It seems this is the year for anniversary releases. Hot on the heals of the Lunar Lander celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, LEGO Ideas have announced the release of the the FRIENDS set celebrating the 25th anniversary of the TV show.
If you grew up in the 90’s to early 2000’s you would probably have seen an episode or two, the show ran for ten years between 1994-2004. The LEGO Ideas Fan Designer for Central Perk was Aymeric Fievet from Normandy, France, who is passionate about TV, movies and cartoons as well as LEGO products. When designing the Central Perk set, Aymeric said, “The challenge was to visualize passages of the series to allow me to recreate the furniture and the characters in as much detail as possible. The assembly of this model took me about a week after finding the necessary references. During the voting period, the set was changed several times!”
The set is available from LEGO stores and shop@home from September 1st. Parts count 1079
The LEGO Ideas platform allows LEGO fan designers to submit designs. If the designs get 10,000 votes of support from the community the set will then be reviewed by the LEGO Ideas team for the possibility of production. The FRIENDS set was such a set and you can see the original submission HERE. Below are the original fan design and the LEGO set.