World’s second-biggest toymaker LEGO has confirmed that it will produce a construction set based on the hit TV animation, The Simpsons.
The new kit will include figures of the main characters including Homer, Bart, Marge and Ned Flanders.
LEGO struck the deal with the show’s owners, Twentieth Century Fox.
Fox is scheduled to air an episode of The Simpsons featuring the cast in Lego form in May, in the US.
LEGO will produce a construction set based on hit TV animation The Simpsons
“We know our fans will love the challenge of building the Simpsons’ family home in great detail and the ability to collect quintessential characters in Lego minifigure form,” Jill Wilfert, from the LEGO Group said in a statement.
The Simpsons, a satirical parody of family life, has been running for 25 years making it the longest running scripted TV show in the US.
LEGO new set will go on sale in the US in February priced at $199.99. The company plans to launch a separate line of 16 Simpsons mini figures in May.
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Marcia Wallace has been remembered in The Simpsons’ latest episode.
The late actress provided the voice of schoolteacher Edna Krabappel in The Simpsons.
Sunday’s edition of the series began with Bart Simpson at the blackboard, standing beneath the poignant message: “We’ll really miss you Mrs. K.”
Marcia Wallace has been remembered in The Simpsons’ latest episode
Marcia Wallace died of complications from pneumonia on October 25 at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 70.
The actress won an Emmy in 1992 for her work on The Simpsons.
Sunday’s edition of The Simpsons was preceded on the Fox channel by a re-run of 2011 episode The Ned-liest Catch.
Marcia Wallace appeared in 178 episodes in all, voicing grumpy fourth-grade teacher Edna in all but three of them.
Her death was confirmed on October 26 by The Simpsons‘ executive producer Al Jean, who said Marcia Wallace had been “brilliant and gracious”.
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Homer and his family travel to Middle-Earth in search of the Comfy Couch in this Hobbit spoof, the latest couch from the episode Four Regrettings and a Funeral.
Four Springfielders are prompted to try to right past regrets following the funeral of a beloved neighbor. Homer regrets selling his Apple stock to buy a bowling ball, Marge worries she caused Bart’s rebellious streak, Mr. Burns reminisces about a romance he gave up with a beautiful Parisian woman.
The Simpsons travel to Middle-Earth in search of the Comfy Couch
Kent Brockman admits he was too afraid to leave local news and follow his former partner, Rachel Maddow (guest voicing as herself), to cable news in the all-new The Simpson’s Four Regrettings and a Funeral episode airing Sunday, November 3, at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX.
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Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Bart Simpson’s teacher Edna Krabappel, has died at the age of 70.
The actress’ death was announced in a statement from executive producer Al Jean.
Marcia Wallace won an Emmy in 1992 for her work on The Simpsons, as a jaded, grumpy fourth-grade teacher, forced to put up with Bart’s antics.
Al Jean said her “irreplaceable character” would be retired from the show.
“I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” he said on Saturday.
Marcia Wallace won an Emmy in 1992 for her work on The Simpsons, as a jaded, grumpy fourth-grade teacher, forced to put up with Bart’s antics
“She was beloved by all at The Simpsons. It’s a terrible loss for all who had the pleasure of knowing her.”
Marcia Wallace had played Edna Krabappel since The Simpsons began in 1990.
Her character was known for the catchphrase “Do what I mean, not what I say” and exclaiming “Ha!” in disgust.
It is unclear when the actress died or what the cause was.
Marcia Wallace had previously survived breast cancer, which she wrote about in her memoir Don’t Look Back, We’re Not Going that Way, published in 2004.
Before appearing in The Simpsons, Marcia Wallace played receptionist Carol Bondurant on The Bob Newhart Show and guest starred on popular shows in the 1970s and 1980s such as The Love Boat and Magnum PI.
Executive producer Al Jean stressed that previous hints that a regular character on The Simpsons could be killed off in the next series were unrelated.
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Teenage idol Justin Bieber has made a brief cameo in an episode of The Simpsons.
The Simpsons episode, which has already aired in the US, also saw an appearance from the singer’s manager Scooter Braun.
Justin Bieber has made a brief cameo in an episode of The Simpsons
The episode is called The Fabulous Faker Boy and sees Marge encourage Bart to take piano lessons. Bart Simpson isn’t too interested until meets his piano teacher, who is Justin Bieber.
Producer Al Jean told Rolling Stone: “It’s just a cameo. This sentence is longer than his appearance.”
On Sunday, Justin Bieber posted a screenshot from the show on his Twitter account.
Also guest starring in the episode are SNL‘s Bill Hader, Jane Krakowski from 30 Rock and actor Patrick Stewart.