The set comes from the mind of Lego enthusiast Brett Waller, who submitted his design through Lego Ideas, the company’s website for crowdsourced set suggestions.
Lego Ideas requires users to submit their ideas and meet a threshold of backing from supporters, after which the company itself will review the set and determine whether it’s viable for mass production. Waller’s kit made the cut.
Fans of Seinfeld have long argued over whether or not the hallway out of Jerry’s apartment is a geometric impossibility. The hallway is slanted at an angle and features doorways on both sides. But if that’s the case, then the angle of the entrance to Jerry’s apartment means the other apartments in the hallway would run directly into his kitchen.
The kit seems to settle the case, as the hallway is straight and features no other doorways on the outside of Jerry’s apartment.
“Could Jerry Seinfeld’s hallway exist? In reality, probably not. The angle of the door entering Seinfeld’s apartment and the location of his kitchen don’t appear to match with most shots from the hallway.”