Vegas Strip hosting a 'Friends' weekend

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The set of the coffee shop hangout from "Friends" will be re-created with Legos.
The set of the coffee shop hangout from "Friends" will be re-created with Legos. Photo Credit: Warner Bros. Television Group

Fans of the show "Friends," the Las Vegas Strip wants you to know that it will "be there for you" on Oct. 18 and 19.

Twenty-five years after the NBC comedy premiered, Warner Bros. Television Group, AT&T and MGM Resorts International will host several "Friends" experiences along the Strip that weekend.

The Fountains of Bellagio will dance to the iconic theme song by the Rembrandts. Created by WET Design, the show will debut at sunset on Friday, Oct. 18, and be part of the Fountains' rotation that weekend and beyond. The signature Central Perk coffee shop couch will be available for special photo opportunities in front of the fountains that weekend.

An immersive fan experience, sponsored by AT&T's 5G network, will be at the Brooklyn Bridge at New York-New York. Phoebe's Yellow Cab Escape Room, in the form of a taxicab, will challenge fans with a "Friends" trivia game. Visitors will also be sit able to sit on couches and chairs in a 700-square-foot re-creation of the Central Perk set created entirely out of 900,000 Lego blocks by artist Nathan Sawaya.

The Rembrandts will perform at the Park, the dining and entertainment district next to New York-New York. There will also be a themed karaoke booth; a chance to meet Ross' pet monkey, Marcel; and a download station sponsored by Nokia and Samsung for the release of "Friends" in 4K.

A replica of the distinctive orange couch from Central Perk gets the "Blue Man Group" treatment -- getting splattered, dappled and splashed with blue paint -- and will be displayed at the Luxor on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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