To get Lego makeover

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - SHOWBIZ -

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

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