Cool Stuff: LEGO Simpsons House

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

LEGO Simpsons House

I still can’t believe that LEGO is releasing a Simpsons set and a series of collectible minifigures this year. Even with their licensing frenzy of the past few years, I always thought The Simpsons would be considered “too adult” for the line of toys. I’m not complaining though, because I want this set very badly.

LEGO just unveiled the Simpsons House 71006 set and it looks so much better than I would have guessed it would. It comes out soon and will run $200, but it is huge, actually has interior rooms, comes with the whole Simpsons family plus Flanders, and even has their famous pink car. That seems like a lot for $200.

LEGO Simpsons House

The rooms on the inside look cramped, but I still give LEGO credit for cramming all that inside this house. I write about LEGO a lot on Top Hat Sasquatch, but honestly I don’t buy sets that often. They’re expensive, and once I put them together they’re not that easy to display. This house though, will fit right on a shelf and look awesome. I don’t even have many of the TMNT LEGO sets, but I will definitely be buying this one.

Head over to FBTB to see a ton more high quality photos of the set.

Missing Links: LEGO Movie, Animation, TMNT

Posted 5 years ago by Missing Links

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The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

News The LEGO Movie: The Lego Movie: Review Roundup | From Bricks To Bothans
FBTB has already reviewed all the LEGO Movie sets. Check them out, they've got great pictures. These sets look incredible.

Animation Books To Watch For in 2014 | Cartoon Brew
I love animation books, and it looks like there will be some great ones in 2014. I can’t wait to get the Art of Adventure Time book and the Disney Golden Book book.

News The LEGO Movie: The LEGO Movie Wave 2 Sets Spoiled From Book | From Bricks To Bothans
Man, I'm going to go broke buying all these LEGO Movie sets.

New Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures Surface
No images yet, but this site has pretty good descriptions of the upcoming action figures for the new TMNT movie. Sounds…interesting.

New Mickey and Donald Commercial Animated by Eric Goldberg [UPDATED] | Cartoon Brew
I miss hand-drawn animation.

Here’s the Official LEGO Homer Simpson Minifigure

Posted 5 years ago by Toys

LEGO Home

I still can’t believe that in 2014 we are going to get really-for-real Simpsons LEGO sets. If you haven’t heard, there will be a Simpsons House set along with a whole line of blind-packaged Simpsons minifigures (16 in total, I believe). I never would have guessed the Simpsons, with their more adult humor, would get made into LEGO sets, but I’m happy they are. I’m a huge fan of both and to have them combined is going to be awesome. Not to mention having the Simpsons’ house in my office. That is going to be great.

The minifigures have been leaking slowly for a few weeks, and here is the first look at Homer. I’m guessing we’ll be seeing some variations of Homer (please Glob give us a fat Homer in mumu) but this is the standard, classic Homer. The heads will take some getting used too, but I’m sure standard LEGO heads with painted-on Simpsons faces would look a lot worse.

What do you think?

Via The Brick Fan

Book Review: ‘LEGO Space: Building the Future’ is a triple treat

Posted 5 years ago by Books

Lego Space: Building the Future

Lego Space and I go way back. I vividly remember going to my neighbor Jason’s house when I was young to play the sci-fi-themed building blocks. It must’ve been 1980 or ’81 and Lego had introduced its space theme just a few years earlier.

Jason was lucky enough to have most every set. We would pool all the loose bricks together and take turns picking pieces. Then we’d head to a separate corner of his bedroom to build a massive space ship. The goal was to out-cool the other person with our creation.

For us it was all about the build rather than imaginative play. We didn’t need to role play to enjoy Lego. That was the beauty of the toys. Lego’s multiple dimensions of enjoyment are part of its success all these years.
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Missing Links: Spider-man, Wolverine, Simpsons, Adventure Time

Posted 5 years ago by Missing Links

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The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

‘Maleficent’ Teaser Trailer & Images: Disney Sends Angelina Jolie to the Dark Side | /Film
Hey, this doesn't look that bad but who knows, it could be horrible. I think Maleficent is a badass villain though.

LEGO The Simpsons Ned Flanders official minifig | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
I'm excited about the Simpsons LEGO line next year. 16 characters as collectible minifigures and a Simpsons house set? Yes please.

Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’ Balloon to Debut at the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Algebraic!

‘The Wolverine’ Deleted Scene Reveals Classic Costume
I haven't seen The Wolverine yet, but this is an awesome deleted scene. Part of me really wants to see the classic costume on film at least once, but it would probably look horrible.

New Photos from ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ – Latino-Review.com
Whether or not you liked the first Amazing Spider-Man, you have to admit that the costume in the sequel is amazing. I can't wait to see it in action.