Theme: LEGO Ideas
Release Year: 2021
Cost: AU $129.99
Pieces: 1326 (with five minifigures)
I’m just going to say from the outset that I’m not what you’d call a massive fan of Seinfeld. Yes, I’ve seen my fair share of reruns on TV, and I’ve laughed a lot, but I don’t know the intricacies of the show or the little references. Just so you know, I’ll probably miss a bunch!
The box shows the build on the front with the minifigures, and an alternate shot on the back, from a slightly higher angle, as there’s no display features on the back of the set. The back also shows off the little stage for Jerry and a little schematic plan of the apartment too. The box includes nine numbered bags, one un-numbered bags with plates and trusses, the instructions, and a sticker sheet with 20 stickers.
As is common with all LEGO Ideas instructions, there’s a bit of a write up to the show, the characters, Brent Waller, the fan designer, and the LEGO staff that worked on the set.
The set includes five minifigures – Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes and Newman. The apartment looks very decked out, with a detailed kitchen, living room, study and even an entry and storage area. Up the top of the set are some camera rigs – a great inclusion to the set. Of the set of Seinfeld.
The minifigures are fun. They’re easily identifiable, with nice prints and alternate faces, all except for George. Jerry’s hair in particular is excellent, with a bit of a mullet going on. The torsos are all excellent, with clean prints. They look great, and I’m very excited to have another balding head piece as well!
The set starts off with a crazy amount of tiling to the floor. The entire floor area is covered in nougat tiles, with a few plates here and there for use later. I like that the rug uses some printed 1×2 tiles, previously seen in 42115 Lamborghini Sian FKP 37. Other parts in big numbers in the set are the 1×2 grilled bricks making up the lower portion of the walls. The walls are built in chunks, and incorporate a couple of radiators in the office too. White bricks cap off the tops of the walls. There’s a heap of detail in this set, and it looks great. The kitchen in particular is really well done. The microwave and fridge look spot on. The use of a bullbar on the cooktop is clever, and really works well. The cabinetry at the top is very interesting to build. It looks quite haphazard when building it, but as soon as it’s turned around and placed on, the magic comes to life. It’s great.
The other details around the apartment include a coffee table, couch and armchair, a desk, shelving and cabinet, and of course, the bike that hangs up at the back. I really appreciate that minifigures can actually sit on the furniture without falling off thanks to some studs. There’s also plenty of studs in the floor to clip them too, which is fantastic. The set can be moved around and even held upside down without worrying about bits falling off.
The shelving items look full and homely, which is great, and I really like the little stools at the kitchen, which are also connected by a stud. There’s a whole lot of easter eggs in the set which I won’t pretend to know, but they do work well in making the set come alive. Things like the Superman sticker on the fridge, as Jerry is a big fan of the Man of Steel, and a picture of Larry David, the show’s co-creator, and the Festivus pole!
If you’re a fan of Seinfeld, then this is a must buy. I’ve had a lot of fun watching a few reruns while building it and writing this, so it’s been a worthwhile set for me.
A special thank you to LEGO for sending me a copy to review. All thoughts on this set are my own and are not influenced in any way, shape or form. The provision of sets for review does not guarantee a favourable review.