Scheduled to hit LEGO stores May 1 and already being sold in a few stores, minifig blind bags from "The Simpsons" are sure to be another hit for LEGO and LEGO collectors. After a successful run with "The LEGO Movie" blind bag series, this new LEGO minifig blind bag guide will allow LEGO builders to add popular characters from the hit FOX animated series "The Simpsons" to their LEGO City or face off against LEGO Star Wars or use their oversized heads to fit in with LEGO Chima sets.
With one of 16 minifigs residing inside an opaque blind bag, choosy LEGO collectors will have to feel the blind bag for identifying bumps to determine who the minifig inside is and whether they actually want it. So this quick guide will show what to feel for when going through bag after bag to complete a "The Simpsons" LEGO minifig collection.
The patriarch of the Simpsons, feel for the 2x1 tile resembling his remote control as that is the only minifig in "The Simpsons" blind bag to have such a tile. The oval shape of his head may help, but can be confused with stupid Flanders' minifig. The doughnut accessory 1x1 flat stud will help confirm, but the small piece is easy to miss within a blind bag as it gets wedged inside his body.
Troublemaker Bart Simpson is easy to distinguish by feeling for the skateboard inside the blind bag. His spiked flattop head is also a clear tell.
Matriarch Marge Simpson is easily recognized by her tall blue bouffant hair. But since you can't see blue hair inside a minifig blind bag, just feel for the bumpy blue head that should remind you of baby corn.
Lisa and her little sister Maggie share similar spiky hair and heights. Just feel out the saxaphone to confirm her inside the LEGO blind bag.
Maggie Simpson is easy to identify through feeling the teddy bear accessory. Her body and legs are molded into one piece, which means you would only have to feel out three items inside the bag (spiky haired head, body, and teddy bear) to confirm her as well.
Grandpa Simpson carries a 2x2 tile piece decorated into a newspaper, but those tiles are common among "The Simpsons" LEGO blind bag. Feel for a head shaped like the tip of an ear of corn.
Milhouse Van Houten
A child LEGO minifig with a 2x2 tile accessory (decorated as a comic book), Milhouse can be identified by feeling out the stubby child legs and a bulbous nose extruding from the head piece. The hair on the head will also be a subtle thing to feel out for more sensitive hands.
Another child LEGO minifig with a 2x2 tile accessory (decorated as a Valentine), Ralph's head piece must be felt out to verify that it's him and not Milhouse. Ralph's head has a smaller nose and no hair.
Springfield's idiot chief of police can be identified from inside his blind bag by feeling out the megaphone accessory that's shaped like a blaster. Chances are he'd get the two mixed up as well.
The school bully Nelson is identified by feeling out the bat accessory that feels like a baseball bat. He'll have the same height of Itchy and a similar cudgel accessory. But he'll be easy to distinguish from Itchy with his thinner bat and not having a head shaped like a mouse.
A cartoon cat in LEGO minifig form, Scratchy can be identified through the fire ax accessory. Or you can feel through the bag and find that the head feels like a cat with small pointed ears.
Scratchy's antagonist, Itchy carries a barbed club. Feel for the barbs and a thicker club to identify Itchy over Nelson. The giant head with mouse ears will also be a good indication.
Krusty the Clown
Krusty the Clown is easily identified with the triangular pointed head with a triangular point matching his hairstyle in "The Simpsons" on each side of that head.
His head may feel similar to Homer's, so differentiate the identify the kindly neighbor by feeling for the lunchbox. The mug can be mistaken for Apu's if you're not careful.
Apu has but a cup of coffee for an accessory. So if there's no lunchbox that can be felt inside the bag, it's definitely Apu. You won't even have to feel for the absence of a handle in the coffee cup to make sure that it's not Flanders.
Mr. Burns may be two faced and his blind bag will feel that there are two heads inside, which will make it easier to feel him out. That second head (shaped like a normal LEGO minifig head) is Mr. Burns' goldfish bowl while his head will have a sharp point for a nose. If you still have doubts if you have Mr. Burns, just feel for an inanimate carbon rod that resembles a lightsaber blade.