As was foretold by prophecy, the full set of 16 LEGO Simpsons minifigures has been officially announced, and will arrive just in time for you to recreate the LEGO-themed episode of The Simpsons airing in May.
This year has been all about the partnership between LEGO and The Simpsons, with the minifigures, the upcoming episode, and the LEGO model of the Simpsons’ house all coming at you before TV takes a break for the summer. The episode, which will air on May 4 (Star Wars day will be even better than usual this year!), will be in stop-motion, using only bricks and minifigures – probably the very same minifigures you’ll soon be able to get your hands on.
Duffman is not one of the 16 minifigures, and as suggested before, the disappointment on a personal level is crushing. But there’s a lot to love nonetheless! In addition to the core family (and Grandpa Abe!), we’re getting Apu, Chief Wiggum, Ralph, Nelson, Milhouse, and Krusty. Itchy and Scratchy make somewhat unexpected and very welcome appearances, armed with a spiked club and an axe, respectively. Mr. Burns is also here, but no Smithers (poor Smithers). There are also minifigures of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, and Ned included with The Simpsons LEGO set released last month, but these minifigures are dressed differently, for maximum merch.
You’ll be able to find the minifigures in toy stores starting in May, for $4 each.