Lego has officially announced set 71006: The Simpsons House. With 2,523 pieces and 6 minifigures the $199.99 price tag is a little bit cheaper then most people expected. If you need a whole lot of beige, teal, and brown this set would be a great one to part out. The most surprising reveal is the release date, expect to see these around this February. Also, coming this spring will be a full Collectable Minifigures series, and a special Lego Simpsons episode in May.
The Lego Simpsons House (71006) will include minifigures for Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie Simpson and next door neighbor Ned Flanders. They have a fully decorated interior to play around in. With a family room, kitchen, garage, Bart and Lisa’s bedrooms, the Master bedroom, and two bathrooms. Even the iconic pink station wagon is included. The whole set is modular with removable roof, and floors. Also, the house can open to the side with hinges.
Lego has put a whole lot of references and detail into this set. With Krusty the clown posters, Radioactive Man comics, Bart’s red hat, a TV with Itchy and Scratchy playing, family photos, a plutonium rod, borrowed furniture, El Barto graffiti, etc. This attention to detail is awesome and really helps to sell the Simpsons House. The biggest problem that Lego has here is that the minifigures are a hard sell. They made a decision to include weird half open “tired” eyes on four of the minifigures. Although it adds some personality to the playset everyone ends up looking like they are stoned. Argh. If I had to guess why Lego did this, I would say that the “open” eye minifigs will be in the upcoming Simpsons Collectable Minifigure series. Having to rebuy four minifigures at $2.99 is asking a lot. Ay, caramba!
Check out the official Lego Designers Video to see the Simpsons House in action. They spend a good amount of time showing the design process for the minifigures too.
The Simpsons™ House Designer Video: http://youtu.be/zxCIXqYaSPU
D’oh! The Simpsons™ House has been turned into LEGO® bricks!
Build The Simpsons™ House with detachable roof, modular design, car with dent, the famous family couch, 6 minifigures and so much more.
Recreate hilarious scenes from the classic animated TV series with The Simpsons™ House. Taken right out of Springfield, this amazing model is crammed with tons of LEGO® brick detail. Lift off the roof and open up the house to discover Homer and Marge’s big family bedroom including bed and Maggie’s crib, Bart’s room with his skateboard and Krusty the Clown poster, Lisa’s room with her favorite books, jazz poster and more, and bathroom with shower, toilet, sink and mirror. Lift off the top floor to reveal the fully-fitted kitchen with dining table, chairs, yellow and light-blue tiled floor and lots of pots, pans and other accessories. Then it’s into the living room with couch and TV playing Itchy and Scratchy, purple piano and more. Next to the house is the detachable garage, complete with workbench, tool rack, vacuum cleaner, broom, toolbox, tools and the family car, complete with dent (because only in a LEGO world are dents a plus!), opening trunk and ‘radioactive’ bar from the nuclear power plant. Step outside onto the terrace and you’ll find loads of cool items, including a grill, wheelbarrow and air conditioning unit with ‘Property of Ned Flanders’ decoration, sausages, 2 garden loungers, flowerpots, a shovel, 2 fruit cocktail glasses, Lisa’s camera, Bart’s skateboard ramp with ‘El Barto’ graffiti and an antenna on the roof. The Simpsons™ House is the perfect collector’s item for fans of all ages. Includes 6 minifigures: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders.
Ages 12+ 2,523 pieces
US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £179.99 – DK 1,699.00 DKK
The box art for this release was leaked a bit early, check it out here: http://legogenre.com/revealed-simpsons-house-71006-lego/