One of my favorite LEGO builders is Alex Jones (a.k.a. Orion Pax), well-known for his amazing LEGO creations and taking LEGO into the realm of true art. Alex also does commissioned work, and one of his most recent projects was a collection of 10 buildings from Springfield, hometown of The Simpsons. The diorama will be on display in a BRICK Works store in Taipei, Taiwan, beginning in July of this year, in case you happen to be that way. 🙂
I know that the LEGO Simpsons line is quite controversial. There are a lot of people who really dislike The Simpsons, and the fact that LEGO released #71005 The Simpsons House set as well as a series of minifigures. For others The Simpsons in LEGO form is a dream come true. Whichever camp you belong to, it can’t be denied that Springfield with it’s simply drawn buildings and bright colors just beg to be built out of LEGO. So that’s what Alex did. He shares on his flickr page that even though he is not a big Simpsons fan he really enjoyed working on this project. As you look through the pictures note all the details Alex was able to incorporate from the original buildings. You can also visit Alex’s flickr gallery and website for more of his LEGO creations.
LEGO THE SIMPSONS KWIK-E MART
LEGO THE SIMPSONS COMICS SHOP
LEGO THE SIMPSONS CHURCH
LEGO THE SIMPSONS BLOCKO STORE
LEGO THE SIMPSONS LARD LAD DONUTS
LEGO THE SIMPSONS MOE’S TAVERN
LEGO THE SIMPSONS SPRINGFIELD ELEMENTARY
LEGO THE SIMPSONS KRUSTY BURGER
LEGO THE SIMPSONS SPRINGFIELD POLICE STATION
LEGO THE SIMPSONS POWER PLANT
So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO Springfield buildings? Do you wish that LEGO released more sets in The Simpsons line than just the #71005 LEGO The Simpsons House and the collectible minifigures? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! And you can take a look at the currently available LEGO The Simpsons products at the Online LEGO Shop.
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