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  • 17 February 2014, 13:44

The Simpsons To Get Lego Makeover For Episode

The Simpsons family is getting a plastic makeover as the series' creators team up with Lego to produce a whole episode made out of the colourful building blocks.

The episode, entitled 'Brick Like Me', will see Homer Simpson wake up in a Springfield where everyone and everything is made out of Lego.

Homer then has to figure his way out before he gets stuck in the plastic world forever.

Danish company The Lego Group first started producing the building blocks in 1949 and they have become one of the most popular toys in the world.

Earlier this month former footballer David Beckham told The Sunday Times Magazine he plays with the blocks to "help calm me down".

Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond said building Lego models helped him recover from a 300mph jet car crash that nearly killed him in 2006.

The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, is the longest-running animated series in the history of US television.

It entered its 25th season last year, and the Lego episode will be its 550th show.

So far, the season has seen a special Halloween episode directed by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, while an upcoming show will cross over with another Groening animated series, Futurama.

The Simpsons has also been renewed for a 26th season, in which producers have teased that one longstanding character will die.

Lego, meanwhile, has become a hot commodity at the box office.

Last week's release of The Lego Movie in the US, featuring superheroes and villains in a world made entirely from Lego, raked in $69.1m in its opening weekend.

Brick Like Me will air on Fox in the US on May 4.

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