The Simpsons licensed line is a strange one. There is some potential in having The Simpsons be the first licensed, location-based theme (vs a vehicle-based one like Star Wars). 71006 The Simpsons House set would just be the starting point into the town of Springfield. Other locations could be made into sets like Moe’s Tavern, the nuclear power plant, the school, the town square complete with Jebediah Springfield statue, etc. They all could have been great sets to own and be something that Town and Train fans could incorporate into their layouts. But what we get instead is just the Simpsons’ house and a line of Collectible Minifigures. Each minifigure’s likeness is spot on to their on-screen counterparts. No duh. That’s really not surprising considering they each have a custom molded head, so how could they not look like the characters they’re supposed to portray? Gone is the familiar minifigure head element and any accessories; it’s replaced by a single molded element. They look great, the heads. Spot on in fact, like I said earlier. But they are so spot on that the head looks it was taken directly off of an action figure than a LEGO minifigure. And that’s what they actually end up looking like: heads taken off of an action figure and stuck on top of a LEGO minifigure torso. And this is where I have a huge problem with these things: the head. The head is so un-LEGO like and so gigantically disproportionately large, it actually turns me off to the idea of LEGO licensed themes a little.
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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons LEGO, along with Twentieth Century FOX Consumer Products, just revealed the collection of 16 licensed LEGO Minifigures inspired by the TV series! This series is number 13 in the Collectible Minifigure line for those of you keeping track at home. Priced at $3.99 each, a full 33% increase, they will be available starting in May. A special episode of The Simpsons will air on May 4th in conjunction with the release of the line.