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‘Seinfeld’ superfan creates Lego set celebrating 30th anniversary

Now here’s something that celebrates a show about nothing. 

“Seinfeld” fanatic and video game designer Brent Waller spent more than 5,000 hours rewatching all 180 episodes of the hit ’90s sitcom in order to accurately create a 30th anniversary Lego collection dedicated to the television series that helped shape his world. 

His 1,326-piece rendition will 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, told The Post. 

The lauded comedy, which first aired on July 5 of that year, follows the hilarious misadventures of its eponymous frontman Jerry Seinfeld, now 67, and his band of single-in-the-city buddies George Costanza (played by Jason Alexander, 61), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 60) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards, 71). 

The cast of "Seinfeld" (left to right) Michael Richards, Jason Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus won multiple Emmys and Golden Globe awards throughout the show's 9 season run.
The cast of “Seinfeld” (left to right) Michael Richards, Jason Alexander, Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus won multiple Emmys and Golden Globe awards throughout the show’s nine-season run.
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“It became one of my favorite shows because it gave me a window into New York City,” added Waller, who had worked with Lego previously, and pitched a “Seinfeld” toy via the brand’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 replica of the iconic “Seinfeld” set — complete with the unmistakable furnishings of Jerry’s apartment, true-to-life cast member figurines and the comedian’s legendary stand-up stage. 

And after more than two years of fine-tuning the structure with the Lego Ideas team in Denmark, Waller’s creation is now live and in living color.

Waller with the finalized version of his "Seinfeld" 30th anniversary LEGO set.
Artist Brent Waller with the finalized version of his “Seinfeld” 30th anniversary Lego set.

“Creating the art for the ‘Seinfeld’ cast was the most challenging but exciting part of bring[ing] Waller’s set to life,” said 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, near the Lego headquarters — along with co-designers Madison O’Neil and César Soares artfully captured the essence of each cast member’s signature flair for the collection. 

LEGO designers were careful to create graphics that closely resemble the iconic looks of the "Seinfeld" cast.
LEGO designers were careful to create graphics that closely resemble the iconic looks of the “Seinfeld” cast.
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“As big fans of the show ourselves we made sure to add in some really cool details and Easter eggs into the set, too,” said O’Neil.

Here’s some more cool yada, yada, yada about the “Seinfeld” 30th-anniversary set. 

Crafting the cast

Jerry

Lego designers made sure to outfit Jerry Seinfeld’s figurine in his trademark baggy blue button up and jeans. They even created a new Lego hair piece to mirror his classic ’90s mullet.

Seinfeld rocking his typically 90s look, accessorized by his stand-up comedy microphone.
Seinfeld rocking his typically 90s look, accessorized by his stand-up comedy microphone.
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Elaine

It was a hairy ordeal. But the design team centered Elaine’s Lego look around the brunette’s billowy blowout.

George

Designers dressed George Constanza in his signature plaid shirt, khaki pants and a red jacket. A pair of thin-frame glasses and a bald hair piece lend even more style to his Lego minifigure. 

Kramer

What would a Kramer Lego figurine be without his unforgettable lobster button-up and his brown jacket?

Newman

The least complex of all the characters to design, Newman’s figurine comes in his postman’s uniform. 

The Easter egg hunt

Waller and the LEGO design team planted a number of fun and artful "Seinfeld" Easter eggs for show zealots to discover and enjoy.
Waller and the LEGO design team planted a number of fun and artful “Seinfeld” Easter eggs for show zealots to discover and enjoy.
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Larry David’s portrait

Lego design team snuck a picture of “Seinfeld” creator Larry David onto Jerry’s fridge.

“Fusilli Jerry”

Superfans will lose their noodles over the Lego re-creation of the pasta statue Kramer made of Jerry Seinfeld during Season 6. 

The Commando 8

Designers made a cool nod to the episode in which Kramer haphazardly installs the Commando 8 air conditioner. 

The "Seinfeld" LEGO collection wouldn't be complete without the iconic "Seinfeld" stand-up comedy stage.
The “Seinfeld” LEGO collection wouldn’t be complete without the iconic “Seinfeld” stand-up comedy stage.
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The bike

Although Jerry’s legendary Klein mountain bicycle did little to move an episode’s storyline along, it was a fixture in the apartment that Lego designers couldn’t forget to highlight — they even created a new hue of green to match the two-wheeler’s color.

Uncle Leo’s photo

A “Seinfeld” Lego set wouldn’t be complete without a piece dedicated to everyone’s beloved eyebrow-raising family member, Uncle Leo (played by Len Lesser). His portrait hangs in Jerry’s bedroom.

Elaine’s fish bag

In memory of Elaine’s late goldfish from the “Parking Garage” episode, LEGO designed a fish bag to accessorize her figurine. 

LEGO Elaine and her goldfish, inspired by the "Parking Garage" episode.
LEGO Elaine and her goldfish, inspired by the “Parking Garage” episode.
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