For a little while Lego made a couple of sets and Minifigures based on The Simpsons. There has been the Simpsons House, and the Kwik-E-Mart. These two sets are great, and showcase just how well the Simpsons can fit into the Lego world. But, since then there hasn’t been much. Just a Brickheadz release. One location that would be perfect as a set would be Moe’s Tavern.
As this famous Tavern serves a variety of alcoholic drinks, many people think that excludes it from being an official set. Which means fans need to build their own. Which is exactly what Dylan Lane has done with his Lego Moe’s Tavern. This build matches the classic brown and purple color scheme, and even features brick built stained glass windows. The sign is an excellent build and uses a lot of the techniques found in the official modular sets. You can find that Homer just can’t wait to get inside, and have Duff Beer.
If you cannot wait for the upcoming official Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart then build your own. That is exactly what Flickr user 6kyubi6 did. It sounds like this is the first in a series, as it has been deemed a part of the “Springfield Project.” This Lego Kwik-E-Mart is a thing of beauty. The whole thing is built on a studs-not-on-top (SNOT) base, which helps give this MOC an animated look. Some of the small details are genius. Keeping with the lived in appearance of the show, the air conditioning unit on the roof is leaking. There is a well made bike rack, and telephone booth. Even the dumpster is leaking a mysterious brown liquid. Then there are the custom made stickers and signs, the Kwik-E-Mart sign, various posters, and even El Barto’s signature. These, along with all of the small details really help to bring life to the scene. You can just imagine Bart and Mulhouse buying a Super Squishee. The only thing missing is Matt Groening’s signature.