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#41
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Hmm you do make some good points there but still there is just enough inappropriateness in the Simpsons series and I do agree that some of it is family friendly BUT I still think that if Lego wants to stay truly family friendly then they should steer clear. I mean even with the more Warring toy lines that they have currently I.e starwars, etcetera. they still manage to make it Family friendly with how they make the characters behave in contrary to the real characters from the movies. If Lego could somehow pull this off with the Simpsons then I would be perfectly fine with the theme, I may still disagree with it but I can see why they might do one. But that doesn't mean that I have to like it.

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Wow. I've never seen anyone get that angry about a rumor. Calm down.

Except that no-one has denied it, not even LEGO.

And no one has confirmed it either, not even LEGO.



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A lot of people on Brickset who are in support of this notion are pointing out that LEGO has done the Pirates of the Caribbean license, and the main character Jack Sparrow is rather well known for his affinity for rum (e.g. "Why is the rum gone?").  So therefore, even though Homer Simpson drinks beer all the time and many of his jokes revolve around beer, it wouldn't be too inappropriate for LEGO, right?

 

Actually...

 

"... and if anyone is wondering whether [a LEGO minifigure] may drink alcohol, the answer is again no.  Only historical figures such as knights in armour and pirates can be equipped with a barrel of beer or bottle of rum." (Source)

 

Yeah, it would.  Jack Sparrow gets away with rum because he's a pirate and therefore considered a "historical figure".  The Simpsons is set in modern day society, and the modern Homer Simpson drinks modern beer.  And it's too big a part of his character to simply overlook, LEGO... a bowdlerized LEGO Homer Simpson without beer would be like a bowdlerized LEGO Alien without the chestburster... well, bursting someone's chest.  You know, for kids!

 

And seriously, LEGO?  Don't you remember why you rejected The Winchester, a CUUSOO project based on a pub in the zombie apocalypse? "...we have decided that – good though the model is – the film Shaun of the Dead contains content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11." Yeah, I don't suppose that the fact that the set was a pub had anything to do with it?  While the Simpsons might not be violent, it's certainly not a kid's show either... true, kids do watch it, but kids also watch South Park and Family Guy, and for the love of Ole Kirk, LEGO, do not take that as a hint to start negotiating those licenses!

 

LEGO.  WHY DO YOU GO AGAINST YOUR OWN VALUES?

 

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Yeah, in case you can't tell, I'm not pleased by these negotiations at all.


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#44
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Wow. I've never seen anyone get that angry about a rumor. Calm down.

Except that no-one has denied it, not even LEGO.

And no one has confirmed it either, not even LEGO.

 

Thus the question remains unanswered, will it be denied or confirmed...

Let's hope (although I do) it will be denied, and LEGO will put their money into some better ideas. If it will be confirmed, I expect a major discussion on this subject again.



#45
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I'm not going to make any rants or decisive comments about it until it is confirmed. I doubt LEGO would produce such a line, and I also doubt they'll go against their own core values - so if they did, I'm sure they'd do it right.

 

I only watched the Simpsons until I was old enough to watch programmes like Family Guy and South Park, so I was at the higher end of LEGO's main target market (6-11 from what I read). My parent's weren't happy with it at first, admittedly, but I think it's a fun theme and my best friend was actually obsessed with it at the same age. What I'm trying to say is, if LEGO do produce this, I believe they know what they're doing and will produce sets that are 'child-friendly'. And if they don't, then we're all happy anyway.



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LEGO.  WHY DO YOU GO AGAINST YOUR OWN VALUES?

 
I have yet to see them do such a thing yet.

 

"... and if anyone is wondering whether [a LEGO minifigure] may drink alcohol, the answer is again no.  Only historical figures such as knights in armour and pirates can be equipped with a barrel of beer or bottle of rum." (Source)


"May the minifigure have a nose? No."
Timmy... LEGOLAND... Flatfoot Thompson... Oh, Lego...


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LEGO.  WHY DO YOU GO AGAINST YOUR OWN VALUES?

 
I have yet to see them do such a thing yet.
 

"... and if anyone is wondering whether [a LEGO minifigure] may drink alcohol, the answer is again no.  Only historical figures such as knights in armour and pirates can be equipped with a barrel of beer or bottle of rum." (Source)

"May the minifigure have a nose? No."
Timmy... LEGOLAND... Flatfoot Thompson... Oh, Lego...


Not yet. But if LEGO licenses the Simpsons, then you will.

Notice when this was published: September 2010. Long after LEGO realized that minifigure noses should not exist except on clowns, werewolves, and the like. I suppose Tim, Flatfoot, Native Americans (note how the later Tribal Warrior and Tribal Chief lack that which their predecessors had), and LEGOLAND were what you might call a "failed experiment" of the 90s.

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"Puts a nose on a minifigure."

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a "failed experiment" of the 90s.

But Flatfoot's nose is so magnificent...

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I don't understand why we're all up in arms about how OMG INNAPROPRIATE FOR KIDS THIS IS OMG OMG OMG.

It's not like kids don't watch the show, anyway. Almost all the kids I know (Now, and back when I was a child) absolutely loved The Simpsons.



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I don't understand why we're all up in arms about how OMG INNAPROPRIATE FOR KIDS THIS IS OMG OMG OMG.

It's not like kids don't watch the show, anyway. Almost all the kids I know (Now, and back when I was a child) absolutely loved The Simpsons.

We're not up in arms about that(Well I'm not).

We're up in arms about LEGO + Simpsons.

It's just....

Terrible.
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#52
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I think it could be one of the better licensed themes, if they really put work into it. I just hope that if it's bad (Which most of you believe it will be) that it goes the way of Avatar; Dies out before the first year ends.



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I don't understand why we're all up in arms about how OMG INNAPROPRIATE FOR KIDS THIS IS OMG OMG OMG.

It's not like kids don't watch the show, anyway. Almost all the kids I know (Now, and back when I was a child) absolutely loved The Simpsons.

And, as I said, there's a ton of kids who watch Family Guy and South Park.  This doesn't mean that LEGO should license any of these shows.





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