Like The Simpsons, news about Simpsons Legos just goes on and on: The world’s desks and bookshelves rejoice (and its bare feet recoil) at the reveal of the Simpsons minifigures that will come to market this May, just in time for that Lego-themed episode of the show. The full line includes the previously glimpsed likes of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Flanders, and Lego Movie background player Milhouse—though, in a slight design improvement, it appears most of the Simpsons have given up on having their bongs rattled by the bass of Grand Funk Railroad’s Mel Schacher. (Instead, Lego’s suspicious-looking palm leaves have seemingly gone to those who truly need them: The young and the elderly.) Sobering the main characters up is just the beginning of the attention to detail—or at least an attention to IMDB memorable quotes pages and popular online memes—on display here, as the minifigures’ accessories range from ubiquitous props like Lisa’s saxophone and Scratchy’s axe to fan-serving callbacks like Mr. Burns’ teddy bear, Bobo (still in Maggie’s care), and Ralph’s “I Choo-Choo-Choose You” valentine. In line with Lego’s imagination-encouraging raison d’être, the Simpsons line invites fans to live in a glorious fantasy world where the last 10 years of the show never happened, a place where the citizens of Springfield are forever reenacting “Rosebud,” “I Love Lisa,” and “Two Cars In Every Garage And Three Eyes On Every Fish” for your personal amusement. [Kotaku]
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