I think LEGO is a bit of a torturous with this one. In spite of being on out-of-stock status for a few days now, LEGO has released a designer video to celebrate the release of the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319). Don’t get me wrong – I appreciate these LEGO designer vids, but I will love it more if the set is back in stock. Anyways, LEGO Designer Milan Madge and graphics designer Crystal Marie Fontan share their thoughts on the creative process that went through in transforming this LEGO Ideas set into a reality. Watch this.
It has been more than a month since the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) set has been released, and you may have already heard a lot of reviews on this set since then. However, I do appreciate LEGO’s designer video about this set since they give us an inside look at the clever easter eggs and the neat attention to detail that the designers have thrown in. I like how they ensured that the minifigures in this set will be faithful to how the sitcom’s lead characters look like especially during the first season of the show. Some small details in this set also answer some of the questions that fans of the FRIENDS sitcom have been asking for a very long time. Such as the reason why the gang always ends up having the iconic orange couch in the middle of the cafe. Well, it seems that the answer is a simple, straightforward ‘Reserved’ sign that never leaves their table from the start.
We don’t have an inkling on when the LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) will be back in stock in LEGO brand stores and online, but be sure to check with LEGO Shop@Home every now and then for updates.
LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319)
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Friends, the legendary American TV sitcom, with this highly collectible LEGO® Ideas 21319 CENTRAL PERK set! This wonderful LEGO recreation of the café TV studio set is packed with authentic details, making it a must-have Friends memorabilia item for fans. The iconic seating area with a couch, armchair and 2 chairs for the friends is removable for easy play. And check out the stage where Phoebe performed her songs on guitar (and where Ross once played his keyboard and everyone except Phoebe thought he was terrible). The 7 new-for-September-2019 LEGO toy minifigures of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey, Phoebe and CENTRAL PERK’s long-suffering manager Gunther each come with accessories to role-play famously hilarious scenes. An ideal Friends-themed gift for your own friends and family who love the TV show, this hot toy is great for play and will grab attention when displayed in any room.
- This LEGO® Ideas set includes 7 new-for-September-2019 minifigures: Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and Gunther.
- The CENTRAL PERK café construction toy features the iconic main seating area including a sofa, armchair, 2 chairs and a table; service area with a brick-built coffee machine, service counter, cash register, cookie jar with 2 cookie elements, menu board element and other authentic items; a stage for musical performances with a sofa; extra seats and tables; 3 pillar elements in a new-for-September-2019 green color; umbrella stand with 2 umbrella elements; window with ‘CENTRAL PERK’ logo decoration; entrance doors; and 2 brick-built TV studio light rigs with translucent light-style elements.
- The seating area for the show’s star characters is removable for easy play.
- The minifigures each have their own items inspired by the TV series, including Ross’s brick-built keyboard and the following accessory elements: Rachel’s tray and coffee cup, Monica’s muffin, Joey’s pizza box, pizza slice and ‘man bag’, Chandler’s laptop, Phoebe’s guitar and Gunther’s broom.
- Other accessory elements in this café playset include a newspaper, 15 coffee cups and a ‘Reserved’ sign, plus 3 vases and buildable flowers.
- This Friends memorabilia LEGO® building toy includes 1,079 pieces.
- This LEGO® Ideas set comes with a booklet with building instructions and information about this awesome set’s fan creator and LEGO designer.
- Build and display this Friends collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American sitcom.
- This Friends-themed gift toy measures over 4” (11cm) high, 11” (29cm) wide and 8” (22cm) deep and will make an eye-catching centerpiece in any room.