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Lego Friends set rebuilds Central Perk: We were on a brick!

Oh. My. Gawd. This 1,070-piece Lego set re-creates the most famous coffee shop in TV history.

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So no one told you Lego was gonna be this way...

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Box open, bricks everywhere... The Friends cast are re-created in Lego form with a Central Perk set releasing next month for the sitcom's 25th anniversary. Could you be any more excited?

Years after it aired, the show has gained a new lease on Netflix. To celebrate, the 1,070-piece Lego set features all the details of the friendly New York coffee shop. Chandler, Monica, Joey, Ross, Rachel, Phoebe and Central Perk manager Gunther all appear as minifigures, complete with their signature outfits and haircuts. 

A 360-look at the Central Perk set.

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You can build the all-important couch and add accessories for each of the minifigures. Phoebe has her guitar ready to perform Smelly Cat; Chandler is all set to connect his laptop to a printer; and Joey doesn't share the contents of his pizza box. There's also a brick-built coffee machine, cookie jar, the iconic window logo and an awful lot of coffee cups. And you get two television studio lights on the fourth wall for that "filmed before a live studio audience" feel.

Look closely and you'll even see the most important prop in the entire series: the little reserved sign on the table that ensured the sofa was always open.

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The exterior of Central Perk is also part of the set's design.

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The one with all the bricks doesn't just take you inside the coffee shop. You can pivot to the exterior of Central Perk along with sidewalk space, ready to perform for change, park a Porsche or get in a fight.

The Friends Lego set releases on Sept. 1 and costs $60 or £65 (roughly AU$90), but if you're not a fan of Friends this is all a moo point.

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The Friends Lego set reveal comes a month after WarnerMedia revealed HBO Max, which will become the exclusive streaming home for the series when launches next year. For now, Friends is streaming on Netflix in various countries, and even decades after it finished is still one of the streaming service's most-watched shows.

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