We all had different ways of making the time go by during quarantine, and one man just revealed that he spent the hours creating a replica of the Friends set, and we were blown away! 34-year-old Chino Yuseco recreated a miniature version of Monica Geller’s NYC apartment and included every single detail.
Yuseco works as a Property Master for international films and TV shows, but he decided to focus on a project involving one of America’s most iconic sitcoms during his downtime. “Being a Friends superfan, my goal definitely was to build something Friends related,” said Yuseco.
“I’ve always been fascinated with toys and miniatures,” Yuseco explained. “I attended a toy convention with a friend back in December 2019 and saw a guy selling dioramas… So, I did some research, watched YouTube tutorials, and attempted to make my first build.”
“I started the build on July 19, and finished it on September 23,” said Chino. Before he even started to build, he rewatched countless episodes and did his fair share of research to perfect every piece of the puzzle.
He revealed that his least favorite part of the process was measuring materials, as he found it incredibly tedious; “But once I got all the measurements out of the way, it was a very fun process.”
“The pieces I had the most fun making were the episode-specific props like Gladys (Phoebe’s painting) and Hugsy (Joey’s stuffed penguin), Yuseco revealed. Take a look at the final product; Can you envision the gang hanging out in the purple apartment?