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LEGO Announces Simpsons Kwik-E-Mart Set That’ll Make You Come Again

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Long-time fans of the animated series The Simpsons will know that the fictional convenience store, the Kwik-E-Mart, is one of the more prominently featured landmarks of the show. Now, it looks like the establishment will be making its way into the LEGO family, set to hit stores in early May.

A few noteworthy items in this detail-packed play-set include miniature donuts, a Squishie machine, heat lamp hot dogs, and tons of other snacks and beverages found throughout the show’s long-running history.

Featuring 2,179 pieces, the Kwik-E-Mart will also come with a few familiar faces of the famed show. This includes proprietor Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, articulate outlaw Snake Jailbird, police chief Clancy Wiggum, Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson and Bort Bart Simpson.

As with all LEGO products, expect your wallet to take a pretty decent hit. The suggested retail price of the Kwik-E-Mart set will run about $199 US.

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Needless to say, it’s definitely on our next Christmas list.

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Simpsons Theme Park Opens Duff Brewery, Lard Lad Donuts and Bumblebee Man Taco Truck

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Universal Orlando’s Simpsons theme park is now home to a Duff Brewery beer garden, Lard Lad Donuts and Bumblebee Man taco truck. According to Inside the Magic, Duff Gardens is an open-air bar serving “Lite,” “Dry” and regular Duff beer, along with the Flaming Moe from Moe’s Tavern and Squishees from the Kwik-E-Mart. The garden also features the Seven Duffs mascots (Tipsy, Queasy, Edgy, Surly, Sleazy, Remorseful and Dizzy) greeting guests by the entrance and hints at a cheeky parody to the Disney/Busch Gardens.

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Bumblebee Man’s Tacos offers the standard fare of chicken, fish and carne asada tacos, along with the unexpected addition of “Asian Inspired” Korean beef tacos. For those with a sweet tooth hankering, Lard Lad brings a “variety of freshly prepared [debatable] fried treats,” including sprinkle-laden “The Big Pink” and “Brain Freezin’ D’oh-nut Sundaes.”

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The new joints join Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern, Kwik-E-Mart and more iconic Simpsons-themed establishments brought to life.

Check out the video below for a quick tour of the park’s latest additions.

H/T + PicThx Inside the Magic

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Tour the Simpsons Theme Park Under Construction [WATCH]

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Last week we got word that Universal Orlando will be expanding the area around The Simpsons Ride and building  a real-life Springfield theme park. As construction on this much-anticipated addition continues, a video recently captured a sneak peak of what we can expect.

Krusty Burger, Moe’s Tavern and Cletus’ Chicken Shack seem to be near completion, along with the sign for Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop. For the most part, the buildings are faithful replicas of the show’s originals. Stay tuned for more info on the actual  food and beverages — here’s to hoping the Duff Beer lives up to Homer Simpson’s exquisite standards.

H/T YouTube