Inspired by fan designer Jaijai Lewis’s submission, LEGO Ideas 21336 The Office is a love letter to one of the most popular comedy shows of all time. Originally created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for a two-series run in the UK on the BBC, the mockumentary format went on to be reimagined in the US by NBC, lasting for nine award-winning seasons.
The sitcom-based 21336 The Office manages to stick closely to Lewis’s original design, including a similar layout and rooms, desks and chairs, equipment and plenty of deep cut nods to the show. The set also boasts a whopping 15 minifigures, the most for any LEGO Ideas model to date, with nearly all of the show’s key characters present and correct.
However, on closer inspection, fans of The Office will notice that there are two faces noticeably absent from the 44th LEGO Ideas set. Missing in action are Regional Manager at the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin, Andy Bernard (as portrayed by Ed Helms), and office receptionist Pam Beesly’s replacement, Erin Hannon (played by Ellie Kemper).
Although the long-suffering ‘Nard Dog’ and eternally-optimistic Erin did appear in Lewis’s original submission, neither managed to make the cut in the final version of the American workplace model. However, both characters should be fairly easy to recreate in minifigure form, which we suspect some inspired creative fans of the show are no doubt probably already working on.