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LEGO The Simpsons press-release & more!

by admin on January 11, 2014

in Other LEGO Themes

The first images of the #71006 LEGO The Simpsons House set surfaced just a few days ago, and now we have the official announcement, press-release, designer-video, and of course lots of pictures. So let’s take it all in and then discuss what we think about it! 🙂

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Details

LEGO THE SIMPSONS PRESS RELEASE: BILLUND, Denmark (January 8, 2014) – The LEGO Group today announced a new partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to produce a construction set and licensed LEGO minifigures inspired by the iconic television series, The Simpsons. In addition, FOX is scheduled to air a special LEGO episode of The Simpsons in May 2014 featuring Springfield and its cast of characters in LEGO form.

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Open

Scheduled to launch this February in LEGO stores and via the LEGO Shop at Home catalog and website, the construction set will recreate the iconic Simpsons family house in LEGO form. Also included in the LEGO and The Simpsons construction set is the entire family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie along with neighbor Ned Flanders. A separate line of 16 LEGO The Simpsons minifigures will launch in all mass toy retailers in May 2014.

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Fox during the 25th anniversary year of the Simpsons,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president licensing & entertainment at The LEGO Group. “We know our fans will love the challenge of building the Simpsons’ family home in great detail and the ability to collect quintessential characters in LEGO minifigure form will let them showcase their love of the show in a whole new way. We are also excited that The Simpsons will be created in LEGO form, truly bringing this partnership to life.”

#71006 LEGO The Simpson House Modular Design

“We are kicking off the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons in a big way, and we think LEGO-loving fans of the show will be impressed with this collaboration that represents the best of both iconic worlds through the LEGO and The Simpsons construction set, minifigures and LEGO-themed episode,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “Our partnership with LEGO is the perfect addition to the range of product lines that will be introduced globally in celebration of this great milestone achievement in television history.”

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Bottom Floor

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Top Floor

The LEGO The Simpson House will be available February 1st in LEGO retail outlets for $199.99 (USD). The line of LEGO The Simpsons minifigures will launch in May 2014 in all major toy retailers for $3.99 each.

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Minifigs

LEGO THE SIMPSONS HOUSE DETAILS: D’oh! The Simpsons House has been turned into LEGO bricks! Build The Simpsons House with detachable roof, modular design, car with dent, the famous family couch, 6 minifigures and so much more. Recreate hilarious scenes from the classic animated TV series with The Simpsons House. Taken right out of Springfield, this amazing model is crammed with tons of LEGO brick detail.

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Images

Lift off the roof and open up the house to discover Homer and Marge’s big family bedroom including bed and Maggie’s crib, Bart’s room with his skateboard and Krusty the Clown poster, Lisa’s room with her favorite books, jazz poster and more, and bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and mirror. Lift off the top floor to reveal the fully-fitted kitchen with dining table, chairs, yellow and light-blue tiled floor and lots of pots, pans and other accessories. Then it’s into the living room with couch and TV playing Itchy and Scratchy, purple piano and more.

Next to the house is the detachable garage, complete with workbench, tool rack, vacuum cleaner, broom, toolbox, tools and the family car, complete with dent (because only in a LEGO world are dents a plus!), opening trunk and ‘radioactive’ bar from the nuclear power plant. Step outside onto the terrace and you’ll find loads of cool items, including a grill, wheelbarrow and air conditioning unit with ‘Property of Ned Flanders’ decoration, sausages, 2 garden loungers, flowerpots, a shovel, 2 fruit cocktail glasses, Lisa’s camera, Bart’s skateboard ramp with ‘El Barto’ graffiti and an antenna on the roof. The Simpsons House is the perfect collector’s item for fans of all ages. Includes 6 minifigures: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders.

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Minifigs

  • Includes 6 minifigures: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders
  • First floor includes yellow and light-blue tiled floor, sink, oven and stove, drawers, cups, pot, pan, bowl, mixer, plates, cake tins, cutlery, dining table and 4 chairs
  • Living room features TV playing Itchy and Scratchy, couch, boat painting, telephone, carpet, purple piano and staircase to the second floor with family photos
  • Bart’s room features a bed, night lamp, desk with pin board, chair, Krusty the Clown poster, skateboard, shelves with books, radio and a cap
  • Marge and Homer’s bedroom features a bed, 2 side tables, Maggie’s crib and Marge’s bagLisa’s room features a vanity mirror with hairbrush, stool, bed, table with lamp and cup, shelves with books, magnifying glass, backpack and a jazz poster on the wall
  • Bathroom features a shower, toilet, sink and a mirror
  • Detachable garage features the family car, tools, workbench, tool rack, vacuum cleaner, toolbox and a broom
  • Family car with space for 4 minifigures features a dent in the front and an opening trunk to store Homer’s suitcase and a ‘radioactive’ bar from the nuclear power plant
  • Outside area includes a grill, wheelbarrow and air conditioning unit with ‘Property of Ned Flanders’ decoration, sausages, 2 garden loungers, flowerpots, a shovel, 2 fruit cocktail glasses, Lisa’s camera, Bart’s skateboard ramp with ‘El Barto’ graffiti and an antenna on the roof
  • Can you spot all the items Homer has “borrowed” from Ned Flanders?
  • Remove the roof and top floor to access the different rooms inside
  • House is hinged in the middle for easy access
  • The perfect set for fans of LEGO brick building and The Simpsons!
  • The Simpsons House measures over 9” (23cm) high, 16” (42cm) wide and 9” (24cm) deep
  • Ages 12+
  • 2,523 pieces

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons Family Car

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning February 2014 via shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores. US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK  £179.99 – DK 1,699.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country.)

So what do you think now that we got all the info on the #71006 LEGO The Simpsons House set? And what about the minifigures? Is this a set you are considering getting once it becomes available? Or are you going to pass? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Lloydguy January 11, 2014 at 10:44 AM

FIRST Comment! I don’t really like the Simpsons, but I might get something for my dad for Father’s day. I think he likes the Simpsons

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admin January 11, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Maybe you can get him one of the small collectible bags with a Simpsons character. 🙂

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Lloydguy January 12, 2014 at 1:45 PM

I was thinking that, because getting him a set would be better for his birthday in September, plus I’ll have a lot of money from the lawn mowing season. I could also get my friend a set because he LOVES the Simpsons. But that would be for his birthday (I don’t even know when it is) if I get invited to his party

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Lloydguy January 12, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Turns out he thinks the Simpsons are okay. 🙁 I can still get him some LEGOs though

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Lloydguy January 12, 2014 at 1:53 PM

He (as in he thinks the Simpsons are okay) is my dad

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ninja of stealth January 12, 2014 at 6:50 PM

very interesting LEGO, I mean, not to offend anyone or anything but this show is very “inapropro” (inappropriate) why would LEGO do this? they are supporting a bad TV show, and I think LEGO is setting a bad example to kids that this show is okay. and again, if I offened anyone I did not mean to start an argument I’m just sharing my personal thought. no hard feelings, right?

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Lloydguy January 12, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I never said I liked the Simpsons. I never wanted LEGO to do this once I heard about it.

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DX ZX KENDO NRG KIMONO TECHNO JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING-SERIOUSLY I HAVE A MOUTH OF LIGHTNING January 11, 2014 at 11:01 AM

……..$300 I assume…..that sucks! I wanted this so bad! the detail is amazing! Ned looks the best I’d say 🙂

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Håkan January 11, 2014 at 11:11 AM

$200, according to end section…

Still a handful, but a bit less…

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 11, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I didn’t read that part. but doesn’t really matter…I am still not buying it.

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ninja of stealth January 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

they put detail on the short legs on these minifigures, and they also did it on the arms to make it look like a short sleeve shirt. I hope that they do that in other sets! 😀 also the house is cool! the set on the other hand I am not supporting. sorry.

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admin January 11, 2014 at 1:35 PM

The price per piece is actually really excellent for this set. 8 cents a piece for a licensed set is pretty much unheard of. And the pieces are nice and very useful. So although some people may not like this set, the price and the details are excellent.

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 11, 2014 at 11:23 AM

so I was thinking…I dont really have a mouth of lightning so why do I have that in my name…I guess cause it makes my name longer… 😛

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ninja of stealth January 12, 2014 at 6:54 PM

yeah, I have a mouth of lightning!…sometimes. 🙂

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Beardless Dwarf January 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM

I still can’t believe that LEGO would do something like this….The house is nice but I definitely won’t be buying it: Especially with a price tag like that! Why LEGO?!? WHYYYYYYY!?!

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admin January 11, 2014 at 1:36 PM

The Simpsons actually have a huge fan-base. A bit dated, but so is the De Lorean. And we are not forced to buy it. 😉

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Chi-bacca January 11, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I find it weird that LEGO has made a very large set for a theme that has very mixed opinions and is probably not going to do too well……
Oh and what do you guys think of my new gravatar I edited it myself 😀

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admin January 11, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Funny avatar! BTW< I just finished editing your post on the LEGO vs. Mega Bloks debate. It is scheduled for the 16th. 😉

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Lloydguy January 12, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Interested about the debate…. Cool Gravatar, How do you change it? (question directed to admin)

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admin January 12, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Just go to gravatar.com to set up your avatar. It is very simple to do and will magically appear here as well. 😉

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ninja of stealth January 12, 2014 at 6:55 PM

your avatar rocks chi-bacca! I think I will do a new one for me!

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Fikko3107 January 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

I find it amusing so many people are complaining/ranting about the price. Come on, a 8 cents per piece, this has one of the best price-per-piece ratio of a licensed set! It’s actually a better value, parts wise, then Ewok Village. Personally though, if I can pick between the two, the Ewok Village would still be my choice…

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Dr. Inferno January 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

This is disgusting. The Simpsons is DEFINETLY not a kids show, so I have no idea why Lego would do this. There’s so much in that show that’s completely inappropriate for ALL ages! I still have no idea WHY Lego would endorse it.

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Lloydguy January 12, 2014 at 1:49 PM

I agree, why do people like it? My friend likes for some CRAZY reason that I don’t know

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Majestic Kai Fan January 11, 2014 at 3:04 PM

I’ve been waiting so long for something like this to come out

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fugle January 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Yeah! Danish pricing. I was starting to worry this would be an American exclusive. I’m so impressed and pleased with the detailing of this model. I cannot wait to discover all of its secrets in real life. I love the Simpsons but I feel this model can contribute to any LEGO city!

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The Yellow Ninja January 11, 2014 at 4:54 PM

As much as I don’t like this lego Simpsons deal, this set is amazingly well done. I’m tempted to buy it just for the house and car and just sell the minifigures online.

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admin January 11, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I have actually thought of the same thing! 😀

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darkon January 11, 2014 at 5:05 PM

This is actually a fantastic idea! All Lego has to do in order to make sets for adult themes is make them too expensive for kids to buy! When you think about it, almost none of the sets in the $200 and up range are intended for kids. They’re meant for adult fans and professional model builders. Including sets based off of more adult themes in this category is genus! Well done Lego! 😀

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Chris of Yoda Archives January 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM

When the piece count was revealed, I was afraid this set would be $300. I was so glad that it is $200. That is still a high price tag but a great price per brick. Unlike some the other expensive sets I want this set is small enough that I could build it and keep it on display. I can almost justify getting this.

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admin January 12, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Yeah, the price/piece is definitely reasonable. Also, I agree that this is a very nice display piece. 🙂

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) January 12, 2014 at 8:51 AM

@admin, I had a third dream that I got Mr. Gold….

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admin January 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Mr. Gold is out there, waiting for you… He is sending you signs… :mrgreen:

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ninja of stealth January 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM

use the force, jay…

the force is strong, with this one…

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darkon January 12, 2014 at 4:53 PM

I’m really getting tired of all the people complaining about this. Every Lego site I go on has some discussion forum where people are just ranting about how much they hate the Simpsons. It’s stupid! If you don’t like the Simpsons then just don’t buy the sets! Nobody wants to hear you complain. Lego has adult fans, and there is no reason for Lego to not make themes directed towards AFOLs like myself. Lego makes themes for all ages. Just because they make a theme that you don’t like is no reason for you to get angry. Just be happy with the themes that you do like.

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admin January 12, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean. I remember the whole hatred of LEGO Friends, which turned out to become extremely successful afterall. LEGO will find out soon enough if The Simpsons was a good idea or not. I believe that The Simpsons House is going to be very popular. I think it is a very nice set.

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ninja of stealth January 12, 2014 at 6:58 PM

you know what darkon, that’s a good point. if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. 😐

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Håkan January 13, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Or at least attempt to do reasonable, constructive criticism… =/

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Micho January 13, 2014 at 10:45 AM

OK, I never really got into The Simpsons, but it is the longest running TV show ever, so they gotta be doing something right or it would have been cancelled by now. The model is oh so awesome!!! It’s just great! The minifigs, I have the same feeling I had when I saw the Iron man helmet, , I dislike their heads very much, but Iron man really grew on me after I acquired him. Conclusion, LEGO designers, research and market team have a better idea of what may or may not sell, I mean they do studies and research, all we do is go off of personal feelings. I hope that the line is a success for the fans and for LEGO.

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DX ZX KENDO NRG KIMONO TECHNO JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING-SERIOUSLY I HAVE A MOUTH OF LIGHTNING January 13, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Drinking coffee while watching The Simpsons.. 🙂 oh yeah!

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Anaya November 23, 2014 at 9:12 PM

What ever the Simpson is the best the boy all the way up there

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