According to Brickset’s translation of a Danish news article, LEGO Marketing Director Mads Nipper has confirmed that LEGO is in negotiations with Fox to license long-running TV show The Simpsons.
The Wall Street Journal also quotes LEGO Spokesman Jan Christiansen as confirming the negotiations, but with the vague caveat, “We are continuously looking into new collaboration possibilities.” And a 20th Century Fox spokesperson says, “We can confirm that discussions with Lego have taken place but there are no initiatives to announce at this time.”
As Huw puts it, “It’s rather surprising that news that negotiations are taking place has become public as normally such things are veiled in secrecy until the contract is signed.” Indeed. We ourselves generally hold off reporting on set rumors, but we’d be remiss in our news duties if we didn’t pass this along to our readers, given the confirmation from three separate, official sources.
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In response to our recent post about ImpreSariO’s movie posters, reader Craig sends word of his own set of LEGO movie posters.
My favorite is The Simpsons Movie, proving once again that simplicity is often the best policy — that’s one round tile and 40% of a minifig torso assembly.
Here’s Reservoir Dogs and an Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull teaser poster:
Finally, another favorite, Jaws:
Among many striking landmarks in the town of Springfield, (immortalized in The Simpsons) is The Tire Fire. Its hauntingly beautiful, ethereal plumes are visible as far away as neighboring Shelbyville. Adrian Drake immortalizes this Modern Marvel in plastic form: