The Lego Simpsons. Mr Burns & Bobo.

Shannon Sproule Lego Simpsons Mr Burns & Bobo

“Bobo, I know I say this every century, but I’ll never leave you behind again.” — Mr. Burns

The Simpsons and Lego are full of many possibilities. Shannon Sproule has re-created one of the more odd scenes from the animated television show. This Lego futuristic Mr. Burns is based on Rosebud episode, from season 5. The setting is the year 1,000,000 A.D. and Mr. Burns has finally reacquires his beloved stuffed animal, with the help of a robotic dog Smithers.

Check out Lego Burns and Bobo here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10104652@N06/32284598482/

An Adorable Lego Mickey Mouse

alanboar's Lego Mickey Mouse

Lego has been making Disney related stuff for a while now. Toy Story, Princesses, Star Wars, Marvel Super Heroes, etc. But, they have never made anything with Disney’s iconic animated mascots. No Mickey Mouse, no Donald Duck, no Goofy. That might change in the future, but for now Lego and Disney fans must create their own. This Lego Mickey Mouse figure is the creation of Alanboar, who built Mickey for his son. It features a very animated pose, and is amazingly expressive for a brick built figure. The massive feet, and the mouse tail are some of the highlights. This MOC is spot on. Just check out the silhouette of Mickey Mouse. The round design of Mickey has been preserved well, especially considering the use of basic bricks here.

alanboar's Lego Mickey Mouse Back

This Lego Mickey Mouse, created by Alanboar, and be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/alanboar/18924234275/

The Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 (71009) Reviewed Early!

WhiteFang's Lego The Simpsons Series 2 Review

Ay caramba! The Lego Simpsons Series 2 Minifigures was just officially announced (here), and an early review is already up. WhiteFang of Eurobricks got ahold of these new Minifigs months early, and wrote up a full review. There is no need to read any other reviews, WhiteFang is the definitive source for the Collectible Minifigure reviews. The whole set is made of 16 figures, 10 of which are new characters, and 6 are variants from Series 1. The Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 should be showing up in stores around May 2015, at the $3.99 price point. But, keep an eye out, these usually pop up a week or two early in some locations.

WhiteFang's Lego The Simpsons Series 2 Review Packs

The Series 2 Minifigures packaging is yellow and blue this time around. Not to be confused with Series 1. Interestingly Lego didn’t go with an unique color.

WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Series 2 Review Minifigures

If you find a box, or purchase a box you are looking at least 3 full sets of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2. The most common Minifigs are Homer is his Suit, Bartman, and Groundskeeper Willie. The uncommon figures this time are Marge in Fancy Dress, Lisa & Snowball II, Maggie & Santa’s Little Helper, Fallout Boy, Doctor Hibbert, and Waylon Smithers. The hardest to find and rare Minifigures this time around include Comic Book Guy, Martin Prince, Professor Frink, Hans Moleman, Selma Bouvier, Patty Bouvier, and Edna Krabappel.WhiteFang's Lego Simpsons Series 2 Review Fallout Boy

WhiteFang's Lego The Simpsons Series 2 Review Pets

Make sure to go read the full review of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 (71009), written by WhiteFang, here: http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=106053

The Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart (71016) Official Reveal and Details

Lego The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart 71016 Box

Lego has officially announced The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart (71016). It was not long ago the box art leaked, and now there are more then enough photos of this wonderful set. The release will include 6 Minifigures: Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Bart Simpson, Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Police Chief Wiggum Clancy, and Snake Jailbird. Snake is exclusive to this set, and Apu features a new clothing. Someone who works for Lego is a Simpsons fan, notice that they fit Apu’s full name on the box: Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. Wow.

Lego The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart 71016 Set

The Kwik-E-Mart playset will include 2,179 pieces and retails for $199.99. The same price point as the Lego Simpsons House. (Reviewed here) The whole set is jam packed full of details. There is a Squishee machine, magazine and newspaper rack, full stocked shelving, fully stocked freezers, a frozen Jasper (sticker?), an ATM, security cameras, the list goes on and on. They even included the secret garden on the rooftop, where Apu goes to for refuge from the modern world.

Lego The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart 71016 Jasper

This set is looking like a must buy for Simpsons fans, and probably Lego fans too. There is an abundance of color, and rare shades, all over the Kwik-E-Mart. Or, as Lego says the “store is packed with more rich, colorful details than a Mr. Burns birthday cake has candles!” The first thing I will be doing is adding Milhouse to the display and recreating the famous all-syrup Super Squishy bender (here). Lets go crazy broadway style!

Lego The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart 71016 Apu

71016 – The Kwik-E-Mart

Ages 12+. 2,179 pieces.
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.

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. This fantastic set includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum and Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird).

Set includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessory elements: Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Marge Simpson, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Chief Wiggum and Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird)
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.
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
Snake (a.k.a. Jailbird) is exclusive to this set for fall 2015
Removable roof features rare, dark-orange bricks
Lift off the roof and open out the rear walls for easy access
Drink a Squishee and get that sugar-high feeling!
Apprehend Snake before he robs again!
Stock up with overpriced convenience goods
Discover frozen Jasper!
Relax in Apu’s utopian vegetable garden
Have a donut…. mmm, dooonuts!
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

Lego The Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart 71016 Top

The Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart (71016) will be made available for sale in May 2015. Be on the look out for an early Lego VIP release a few weeks earlier.

Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 (71009) Official Reveal

Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2

Lego has officially revealed Series 2 of the Lego Simpsons Minifigures (71009). The announcement confirms the earlier leaked production images. It looks like this series will be filling in the cast with some of the most obvious omissions from Series 1. We have Groundskeeper Willie, Martin Price, Professor Frink, Doctor Hibbert, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier, Waylon Smithers, Hans Moleman, Comic Book Guy, and Edna Krabappel. The remaining six Minifigs are recolors and variants of previously released figures. There is Fallout Boy, Bartman, Maggie Simpson, Marge Simpson, Homer Simpson, and Lisa Simpson.

Lego The Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 Bartman and Fallout Boy

The Lego Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 is an interesting set. Most of the figures come with unique accessories, usually some sort of printed tile. The best accessories are the Simpsons pets, Santa’s Little Helper and Snowball II. Hopefully there will be a Series 3 in the future. It would be awesome to get some of the bullies, Doctor Nick, or even Moe.

Lego The Simpsons Minifigures Series 2 71009

The Simpsons Lego Minifigures Series 2 (71009) should be hitting shelves around May. These will be available at the $3.99 price point. D’oh.

A Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart – The Springfield Project

6kyubi6's Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart

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.

6kyubi6's Lego Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Detail

Check out the Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart over on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7kyubi7/15880232943/

For more Simpsons and Lego stuff check this out: http://legogenre.com/?s=simpsons&submit=Search

It’s Mean, It’s Green, It’s the Mystery Machine. Lego Scooby Doo Details.

Lego Scooby Doo. Mystery Machine 75902

For a little while now there have been rumors of an official Lego Scooby Doo theme for 2015. It certainly is not the most demanded theme, but Lego is trying its best to win over all our hearts. Everything is being timed for maximum exposure, with a new Scooby Doo TV show titled “Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!” premiering on Cartoon Network soon. The first official images from Lego are starting to be released. The most popular set will probably be the Mystery Machine (75902) which will retail at $29.99. This set features Shaggy, Scooby Doo, and Fred fighting off a zombie and evil tree. Scooby Doo is looking especially impressive, with some fine printing that puts most of the other Lego dogs to shame.

Lego Scooby Doo and Shaggy

The current line up features 5 sets covering a good amount of the show: Mummy Museum Mystery (75900), Mystery Plane Adventures (75901), Mystery Machine (75902), Haunted Lighthouse (75903), and Mystery Mansion (75904). The whole gang will be represented in Minifigure form. Fred, Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Daphne, and Velma. Hopefully we won’t need to purchase the whole theme to complete the team.

Interestingly, there will be a special Lego episode, probably animated as a 3D CGI cartoon…

“In another first, the Scooby Gang will be animated in LEGO form. In 2015, fans can look forward to a 22-minute LEGO special, featuring Scooby-Doo, and produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Animation. In addition, Warner Bros. Animation will also be producing made-for-video movie titles, which will be released by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in the coming years.”

Lego has also been teasing Lego Scooby Doo across its social media this week:

Top Gear Season 22 Trailer Has Gone Full Lego

Lego Top Gear Video

It is no surprise to see Lego and Top Gear working together. One of the hosts of Top Gear, James May, built a  full house out of Lego in Surrey. Although it didn’t work out as hoped, millions of Lego bricks were donated to charity after the house was destroyed. Now there is a full trailer for the new season of Top Gear, season 22, animated in 3D Lego. Seeing various cars rendered in Lego, including a 3 wheeler is fun. It works so well that it is a shame that season 22 is not entirely done in Lego.

“The chaps have been turned into LEGO for a new trailer. Stop what you’re doing and watch.

Jeremy is fast asleep, Richard has been cut in half, James has only gone and lost his hair, and The Stig’s body is missing. Suffice to say, then, just another normal day in the world of Top Gear.

In this behind-the-scenes clip, we can reveal exactly what goes on just before the boys appear on your televisual screens to present your favouritest motoring programme in the world. In a parallel LEGO Universe, that is. Yes, the chaps behind the world-renowned sticky bricks have helped us whip up an exclusive LEGO video.”

http://youtu.be/A7YDMt7jOfU

Phil Lord built an Oscar for The Lego Movie

Phil Lord, The Lego Movie Oscar

The Academy Award (The Oscar) nominations for Best Animated Feature were revealed for 2015, and surprisingly The Lego Movie wasn’t among those honored. This year ended up being an incredibly competitive category for animation. With Big Hero 6, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song of the Sea, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya pushing out The Lego Movie. This is such an oddity as most years do not even have enough contendors to fill up the nominations. With only 3 or 4 films competing. The Lego Movie did get one nomination for Everything Is Awesome in the Best Original Song category.

This didn’t stop the directors of The Lego Movie from having a little bit of fun. Phil Lord decided to just build his own Oscar, while Chris Miller helped people come to terms with the news.

Spend the Year of the Sheep with a Lego Shaun the Sheep

ArzLan's Lego Shaun The Sheep

Spend the year of the Sheep with everybody’s favorite Shaun the Sheep. Shaun stars in his own animated TV Show, which in turn is a spin off of  Wallace and Gromit: A Close Shave. This cute Lego vignette shows the titular sheep hanging out with a much more angry looking sheep. Maybe it needs to be shorn? Which, in Lego would mean removing a couple of plates? No matter, these two sheep are excellent builds.

“Shaun the Sheep in the year of Sheep” is the creation of ArzLan and can be found on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32161137@N08/16034677968/