Entertainment Weekly has released another image from the The Simpsons LEGO episode, “Brick Like Me.” They have done a Q&A with Simpsons co-executive producer Brian Kelley and executive producer Matt Selman and some interesting details came out from the interview including the producers have been wanting to make the May 4th episode since early 2012. They also talked more about the plot and LEGO’s investment in the episode. It was mentioned that LEGO helped pay for the episode and had some input as well. Head over to EW to read more about the interview.
Yesterday, we saw the first image of The Simpsons LEGO 550th episode, “Brick Like Me,” premiering on Fox May 4th. Today, on The Simpsons Facebook Page, there is a new image of from the episode which again shows Marge with a different face, most likely used for animation purposes. You also get to see the Springfield County Court House with their slogan “Liberty and Justice For Most” as well as other various buildings in the background. Read more about the episode over on TV Guide. Now we just have to wait for a commercial for the episode.
TV Guide has released an image of next week’s double issue of their listings and on the cover features Marge Simpson as a LEGO minifigure but with a totally different face. Hopefully, the faces won’t be like that in the show.
The episode called “Brick Like Me” is the show’s 550th episode in which the characters are in LEGO form. The plot is Homer waking up in a world where everything is made of LEGO bricks and he as to go on an adventure to “put together” how he got there and to figure out how to get home. The episode airs on May 4th.
There have been reports that the LEGO The Simpsons Series Minifigures (71005) are starting to hit shelves early at various retailers such as Walmart and now Toys R Us. The official release date for the minifigures is still two weeks away on May 1st. In preparation for the release, a reader who is also a fellow member of SandLUG has found some at LEGOLAND and provided a feel guide for the minifigures. Since feeling for the heads may be somewhat difficult, luckily the characters also have accessory pieces that can help out in identifying them. Thank you to Charlie for the guide.
Feel for 1×2 tile remote control and 1×1 round stud donut piece
Feel for the two wheels (they bend) and the skateboard deck.
Feel for her hair – it’s long and bulky. To make sure, feel for her purse.
Feel for her saxophone.
Feel for her teddy-bear.
Feel for 2×2 square tile and a cone-ish head. He is one of two minifigures that have the tile with movable legs. Don’t get him confused with Marge.
7. Ned Flanders
Feel for his toolbox and cup with handle.
8. Krusty the Clown
Feel for his cream-pie. His hair feels like two handles of a
9. Milhouse van Houten
Feel for 2×2 square tile and kid legs. His head is bulkier than Ralph’s. Feel for his big nose if you’re unsure.
10. Ralph Wiggum
Feel for 2×2 square tile and kid legs. His head is smooth and round, although flattened somewhat on top.
11. Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
Feel for his Squishee cup.
12. Nelson Muntz
Feel foe his baseball bat with a raised edge around the handle.
Feel for his club.
Feel for his axe and tail.
15. Chief Wiggum
Feel for his police-hat shape. His loudhailer has a vertical handle and he has a small billystick (club).
16. Mr Burns
Feel for his carbon rod (lightsaber piece) and fish bowl. The fish bowl feels like a minifig head.
If you’re excited for the new LEGO The Simpsons Series Minifigures (71005), you may want to check out your local Walmart stores. I received an email by a reader named Michelle who found a box of 60 on the shelves at her Walmart in Walker, LA. The minifigures will officially be released on May 1st. So if you want to get your hands on them a little earlier, it may behoove you to check out Walmart and see if they put them on shelves on accident.
There’s a new cool LEGO video of The Simpsons couch gag that was created by Brickfilmer MonsieurCaron. This stop-motion video incorporates the LEGO The Simpsons House (71006) as well as various characters from The LEGO Movie. The minute video shows three different gags and is done very well. Check out the video below.
Amazon.uk may have given us a clue of which characters are included in the LEGO The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures (71005).
Woo-hoo! It’s The Simpsons! The LEGO Minifigures series continues with this great collection of 16 of your favorite characters from TV’s longest-running comedy. There’s Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie Simpson, as well as Grampa, Ned Flanders, Ralph Wiggum, Nelson Muntz, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum, Krusty the Clown, Itchy & Scratchy, Mr. Burns and Milhouse. Each The Simpsons minifigure comes in a sealed ‘mystery’ bag with its own special accessories, display plate and collector’s leaflet. Buy a bag, open it up and see which one you get!
One thing to note about the list above is that some of the characters are different from what was reported last year from Nerdly.co.uk. They listed Moe as one of the minifigures but he isn’t on the list above so we’ll have to see which one is correct. I’m guess he won’t be cause of the job that he has as a bartender which isn’t really suitable for children.