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Poll: LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Simpsons Series (277 member(s) have cast votes)

How do you rate this entire LEGO Simpsons Series?

  1. 1 - Poor (24 votes [8.66%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 8.66%

  2. 2 - Below Average (33 votes [11.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.91%

  3. 3 - Average (53 votes [19.13%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.13%

  4. 4 - Above Average (62 votes [22.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 22.38%

  5. 5 - Outstanding (105 votes [37.91%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.91%

How do you find this review? Do you find it helpful and useful?

  1. 1 - Very helpful and useful (217 votes [78.34%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 78.34%

  2. 2 - Somewhat helpful and useful (50 votes [18.05%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.05%

  3. 3 - Little helpful and useful (5 votes [1.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.81%

  4. 4 - Not helpful and useful at all (5 votes [1.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.81%

Are you happy to see the LEGO Simpsons being feature in the LEGO Minifigures theme?

  1. 1 - Yes! (153 votes [55.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 55.23%

  2. 2 - Neutral! (49 votes [17.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 17.69%

  3. 3 - No! (75 votes [27.08%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.08%

Do you like the distribution allocation number based on the designs for LEGO Simpsons Series?

  1. 1 - Yes, I love it (117 votes [42.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.24%

  2. 2 - Neutral and it made no difference to me (147 votes [53.07%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.07%

  3. 3 - No, I hate it (13 votes [4.69%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 4.69%

Will you buy and collect a complete set of LEGO Simpsons Minifigures Series?

  1. 1 - Yes, I will definitely complete a full LEGO Simpsons series! (159 votes [57.40%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.40%

  2. 2 - No, I will not be collecting the LEGO Simpsons Series (118 votes [42.60%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.60%

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#1 WhiteFang

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:02 AM

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Hello everyone,

When the rumoured news of the LEGO Simpsons is going to hit into the hearts of the LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series, there are two exact opposite group of LEGO fans. Either they love this new design concept or totally felt this new design concept is complete irrelevant with the LEGO Theme. This is just the rough sentiments of LEGO fans late last year. Recently, with the new launch of the 71006: The Simpsons House near to the start of 2014. It has definitely proved very welcoming for many LEGO fans and AFOLs wanting to see this happening in the world of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Universe. No one knows how these will end up to be, until the release and upload of official photos by TLG. This is a moment of truth where you will discover the magical new series and experience in this review. Please pardon my lack of strong knowledge of The Simpsons if I had fail to mention or identify critical components relating to the design. I also rely heavily on The Simpsons Wiki Resources (thank you!).  

Before I continue this review in proper, I will like to give my very most sincere thank you and gratitude to The LEGO Group (TLG) for continuing to facilitate and giving me this very exclusive rare opportunity to access to this 'early' insight before many others, so I could have adequate spare time to work, evaluate and review this absolute newly LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series. Be rest assured guys, I will be certainly looking forward to thank the entire team in person!

I will also like to give my thanks to the Eurobricks Staff/LEGO Ambassador, CopMike and my fellow Eurobricks Staffers for being so helpful to this reviewing endeavour. I must also thank my beloved wife, Kim/Belun for being there and supportive throughout this gruesome reviewing period! This is not an easy period for me, especially on the emotional portion. I will like to personally dedicate this review to my father as well, who always love me and care for me no matter what. I love you and I will be strong for the family.  

I am truly very glad that I am able to able to continue to share this very special reviewing achievement with all of you. I hope I have not disappoint anyone in this review, if so, I will like to offer my humble apologies and I really hope I can continue to meet your expectations for this exclusive reviewing coverage.

As the Eurobricks tradition depicts, let's do a formal re-cap for all of the past Eurobricks Collectable Minifigures polls once more. It started with a humble beginning of Series 1 followed by Series 2 in the year 2010 and it continue to spread like wildfire with another three strong waves of minifigures craze in the year 2011, putting Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 in an excellent harvesting year. In the year 2012, we celebrated with Series 6, Series 7 and recent Series 8. With the beginning of the year 2013, we have the recent Series 9,  Series 10 and Series 11. Now at the start of 2014, we have seen the LEGO Movie Series. Now, I will like to invite the Eurobricks Community to cast their votes into this complete brand new LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series poll statistics as well.  

Name: 71005 LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series
Theme: LEGO System / Collectable Minifigures / The LEGO Simpsons
Year: 2014
Minifigs: 16 unique minifigures
Price for 1 box: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A
Price for 1 packet: USD N.A, GBP N.A, EURO N.A, SGD N.A
Resources: Brickset, BrickLink


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The LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series come in a very nice sky blue schema for this entire release. It is associated closely with the overall opening sequence of the animated sitcom. It also show the repetitive clouds at the background with familiar details.

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What could possibly contain within these mysterious sealed packets?
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This is the most incredible detailed new LEGO Simpsons minifigures ever released
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The LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series is slated for worldwide release on the 1st May 2014 or 1st June 2014. This complete new series has also taken on a new LEGO Theme name, and it will be regarded as 'The LEGO Minifigures' (MFs) instead of the traditional name known as 'The LEGO Collectable Minifigures' (CMFs). This is used in conjunction with the LEGO Movie Series which was released in the beginning of 2014.

The LEGO Simpsons Series is based on the very popular and timeless American adult animated sitcom in the 1980s, known as The Simpsons. It is originally created by Matt Groening. The series is a satirical parody of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by its family of the same name, which consists of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield and parodies American culture, society, television, and many aspects of the human condition.

This new release has opened a brand new dimension of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series (LEGO CMFs) and it is true that the new marketing outreach has successfully attracted new LEGO fans through popular existing characters or series which we are mostly familiar with. It is most likely that the LEGO CMFs is taking a short break and who knows, we may also see its return in the near future, like in 2015, for example. Only time will tell if my guess is right. Meanwhile, let's focus and see if the LEGO MFs design team is able to amaze us with many surprises and treats like they always did for previous LEGO CMFs series.

Please do note that the naming that I have use for this review are official TLG minifigures naming for LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series. So, there is absolute no doubt or misinterpretation on the naming used.


Front view comparison with the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series packet and together with all available LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 1 to 11 and LEGO Movie packets
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By placing all of these packets altogether, you could see a distinct correlation of how it has evolved from LEGO CMFs Series 1 to the very new LEGO Simpsons Series. You could also notice the distinct differences from one another especially on the top right hand corner where it now only state 'The Simpsons' instead of the series number or 16 to collect. The rest of the packaging location is pretty standardised with one another.

Take a closer look at these. This is the front view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series packet, while this shows the back view of it. Last but not least, this is an image that shows the back view comparison for all of these packets.

I am going to repeat this very 'same' golden rule, likewise in all of my previous reviews. If you are intending to narrow the precious and hard-to-find minifigures that you are bending to collect, please continue to hone the touch and feel method. It is an useful skill set to acquire and locate the minifigures that you want without wasting additional money to randomly acquire them especially when you are intending to buy large quantities. Your sole mission is to memorise and remember the minifigures assortments for each of the specialised designs. Isolate and identify the most unique accessory or accessories that appeared for the particular minifigure. From there, eliminate the torso, head and legs away and feel for other parts. The only disadvantage of this method is much idle time will be most likely wasted if the minifigures that you are seeking for does not exist in the box or ending up having sore numb thumbs after feeling. However, I personally feel that this approach is the most practical that works the best for me than any other uncommon approaches.


Front view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series promotional poster
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Back view of the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series promotional poster
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1) Presenting Homer Simpson
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It's no surprise that you get to see Homer Simpson for the very first time in LEGO format. He is the first in line to be introduced into this series. He is just your regular and typical lazy person that sit like a potato couch holding his television remote control and munching away with his donuts. Everything about him is just simply 'Homer' and I am very with the amount of high details and attention is given to this character design. This is his original outfit when he is at home or elsewhere other than his working attire.

Homer Simpson is the main protagonist. He is the father of the Simpson family. He is an overweight, lazy and ignorant individual, but is strongly devoted to his wife and children. Despite this and his below average intelligence, Homer has shown moments of great intellect, and can be a caring parent and husband at times. He works as a low level safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, in Sector 7G. He is often incompetent and mostly sleeps and eat on duty. He spends a great deal of his time at Moe's Tavern with his lifelong friends Barney, Carl, Lenny, and bartender Moe.


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The parts assortment is amazing and I love the very fact that Homer comes with printed parts containing the remote control and donut. It is the very first time that we ever get such wonderful minifigures accessories. You can view the design details from his side view and back view including his bald head.


Give me that donut!
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I am not going back to work...
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Watching Space Avengers
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My favourite Sci-Fi TV series!
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2) Presenting Bart Simpson
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Next, we will be seeing the mischievous and chaotic fellow, known as Bart Simpson. He is one of the main characters in the Simpsons family and he will do anything to disturb your long desired peace. Even though he look just like your regular growing teenager, but he will always have something up in his sleeve.

Bart is a self-proclaimed underachiever who is constantly in detention. He is easily distracted. His penchant for shocking people began before he was born. Bart's interests include Krusty the Clown, reading comic books, watching The Krusty the Clown Show, terrorising Lisa, playing video games and pulling off various pranks. Bart also sprays graffiti under the alias 'El Barto', and regularly frequents the Kwik-E-Mart and The Android's Dungeon.


Parts assortment
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The part assortment is decent especially with the inclusion of the new designed skateboard which is exclusive for Bart's usage. The nice part about his minifigure design is that the printed body parts are combined together to form the catapult which is placed hidden at his back. You can also take a moment to see the side view of his half-sleeve red T-shirt design and back view. I believe his torso design is the same as the 71006 minifigure design.


Check out that new kid on the block
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Some of the different designs of LEGO Skateboards in the CMFs Series
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Good switch for the body parts
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3) Presenting Marge Simpson
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Our dear Marge Simpson, wife of Homer Simpson. She is a beautiful happy housewife and full-time mother of the Simpson family. She is the moralistic force in the family and often provides a grounding voice in the midst of her family's antics by trying to maintain order in the household. Aside from her core duties at home, Marge has flirted briefly with a number of careers ranging from police officer to anti-violence activist.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment for Marge Simpson is very good especially with the introduction of printed donut fancy tile and stylish handbag. I will love to equip it with other LEGO City minifigures for such accessories. Her hairpiece reveal a hole at the top of the hairpiece, but none of the hair accessory can fit in. You can view the fantastic details from the side view and back view. Her minifigure design is different from her housewife torso outfit in the 71006: The Simpsons House.  


Can anyone of you help me to buy a box of donuts?
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Now it's Marge's time to shine!
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4) Presenting Lisa Simpson
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The next in the family is Lisa Simpson. She is a charismatic eight-year-old girl, who exceeds the standard achievement of intelligence level of children her age. Not to everyone's surprise, she is also the moral centre of her family. In her upbringing, Lisa lacks parental involvement of Homer and Marge, which leads to hobbies such as playing saxophone and guitar, riding and caring for horses, and interest in advanced studies. In school, Lisa's popularity is affected by those who view her as a geeky overachiever, which leaves her with only a few friends. Lisa Simpson is a smart, witty, independent girl who focuses on her goals and strives to reach her potential.  


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The parts assortment is quite average. Other than the skirt cloth, the saxophone design is the one similar to the earlier version but with different colour coating. You can view more of her design details from her side view and back view. I believe her torso design is the same as the 71006 minifigure design.


Brother and Sister
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Blue Brothers new addition
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Good usage of body parts
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5) Presenting Maggie Simpson
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Now, we are going to introduce Maggie Simpson. She is the youngest child of Marge and Homer, and very pretty baby sister to Bart and Lisa. She is often seen sucking on her pacifier, and, when she walks, she trips over her clothing and falls on her face. Because she rarely ever talks, Maggie is the least seen and heard in the Simpson family.


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The parts assortment is pretty good, especially the inclusion of the new torso design which create an infant or baby design. It is a brand new design and is pretty much similar like a toddler. I will love to use this part to create more toddlers in many families in LEGO City. You can view the marvellous details from the side view and back view. Her accompanying accessory is the torn teddy bear which has obviously taken some beating. Her torso is the same as the 71006: The Simpsons House.


Shall we get them?
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Four in a row
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What is going on?
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A happy family
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6) Presenting Grampa Simpson
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To finish the last of the Simpsons Family members, we are going to present to you, Grampa Simpson, or simply as "Grampa". He is the patriarch of the Simpson family, father-in-law of Marge, the father of Homer and the grandfather of Bart, Lisa and Maggie. His real name is actually Abraham Simpson. He is a World War II veteran who was later sent to the Springfield Retirement Castle by Homer. He is known for his long, rambling, and often inaccurate stories and general incompetence.  


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is pretty neat especially the inclusion of a new design for the newspaper printed tile. I am not familiar with the news headlines of and I had to rely on Google to tell me more about it. Apparently, the "Old Man Yells at Cloud" is about Grampa falls in love with Zelda, an old woman who has just moved in to the senior home in which Grampa lives. It is something along that line. You can notice the details of the old wrinkles and attire from his side view and back view.


Great to have some company
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Good switch of the body parts
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7) Presenting Ned Flanders
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Our dear Ned Flanders is the Simpson family's extremely religious next "diddly-door" neighbor. He is a genuinely well-meaning good-natured person. Though firmly religious, he can be timid and something of an easy pushover. He thoroughly worships God and strictly follows the Bible as literally as possible and is easily shocked when challenged on any point of dogma. He also owns the Leftorium and a home business, Flancrest Enterprises, which makes religious hook rugs. He also works as a member of the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is decent and it also include printed tool box and mug which is customised for Ned Flanders. You can view the facial details and appearance from his side view and back view.  


Do you want to come over for BBQ?
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Hello neighbours!
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I can be nice and tough!
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8) Presenting Krusty the Clown
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Now we are in the entertainment spotlight, I will like to present Krusty the Clown. He is the typical cynical, burnt-out, addiction-riddled smoking clown host of Bart, Lisa and Maggie favourite TV show - The Krusty the Clown Show.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is rather average. It only come with a different flavour cream pie. The unique and accurate feature is the headpiece of his distinct clown hair style. It is made up of hard ABS plastic. His looks kind of give me that creepy feeling though. You can view more of the details through the side view and back view.


Come on, don't you want to have some cream pie?
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Clowns Entertainment
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Good switch of body parts
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9) Presenting Milhouse Van Houten
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I am very pleased to present Bard's best friend, Milhouse Van Houten. His most distinctive physical traits are his extreme near-sightedness, requiring thick glasses to correct, and a huge nose that is about the size of a softball. Despite being believed to be a nerd, Milhouse has average intelligence yet has very poor social skills. He is also very gullible, thus he is constantly led into trouble by the mischievous Bart, who is not shy about taking advantage of his naive, trusting and loyal friend.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is not too bad and it is a welcoming treat for Simpsons fan to be able to obtain the printed tile which feature Biclops comic book of a superhero wearing thick glasses similar to Milhouse. More of the comic details can be found in this "Worst Episode Ever". You can view the rest of his amazing details from his and side view and back view.


New Superhero!
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When I grow up and look back
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Years later...
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10) Presenting Ralph Wiggum
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Let me introduce Ralph Wiggum. He is a student who attends Springfield Elementary School. He is best known as the town's resident oddball, and has been immortalized for his non sequiturs and erratic behavior. His lines range from purely nonsensical, or bizarre interpretations of a current event, to surprisingly profound statements that go over people's heads. For this, Ralph is somewhat of an outcast among his peers, although he seems to be on good terms with a fair number of the other kids at school, such as Bart and Lisa Simpson and Milhouse.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is good and it is a treat for Simpsons fan again to be able to obtain printed tile of "I Choo Choo Choose You". It is pretty nice to see Ralph focusing on expressing his love for Lisa in this episode. I also notice that his top of his head has a very cool whirl hair design that remain true to the original design. You can view the rest of the remaining details through the side view and back view.


Can I ask you to be my date?
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Shall we exchange?
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What are you dreaming of?
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11) Presenting Apu Nahasapeemapetilon
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Let's take a moment to welcome Apu Nahasapeemapetilon. In most cases, he will just liked to be called Apu. He is the operator of the Kwik-E-Mart similar to our real world 24/7 (7-Eleven) convenience stores. He is generally polite towards his customers, always saying thank you. However, he has had some negative traits, sometimes manipulating customers into buying things they don't really need. He has a bit of a paranoid nature, as evidenced by his once jumping behind a counter and then shouting threats to Bart and Lisa who were walking in to investigate a robbery that Krusty was framed for, and at least twice went up to the roof and started shooting his rifle at potential customers.      


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is pretty good especially when we now have the chance to own the famous "Squishee Drink". I really like this character design very much and the design stay true to his original feature. You can view the rest of the details from his side view and back view.


Who got the best drink?
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Beverage Sales
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12) Presenting Nelson Muntz
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This fellow, Nelson Muntz, is the main bully and main antagonist of the series. Nelson is the leader of the bullies at Springfield Elementary School. He is often seen independently of the other bullies, and is Bart Simpson's former arch-enemy. He is still currently study at 4th grade which is most likely suggest that he is repeating his studies for a couple of years.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is average and it does not come with great accessory other than a slightly different baseball bat that he used to beat people up. You can see some of the nice feature details from the side view and back view.      


Today is your unlucky day!
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Wanna play some baseball?
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Are you ready?
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13) Presenting Itchy
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Come on everyone! This is the most ever popular Itchy! Itchy is a cartoon mouse from Itchy & Scratchy programme within The Simpsons animated sitcom. His enemy is Scratchy which you will have a chance to see him shortly. He usually always wins against Scratchy in their fights and usually ends up killing him. There is only one known episode where Scratchy wins and Itchy is killed.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is average as it only come with a typical club but the nicest thing about this character is, you will be able to obtain the very first mouse cartoon character in LEGO form. I love mouse very much for some personal reason and it is pleasing to see it in LEGO minifigure size. Itchy has the same height like Yoda, which utilise the short legs. More of the stunning features can be seen in his side view and back view.  


We are best friends
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I am here for real
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Wanna wrestle?
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14) Presenting Scratchy
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Now, let me introduce Itchy's partner and it is none other than Scratchy. Scratchy is a cartoon cat from the show Itchy & Scratchy, an obvious parody of Tom and Jerry. His enemy is Itchy, a mouse. In almost every episode, Scratchy is brutally hurt and sometimes killed by Itchy.


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is not too bad as it only come with a typical slightly different wooden axe which I will illustrate below. The beautiful thing about this character is, you will be able to obtain the very first tail accessory that can be equipped at the minifigures leg and this is an epic improvement instead of just drawing a tail at the minifigure's torso back. Even though the cat may not look too overly friendly, but this is the first LEGO cat cartoon character to be released in LEGO format. Take a moment to enjoy more of the stunning features in his side view and back view.


Two different types of wooden axes
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The Itchy & Scratchy Show
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Let's finish this off
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Newcomers for the mascots
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15) Presenting Chief Wiggum
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Now, we are looking at the law enforcement department in Springfield. Our Chief Wiggum is the head of police of the Springfield Police Department. He is an extreme stereotype of a lazy police officer (copper). Chief Wiggum is morbidly obese, straightforwardly indecent, ignorant, incompetent, and really lazy, with a fondness for doughnuts. While he pretentiously feigns authority, he has little regard for individual rights or even public safety. He is disturbingly uninformed and flaunts his power, albeit with good intentions most of the time.      


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is average and I am quite surprised to see Chief Wiggum not holding a revolver. Instead, he is given a baton and a slightly different variation of a loud hailer. I supposed he need to use it to maintain law and order in Springfield. You can see the rest of the details from the side view and back view.


You are under arrest!
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Police Department
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Doing a switch with the CMFs Series 9 Policeman
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16) Presenting Mr. Burns
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Shall we meet the last and almighty character of Springfield? It is none other but Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns or simply Burns, is the main antagonist of The Simpsons. He is the owner and manager of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. He is Springfield's richest and most powerful citizen. His net worth has been stated to be in the billions. Burns is very elderly and physically frail; regardless, he employs his evil, cruel, bitter, cynical, heartless and greedy tactics to get what he wants.    


Parts assortment
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The parts assortment is pretty good especially on the representation of the uranimum stick and radioactive three-eyed goldfish. He certainly retain the evil charm and is no doubt one of the biggest baddies in Springfield. You can see more of his detailed facial features from his side view and back view.      


I demand my profit!
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You are weak and feeble
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General Statistics for 71005 LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Simpsons Series
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Below is the combination which I have received from my box,

5 Homer Simpson(s)
5 Bart Simpson(s)
5 Marge Simpson(s)
4 Lisa Simpson(s)
4 Maggie Simpson(s)
3 Grampa Simpson(s)
4 Ned Flanders(s)
4 Krusty the Clown(s)
3 Milhouse Van Houten(s)
3 Ralph Wiggum(s)
3 Apu Nahasapeemapetilon(s)
3 Nelson Muntz(s)
4 Itchy(s)
4 Scratchy(s)
3 Chief Wiggum(s)
3 Mr. Burns(s)

Based on the above distribution, I have managed to achieve only three full complete sets of 16 one-of-a kind minifigures each. It means I will have 12 remaining random spares left. Read down to find out what are the remaining spares I have.


My remaining spares

2 Homer Simpson(s)
2 Bart Simpson(s)
2 Marge Simpson(s)
1 Lisa Simpson(s)
1 Maggie Simpson(s)
0 Grampa Simpson(s)
1 Ned Flanders(s)
1 Krusty the Clown(s)
0 Milhouse Van Houten(s)
0 Ralph Wiggum(s)
0 Apu Nahasapeemapetilon(s)
0 Nelson Muntz(s)
1 Itchy(s)
1 Scratchy(s)
0 Chief Wiggum(s)
0 Mr. Burns(s)


Data Analysis

Based on the complete new data which I have complied, I have indicated my basic analysis based on my own take. Buying one full complete MISB box will allow you to achieve three maximum complete unique sets. I cannot believe that I will ever see three maximum complete unique sets for a complete MISB box. I am very elated to see the return of such distribution once more and it will allow box buyers to have better value for money. I thought the new distribution which is being considered for a full box of 30 is going to be permanent and I am wondering if the full box of 30 will be made available for the LEGO Simpsons Series and I am certainly wondering what could the new distribution be. For sure, I will probably not see a lot of people searching and gather at the LEGO shops to touch and feel for an extensive long period.

This is probably for the first or second time ever in the LEGO Minifigures Collectable history that there is no specific army building minifigures unlike previous LEGO CMFs Series. All of these current 16 minifigures designs are specific characters in the Simpsons universe, where you don't need an army of an individualistic characters. Practically, you don't need a huge army of Homer or Bart, other than separate the parts into different usage for your LEGO collection.  

I also felt that the highest distribution ratio is given to the Simpsons Family, as they are considered the most iconic and highly sought for minifigures when they are looking for the main characters to complete. While, giving much smaller characters a lesser ratio of 3 per box. All in all, I think they did an excellent job in this distribution allocation. Kudo to you guys!

Overall, I am extremely pleased with the way in how the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series distribution listing. What do you guys think about this round of distribution? Do you share the same sentiments?  

To conclude and summaries, based on the probability demonstrated by this review, as an example, here are the results,

High probability
1) Homer Simpson(s)
2) Bart Simpson(s)
3) Marge Simpson(s)
Total range: 25%
Each: 8.33%

Medium probability
1) Lisa Simpson(s)
2) Maggie Simpson(s)
3) Ned Flanders(s)
4) Krusty the Clown(s)
5) Itchy(s)
6) Scratchy(s)
Total range: 40%
Each: 6.67%

Low probability
1) Grampa Simpson(s)
2) Milhouse Van Houten(s)
3) Ralph Wiggum(s)
4) Apu Nahasapeemapetilon(s)
5) Nelson Muntz(s)
6) Chief Wiggum(s)
7) Mr. Burns(s)
Total range: 35%
Each 5%


The LEGO Simpsons Series will be launching on the 1st May 2014 or 1st June 2014 (worldwide)
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To conclude, the LEGO Minifigures – The LEGO Simpsons Series has done a remarkable job to introduce more new minifigures designs into this new minifigure theme, even though it is not directly classified under the LEGO Collectable Minifigures category. The time and effort to invest and create the whole LEGO Simpsons Minifigures right from the scratch is indeed an incredible feat, especially the drawings to render and create the Simpsons facial designs that is very iconic and true to the original homage. Although I am not a full pledged Simpsons fan, but through the release of these minifigures, I have learnt to appreciate them very much which make me felt pretty positive towards this entire new approach. On a very positive note, I totally enjoy the different forms of integration throughout my different LEGO Themes in my collection, to re-create in their theme settings in Simpsons style.

I will like to point out, and I am very sure I am not blind. The quality of the LEGO Simpsons Series is certainly made up of high quality ABS plastic which we are very familiar with. It is not the same design quality or the same production line that was done for all previous LEGO CMFs. I do not see any marked indent at the armpit of the minifigures which we will normally associate the production to somewhere in Mainland China. Unless, of course, TLG may have removed such identification. I strongly believe that the entire production line for the LEGO Simpsons has improved, even though at the back of the packaging state the components is made in Mainland China, while the main bulk of it is manufactured in Billund, Denmark. I do believe the components which they are referring to, is most likely to be the head design of the iconic and unique LEGO Simpsons head pieces.

Now with a total of 208 minifigures released for the entire Series 1 to 11, the recent LEGO Movie Series and the current LEGO Simpsons Series, not including Mr. Gold which unfortunately I do not have the blessings to own it and the recent acquired Toy Soldier that can only be obtained through The Minifigures Character Encylopedia. I have reviewed this entirely and present it as an individual iconic series under the minifigures umbrella. This entire theme had truly evolved and transformed to a brand new endless dimension which I strongly believe will continue to marvel all of us with their future releases.

With this LEGO Simpsons Series releasing soon, I really wonder if we can catch up with this fast and furious releases that TLG is putting out in the market. Time will tell. We will know what will be the next new exciting LEGO Minifigures Series that will be coming to our way in a matter of next few months.  

Please note that the The LEGO Movie Series do not contain the placement of LEGO spare parts/accessories. This was practiced since the start of LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series 3.

Summary review
Playability: 8/10 (Complete new LEGO Minifigures platform which can be used to integrate with other fellow LEGO Themes with The Simpsons together.)
Design: 10/10 (My highest ratings ever for the quality of design especially with the new detailed designed head moulds.)
Price: 7/10 (I believe the SRP will be on the high side due to the newly invested head moulds. Quality is pretty good.)
Overall: 9/10 (One of my super high ratings ever and it is indeed worthwhile for you to continue this minifigures collecting conquest.)

I gave it a "5" based on my Review Score Card.  :wink: What about yours?

I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are strongly welcomed.
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If you are interested to read the past LEGO Collectable Minifigures Series reviews, you may find the following links below!
8683: Collectable Minifigures Series 1
8684: Collectable Minifigures Series 2
8803: Collectable Minifigures Series 3
8804: Collectable Minifigures Series 4
8805: Collectable Minifigures Series 5
8827: Collectable Minifigures Series 6
8831: Collectable Minifigures Series 7
8833: Collectable Minifigures Series 8
71000: Collectable Minifigures Series 9
71001: Collectable Minifigures Series 10
71002: Collectable Minifigures Series 11
71004: Collectable Minifigures The LEGO Movie Series



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#2 WhiteFang

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:08 AM

Dear Eurobricks Community,

I am very pleased to present to share with all of you on my latest completed reviewing project, of the 71005 LEGO Minifigures - The LEGO Simpsons Series.

This review is now officially fit for public viewing. Please feel free to leave your thoughts! :wub:

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:25 AM

Another stunning review, WhiteFang!

It's interesting how different the figures are spread out in probability this time. I'd at least suspect the family to all be equsl, but it makes sense from an economic standpoint. I'm decently surprised with these figures and I definitely won't be skipping out on them.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:34 AM

Another awesome review! Thanks WhiteFang! Truly enjoyed reading it. =)

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:00 AM

Great review! I wish Scratchy's tail would work with short legs though :(

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:17 AM

Another great review, thanks!
As for the voting, the last qestion doesn't cover all the possibilities. I miss a "I will collect, but not all of them".

Edited by Yooha, 27 March 2014 - 07:47 AM.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:30 AM

Thanks once again, White Fang for a great review.

And, whohoo! The 3-4-5 distribution is back (to stay? I strongly hope so).

I'll be getting the whole series, as I did with the regular eleven & the movie series.
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:37 AM

View PostKingPixels, on 27 March 2014 - 07:00 AM, said:

Great review! I wish Scratchy's tail would work with short legs though :(
It  will, just rotate it!
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:44 AM

View PostWhiteFang, on 27 March 2014 - 06:08 AM, said:

I cannot believe that I will ever see three maximum complete unique sets for a complete MISB box.
Uh...... since gender ratio is a big problem to this series (while the previous series usually make ladies the rare ones), I don't think it's really worth celebrating . :sceptic: Well let's hope CMF series 12 would be like this.

Thanx for a very complete review again. But even though this topic is posted in licensed subforum, I wonder if WhiteFang would keep using the Simpsons characters in future review photos of regular series since you've made many comparisons between Simpsons and the others?

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:12 AM

Thanks guys for your kind comments.

View PostYooha, on 27 March 2014 - 07:17 AM, said:

As for the voting, the last qestion doesn't cover all the possibilities. I miss a "I will collect, but not all of them".
Oh, good point but my focus was to see whether they will want to complete a set or don't collect at all.

View PostThe Cobra, on 27 March 2014 - 07:30 AM, said:

And, whohoo! The 3-4-5 distribution is back (to stay? I strongly hope so).
I hope it is there to stay in the future series.

View PostLordofdragonss, on 27 March 2014 - 07:37 AM, said:

It  will, just rotate it!
We could give it a try.

View PostDorayaki, on 27 March 2014 - 07:44 AM, said:

Thanx for a very complete review again. But even though this topic is posted in licensed subforum, I wonder if WhiteFang would keep using the Simpsons characters in future review photos of regular series since you've made many comparisons between Simpsons and the others?
I don't think I will make it a point to utilise the LEGO Simpsons minifigure on a larger extent to cover in future LEGO Minifigures Theme. However, I will still consider using a fair bit of it to illustrate certain scenarios or to bring across certain point. It will not be as extensive as reflected in this current review.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

Great review!

I don't like every detail of the Simpsons minifigures but I will get all of them. ;)
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:29 AM

I still can't get over the proportions of the children characters. I know they used the stunted Yoda/dwarf legs but it still looks... off. Also, no Comic Book Guy (series 2?) Otherwise, decent set.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:37 AM

I want everybody except Itchy and Scratchy.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:48 AM

This is a great review, as always! But the problem with these figures, is that due to the character's simple and 'cartoony' style in the show, the figures don't have many details, thus looking out of place near characters outside of the Lego Simpsons theme. I'll definitely be buying a couple of these after I've completed my Lego Movie collection.
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:03 AM

Why must all my favorite figures be low probability!?

Thanks for the great review though, I can't wait to get these.
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

Thanks for another great review. It turned out to be better than expected with all the essential characters. I can't wait to get them all.

I also hope that the 3-4-5- distribution stays. That would be perfect. I was a bit annoyed of the 2-4-6 distribution to be honest.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:47 AM

I have collected all series so far, even series 11 that for some mysterious reason was not offically available here in Belgium, and I am finishing the Movie series.
But this Simpsons series I will pass. Not only because I never watched the show, but I just don't like the aesthetics of these figs. They have something un-Lego-ish about them..
I know in the recent past there were a handfull minifigs that , according to my taste, crossed the border too, but a complete series / theme?.. No thanks..  Seeing them on pictures together with "normal" figurers just looks creepy...

What I do applaud however is the new distribution used for this series.. its more balanced.  3 complete sets out of a box.. at least 3 of each figure.. I hope they continue with this kind of distribution in the future.
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

Great review as usual, WhiteFang! I was really happy to read another episode of your CMF\MF Review Series. Unfortunately I'm not really familiar wih the Simpsons, though I see some episodes occasionaly (but have no opportunity to do it more regulary and so I have no real opinion of them). As Lego things, these minifigures are beautifully detailed, they have the same fascinating style as other recent series. Not sure wheter I'll go to buy them all (well probably no, if only I won't face a box of them in my local store occasionally). But I'm going to get Itchy, Scratchy, mr Burns and probably Bart or Apu simply to own some of these new unusual parts.
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:07 AM

Great review, I dont have a use for the heads but some of the torsos and accessories are good enough that it might be worth buying a few of these anyway.

Oh and I think the existence of http://www.bricklink...tem.asp?M=33254 http://www.bricklink...em.asp?M=33254b and http://www.bricklink...em.asp?M=33254c would disprove your claim that "itchy" is the first cartoon mouse in LEGO form :)

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:27 AM

Without Barney???
That is one hell mistake!!!

The rest is fantastic :)

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for sharing,
but wondering still minifigure series still made in china? :laugh:

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:24 AM

I think Lego could be on to a real winner here - bright, colourful recognisable characters, blind bagged.  Seeing how many times the Movie CMFs had to be restocked even at a high price point in the UK makes me think these could also do well.

Another fantastic review Whitefang, and very interesting to see the unique Simpsons pieces on regular minifigs and vice versa.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:29 AM

Excellent review, I very much look forward to this minifigure series, I'm glad to see that there are 3 complete sets to a box.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 11:48 AM

Great review again, but it actually made me want them less, so I'm definitely not picking any of them up.

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Great review, thank you for those detailed photos! Can't wait to get my hands on those minifigs!





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