Please use our links: LEGO.com • Amazon
Brickset.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, the Amazon.com.ca, Inc. Associates Program and the Amazon EU Associates Programme, which are affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
And Yay for Snake!! Great fig to add and very fitting for this set. However, I'm extremely disappointed that they included the same ol' Marge and Wiggum! Abu gets a pass since at least its a variant outfit. But what a waste of an opportunity plus a cheap skate move on TLG's part considering half of the figs are non-exclusive for such a pricey set (same as they did for the Helicarrier).
"Thank you for coming! I'll see you in hell!"
where * >5 preferably! ^^
Pity the 'Kwik-E-Mart' isn't brick built though.
Much more interesting to me than the Simpsons house--meaning tempting...very tempting.
My main Simpsons desires remain Santa's Little Helper and lots more of the coffee cups, though. This just looks like a great addition to a large-scale gas station MOC....
As to the minifigs... Apu, Wiggum and Snake fair enough. There is a hold up at the Kwik-E-Mart. But why Marge? It's been a while since I watched it, but doesn't she shop at a larger supermarket (as in the opening sequence). I thought it was Homer and Bart that used the overpriced and poor quality Kwik-E-Mart, whereas Marge shopped smarter at the supermarket.
Still, let's hope that Jasper is in the freezer.
Hoping for another exclusive figure out of shot, perhaps next to Homer on the bottom right? Jimbo/Kearney would be welcome.
Agreed that the sign is disappointing but the interior is promising. Looks great on the whole - not much more they could have done with the roof.
Did I want more unique figs? Definitely. Am I mad at Lego, no, b/c i can see their reasoning behind it.
I collected the Playmates line of World of Springfield. You saw a lot of secondary outfits for the family, and new collectors always complained how hard it was just to get the family as they normally appear.
If they release one large set and a series of collectible minifigures each year I will be so happy rather than those childish sets. Next year I hope we see the Comic Book Shop with loads of new printed comics! I don't want this theme to become like Star Wars with re-releases of minifigures and sets. I want solid and accurate display models. Judging by the licence I think it will stay this way and target only the AFOLs for the exclusive sets and the collectible minifigures will be for the kids.
The Simpsons and Minecraft themes have brought back what LEGO was originally about: creativity and simplicity.
TLG are bound to also mess this Simpsons theme up, by producing lego sets for
CC - Green
GG - Green
MS - Dark Bley
FB - Dark Bley
PS - Green
TH - Tan
PC - Red
PR - Light Bley
I understand this reasoning but I think it misses a bigger picture point. There are probably more Simpsons fans that are not FOLs than are FOLs. All TLG need to do is put out a couple of smaller sets and the non-FOL Simpsons fans are more likely to be convinced to buy and could become FOLs as a result.
My brother is a prime example, he keeps asking me about Simpsons Lego, because he'd love to have some sets, but can't justify the cost of the Simpsons house in one hit. If he built a couple of smaller sets first he'd be more tempted to buy a large set later.
I don't think smaller sets would be out of proportion with the house or kwik-e-mart. Bart's tree house would make a great addition to the house but would also work as a standalone set. I think they would have been better off doing the car seperately and making it slightly bigger.
think in terms of what would people want to make a Springfield layout? While most of it is larger buildings there are also smaller landmarks like the statue of Jebediha Springfield and Vehicles like Willie's Tractor.
I think careful planning could have given them a strategy of 1 large building plus say two smaller sets that compliment the large set every year as long as it seems viable. Unlike star wars or superheroes they don't need two vehicles per set for conflict based play.
Nucular, it's pronounced NUCULAR....