The LEGO Group has officially announced the release of the latest in the LEGO Ideas theme –21328 Seinfeld. It was designed by Aussie legend Brent Waller!
The set has a total of 1326 pieces, releasing July 21st for VIPs and August 1st as a global release. It’ll cost US $79.99 / DE €79.99 / UK £69.99 / AU $129.99.
There’s a bunch of props from the hit 90s TV show (Festivus pole anyone?), and a set that will be instantly recognisable to fans.
With five minifigures, Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes and Newman, there’s plenty of scenes to recreate.
There’s also a small stage for Jerry to perform on.
I actually appreciate this shot – it shows that everything can be connected by a stud, so it’s easy to move around.
The press release is below. Who’s looking forward to picking this one up? I’m building it at the moment – look out for my review in the very near future!
THAT IS ONE MAGIC LEGO® IDEAS SEINFELD SET
New LEGO ® Ideas Seinfeld set celebrates the iconic sitcom created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David
- The set is revealed on the anniversary of the first episode of the iconic comedy show – July 5th 1989
- The LEGO Ideas set was designed by LEGO fan Brent Waller, from Brisbane, Australia and features Jerry’s flat, a stand-up stage and the five iconic characters
5th July 2021: Fans of classic 90s sitcom Seinfeld can now recreate some of the most iconic scenes from the series with the new LEGO® Ideas Seinfeld set from the LEGO Group. Featuring Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment, a buildable stage for the stand-up comic and a Festivus pole the set inspires builders to relive the most classic moments from the series.
The highly anticipated set was created by LEGO fan Brent Waller, from Brisbane, Australia, via his submission on the LEGO Ideas® platform, a LEGO initiative that takes new ideas that have been imagined and voted for by fans and turns them into reality.
So, whether you want to re-enact the Story of Festivus, the Wallet Scene or the Fix Up, the set’s intricate props and features transport you directly back to New York in the 90s, enabling you to create your very own Show About Nothing in brick form.
LEGO fan designer, Brent, who is the co-founder of a video games company, loved LEGO as a kid but was re-introduced to it as an adult and combined with his skill as a 3D artist he set about designing his own LEGO creations – including creating the Seinfeld set. Talking about the design, Brent said, “I loved Seinfeld in the 90s and recently re-watched them all. I thought it was a travesty that a LEGO Seinfeld set didn’t exist so I made an effort to resolve that and make the best rendition of Jerry’s Apartment and the gang that I could. The biggest challenge was trying to cram as much detail from the show into the kitchen, all the cupboards, items in the cupboard and on the bench-tops. But I am very proud of how it turned out.”
Some of the instantly recognisable features include: the kitchen with buildable counter, fridge, microwave, oven and more; living room with a sofa; tables; an office; a buildable stage for stand-up comedian Jerry and a Festivus pole, collectively inspiring memories of comical moments from the show’s 180 episodes!
The set features 5 minifigures inspired by the iconic main characters and one notable postal worker from the show; Jerry Seinfeld, George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer, Elaine Benes and Newman are all included decked out in iconic 90s outfits.
Federico Begher, VP of Global Marketing at The LEGO Group commented, “The LEGO Ideas platform is a great way for fans to share their ideas with us and their passion for a particular theme. Not only did Brent have a personal desire to create this build, other fans agree and he gained the necessary 10,000 community votes needed for us to consider creating it into a product.
Seinfeld is a classic sit-com and a cultural icon that was huge in the 90s and still stands the test of time today. The combination of the quirky characters and the nostalgia of the show is the perfect fit for LEGO and when we saw the concept we just knew we had to make it. I am so excited to see how this has been brought this to life in LEGO form and the attention to detail from the furniture to some of the minifigures accessories.”
LEGO® Ideas Seinfeld set is available for LEGO VIP members from 21st July and for all from LEGO Stores and Lego.com/Seinfeld from 1st August, 2021 at the recommended retail price of €79.99 / $79.99 / £69.99