First Simpsons Lego picture leaks with world-famous couch

The first family of Springfield are immortalised in brick form in leaked photos of a new line of Lego inspired by The Simpsons.

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Ay, carumba! Feast your eyes on the first Lego set celebrating The Simpsons. The first family of Springfield are immortalised in brick form in leaked photos of a new line of playsets inspired by the long-running animated TV show.

Lego fan Carlos S at Eurobricks claims to have revealed what appears to be the first Simpsons set, ahead of a reported Lego Simpsons TV show.

From a skate ramp and the astonishingly hardy pink family car to a stray plutonium rod, the 2,523-piece set -- if real -- looks packed with extras.

The roof comes off and the two-storey house opens on a hinge, revealing the rooms inside: including Lisa's bedroom where Bart barges in, the kitchen where Homer hatches his latest schemes over bacon and Duff beer, and the garage where the pink family car repeatedly startles Homer in the opening sequence. And of course, the living room contains the famous couch.

The whole family is here: Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie appear in Lego minifig form, with, as an addley-added bo-diddly-onus, neighbourino Ned Flanders. The characters appear to have fully sculpted heads, so no putting Bart's hair on Lisa's head, but Matt Groening's creations do make a good minifig fit -- after all, they're already yellow.

There's no price or release date as yet -- or even official confirmation that this is the genuine article -- but if you're desperate for more brick-built buffoonery The Lego Movie is bricking it in cinemas from 14 February, starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum, Liam Neeson, Will Ferrell, Jonah Hill -- and Will Arnett as Batman.

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