Is the LEGO Friends Central Perk a Good Investment Set?

18th April 2021

LEGO Central Perk set

A set that may be retiring this year, that could have slipped under your radar is the Central Perk cafe (21319) from the Friends sitcom. Set number 21319 is part of the Ideas theme and originally started life as a fan designed set which LEGO then produced. Ideas sets usually have a shelf life of between 1-2 years and considering Central Perk was released in October 2019 there's a very strong chance it will retire in 2021.

To cut a long story short, out of all of the sets on sale by LEGO today I think this is one of the best for future investment.

It's price tag of £64.99 is very cheap when you consider it's a licenced set, and with 1070 pieces it makes the Price Per Piece 6.1p. In the table below I've compared this to other LEGO sets, even against those that aren't licenced it's still very good value

Number Name Theme Licenced Pieces RRP PPP
75954 Hogwarts Great Hall Harry Potter Yes 878 £89.99 £10.2p
21326 Winnie the Pooh Ideas Yes 1265 £89.99 £7.1p
21325 Medieval Blacksmith Ideas No 2164 £134.99 £6.2p
10278 Police Station Creator Expert No 2923 £169.99 £5.8p
10280 Flower Bouquet Creator Expert No 756 £44.99 £6.0p

Of course Price Per Piece isn't everything but it is reassuring to investors because they know that they could always Part Out the set if needs be.

Secondly when buying a set for investment you have to think about who is going to buy it from you at a later date. Friends is one of the most loved sitcoms of all time and has been watched by millions across the world, there are probably more Friends fans than LEGO fans currently. If one of those fans gets into LEGO in the future there's a high chance they will want to add Central Perk to their collection.

If Central Perk does indeed retire in 2021 it could be an easy buy now and double your money in a year investment.

Where to buy

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Disclaimer: This article or any others on brickranker.com should not be considered financial advice and investing in LEGO is risky.

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Posted by Chris on 18th April 2021

Chris has been playing with LEGO bricks for as long as he can remember. His favorite themes are Icons, Star Wars and Harry Potter