • BBQPEANUT wrote: Well according to Bingeclock it's 5 days and 1 hour.. that's 34 hours more than your math.. your math makes perfect sense if each episode is 22 minutes... which I assume if Bingeclock is correct, then not every episode is 22 minutes
      I agree it's a long time regardless of 1.5 years or over 2 years.

      You can just do the math quickly. If it's 5 days and 1 hour for 236 episodes.. That's 7,260 minutes in total. Divide that by 236 and you have over 30 mins per episode average. No sitcom is 30 mins in length on TV, unless they don't want to make money from advertising.
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    • hassanmahmood wrote: Yeah - I'm a HUGE fan - I have seen each episode at least forty times.

      But is it worth the cost?
      I'm in the same boat as you. I've lost track of how many times I've watched the entire series. However, from what I see, too many errors and too bunched in together. It would be nice just to buy the characters and build your own version of Central Perk. $89? I'm a HUGE fan of the show but not at that price.
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    • It's sold at $59.99 USD or roughly $80 CAD.
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    • 1070 pieces for $89.99 isnt that bad, compared to the big bang theory set back in 2015 MSRP was $69.99 for only 484 pieces, with same number of minifigs (7).
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    • OOS :(

      Those 1000+ pieces must be tiny as the complete set looks so small.
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