New SIMPSONS LEGO Figurines On the Way to Mark Lego-Themed Episode
On May 4th, FOX will air the "Brick Like Me" episode of the long running animated series THE SIMPSONS. During the show's milestone 550th episode, Homer wakes up in a world where his family and everyone in Springfield are made of Legos. He then must "put together" how he got there and figure out how to get home before he gets stuck in a world of bricks forever. The episode airs May 4 at 8/7c.
Today, TVGuide reports that a new set of SIMPSON figurines from the popular LEGO construction-toy line will be released to coincide with the special LEGO-themed episode.
The LEGO Group is releasing 16 mini-figures based on characters from the show including Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Ned Flanders, Mr. Burns, Krusty the Clown, Chief Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, Milhouse, Apu, Grandpa, Nelson Muntz, Itchy and Scratchy.
The entire line will be available beginning May 1 at major retailers, brick-and-mortar LEGO Stores and at lego.com for $3.99 each.
Click here for a gallery of all the mini-figures!
About THE SIMPSONS
THE SIMPSONS continues to strike a chord with viewers for irreverently poking fun at anything and everything. As the longest-running scripted series in television history, which Entertainment Weekly called the "No. 1 Greatest American Sitcom." The Simpsons has become one of the most consistently groundbreaking, innovative and recognizable entertainment franchises throughout the world. With its subversive humor and delightful wit, the series has made an indelible imprint on American pop culture, and the family members, HOMER, MARGE, BART, LISA and MAGGIE, are television icons.
The Simpsons reside in the town of Springfield. HOMER (Dan Castellaneta) works as a safety inspector at the local nuclear power plant; MARGE (Julie Kavner) tries to keep the peace in her family; BART (Nancy Cartwright) is the mischievous 10-year-old hellion; eight-year-old LISA (Yeardley Smith) is the intelligent, saxophone-playing, vegetarian member of the family; and baby MAGGIE conveys emotions via pacifier sucks.
The critically praised series has been bestowed with numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, 28 Emmy Awards, 29 Annie Awards, five Genesis Awards and seven Environmental Media Awards. The Simpsons has been the subject of a hit feature film; created The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios; received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame; was honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening; was named the "Best Show of the 20th Century" by Time magazine; and, most recently, won Vulture.com's Sitcom Smackdown, earning the title "The Best Sitcom of the Past 30 Years."