Friends is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and there will be a Friends Experience in Las Vegas this weekend that will feature a life-sized version of Central Perk built out of LEGO. Nathan Sawaya has been commissioned to recreate a life-sized LEGO Ideas Central Perk (21319) that is 700 square feet and using almost 1 million LEGO bricks over a period of four months. It will be revealed and displayed today at the New York-New York Hotel which you can go and check out. As for the Central Perk set itself, it is currently out of stock again after going back up for a short time a few days ago.
Go big…or go home! At nearly 700 square feet, this re-creation of one of the series’ signature sets will be on display exclusively at New York-New York. Built out of 900,000 LEGO bricks over a period of four months, this life-sized re-creation from acclaimed artist Nathan Sawaya features everything from the iconic sofa to the latest menu board.
Fun Facts: No one has ever built a life-sized TV set out of LEGO bricks before. Although the creators binge-watched every season of “Friends,” it took them longer to build the set than to watch the series. The furniture is all fully functional –– allowing visitors to sit on the couches and chairs. The signature orange couch took the longest time to build –– as the most challenging part of the process was replicating the patterns in the upholstery.