Eurobricks reveals The Simpsons House

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The Simpsons House

The set we've all been dying to see has just been revealed on Eurobricks!

Doesn't it look fantastic, possibly the best and most realistic house LEGO has ever made. With over 2500 pieces it's not going to be cheap, that's for sure.

I've never watched a Simpsons episode in my life but I reckon even I'll be buying it...

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By in Norway,

OMG!! That looks great! Love it and must have!!

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By in United States,

This looks like a great set, doesn't it. I can't say I'd buy it, but I know a lot of people that will.

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By in United States,

YYYYYYEEEEEEE-HHHHHAAAAAWWWWWW!!!

A set I've been dreaming for for years, finally revealed! My fav show!

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By in United States,

You've listed the part count as the set number. EDIT: and fixed it promptly, good deal.

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By in United States,

I hope it comes with Santa's Little Helper and Snowball! I love them! SLH will probably be a new mold, but snowball will be the somewhat-new mold in black.

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By in United States,

Bleck... Oh, well, as long as TLG doesn't loose money on this endeavor.

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By in United Kingdom,

2500 pieces, and licensed. That's not to going to be cheap. Still, imagine how much fun it would be to have that next door to my Monster Fighter Haunted House.

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By in United States,

Nice model, although the exterior walls feel a bit boring in places. I'm sure the interior is designed to make up for that.

I respect the decision to use molded heads, but I still feel like they could have stood to have less detail. The way the eyes bulge out is accurate to the cartoon in some respects, but it feels downright weird in three dimensions rather than as a two-dimensional drawing. I'd have preferred if the overall shape of the head were molded but the eyes were just printed on a smooth curve. Or even if the bulge had been slightly less pronounced like the molded eyes of the Toy Story figures.

Not a Simpsons fan so I have no interest in getting this set personally, but it seems to do a good job showcasing the characters without reducing the emphasis on the actual model. Also, there are some nice things here that I hope carry over to future sets. Homer and Bart have short sleeves — something we've never gotten on classic minifigures before, and that probably weren't possible with the printing techniques that were used to do arm printing in the past.

The size of the house itself is also impressive — it's larger even than the Creator houses, with more than enough space for multiple rooms in both the upstairs and downstairs. The model is hinged like the Haunted House, preserving the complete appearance from all sides rather than having an open side like LEGO City and Friends houses, or having the interior completely boxed in so you only get a top-down view like the Modular Buildings or Creator houses. The colors are fairly dull but they really do evoke the look of the source material. Hopefully they feel just as accurate on a shelf as in front of a bright cartoon backdrop.

Overall, looks like the designers did a nice job. I only hope all that effort will be appreciated by buyers who might be put off by what will probably be a hefty price tag.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm really not a fan of this set. I think it looks like a competitors cheap knock off of a Lego set. However if it's what the fans have been waiting for and it meets their expectations, great!

Edit: With the release of the Lego Simpsons CMF's (I heard this was A Thing), this set actually confuses me. There's basically every figure you could need for this set, in particular the main characters. As the main characters of the Simpsons tend to wear the same clothing throughout the episodes, are we going to be seeing any variations in the CMF's or the same figures? I definitely think that would disappoint a lot of fans.

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By in United Kingdom,

If I look at those mini figures any longer I'm gonna be sick :(
It doesn't look as if this is gonna be cheap.

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By in United Kingdom,

I am an enormous Simpsons fan, so this will be a day one purchase for me! This is probably about as excited as I have ever been for a set, although I am not particularly pleased with the Minifigures.

Also, is that the inanimate carbon rod I see on the drive in the bottom right hand corner? If so, what an incredible touch!

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By in United Kingdom,

Very good house. I'll be having at least one of these in my collection. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

It does seem a bit too plain for a Lego set...
And I would have expected it to be opened up at the back...
But personally I think it looks better not what I expected anyway!

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By in Italy,

i don't like those minifigures, the head looks too big to me. but the house is amazing, i'll buy it for sure.

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By in United States,

Not sure about the minifigures, but the house is awesome. Lots of little details that are shown in the episodes like the inanimate carbon rod, or it could be a nuclear fuel rod. Maggie also has a drill. Remember that episode :D
Why is Flanders in the set. "Stupid Flanders" :p

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By in United States,

Looks good. Swap out the heads for standard ones and it can be used as a normal house.

looks like it says El Barto on the skateboard ramp.

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By in United States,

Are you kidding me? this looks like a custom work. This looks nothing like the lego groups work!

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By in United States,

@gmonkey76: Or use it as a creator house and sell the figures altogether, which is what I plan on doing.... as long is it is not too expensive of course.

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By in United States,

duplicate

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By in United States,

@legoofme

You obviously never saw the simpsons before.

Here, homer wears his nuclear plant outfit with lazy eyes. In the cmf, he'll have his normal, plain white shirt with normal eyes.

Here, marge has her famous eyeball roll eyes with apron. In the cmf, she'll have her lime green dress with normal eyes.

Here, Ned has an apron on. In the cmf, he'll have his normal sweater.

Here, Bart has lazy eyes. In the cmf, he'll have normal eyes.

(Ps, sorry if I sound annoyed. I'm tired of all this criticism, and it's VERY repetitive now.)

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By in United States,

@ cap'nrex

A fellow simpsons fan, eh? :)

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By in United States,

I like the fact that both Lisa and Marge appear to have both skirts and feet. That feels new to me. And I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! Cannot wait for every single thing.

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By in United States,

Why can't we get a 2500 part Stark Tower or Helicarrier? I bet those would sell better than this. This is the largest waste of a product slot I have ever seen.

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By in United States,

popo123, we share the same thoughts on the CMF/set variations! ^_^

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By in United Kingdom,

Got to be £250 right? Nice but not sure it'll sell many at that sort of price

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By in United States,

It looks splendid but whoa is it going to be an expensive year.

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By in United States,

Oh yea I see the simpsons in my lego neighborhood

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By in United States,

I don't see why everyone is complaining about the minifigures. It's not like anyone is going to try to mix The Simpsons with their LEGO City. Molds were the best way to go, and they capture the cartoony look of the show greatly.

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By in United States,

The minifigs look so, so bad but the set design looks so, so good.

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By in United States,

Awesome....

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By in United States,

2,500 pieces WHAT. Two licensed Expert builds already revealed - no hope for Marvel? ;_;

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By in United States,

@UtarEmpire TLG is stepping up the D2Cs next year. Looks like we'll get one every month or so! So, I'm sure we'll see some type of X-Mansion D2C in July. We're getting this in April, Sandcrawler in May, the Sea Cow in March, Parisian and Mars Rover in January, ect.

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By in Canada,

Brilliant set for a brilliant show.

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By in United States,

What, no cat or dog?

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By in Australia,

The minifigures and car are hideous.

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By in United States,

I'm loving the house. It's kind of disturbing that Lego's "most realistic house ever" is from the Simpsons cartoon? Now the figs... Ummm yuch!

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By in Netherlands,

I have never seen a full episode of this show. Can't seem to appriciate the humor of the series.
I definitly can not appriciate this set. The minifigs are horrible. Completely not LEGO-like.
The house is boring and dull from the outside. It is a real shame and a bit hopefull at the sametime, that this is the first 'complete' playable house (as far as I know of).
I have always been a bit dissapointed with part-of-a-building star wars, city and LotR sets. So lets hope we will be seeing more fully build sets.

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By in United States,

@kmvk83

That's your opinion. Here's mine.

This is the best set ever! Great minifigs, especially homer! I love the new wheel barrel color, just wish I could see what it said. The car is great, it can probably fit the whole family, as it's 6-wide. It's really realistic! The house looks great, and I love how it can open from the side AND the top. I just wonder about the interior. I want to see the living room, tv room, and bathroom above the garage.

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh my god,it's finally here. I've been dreaming of this since early 90s,I absoloutely adore the Simpsons. One of the funniest,clever show in history. I've been going through Seasons for past 2 years and I'm on 12 at the moment. I think they could have improved Bart and Lisa figures. Maybe they could have had a skirt for Lisa like they did with Ventrice mini figure and lady from Lone Ranger. Day one purchase for me also,yes,yes...yes :D!

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By in United States,

Ay caramba!

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not too sure the 2523 piece count is accurate, it might be preliminary box art for the New York Toy Fair (which is soon). I don't see that many pieces in the set, NYTF boxes sometimes have inaccurate piece counts and The Simpsons logo does not look finalized. The fact that we only have a picture of the box and not the actual set also adds to this theory in my opinion.

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By in New Zealand,

One to add to the want list. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I can't say that I like the Simpsons at all, but I do like the set! This may be the one Simpsons set I get :)

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By in United States,

@voyanuitoa

I think that since this is a d2c set, it's not being revealed at the toy fair, but at brick fair, al on January 11th. I think it is accurate, but that's my opinion.

Also, I just realized, we finally have a BETTER set than a friends building!

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By in United States,

Sorry, but "realistic" aside, I disagree with every line of this article/pre-review. I do look forward to seeing the interior because I'm sure that it'll have some great innovation, if the designers used up their imagination there before they got to the barbeque, but the exterior is only fine, and something that is going to cost this much should be more interesting to look at. I'm not a big fan of the show, but the color that they chose for the house is jarringly inaccurate, even for me. I know that they don't have a color exactly that shade, but I think medium nougat would have looked better and been a bit less plain.

The Simpsons just were not made to be toys, which is great because in today's world of animation everything is designed to sell toys first and entertain second, but these just do not work for me.

I hope that printed short legs and arms with sleeves make their way into other themes, because the way that this year is shaping up, The Simpsons is just too easy of a pass to make.

I do want to say that though Maggie doesn't look too bad in these images. I can't say the same for the rest of the characters though....

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll say this now: I love the house and just need the price before I decide to buy it. I am so evicting The Simpsons from their own house though (even though I do like watching the show occasionally)! Plus the car... what were they thinking of when they designed that atrocity? Too skinny if you ask me.

With another 40 sets on my want list, this year is going to really sting my wallet, my bank account, well, my everything! Gah, I promised myself to be careful with my money this year as I prepare to go out and find a job later this year!

But I am so glad this isn't a shoddy licensed remake of Olivia's House *shudders at the thought*...

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By in Canada,

All I see is a bland house, a car that looks like it belongs in a Town set from the early 90s, some minifigure designs that came straight out of the Spongebob theme, and a hefty piece count that will no doubt be followed by an even heftier pricetag. I don't like the (2012-modern) Simpsons, and it's just another show being milked to death long after it stopped being funny. I'm also dissapointed Lego back-tracked on their policy about not taking themes like this. I'll play with the big-boy Lego, like the Tower of Orthanc... from the adult-oriented Lego theme that everyone cried for at one point.

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By in United Kingdom,

wow, this year is going to be very expensive

parisian restaurant
all the current movie sets (2 down 11 to go)
metal beard's sea cow
benny's spaceship

and now this (and that's before any big star wars releases)

as for the heads i think that any 3D recreation of the simpsons looks odd and these are no different to any toys or figures

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By in United Kingdom,

I think we'll need better interior pics to judge this one fully myself, it does look pretty dull on the outside, which is probably why we've never had such a fully realistic Lego house before!

I'm totally with @GreenNinjaCP from waaaay back in the thread - what is everyone's problem with the minifigures? Ah... wait... I'm sensing some monumental de-ja-vu....
...Hang on, aren't we forgetting to discuss whether the morality of the show is suitable for TLG's portfolio? :P

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By in United States,

@berrybrick

It is accurate. A search for "the simpsons house" on google images will show that it IS, in fact, accurate. Yeah, some older ones are pinkish-yellow, but the real color of it is tan, at least the modern one is.

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By in United States,

To everybody saying that it looks horrible, it's accurate! What do you want them to do, make it blue!?!? My stomach is in knots, all this criticism! The picture is a little blurry/fuzzy, but when you see it officially, it looks great!

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By in Canada,

I think the look of the house could be a bit better, but this is likely the flagship set of the theme and it includes all figures. I am a big fan of The Simpsons, still watch it every Sunday, so this is a must have for myself.

It seems this theme still doesn't get any love, however. Personally I couldn't stand Bionicle, think the Hero Factory sets are horrible, and haven't spent a cent on the Star Wars theme for years.

To each their own of course, but I think the naysayers will be doing a turnaround when these sets sell. I applaud TLG for trying something new. Isn't that what fans want to see?

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By in United States,

Huh; that's actually a pretty good-looking house... but then again, it is almost 3,000 pieces... :P

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By in United States,

Anybody have an idea on what the price is gonna be?

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By in United States,

And I for one welcome our new Lego overlords.

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By in United States,

@Ha876: I'm thinking $250US/200UK/$320CA/$400AU/$450NZ.

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By in Sweden,

Gotta say I'm disappointed it's such a huge set. 2500 pieces for a set from a licensed theme puts it way out of my budget. I can only hope all the characters show up in the regularly-priced sets.

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By in United States,

Even the minifigures look disappointed.

Seriously, though - why are their eyes all half closed like they're sleepy or on downers or something? Look at the logo at the top of the box - eyes are wide open! What gives?

As for the house... it sure looks like a tan house. Yep, it sure does.

Don't know what I was expecting for the house but I definitely expected figs that look like they want to be played with.

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By in Germany,

Lisa looks a little blocky, but overall this set is nice and instantly recognizable.

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By in United States,

Oh yeah, lego wiki says that this is exclusive in Europe, well, that HAS to be false. Why? Because the simpsons is an AMERICAN show, most fans are in AMERICA, and, well, since when does lego make a set exclusive to one country?

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By in United States,

Will buy.......
Save up my VIP points to help take some of the sting of the price.

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By in United States,

@vamproe

Maybe even get it earlier, since it's a d2c set:)

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not a fan of the Simpsons but this set looks awesome. As for the price, It's gonna hurt! No doubt about it. 2014 is gonna be expensive.

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By in United States,

from what I can see this set looks disappointing, since the house doesn't have an impressive exterior and the minifigures look god awful, but the interior should be interesting, and if anything it will be a nice beige parts pack.

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By in United States,

@popo123:The only yellow ones I see on Google images are not from the show, but replicas.

I know it's accurate, and that's why it doesn't make a good set. If this was a 1000 pieces less, it might, but at this size, the interior couldn't save it for me, no matter how amazing.

LEGO needs more houses, but there are so many other ways they could have gone with better results in a set even half this size if it wasn't based on The Simpsons.

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By in United States,

Whooo Hoooo!!!!! Excellent! Like I said in the "Best LEGO Set Ever" forum from last month, all bets are off when these come out!!

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By in United States,

My guess is no more than $200. Diagon Alley had more figures, a similar piece count and was licensed and was still only $150.

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By in United States,

A very nice house never watched simpsons before but I think I will still buy it as long as its not TO much money.

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By in United States,

Going to be picky right away; it looks like the 2nd floor portion containing Bart's room and the bathroom is missing...

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By in Brazil,

It seems that I'll have to go again to USA on my vacation this year just to get this beauty! (And for sure will pack my luggage with lots of other sets... ;))

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By in United States,

Printed short legs! Hopefully this will get carried over into other themes!

The house looks very nice from the outside, but it'll be at least $200. It's a little weird that they advertised the dog and cat in the box-art but that they are not actually included in the set. Collectible Minifigs? (I hope not!)

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By in United States,

@m.w.449 We still have other sets from this theme that haven't been revealed. While I haven't watched a full Simpsons episode in my life, perhaps they will be included in other sets?

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By in United States,

!%@#$^@1111

WOW! I'll take two, please. One to build and display, and one to keep in the box and rub softly at night...

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By in United States,

This is so awesome!

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By in United States,

This looks amazing!!! I'll definitely be getting this. :-)

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By in United States,

This looks like hoax. Well executed and convincing... but a hoax nonetheless.

Look at the image on Eurobricks. The picture doesn't show a box, but a flat piece of printed cardboard on a surface (the bottom of the "box" isn't even cut evenly!)

Someone earlier in the comments mentioned that the set itself doesn't "look Lego" and I completely agree. The house itself is oversized, blocky, and lacks detail. It seems infinitely more likely Lego would've gone the route of Arkham Asylum 10937 and had the back open to allow access to the rooms and keep the piece count to a reasonable amount.

There are other things that jump out at me... the awkward car design, the plants (blocky, and floating without a planter / garden), the way a baseplate is visible beneath the garage but not the house...

I just don't buy it.

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By in United States,

I can understand why some think this is bland, but it does look pretty accurate to the show. Most of the fun will probably be what is inside (I see the piano in one window.) The car looks fine, but I don't expect it will hold the whole family and certainly don't see how anyone could think it looks like a 90's Town car (those were just 4 studs wide). I might have preferred Marge's station wagon over Homer's car, but maybe I can make one myself (along with The Homer).

I still love the show and will have to get this as soon as it goes on sale. Maybe if this sells well we can get an entire Simpsons theme. As I understand they just have this set and the minifigure series planned for the Simpsons. Can't wait to see what other characters are in that (after the obvious reuse of most from this set).

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By in Australia,

I don't mind the house, but yeah. At 2500 pieces, it's gonna be hundreds of dollars. Ouch.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is Maggie holding a gun?...Shocking lol, shame they did not include the tree house as well but it still looks like a great set, much better than I expected.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Nope, pretty sure that's a drill. ;)

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By in United States,

@b_mahew_k

Actually, they couldn't make it open from the back, how would they fit the living room, tv room, kitchen, and dining room?

But I agree, my gut says that this is fake and, even though I like it, I felt lego wouldn't go in the direction of a dollhouse, swinging open. I thought they would do modular style.

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By in Ireland,

The box art is definitely unfinished, just look at the Simpsons logo, without any colour or characteristic clouds in the background.

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By in United States,

Holy cow when did LEGO fans become the whiniest bunch of whiners that ever whined a whine?

After reading through all the lame comments, I'm kind of surprised no one complained about the lack of a basement and an Olmec head.

This will probably sell well in America to people who grew up on the Simpsons and now have a fair amount of disposable income.

I gotta go. My damn wiener kids are watching this website.

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By in United Kingdom,

A great representation of the house, aside from being completely the wrong colour, but not a particulary appealing model in itself...

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By in Ireland,

^^(for the record, I wasn't complaining, just pointing out that the box art design is likely to be a temporary placeholder - I absolutely love the idea of Lego Simpsons and will lap up the sets like a kitten to a saucer of milk :P)

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By in United States,

This definitely not fake...

I think Lego went the direction of a "swing open" house because it offers much more playability for children as opposed to a modular one...

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By in United Kingdom,

@peterlmorris, you clearly missed the first half a dozen rounds of this whole saga. It happened a while back to say the least! ;)

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the show has certainly gone way downhill, but I still buckle at the good episodes.

The set is ridiculously amazing. It's like an AFOL MOC, the way it's just so unlimited in size and detail. Still don't like the heads but understand why they were used.
The rooms are not in the correct places, there's no stairs and the interior walls are not the correct colours, but I'm blown away by the fact they've managed to fit in almost every room in the house. There also appears to be tiled floors everywhere, and my favourite part: solid doors not in white! There seems to be pretty much all the key pieces of furniture, and I love that the rooms all connect properly and have doors and a hallway between them.
I can't sing this enough praise, I don't think it's possible to make a better Lego representation of this house.

It has slightly less parts than the £150 Town Hall, so even though it's licensed I can't see this going over £200.

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By in United States,

@popo123, I don't think they needed to included every single room in the house. Consider the Bag End model from the Hobbit. There were many rooms in Bilbo's house that were omitted to make it a more compact, practical set.

This Simpson house still feels "off" to me. Maybe it's because it's only a prototype, but I'm going to remain skeptical until I hear an official announcement from Lego.

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By in United Kingdom,

you've never watched a Simpsons episode in your life?
I've NEVER watched a full starwars episode only snippets.
This set is just.... can't belive they've FINALLY made it.
This could lead the way for city or future modulars!

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By in United States,

This is highly inaccurate..I just watched season 3 last night with my daughter since I showed her this picture from Eurobricks. The front step is only one step high, not two...I guess unless their house changed since 1992, they should make that change.

As for the rest. I'm still torn. It looks decent, but rather boring at the same time. The size is impressive for sure. I'll wait for final judgment after I see the innards.

The figures are still not a big hit with me, so we'll see how the CMF look.

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By in United Kingdom,

Haven't wanted a set this much since I first set eyes on the VW camper van!

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By in United States,

@gregorovich

There actually are stairs:)

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By in United States,

@gregorovich

There actually are stairs:)

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By in United States,

This will probably be like $200.00 by the looks of it. Way outside my 'toy' budget. But I might have to try to add this to the collection. So cool!

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By in United Kingdom,

my wallet is crying... Why must I be a student?! I've just bought Orthanc after a long wait and now this surfaces... :O AAAAAARGH!

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By in United Kingdom,

@popo123: really? That just makes it even more perfect then!

Also why does everyone think this is a prototype? It's a photo of the actual box, and I've never heard of a physical prototype leaking - we only ever get prelims from catalog scans and official photographs that have leaked online.

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By in United States,

meh, pass. Parisian Restaurant blows this off the planet.

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By in United States,

@gregorovich

I know. It's too perfect to be a prototype;)

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