Earlier this year, there were rumors about a new LEGO set that consists of figures from the popular animated TV show The Simpsons. The company faced backlash over these rumors because of the show’s mature content.
On Tuesday, LEGO confirmed plans to release a new set of figures based on The Simpsons’ characters in 2014 according to CNN. The fans didn’t react very well when the initial rumors came out because LEGO is supposed to produce toys for kids, and The Simpsons is not a show meant for kids.
Many LEGO fans started a petition on the company’s online forum asking LEGO to avoid making these toys because of the show’s mature content. However, fans don’t seem to be nearly as outraged anymore.
Twitter has been blowing up with excitement from fans after the company made the official announcement. LEGO made headlines last week when they announced a new ‘architecture’ line for adults.