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Getting close to 9,000!
Wow, it's been a while since I last gave an update! The last time I wrote an update we were getting close to 5,000 supporters! Now we're nearly at 9,000! Thank you all so much for believing in this idea, for voting & spreading the word! I'm positive we'll hit 10,000 soon and then after that it will be up to Lego!
There have been some minor changes since the last update. I got better hair pieces for Kevin, Oscar and Toby. And I add some stickers for Pam's painting and the computer screens.
I'm actually worried we'll hit 10,000 votes before I have the next major design update ready. I ordered the parts but at the rate the voting is going I don't know if I'll have the redesign ready in time (I'm not sure if I can submit updates after hitting 10,000 votes). So I'll break down the functionality/changes I'm working on & I hope to have new images ready before we reach our goal.
Right now this set is one vignette of the main Dunder Mifflin Scranton office space with several modular pieces (each Office space like Michael's Office, the Conference Room and Darryl's Office can be detached and removed easily, mainly to allow access with a camera).
The major improvement I'm working on is adjusting the set so it can swing open on hinges (kind of similar to the hinge mechanism Lego used in the Simpsons sets). This allows for even better ease of access for animators to use their cameras as well as regular play. Essentially this vignette scene will be able to open up to be 3 vignettes connected by two columns of hinges along the back wall. There will be a locking mechanism so if you just want to have it as a display piece, you'll still be able to do that. But my intention is to have this be a true play set for Office fans.
I hope to have all the pieces within the next couple days and will add an update so you can better see this feature!
Redesign: Michael Scott's Office is finally Sand Green!
As I mentioned in previous updates, I've been redesigning the set a little, the biggest and most difficult was redesigning Michael's office. When I first designed the prototype for this Lego Idea, I had to use what I had available to me. But when I looked at it to tweak the design I realized that the brick color that most resembles Michael's office color is Sand Green.
One of the most difficult colors to find, especially for standard bricks, because it is most widely found in the old Statue of Liberty set. When I first heard about it I didn't quite understand how rare and beloved those bricks are to Lego fans.
But I am dedicated to perfecting the design as much as possible & it was the thing I wanted to redesign the most! So I started getting the parts together. I have to say, when I first built this prototype I ordered parts from around the world! But finding and getting my hands on enough standard Sand Green bricks (1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 1x6, 1x8) was probably the most difficult task to date. But... I LOVE the new color scheme! I totally understand why so many Lego fans love this color! It looks so much more like Michael's office than the old Dark Green brick color I was using.
I hope you all agree and love the redesign as well!!
Nearing 5,000 votes!
Wow, thank you all for all the support and votes! As we get near 5,000 supporters the campaign will earn an extra 182 days (6 months) to hit the 10,000 supporter goal! I think we'll get there as long as everyone keeps voting and telling others to vote. I want to thank you all for doing that, helping to spread the word and telling others about the campaign and getting them to vote really keeps this momentum going. Thank you so much for your support, devotion and help.
New Lego Ideas Guidelines, Design Update, Full Minifig Accessory List
First I want to thank all of you for supporting the Lego The Office set! You all are amazing and I am incredibly honored the project has your vote! It truly was a labor of love recreating all these details and I am over the moon that you all love it too!
We've gained over 1,000 supporters in a couple weeks! That's insane! We've been trending as "Popular this Week" on the Lego Ideas main page for two weeks! The momentum has been growing thanks to all of your help spreading the word, special thanks to Craig Robinson (Darryl Philbin) & Jahmilla Jackson (Darryl's sister, Gwenyth Philbin) who both posted their support on social media!
And the number of people reaching out on the Lego The Office social media accounts (@LegoTheOffice) has been so touching. I love hearing your stories about what The Office means to you and how it affected your life. Like so many of you, it is my go to show to laugh, because it's so funny and beloved across the world... I also love the story that was told, it was honestly beautiful to watch unfold. I'm so honored to be able to contribute something to the Office fans that helps show our love for this amazing television show.
New Lego Ideas Guidelines
A lot of you have been messaging me on my social media with your concern that the Lego The Office set doesn't meet the new guidelines because of the 3000 part limit. I'm happy to tell you all that after a long and exhausting process (That's what she said...), I've counted every single part and it comes far below that limit! The current build, including all 17 of the Mini-figures (all primary cast members) and their accessories currently comes in at 1,723 parts. And most of those are tiny parts. This is awesome because I built this with what I could get my hands on, Lego has a much larger selection than I do and the capability of designing pieces (i.e - the Minifigs, Pam's painting, Dwight's Bobblehead, the Scranton Maps, Dunder Mifflin stuff, etc.) in a way that I can't so it looks more accurate. Now that I know that the part count is fairly low, I also means I know I have some room for some redesign ideas...
In my last update I was talking about a way to dismantle & reassemble the set easily, to make each part of the office modular. I am currently getting the parts together to introduce that function to the set. Also I mentioned Lego Mose was introduced in the last update (he is not a primary Mini-fig though, it was just something fun I wanted to put in and if anything Lego could also do it as an exclusive SDCC or Lego Store release) but I decided to also add a Lego Jan Levinson and Lego David Wallace to the set. They won't be primary Mini-figs, just other extra possibilities Lego can put in.
Full Accessory List
Finally, since I first created this set and made the proposal the Minifig accessories have evolved. I was asked for a full list of all the accessories which you will find below. I don't expect Lego to select all these accessories but I wanted to give you (and them) a wide selection to choose from.
- Michael Scott
- Dundie Award
- World's Best Boss Mug
- Magician Mike Outfit
- Santa Hat
- Holiday Tree
- Date Mike Hat
- Prison Mike Bandana
- Dwight Scrute
- Elf Hat
- Pumpkin Head Hat
- Volunteer Sheriff Outfit
- Jim Halpert
- Jello Mold
- Pam Beesley Halpert
- Painting Palette
- Painting Outfit
- Wedding Ring
- Andy Bernard
- Phyllis Lapin Vance
- Knitting Needles
- Stanley Hudson
- Meredith Palmer
- Big Gulp Cup
- Bottle full of Dandelion Tea
- Empty Bottle
- Creed Bratton
- Darryl Philbin
- Angela Martin Scrute
- White Cat
- Black Cat
- Brown Cat
- Wedding Ring
- Oscar Martinez
- Kevin Malone
- Candy Jar
- Pizza Box
- Erin Hannon
- Kelly Kapoor
- Ryan Howard
- Cheesy Pita
- Toby Flenderson
- David Wallace (proposed promotional Minifig)
- Jan Levinson (proposed promotional Minifig)
- Mose Scrute (proposed promotional Minifig)
Thank you all again for voting, reposting and asking other fans to vote! If you have any questions feel free to contact me via my Twitter or Instagram ( @LegoTheOffice )!
A long overdue update!
A lot has happened since I last updated this Lego Idea for my favorite TV show, The Office. First, I added a Lego Mose Mini Figure to the project!
Also, Andy Buckley (who played David Wallace) tweeted his support for the project!
I have been working on several design improvements, including the ability for the set to separate easily. So you would be able to disconnect the big set into several modular mini sets! I've also taken much more detailed images of the mini figures and some ideas I had for accessories which you can find below.
Finally, way back in my last update, we had only a few hundred supporters! Look how far we've come in such a short time! Now we have over 2,000! And that's thanks to you! Your support means so much to me and to this project. I really believe we can get the 10,000 votes with your continued support and help spreading the word to others. Please vote for this Lego Idea and spread the word on social media. Every little bit helps and any help you could provide to get this to go viral would be amazing!
You can find me on Instagram and Twitter @LegoTheOffice and on Facebook as well. Thank you so much!
The Office Minifigures
Dunder-Mifflinites! Thank you for voting and sharing the project on Facebook, Twitter (@LegoTheOffice) and Instagram (@LegoTheOffice)! I appreciate all the people helping to get the word out!
Above is a picture of the minifigs for the set. There are 17 minifigures for this set (Top: Kevin, Oscar, Angela, Dwight, Michael, Jim, Pam, Andy, Erin. Bottom: Phyllis, Stanley, Creed, Meredith, Ryan, Kelly, Toby, Darryl). Each minifigure will have their own accessories that I will be spotlighting in future updates! Follow the project on social media for new updates!
Thank you all for your support!
500 Supporters!! Thank you so much!
500 Supporters! Thank you so much! If you follow the project's Facebook, Twitter or Instagram you will see many more updates, including a recreation of the theme song! Thank you for helping this project, please keep retweeting and sharing this project with others. The only way Lego will consider making a set of The Office is if we keep sharing the campaign with others and getting more votes!
Jenna Fischer (Pam Halpert) tweeted about this project!
Kate Flannery (Meredith Palmer) tweeted about this project!
Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) tweeted about this project!
My heartfelt thanks!
Wow! Just wow! Thank you all for your support!!
I have some photo updates you'll find below. You can find them and more on my official Facebook, Instagram (@legotheofficeidea) and Twitter (@legotheoffice). Please follow me and repost! #legotheoffice #legotheofficeidea
On a more personal note, I love The Office, I think you can all see that. Whenever I have a bad day it is my show, the one I can say is my definitive favorite, the one I watch to smile and laugh (I love that it still makes me laugh!). I have a great deal of respect for what the cast and crew did for us fans and I hope to make them proud.
But the coolest thing for me has been connecting with all of you. The last couple days have been amazing and talking with so many fellow fans of The Office has literally been one of the craziest things I've ever experienced in my life! My phone is going absolutely crazy! Seeing so many people that are enthusiastic about this project has been wonderful, but seeing the passion each one of you have for the story we all love has been a privilege.
So, I've gotten literally hundreds of questions and I can only answer a few here, so here we go!
Is this an official Lego set?
No, but hopefully one day. It's a proposal to Lego, it requires 10,000 votes for it to be judged by Lego to see if it can be made into an official Lego set. They do their judging every 3 months, the next qualification period is January.
Do I really need to create a login to vote?
Yes, Lego wants to ensure there is no cheating and so do I. You can speed up the process by logging in through your Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus. But I do want to encourage everyone to only vote once!
How can I help make this happen?
- Support the project
- Follow my social media accounts for updates
- Spread the word
- And please repost the images I uploaded and tag me so I can say Thank You!
What does "Modular" mean?
Well I built this in a way so you can disconnect and adjust the rooms however you like. It makes assembling (and taking pictures) a lot easier!
Where are Andy, Ryan and Oscar?
They are coming soon! I'm trying to be careful about which pieces I pick for each character and the accessories that come with them. It hasn't been easy building this, it required a lot of research, searching and ordering specific pieces. But if you really want to know, Andy is heading in from a sales call and will be in soon. Ryan is AWOL in Florida, he burned down the Kitchen and Annex (cheesy pita). Oscar is on a paid vacation courtesy of Dunder Mifflin (don't ask...).
And again, thank you all so much!
Thanks for sharing and voting for this project!
Thank you for voting on this project and sharing it with friends! Please remember we need 10,000 votes and every vote to support this project will go a long way! Please click the "Supporting" button, it will only take a moment. And follow the Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for exclusive games & updates. Updates like this picture, which is one of my favorites. Caption it! #legotheoffice #legotheofficeidea
Wow, thank you for the support!
Thank you all so much for the support for the "Lego The Office" project! I'm so glad to see other Office fans responding so positively to this project! It's so humbling to see the positive feedback and support! And thank you for sharing this project with your friends and fellow fans, it really is amazing.
Included in this update are a couple more pictures from the Official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for this project.
Please follow the project's Instagram and this project for updates, custom caption games and share the project with your friends! If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Coming up soon are the minifigs for Andy, Oscar and Ryan!
It turns out Jim was right, Bears do eat beets. And Dwight still misses Megadesk.