Now right here’s one thing that celebrates a present about nothing.
“Seinfeld” fanatic and online game designer Brent Waller spent greater than 5,000 hours rewatching all 180 episodes of the hit ’90s sitcom with a purpose to precisely create a 30th anniversary Lego assortment devoted to the tv sequence that helped form his world.
His 1,326-piece rendition shall be available to the general public for $79.99 on August 1.
“I was just a kid growing up in a small town in Australia when ‘Seinfeld’ debuted in 1989,” Waller, 42, instructed The Post.
The lauded comedy, which first aired on July 5 of that yr, follows the hilarious misadventures of its eponymous frontman Jerry Seinfeld, now 67, and his band of single-in-the-city buddies George Costanza (performed by Jason Alexander, 61), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 60) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards, 71).
“It became one of my favorite shows because it gave me a window into New York City,” added Waller, who had labored with Lego beforehand, and pitched a “Seinfeld” toy through the model’s “Ideas” platform. “A place I’d never been, and access to people with a sarcastic sense of humor like mine.”
So in June 2019, he created the 12-inch-wide, 7-inch-deep and 5-inch-tall Lego duplicate of the enduring “Seinfeld” set — full with the unmistakable furnishings of Jerry’s condo, true-to-life solid member collectible figurines and the comic’s legendary stand-up stage.
And after greater than two years of fine-tuning the construction with the Lego Ideas crew in Denmark, Waller’s creation is now reside and in residing coloration.
“Creating the art for the ‘Seinfeld’ cast was the most challenging but exciting part of bring[ing] Waller’s set to life,” mentioned Lego graphic designer Crystal Fontan. “It was hard trying to choose which versions of them across the nine seasons felt the most true to their character.”
Fontan — a Bronx native who now lives in Billund, Denmark, close to the Lego headquarters — together with co-designers Madison O’Neil and César Soares artfully captured the essence of every solid member’s signature aptitude for the gathering.
“As big fans of the show ourselves we made sure to add in some really cool details and Easter eggs into the set, too,” mentioned O’Neil.
Here’s some extra cool yada, yada, yada in regards to the “Seinfeld” 30th-anniversary set.
Crafting the solid
Lego designers made certain to outfit Jerry Seinfeld’s figurine in his trademark saggy blue button up and denims. They even created a brand new Lego hair piece to reflect his traditional ’90s mullet.
It was a furry ordeal. But the design crew centered Elaine’s Lego look across the brunette’s billowy blowout.
Designers dressed George Constanza in his signature plaid shirt, khaki pants and a purple jacket. A pair of thin-frame glasses and a bald hair piece lend much more type to his Lego minifigure.
What would a Kramer Lego figurine be with out his unforgettable lobster button-up and his brown jacket?
The least advanced of all of the characters to design, Newman’s figurine is available in his postman’s uniform.
The Easter egg hunt
Larry David’s portrait
Lego design crew snuck an image of “Seinfeld” creator Larry David onto Jerry’s fridge.
Superfans will lose their noodles over the Lego re-creation of the pasta statue Kramer made from Jerry Seinfeld throughout Season 6.
The Commando 8
Designers made a cool nod to the episode wherein Kramer haphazardly installs the Commando Eight air conditioner.
Although Jerry’s legendary Klein mountain bicycle did little to maneuver an episode’s storyline alongside, it was a fixture within the condo that Lego designers couldn’t neglect to focus on — they even created a brand new hue of inexperienced to match the two-wheeler’s coloration.
Uncle Leo’s picture
A “Seinfeld” Lego set wouldn’t be full and not using a piece devoted to everybody’s beloved eyebrow-raising member of the family, Uncle Leo (performed by Len Lesser). His portrait hangs in Jerry’s bed room.
Elaine’s fish bag
In reminiscence of Elaine’s late goldfish from the “Parking Garage” episode, LEGO designed a fish bag to decorate her figurine.