A couple of days ago, we wrote about a mystery Simpsons LEGO set that had emerged on the internet. Now LEGO has officially unveiled the details of what will be the first in a series of sets, starting with the Simpsons' home.
The unveiling features a short walkthrough of the house (without revealing too much) and includes a fascinating explanation on how each of the Simpsons figures are designed and sculpted. LEGO first announced the Simpsons series in August 2013. This first set will be available for purchase in February 2014.
An image of what looks like the very first Simpsons LEGO set has recently been unveiled on the internet. The sneak peak of the set was posted on Eurobricks by a user without any mention of price or release date. LEGO confirmed in August 2013 that they would be releasing a Simpsons series but has yet to make a public comment on the rogue image.
Lady Gaga guest stars in the season finale of the The Simpsons, and though she's toured the world, the superstar admits that joining Matt Groening and the cast for recording was quite the tough gig:
I think I was more nervous than I've ever been, because I have so much respect for them.
"Lisa Goes Gaga" airs Sunday.
Apparently, everyone misinterpreted Matt Groening's interview with Smithsonian Magazine in which he said Springfield, Oregon, was the Simpsons' hometown. After Sunday night's opening credits teased, "Now entering Oregon," the show's producers took to Bart's blackboard in an ambiguous attempt at keeping Springfield shrouded in mystery: "The true location of Springfield is in any state but yours."
"I have no idea where the hell it is," Groening said. "Like all Americans, I flunked geography."
After 25 years, Simpsons creator Matt Groening spills the beans on Springfield: "Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show Father Knows Best took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, 'This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield.' And they do."