Treat yo’ self to a potential LEGO Parks and Recreation set with LEGO Ideas

A LEGO Ideas project based on Parks and Recreation has reached the first 2023 review, which means you might one day be able to treat yo’ self to LEGO Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle.


The LEGO Ideas team is no stranger to sitcom sets by this point – see 21319 Central Perk, 21328 Seinfeld, 21336 The Office and so on – which means the odds are surely pretty good for prolific platform user SJs Workshop’s Parks and Recreation project. The long-running mockumentary sitcom, helmed by The Office showrunner Greg Daniels and writer Michael Schur, followed the antics of perky bureaucrat Leslie Knope in the fictional town of Pawnee, Indiana.

It’s the same quirky premise that saw The Office rocket to success in the US, and the LEGO Ideas team could now journey down the same path, following 21336 The Office with an official set based on Parks and Recreation. SJs Workshop’s model even takes roughly the same aesthetic approach as Jaijai Lewis’s The Office, packing in all the major rooms, details and characters from the TV show, along with countless Easter eggs and references.

That could well be its undoing, however, when the LEGO Ideas team judges whether to take it to production as an official set: do we need two very similar sitcom models, both depicting office environments, on shelves at the same time? On the other hand, 21336 The Office is due to retire by the end of 2024. The results of the first 2023 review will likely be announced in October, and Ideas sets generally debut a year after getting the green light.

It’s not hard to imagine a scenario in which 21336 The Office is immediately replaced on shelves by a LEGO Parks and Recreation set, but we’ll have to wait until the LEGO Ideas team announces the results of the first 2023 review to find out one way or the other. For now, SJs Workshop’s model becomes the 51st project in an increasingly packed review – and one that could well become a record-breaker

Every LEGO Ideas project in the first 2023 review

Number   LEGO Ideas project   LEGO Ideas user   Date qualified   
1      Dr. Seuss and LEGO  LegoFan_506      January 2, 2023      
2      Sweet Honey  RobertVII      January 4, 2023      
3      The Botanical Garden  Goannas      January 9, 2023      
4      The Crown – A Piece of History  Piraten      January 12, 2023      
5      Stargate SG1: Embarkation Room  Starbrick_SG1      January 12, 2023      
6      Roscosmos Soyuz MS Spacecraft  Tom_Brick      January 15, 2023      
7     Motorized Howl’s Moving Castle  ericlego321     January 16, 2023     
8     The Stargate  Captain Mutant     January 16, 2023     
9     Medieval Seaside Market  bricks_fan_uy     January 17, 2023     
10    Brick Boulevard  Bricky_Brick    January 19, 2023    
11    Retro Comic Store  LEGOverwatch    January 22, 2023    
12    Shrek’s Swamp – 20th Anniversary  The Real Ashnflash    January 22, 2023    
13    Baby Green Sea Turtle – Kinetic  QuaintWolf082    January 23, 2023    
14   Humpback Whale  Les Briques de Loïc   January 25, 2023    
15   Shrek’s Swamp  danielbradleyy   January 26, 2023   
16   Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 99th Precinct  Ben Fankhauser   January 27, 2023   
17  LED Lamp  Castor-Troy and Max Brich  January 28, 2023  
18  Bricks Coffee  UTAMARU_BRICK8  January 28, 2023  
19  Ogel Creek Saw Mill  Krackenator4  January 31, 2023  
20  Hollow Knight: Forgotten Crossroad  Ben Osborne  February 1, 2023  
21  LEGO Godzilla  Matthew Esposito  February 2, 2023  
22  Claus Toys  Pablo Sánchez Jiménez  February 2, 2023  
23  Twilight: Cullen House  LobsterThermidor  February 4, 2023  
24  Where’s Wally/Waldo?  Iyan Ha  February 4, 2023  
25  V.&T.R.R. #12, GENOA  SgJess  February 9, 2023  
26  River Side Lodge  terauma  February 14, 2023  
27  CATAN – The Game  Christoph Ruge  February 15, 2023  
28  Daft Punk – The Robots  eliot.obrien  February 15, 2023  
29  Monsters Inc: The Door to Monstropolis  HollyonFilm  February 18, 2023  
30  Iljinai Family House  Rock the Brick  February 19, 2023  
31  Multi-Tool  Tall Guy Bricks  February 19, 2023  
32  Portal 2 Quantum Tunneling Device. The “Portal Gun”  Hooded-Blaze  February 20, 2023  
33  LEGOLAND Train Station  Mind the Bricks and Patgeo  February 25, 2023  
34  E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial  Marcos Garavelli  February 27, 2023  
35  Amethyst Geode  gman13579  March 3, 2023  
36  The Scream  pacemanship  March 5, 2023  
37  U Liotru – Elephant Fountain – Catania  Giovanni Mirulla  March 6, 2023  
38  LEGO Astronaut – Never Give Up  legotruman  March 7, 2023  
39  The Iron Giant  hachiroku24  March 8, 2023  
40  Bluey! Again!  Monkey Scout  March 13, 2023  
41  Naruto: Ichiraku Ramen Shop – 25th Anniversary  DadiTwins  March 13, 2023  
42  Robotic Mech Factory  The_B3_  March 13, 2023  
43  DuckTales: The Money Bin  sxavalentine  March 15, 2023  
44  BIONICLE: Toa Head Statue  yannickbuildsthings  March 15, 2023  
45  Deejay Chiama Italia  FACEBRICKUP  March 16, 2023  
46  The Metropolitan: Don’t Miss Your Train!  LilBilly  March 18, 2023  
47  Classic Telephone  Brick Dangerous  March 21, 2023  
48  Gothic Castle  Ponyraptor  March 23, 2023  
49  Welcome to Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 75th Anniversary Set  Reepicheep90077  March 25, 2023  
50 Wednesday: Welcome to Ophelia HallBrickmax March 25, 2023 
51Parks and RecreationSJs WorkshopMarch 30, 2023

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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