In The Simpsons the show started with the focus on Bart, but over time Homer Simpson won the hearts of viewers and writers. What better way to celebrate this iconic character than this Lego Homer Simpson Bust built by Julius von Brunk. This Homer is life-size, which mean this model is a lot bigger than you would expect. The model proved to be more difficult than expected, especially the curved shape of the head. This Lego Homer has all the expected hair, which along the sides is made out of angled Lego horns, and the two strands on top are made out of slopes. The ears in particular turned out well and give the final model a lot of personality. A good example of how a Lego build will change over time is that the original model had a different eye design that even had eyelids. But, at the last minute they were redesigned with the more classic wide-eyed look. D’oh!
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.
Built by grubaluk, this Lego MOC is called “Homer’s Home Office Assistant.” It is a reference to the classic episode from The Simpsons titled King Size Homer. Season 7 Episode 7. There is the Drinking Bird, which Homer uses to automate his job. By bouncing up and down the Bird keeps pressing the keyboard, which ends up tripling his productivity. The other office assistant is Snowball II. The cat that seems to be always hanging around. This Lego Snowball II is an extremely accurate build compared to the cartoon. The bright colors, and smooth (SNOT) techniques are all excellently done. As the safety inspector, can Homer Simpson keep the Nuclear Power Plant operating?
“Tonight we’re going to witness automotive history… powerful like a gorilla, yet soft and yielding like a Nerf ball. Introducing The Homer.” — The Simpsons
The Homer is the creation of Brian Williams, with the assistance of Homer Simpson. The miniaturizing of one of the most infamous vehicles has been handled brilliantly. This is a Lego car that Homer Simpson would be proud of. The child isolation bubble dome, the tail fins, the massive La Cucaracha playing horn, chrome details, and green paint scheme are all present. If you are going to go out of business, there is no finer way.
“Jerry, what’s the sticker price? $82,000! This monstrosity costs $82,000? What have I done?” — The Simpsons
The newest Lego Minifigures Series is almost here. The Lego Simpsons Minifigures will be available for sale in May, at a price point of $3.99. All 16 Minifigs include unique head sculpts and in most cases new accessories. There is a whole lot of printed pieces in this series. Even though the Minifig heads are definitely Simpsons their bodies and parts mix and match pretty well with other themes. WhiteFang has just posted an early Lego Simpsons Minifigures Review over on Eurobricks.
Each box of the Lego Simpsons will include at least 3 complete sets of Minifigures. The Simpsons family makes up the most common Minifigs, and the smaller characters are the rarest. There are 5 Homer Simpsons, 5 Marge Simpsons, 5 Bart Simpsons, 4 Lisa Simpsons, 4 Maggie Simpsons, 4 Krusty the Clowns, 4 Ned Flanders, 4 Itchys, and 4 Scratchys. The hard to find characters come in sets of 3, with Grandpa Simpson, Apu, Mr. Burns, Nelson, Clancy Wiggum, Ralph Wiggum, and Milhouse. This is probably the best assortment. It favors the whole family, but doesn’t make any of the other character extremely rare. Luckily all of these Minifigs should be pretty easy to feel inside the packaging, as each character is unique.
Lego spent a lot of time creating these new Minifigs and it shows. The attention to detail, and fan references in these Minifigs are all perfect. The one exception is that the fat characters (Homer, Wiggum, and Krusty) look a little bit weird with the default Lego body. It looks like everyone has been on some amazing diet. It would be interesting to see the stomach piece from the Hobbit theme be appropriated here. Still you can sign me up for a whole set. They will look great with the Simpsons House.
Lego has release the first official images for the upcoming Lego Simpsons Collectible Minifigures. These will be available in May at a $3.99 price point. Which happens to be a dollar more then the previous Minifigure Series. The good news is that the new sculpts and accessories kind of make up for this increase. When Lego released the Simpsons House (71006) in February, a whole lot of people were concerned by the facial expressions on the Minifigures. These new figures should make up for that, because all of them (except Maggie) have a more neutral expression. Hopefully this is the first wave of many Minifigs. It would be great to see these last as long as the World of Springfield action figures.
Homer Simpson come with a delicious donut and TV remote. While Marge Simpson comes with a donut magazine and purse.
Lisa Simpson has her saxophone and Bart Simpson come with his green skateboard.
Maggie Simpson has her treasured Bobo, and Grandpa Simpson is reading a newspaper. Check out that micro printing.
Milhouse recently made an appearance in the Lego Movie as a Master Builder, and here he comes with a Biclops comic book. And, Ned Flanders comes with a left handed mug, and tool box.
Krusty the Clown comes equipped with a pie, and Apu gets a Squishee.
Mr. Burns gets Blinky the three eyed fish, and an inanimate rod. While Nelson is up to no good with a bat.
Chief Wiggum is looking thin and comes with a megaphone and police baton. His son, Ralph Wiggum, is looking to Choo-Choo-Choose someone for Valentines day.
Itchy and Scratch are up to some hijinks with an axe and club.