To get Lego makeover
The Simpsons is getting a plastic makeover on May 4, as the creators team up with toy company Lego for an entire episode created out of the plastic building blocks, Fox’s consumer products division said on Sunday. The episode, entitled Brick
will see family patriarch Homer Simpson (pic) wake up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Legos, and he must figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever.
Danish company The Lego Group first started producing the plastic construction building blocks in 1949, which have become a popular toy around the world.
The series, which airs on 21st Century Fox’s Fox Television, entered its 25th season last year, and the Lego episode will be its 550th show.
So far, the 25th season has seen a special Halloween episode directed by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, while an upcoming show will cross over with another Matt Groening animated series, Futurama.
The Simpsons has also been renewed for a 26th season, in which producers have teased that one longstanding character will die.
The Lego Movie, meanwhile, has become a hot commodity at the box office since its release early February. – Reuters