A couple of weeks ago, we reported that The Simpsons were indeed confirmed for release sometime in the future. Today, All About Bricks is reporting that the Series 13 of the LEGO Collectible Minifigures line will be based on The Simpsons and future Collectible Minifigures releases will be licensed characters. They have also noted that the there will be no sets but just minifigures to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the show. This news is a total opposite of the rumored sets that was supposedly being released this winter.
Let’s think about this for a minute here. If this is true, it will be a dramatic change from LEGO especially for a new theme. I’m not sure if it will be profitable with only minifigures because people most likely will not be looking for multiples of the same character. We don’t need an army of Bart minifigures, do we? It was already announced that Series 12 will be based on The LEGO Movie but that is to coincide with the huge movie event. For the company to create just a line of minifigures for a new theme is unheard of, aside from the Collectible Minifigure series.
Although these are just rumors, All About Bricks have been correct on many other things so we will see if this whole Simpsons thing is true. Stay tuned for more Simpsons news as they come.
Update: The rumors are now confirmed. Read more about it here.