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LEGO Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart & new minifigs

by admin on March 12, 2015

in Other LEGO Themes

Today LEGO officially announced the #71016 LEGO The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart. Whether you are a Simpsons fan or not, this is the best official LEGO grocery store set I have ever seen! It looks excellent both on the outside and on the inside. Just look at all those details and new printed elements; chocolate milk, newspapers, comics, soda-cans and more! This set is an instant hit for sure! Also the second series of LEGO The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures have been revealed. Details below. 🙂

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Box

Here is the official description of the #71016 LEGO The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart: Visit The Kwik-E-Mart – Springfield’s favorite convenience store! Welcome to The Kwik-E-Mart – your one-stop shop for convenience foods at inconvenient prices! This highly detailed and iconic LEGO version of The Simpsons store is packed with more rich, colorful details than a Mr. Burns birthday cake has candles! Walk under the huge Kwik-E-Mart sign and join Homer, Marge and Bart as they browse the aisles filled with beauty products, diapers, dog food, pastries, fruits, vegetables and more – including Krusty-O’s and Chef Lonelyheart’s Soup for One. Then head over to the refrigerated cases where you’ll find Buzz Cola, chocolate milk, various other drinks and snacks… and frozen Jasper! There’s also a Buzz Cola soda fountain, juice dispensers, coffee machine, arcade games, ATM and stacks of Powersauce boxes. At the counter, Apu is ready to tempt you with a variety of printed magazines, comic books, cards, tofu hot dogs, freshly expired donuts and his ever-popular hallucination-inducing Squishees. At the back, there’s a storage closet complete with rat and an exit. On the roof you’ll discover Apu’s secret vegetable garden, while outside this amazing model features bright-yellow walls, 2 phone booths, a stack of purple crates, and a dumpster area with ‘El Barto’ graffiti, opening door and an iconic blue dumpster that also opens. You can also remove the roof and open out the rear walls for easy access. This set also includes Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird), who loves nothing more than stealing cars and robbing the Kwik-E-Mart – but this time Chief Wiggum is hot on his tail in his police car. Capture this bandit and return peace to the town of Springfield and the amazing Kwik-E-Mart.

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Details

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Inside Details

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Above View

The #71016 LEGO The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum and Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird). Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird) is exclusive to this set.

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Minifigures

The #71016 LEGO The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart features opening rear walls, a removable roof with secret vegetable garden, Kwik-E-Mart signage, light-blue walls, dusty blue floors, turquoise welcome mat, shelves, refrigerated cases, counter, Buzz Cola soda fountain, juice dispensers, coffee machine, 2 arcade games, ATM, crates of Powersauce bars, surveillance cameras, rear storage closet with a rat, cheese, rat hole and an exit door.

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Image 1

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Image 2

  • Shelves feature beauty products, diapers, dog food, pastries, fruits, vegetables and more—including Krusty-O’s and Chef Lonelyheart’s Soup for One.
  • Refrigerator cabinets feature a variety of beverages including cans of Buzz Cola… and frozen Jasper!
  • Counter features a cash register, magazine and card display, lottery machine, hot dog oven, donut display and a Squishee dispenser with 2 Squishees.
  • Also includes Chief Wiggum’s police car featuring an opening trunk, removable roof and space for 3 minifigures.
  • Accessory elements include Bart’s spray can, Marge’s shopping basket, Apu’s broom and Chief Wiggum’s cuffs and truncheon.
  • Kwik-E-Mart measures over 5″ (14cm) high, 14″ (38cm) wide and 10″ (27cm) deep. Police car measures over 2″ (6cm) high, 2″ (6cm) wide and 5″ (15cm) deep.
  • Recommended for Ages 12+.
  • Includes 2,179 pieces.

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart More Details

#71016 LEGO Kwik-E-Mart Roof View

The entire store is just so full of amazing details! If you are a Simpsons fan this set should make you very happy, and even if you are not into The Simpsons, this is an excellent grocery/convenience store for any LEGO City settings. The #71016 LEGO The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart will be officially released in May, with early access for LEGO VIP members starting April 15th. It will be available directly through LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop. Price is going to be: US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1699.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.)

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Available Now

#71006 LEGO The Simpsons House Box Details

If you really like this set, and you haven’t done so already, you might also consider picking up the #70006 LEGO The Simpsons House before it gets retired. It looks a bit plain on the outside (although accurate to the TV show), but the inside is also very detailed. The first wave of LEGO The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures already sold out online, but you can still find them in some local stores. There will be a second wave of LEGO The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures coming out shortly and including; Homer in his Sunday Best, Marge in her Sunday Best, Bartman, Lisa with Snowball II, Maggie with Santa’s Little Helper, Fallout Boy, Smithers, Patty, Selma, Comic Book Guy, Groundskeeper Willie, Mrs. Krabappel, Dr. Hibbert, Proffesor Frink, Hans Moleman, and Martin Prince (see picture below).

LEGO The Simpsons Collectible Minifigures

You can find the currently available #70006 LEGO The Simpsons House under the LEGO The Simpsons section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop LEGO The Simpsons

So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart set? Is this going to be a day-one purchase for you? Or are you going to pass? What do you think of the details and the minifigures? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below. 😉

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VirtualMirage March 12, 2015 at 11:29 AM

I’m pretty certain this will be a must have. While I am not much of a Lego Simpsons collector (I only have Itchy and Scratchy), I do see the Kwik-E Mart as being a great universal fit for those that are Creator, City, or Simpsons only collectors.

My current Creator building only city is currently lacking a grocery store. This would fill that void perfectly, and I love all the printed items and the imbedded humor throughout the set.

As for the minifigures, I think I need to grab a Professor Frink and Groundskeeper Willie.

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admin March 12, 2015 at 12:05 PM

Yes, this set is perfect as it is for a LEGO City layout. Just replace the minifigs and it’s ready to go! 😀

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EggbertOne March 12, 2015 at 11:46 AM

It’s pretty amazing that newer sets like this, are running that fine line of being a playset and/or an MOC, with the level of detail in them. Makes me wonder if they realized they need to step up their game, what with the amazing creations posted on Ideas as well as the myriad # of fansites out there.

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admin March 12, 2015 at 12:06 PM

I think they have realized that there is a market for large detailed sets like this. As long as we buy them, they are happy to make them. A win-win. 😛

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EggbertOne March 12, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Very true:-) Thita, I just wanted to let you know that I have really enjoyed your site. Came across it a few months ago when I “rediscovered” my love of LEGO and was searching for LEGO on google. Your informative pieces from LEGO themselves to AFOLs and so on, make me check your site daily, especially when I’m at work, helps the day go by quicker;-). Thanks for all you do!

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admin March 12, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Thanks for sharing that. I’m glad we can help you fuel your LEGO addiction. If you ever have any requests, ideas, questions, feel free to post them. I very much appreciate our community. 🙂

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FlyingForever February 3, 2016 at 1:31 PM

Thanks admin. I also came out of my dark ages and your site is VERY helpful, even for a TFOL (Teen Fan Of Lego) like me. My only regret is that my wallet is not as extensive as it looks like other’s are. Thanks for all the great work.

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admin February 3, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Yeah, supporting the hobby requires some tweaking. I do it by selling minifigs and some other pieces I don’t need from sets I buy, as I’m mostly a builder, not a collector. I have a strict rule that I only spend money I make from sales. I know several teens and adults who have been supporting their hobby this way. You might want to give it a try. This way you don’t have to be rich. 😉

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VirtualMirage March 12, 2015 at 1:57 PM

The wife just took a look at this set and isn’t as enthusiastic about it as I am. She’s concerned the colors of the building are too bold and doesn’t appear to match the era that the Creator Expert buildings appear to be set in.

I don’t have so much of a problem with the color and I am willing to look past that (or just swap out the yellow bricks for a different color), but she does have a bit of a point in regards to it not fitting the era. The Creator Expert buildings seem to fit around the early to mid 1900s time line (my guess late ’20s to mid ’50s) whereas the Kwik E Mart looks to be about 30 years after that (’80s and up). Also, the Creator Expert buildings seem to be more worldly in design and appearance while the Kwik E Mart seems be heavily American in both of those departments, causing it to stand out more.

I guess I could argue that Lego resides in a timeless universe where it isn’t uncommon for old world to mesh with new world. And…..look at all those printed pieces!!!

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EggbertOne March 12, 2015 at 4:14 PM

This would actually look beautiful in a Lego city layout, where it’s “just around the corner”. How many urban areas had just this happen to them, where one of the original buildings burned to ground and was a vacant lot until “7-11” snapped it up to build something to reduce the blight? IN a story telling way, it would make sense, especially if you modded it just enough to have the colors of a 7-11 or other corner quickmart.

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admin March 12, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Yes, exactly! 😛

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admin March 12, 2015 at 4:24 PM

The Creator Expert modular buildings are although older looking in style, their setting is actually quite modern. The Town Hall for example has a computer in the lobby. I don’t know about other countries, but at least here in the USA to see older buildings from the early to mid 1900s with a Kwik-E-Mart type store next to them is extremely common. I’m from Chicago, and there was a street close to where I lived that looked exactly like a row of the Creator Expert buildings, with a little corner store just like the Kwik-E-Mart. So yeah, at least here it is a very realistic combination. And as you said, you can also change up some of the colors if you feel like it would be more believable for the neighborhoods in your country. Or you could use the pieces to completely re-build the set into a corner store that is more realistic for you. 🙂

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VirtualMirage March 12, 2015 at 8:34 PM

You are right about the Town Hall, I forgot about that. It’s one of the sets I don’t have. All the others I own don’t appear to have much, if any, modern tech (Pet Shop, Parisian Restaurant, Detective’s Office, Grand Emporium).

Yeah, I’m in the USA as well and I do see a mixed range of buildings that span different decades, NYC and DC are good examples. Again, I don’t have much of an issue, but the wife seems pretty set to have our town looking consistent. 😉 Her utopia, so to speak.

At the moment, she’s trying to convince me to just build my own grocery store that better fits the look she is after. I guess that will be my next project once I finish up my current project of an Irish pub and coffee shop.

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admin March 12, 2015 at 9:21 PM

Maybe she can have the pretty part of town, and you can build the bad part of town? :mrgreen:

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BLProductions March 12, 2015 at 12:02 PM

And just yesterday we were talking about another supermarket… which I believe just got blown out of the competition. However, I’m not a Simpsons fan, and I don’t plan to get either the store or the CMFs, though I’m sure they will please a lot of people. Lots of great parts in the Kwik-E Mart, it would definitely come in handy for a LEGO City. I note a lot of stickers to be present as well. I see some new printing ideas… especially all-around printed legs, and printed short-sleeved arms. Overall, very cool! 🙂

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admin March 12, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Yes, there are some stickers as well, but all of the smaller parts are printed, and those are the parts I’m looking forward to the most. I don’t think the Juniors Supermarket has been blown out. It is still a very sweet set and a great value for what you get. Plus $20 vs. $200 does make a difference. 🙄

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Håkan March 13, 2015 at 6:52 AM

Yeah. I wondered about the prints vs. sticker ratio. That old man in the freezer (I forgot his name at the moment) does seem to be a sticker, but it actually feels rather apt, with a badly placed sticker giving the part an eerily wavy vibe…

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admin March 13, 2015 at 10:19 AM

It is a bit hard to tell from the pictures, but it seems like the larger designs are stickers, and the small ones are all prints. I’m fairly sure that the freezer guy is a sticker, like you said.

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BLProductions March 13, 2015 at 4:28 PM

I think that makes sense. It looks like all the “comic books” are printed, as well as the milk-jugs, as they have appeared previously. The license plate also looks printed. But it looks like the EZ Money stand, the food-section labels, and the Kwik-E Mart sign are all stickers. Not sure about Jasper (the frozen guy), but I can see difficulties applying a sticker there if the part it goes on is curved.

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admin March 13, 2015 at 4:53 PM

I was wondering about that Kwik-E-Mart sign. The E is brick-built, and my guess would be that the rest is stickers. but I don’t seem to see the edge of the sticker, so it made me hope that it may be printed.

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BLProductions March 13, 2015 at 9:47 PM

Oh, the Kwik-E sign I was talking about was on one of the shelves inside the store. That one is a sticker. However, I built the big sign on the front on LDD, and it seems like the parts there are printed. I don’t see any sticker-edges either.

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admin March 14, 2015 at 9:33 AM

Oh, I see what you mean. Yes, that one inside definitely looks like a sticker. I would be very-very happy if the outside sign is printed! 😛

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Håkan March 14, 2015 at 7:31 AM

Jasper, apparently. Just read through the article more closely.

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Kim March 12, 2015 at 1:12 PM

I need this!!!! I”m also interested in the series 2 minifigs. Interesting torsos and accessories to use with regular figs.

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admin March 12, 2015 at 1:48 PM

I definitely need this set too! And I was also considering just the torsos from the minifigs, as I don’t really care for The Simpsons themselves. And I must have that sling-shot! 🙄

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Kim March 12, 2015 at 2:28 PM

i saw the price on this thing. It’s $199.99. My heart fell a little but I”ll probably still get it.

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admin March 12, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Yeah, the price is steep, but if you look at the price per piece, it is actually an excellent deal. But yes, $200 bucks is a lot.

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Kim March 12, 2015 at 5:47 PM

Yeah it does have all those cool little pieces. I can’t wait for bricklink to explode with chocolate milks

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admin March 12, 2015 at 9:20 PM

Yeah, me too! My minifigs are looking at the pictures and licking their lips. 😛

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Strider March 12, 2015 at 2:14 PM

Wow. I’m blown away by all the cool accessories in the super market, I want this one even more than the Simpsons house. Marges purse in her sunday best minifigure form is really nice as well.

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Rob Andrews March 12, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Enjoy your Site! Excited for this set- looks awesome. Makes me wonder (as you eluded to) whether the first set is on the way out. Would make sense I guess to have yearly releases- kind of like the Winter Village sets. Went to Shop @ Home and also found it interesting that you can only purchase one Simpson House at a time. hmmm.

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admin March 12, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Rob, my guess is that now that a second Simpsons set has been confirmed, and it is an incredibly good set, people will scramble to get the first one to match. So while I can’t say for sure when The Simpsons House will be retired, I wouldn’t be surprised if there will be significant shortages. It happens every time when a new modular building gets released. New people fall in love with the new set, and now they want to complete their collection by buying the previous sets. And because a lot of people think the same way, all of a sudden all the sets disappear from the shelves.

So yes, if someone is considering having both of The Simpsons sets, I would suggest getting The Simpsons House before the Kwik-E-Mart gets released and everybody scrambles to get both. Double VIP Points period is coming up this weekend, so it is a perfect time to get a larger set like The Simpsons House. 😉

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Rob Andrews March 12, 2015 at 5:04 PM

Thanks for the advice!

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Carbo March 12, 2015 at 3:58 PM

I really want this set for my LEGO City. It’s super cool and detailed! The minifigure series isn’t as great. I only want the comic book guy for that drink.

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Clumsybumsy March 15, 2015 at 2:09 PM

I really hope all the magazine’s and food parts are printed. If those were sticker’s it would take ages to apply them and be a bad thing for a great set(from what i can see).

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admin March 15, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Those are definitely printed, so nothing to worry about. 😉

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DX ZX KENDO NRG KIMONO TECHNO JUNGLE JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (seriously I have a mouth of lightning) March 16, 2015 at 12:20 PM

isn’t it “El Barto”? not Bartman

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Narrator_Bob March 16, 2015 at 6:56 PM

It could be either, he wears the same cape and hood for both.

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Narrator_Bob March 16, 2015 at 6:57 PM

I love the snowball II (the black cat) that comes with Lisa.

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Kimono Jay-Mouth Of Lightning March 18, 2015 at 7:06 PM

and santa’s little helper with Maggie!

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DX ZX KENDO NRG KIMONO TECHNO JUNGLE JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (seriously I have a mouth of lightning) March 16, 2015 at 6:57 PM

From the last series I got:

Mr Burns
Homer
Bart
Chief Wiggums
Apu
Ned
Itchy
Krusty

I hope to get from this series:

Willie
Comic Book Guy
Lisa
Maggie
Millhouse

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