Because too much Simpsons memorabilia is never enough, lifetime Lego builder, Simpsons aficionado and Futurama
fanboy Matt De Lanoy created his very own miniature version of Springfield,
rebuilding the town block by block in perfect detail.
After rediscovering his childhood love of Lego in college with the release of the first Star Wars line, De Lanoy said he became "re-hooked" and when a dedicated Simpsons-themed line came out, he says, "I knew I had to build Springfield".
According to De Lanoy, the mini-Springfield took roughly two
months to build, with each building taking two or three days. He took
particular care with the details and went out of his way to get perfect colour
matches for every recognisable Springfield landmark, with the toughest building
to create being Springfield Elementary (shown at the right of this image). Why?
"The colours I wanted to use (referred to as 'Medium
Dark Flesh' and 'Medium Lavender' among Lego fans, please don't ask why) aren't
available in as wide a variety of piece shapes as I'd like," said De