Eight years before LEGO brought us our favorite mini-doll Friends, an American sitcom was coming to an end. F•R•I•E•N•D•S ran for 10 seasons from 1994 - 2004, and to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2019, LEGO Ideas released set 21319 Central Perk.
Today we are building the two iconic apartments where Chandler, Joey, Monica, Phoebe, Rachel, and Ross hung out when they weren't at Central Perk.
Can you BE more excited?
The light rigs on the corners remind us that we are on a film set, and this set up works really well for a LEGO play set. Inside the apartments, you will find little details highlighting favorite and memorable moments from the TV show. It's these details that will delight fans of the show, but if you've never watched an episode, it's still a great set.
Celebrate spring with a tasty treat from Heartlake City Bakery. We're open for take-out, delivery, or outdoor dining.
Heartlake City Bakery is a fun, fast build in the 4+ line. The quick build is designed to help young builders get to playing faster, but there's plenty of fun here for kids of all ages.
A busy day for Dr. Donna at the Heartlake City Vet Clinic by the Lake!
Meet new Friend - Savannah, who along with her guide dog Goldie, offers training for service and support animals. Having grown up on a ranch outside HLC, she loves horseback riding. Mia is helping her train Bella, as other animal friends pay attention.
It is so great to see age and gender diversity in Heartlake City! New figures open up new possibilities for role play and I’m pleased to add these to our set of characters.
The second thing I noticed was the fresh color palette—perfect for the subject matter of fruity drinks and freshly-grown foods. This yellow-orange color is one of my favs from LEGO and it looks great here with hot pink and lime green. It even inspired me to freshen up my backdrop color to match.
Looking at the box front, I can see that our guest characters are named Marcel and Ava. I get the impression they may be a grandfather and granddaughter. They join Mia outside a one-story open-backed eatery. Mia has a pedal-powered vending cart from which she can make fresh juice drinks and she’s holding one out to them. They appear to be in a hedged outdoor location such as Heartlake City Park.