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Lego Simpsons house 71006

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  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,518
    Simpsons Lego just got a shout-out on BBC Breakfast news, as one of the papers (didn't catch which one) has an article about it, entitled "Leg-d'oh" :-)
  • jon_kjon_k UKMember Posts: 224
    Was the first person to get the set from the Manchester store, pity the key chains and stationary sets were not on sale in store. But can't wait to get building.
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    edited January 2014
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    ^That's awsome, that's really going to increase the popularity of the Simpsons Lego and probably Lego in general.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Isn't May when the Simpsons CMFs come out? That should boost sales! :)
    Yellowcastle
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    Simpsons Lego just got a shout-out on BBC Breakfast news, as one of the papers (didn't catch which one) has an article about it, entitled "Leg-d'oh" :-)

    Advertisement on this one seems a little OTT if you ask me considering how much the shows popularity has declined, looked good when i first saw the box but i certainly have no desire what so ever to build it anymore.

    Im quite a big simpsons fan and in my eyes its a horrible representation of the house.

    Call me a party pooper but i have really grown to dislike the set

    And for £180 there are far nicer sets out there

    Speaking of which, did anyone see the latest Tree house of horror episode? I thought it was terrible and a real letdown considering how much i love those episodes.
    y2joshcharlatan13
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    ^ It certainly is clear you've done a 180 on this set since the thread first started. And we all certainly aren't going to like the same sets (cough, pirate ship on acid, cough cough). But yes, I think you're pooping on this party and before anyone has even had a chance to build it. :o)
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622

    ^ It certainly is clear you've done a 180 on this set since the thread first started. And we all certainly aren't going to like the same sets (cough, pirate ship on acid, cough cough). But yes, I think you're pooping on this party and before anyone has even had a chance to build it. :o)

    I think part of the problem is im used to seeing all of the intricate detailing on the modulars, and to me the outside is just a big square house, which is what it looks like in the simpsons, but to me it just somehow looks bad :/

    Dont think it so much the way its been designed but just the fact that Lego isnt the best medium for recreating it, it just looks amateurish

    Guess ill stop commenting on this thread now though, i feel like ive made my point clear that i dont like it!

    :-D
  • jediami65jediami65 United StatesMember Posts: 474
    I was at the Lego store today and saw the Simpsons house display and I was surprised at the size, it is bigger than I expect I do not think the videos and pictures do it justice. FYI I did buy it today but do plan on buying it in the next week or so. I think that the TLG did a great job with the sculpts and I know that my kids though they range in ages from 3-7 and don't know the Simpsons would love to play with it..To bad I won't let them ;-)
  • Zeldafanatic15Zeldafanatic15 Member Posts: 106
    My wife has been building the set since last night, and we're both amazed how cool it is. There's a ton of detail in each room and it looks like a really fun build.
    Yellowcastlenerick906Adzbadboykez
  • charlatan13charlatan13 Member Posts: 118

    Simpsons Lego just got a shout-out on BBC Breakfast news, as one of the papers (didn't catch which one) has an article about it, entitled "Leg-d'oh" :-)

    Advertisement on this one seems a little OTT if you ask me considering how much the shows popularity has declined, looked good when i first saw the box but i certainly have no desire what so ever to build it anymore.

    Im quite a big simpsons fan and in my eyes its a horrible representation of the house.

    Call me a party pooper but i have really grown to dislike the set

    And for £180 there are far nicer sets out there

    Speaking of which, did anyone see the latest Tree house of horror episode? I thought it was terrible and a real letdown considering how much i love those episodes.
    The latest Tree house horror episode certainly wasn't the best, but I find the obvious love and care that are put into those episodes to make them worth watching. Between the sets and the upcoming Simpsons CMF line (along with all the great suggestions here for possible future sets) I can see some truly awesome MOCs in years to come.
  • hoyatableshoyatables Northern Virginia, USAMember Posts: 862

    Bought mine online. Plan to hold and sell if prices go nutty.

    Et tu, Brute? :o)
    Hahaha! Well, it is more that with a 9 month old I doubt I'll have time to build it anytime soon. So if the prices skyrocket over the next month, assuming it is still sealed, I might as well sell.

    This all said, I still haven't sold the 10212s I picked up because you all collectively convinced me it was a "can't miss" proposition.

    In all likelihood, the set gets opened in two weekends during a nap and gets built very slowly over the next three months. (Ewok Village took two . . . .)

  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 818
    There is a great video review of this awesome set :D
  • LegofanscottLegofanscott Member Posts: 622
    ^ Always seems like a competition for these reviewers to see who can get theirs uploaded first.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,623
    The Simpsons Minifigures will be released in May and will cost £2.29 in Argos.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,623
    edited January 2014
    Using all the easter eggs in the Simpsons House I will speculate what minfigures and sets we could see in the Lego Simpsons theme.

    Collectable Minifigures:
    -Radioactive Man (Comic)
    -Itchy (TV Show)
    -Scratchy (TV Show)
    -Krusty the Clown (Bart's Poster)
    -Grampa Simpson (Photo)
    -Homer W/ Doughnut
    -Marge (Classic Outfit)
    -Bart (Bartman)
    -Lisa W/ Saxophone

    Retail Sets:
    -Nuclear Power Plant (Homers Outfit, Radioactive Bar)
    -Comic Book Store (Bart's Comic Book)
    -Springfield Elementary School (Backpack, Lisa's A+ Result Paper)
    -Lisa's Sax Club (Lisa's Jazz Poster)
    -Barts Tree House (Simpsons House)
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337
    I am actually getting very excited about collecting the entire Simpsons line. I can't even remember the last entire line TLG released that I wanted to collect every set and minifig. Playmates destroyed the collectibility of their Simpsons line so hopefully TLG will keep their sets to a minimum.
    Yellowcastle
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,692
    Adzbadboy said:

    The Simpsons Minifigures will be released in May and will cost £2.29 in Argos.

    That's not too bad a price for licensed minifigs. Depending on the distribution and characters of course. I know some people are trying to flip the set minifigs at $20-25 each, but I cannot see the main characters being left out of the cmf series. Alternative versions no doubt, but present none the less.
    andhe
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,393
    Anyone know how long the Simpson's contract is for? I don't want to start collecting these things and have it go on for a decade.
  • sweetness34sweetness34 San Diego, CA.Member Posts: 321

    Anyone know how long the Simpson's contract is for? I don't want to start collecting these things and have it go on for a decade.

    I plan to treat it like the star wars line and just buy what I like and not everything that comes along.
    Yellowcastle
  • just2goodjust2good Member Posts: 247

    Anyone know how long the Simpson's contract is for? I don't want to start collecting these things and have it go on for a decade.

    It seems to be just for this year at the moment, unfortunately.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,128
    If I had to guess the license covers the house and the 16 mini figures. However I would be willing to bet that LEGO has an option of some sort to continue the license further if sales warrant it
    Yellowcastleandhe
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited January 2014

    Speaking of the Simpson's house, my wife ordered one and then another one under her same account for my brother's wife(because she wasn't a VIP member and couldn't get one without already making a purchase to be a VIP member) I didn't even realize that there was a limit of one until right now.. I thought it was 2.. I do see that it is one now though...
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^ It was two when it was first available.
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Member Posts: 4,401
    @Crowkillers - your question about the Simpsons House limit was moved here to the Simpsons House thread.
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    edited January 2014
    graphite said:

    ^ It was two when it was first available.

    Oh, ok, then that explains it...

    I was just on the S-A-H site and seen that it was one and wondered how my wife was able to place 2 orders for the same thing if it had a 1 limit restriction...

  • weaselkingweaselking Member Posts: 61
    I was at the (sort of) local store over the weekend picking up some things for my kids.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see this set in the store and, after all of 90-seconds of peering over the box, gleefully passed over it. I'm all for TLG extending into new properties, but this one just seems like a miss to me.
  • TheBrickLaddTheBrickLadd Chippenham, Wilts, UK.Member Posts: 844
    OOS now, shipping from 6th February.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    I saw it yesterday at the store as well, picked it up, looked it over, showed it to the wife and kids...

    My 5 year old daughter liked it, but then she likes anything that looks like a doll house, doesn't mean it is right for her.

    I put it back.

    Strangely enough, the box is big and heavily enough, it probably is priced right, while $40 more than PR, it "feels" heavier (I didn't weigh them both), and it sure is a bigger box.

    But somehow, it feels expensive next to PR. Had it been $159 like PR, I'd probably have picked it up, but at $200? Meh, another house to put on the shelf.

    Some day, when someone offers a discount or deal or gift card or free set to go with it, I may get it.

    And if not, as impressed with it as I am, I can also pass. It just doesn't fit anything else.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,692
    It just doesn't fit anything else. Yet.
  • Lego91Lego91 GermanyMember Posts: 86
    After the first reviews my decision to buy it hasn't changed. But I guess this is going to be my Christmas/Birthday present from my parents and grandparents this/next year. (Sets that make me feel bad about spending so much money often end up as presents so it makes me feel better about them).
  • doriansdaddoriansdad CTCMember Posts: 1,337

    Anyone know how long the Simpson's contract is for? I don't want to start collecting these things and have it go on for a decade.

    2 years. Obviously if it is successful they will renew the license. Plenty of material. Something has to fill the Spongebob void!
  • Domer_SimpsoyDomer_Simpsoy Member Posts: 1
    edited January 2014
    Has anybodies website order shipped yet? I'm in the UK and I ordered it as soon as it became available but my status is still "In Process"
  • SuperTrampSuperTramp City 17Member Posts: 1,021
    ^Ordered straight away as well, my orders also says the same but then again a order i received 10 days ago still says in process.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^^ Still In Process here as well. Their supply, ordering, fulfillment systems I think need some major work. Ordered day one when first available and is still 'In Process' after 3 days but I received my Curiosity Rover 3 or 4 days after ordering when I ordered during the brief time that it was in stock again after the initial sell out.
  • KleiovousKleiovous UKMember Posts: 95
    Had a look at this in the Bluewater store today, looks good and the figures don't appear as horrendous in person, but... it did look quite small, especially next to the Orthanc tower which is cheaper and even the Horizon Express is an equivalent volume when complete. One wonders how many new Afols etc. will ultimately be attracted to the hobby by it? Its nice, but not quite £180 nice for what is otherwise quite a bland house.
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    ^ Yep, that was rather my in person impression. The first pictures of the box were exciting, but after that wore off, it was less impressive.

    Too expensive for a bland house.
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,359
    ^^^^^ Mine still says "In Process" - even though I received it today. Not sure what it is, but I still have orders I've received dating from the 26th December that still say in process - so something's gone wrong over Christmas I guess.

    Clicking on the order number *should* reveal the tracking number though, that'll tell you it's been shipped
  • OhMyBrickOhMyBrick Member Posts: 1
    I've just found this time-lapse video. It's the full construction of the set.

    http://www.ohmybrick.com/71006-simpsons-house-le-time-lapse/

    Interesting
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,240
    ^ Time-lapse point of view of watching someone build the set is IMO a waste of effort. If you're going to go through the work to make one make it about watching the set come together. Can't even really see what pieces are going where as it is built in that video due to angle etc.
  • Try001Try001 Member Posts: 83
    Sorry another Timelapse video...
  • KiwiLegoMeisterKiwiLegoMeister New ZealandMember Posts: 212
    Set #71006 due for release in New Zealand in May 2014. Just announced by one of our major toy retailers.
    Sad for them. Mine is already winging its way to me from Lego.com.
  • byolegobyolego Member Posts: 114
    Went to a Lego Store today. Here's how Lego Simpsons stacks against Parisian Restaurant. In the box and once they're built.

    kezTXLegoguy
  • LegoFanTexasLegoFanTexas TexasMember Posts: 8,409
    Thanks for the side-by-side pics... yep, that is the difference all right. That being said, the Simpsons House is clearly more dense and I think the box is heavier, but for $40 more...

    I'll take the PR any day of the week, just my personal opinion.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,623
    ^Yup, I will choose #71006 over #10243 any day but will hopefully be getting both this year.
  • st3ph3nst3ph3n Member Posts: 10
    I've put some work in progress shots on my Instagram - http://instagram.com/stephenhynds - everything up to bags 5 of 7 which I completed last night.

    I started on Friday night and I think I'm about 5 and a half hours in so far. I only "came back" to Lego about 18 months ago, and from my limited experience (#10220 the VW Van, #10231 Shuttle, #10230 Mini Modulars and #10233 Horizon Express) I can say that it's not been the most challenging build for the most part, but it's been really fun. Plenty of interesting little techniques and fun bits along the way to keep me smiling.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,640
    While the Simpsons House is below the level of the details of the PR, I was surprised at how detailed it was. From the hot/cold shower knob to the way the shelves in the kids room are filled or the open drawer on Bart's desk.
    I also like how it can "lock" in the closed position, something that the HH could have benefited.
    TXLegoguy
  • pillpodpillpod Member Posts: 273
    PR and the Simpsons House is apples and oranges. Before the price of the house was released, you guys were all guessing $220-250. It comes out at $200 and all of a sudden it's overpriced?

    For me, it's all about the source material...not always best bang for my buck. If I prefer Star Wars, I'll get Ewok Village instead of Orthanc...even if its $50 more. Simple as that.
    TXLegoguyLegogeekTheLoneTensor
  • CrowkillersCrowkillers Member Posts: 757
    How in the Hell are these people on Ebay making any money selling the Simpson house with free shipping for $265..? That seems to be the going price..

    There is $37 in Ebay and Paypal fees there not to mention about $20 to ship it...
  • iluvmyelementiluvmyelement Member Posts: 52

    How in the Hell are these people on Ebay making any money selling the Simpson house with free shipping for $265..? That seems to be the going price..

    There is $37 in Ebay and Paypal fees there not to mention about $20 to ship it...

    They are most likely using stolen credit card info to purchase them (either by [email protected] or in the stores). Nobody in their right mind is going to sell them that low when they have to pay taxes, fees and shipping.

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