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Lego Simpsons house is offish-diddly-icial, out February for £180

With custom-moulded Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders mini-figgly-figs, the set has over 2,500 pieces.

Everything's coming up Milhouse! Lego's Simpsons house isn't a miserable New Year's hoax -- it's a real playset and it's coming to the UK in February for £180.

With custom-moulded Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie and Ned Flanders mini-figgly-figs, the set has over 2,500 pieces.

A special Lego episode of The Simpsons will debut in May, the Danish toy giant has announced, with all the characters somehow turned into minifig form. This year marks the cartoon's 25th anniversary.

The house folds open on hinges so you can play inside, and the roof comes off to reveal yet more rooms. The door on the slightly outsize garage rolls up too, revealing an amazing detail -- the battered pink family car has a dent in the bonnet.

Here's Lego designers Markus and Gita explaining how they sculpted the custom minifigs and the fabulous fold-out homestead:

It's full of lovely details from the show. Lisa's room has a jazz poster on the wall, while Bart favours Krusty. The skate ramp has 'El Barto' graffitied on it, and the chimney even has a few bricks sketched in, just like in the animation.

For the first time in Lego history, the minifigs have moulded sleeves and shorts -- just don't eat them, man, they're a choking hazard.

Ten more characters will go on sale separately in May, to coincide with the Lego episode of the show. Of course they fit in perfectly with other Lego sets, so you can take them off on your own bitingly satirical adventures.

Which characters and locations would you like to see in future Simpsons sets? A brick nuclear power plant, perhaps, with a mini Mr Burns and winged monkey figs? Or a mini Moe's Tavern, with plastic Duff on tap? Construct your comments below, or over on our animated Facebook page.