The recent buzz of toy news brought confirmation that 'The Simpsons' would be going LEGO for an upcoming installment, though few details of the topical concept episode were known. Now, we've learned exactly when "Brick Like Me" will premiere, along with the bizarre twist that leads to Homer finding both himself and the rest of Springfield made entirely of LEGO!
As part of the American International Toy Fair going on in New York City, LEGO invited press to the Javitz Center, known for housing NY Comic-Con, to preview its upcoming toy lines. Everything from LEGO DUPLO to the 'LEGO Movie' line was introduced in a big reveal of 246 sets. While we've already detailed one of the coming debuts for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' here's just some of what was shown from the coming 30th anniversary set for 'Ghostbusters,' the new 'Star Wars Rebels' figures and more.
There are only a few days left to wait for the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' trailer to officially arrive, but if you absolutely can't wait that long for a look at Marvel's new franchise, we've got a look at one of the new LEGO sets for the upcoming movie, including a shot of their spaceship and a first look at the villainous Ronan the Accuser.
Further evidence for their total domination over our childhoods, LEGO had previously been rumored to assemble it's very own 'Simpsons' episode to accompany its playset of the titular family's iconic home. Now, FOX has confirmed that we'll see 'The Simpsons' done up in LEGO as soon as this coming May, with plenty of other 'Simpsons' tie-in toys on the way, from matchbox cars to a Homer potato head!
Yep, it's official: we're getting a 'Ghostbusters' LEGO set.
Originally submitted last year as part of LEGO's Cuusoo competition (where fans design their own sets in hopes of them actually getting mass produced), the "Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary" set will include the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle and four figures representing Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddmore. And yeah, this is the kind of thing that makes us want to be kids again so we can play it with guilt-free.
LEGO produced some incredible sets in conjunction with major movie releases, like 'Iron Man 3,' 'Man of Steel' and 'Star Wars,' but chances are you've never seen these figures quite like this. Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki one-upped LEGO by recreating some classic movie scenes through some pretty stellar photography featuring these mini-figures.
The other day 'Star Wars Rebels' lifted the veil just high enough to introduce us to the "Ghost" crew's feisty R2 unit "Chopper," but as tends to be the case with major blockbusters, now LEGO has delivered a much more revealing look at the new series with fresh images of the group's Millennium Falcon-like ship, and more!
Chris Pratt is a mini-figure living in the not-so-mini world of 'The LEGO Movie,' which brings together some of your favorite LEGO characters to life on the big screen and gives them the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Liam Neeson and more! Warner Bros. has released a batch of nine new clips from the animated film so you can preview all the silly humor one can expect from a movie starring Andy Dwyer from 'Parks and Recreation.'
For 25 years, 'The Simpsons' has been an inescapable part of American culture, an omnipresent mirror of our world that reflects all of our greatest hopes, fears and idiosyncrasies. Naturally, something as prominent and marketable as that has managed to worm its way into every kind of merchandising opportunity available, but everyone's favorite yellow family has crossed into the final frontier.
Yep, Simpsons LEGOs are on the way.
Twenty-five seasons on the air, we'd imagine 'The Simpsons' to have covered just about everything under and shielded from the sun, but it seems our favorite Springfield family has at least one new animation style to boldly go: LEGO! Along with the recent announcement of 'Simpsons'-themed LEGO products, it seems the series itself will get the brick and block treatment in 2014!