Product Idea

The HOMER - The car built for Homer

 

Hi Everyone, this is my first LEGO Ideas submission, I hope you like it and look forward to your comments and support!

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The year is 1991 and Homer Simpson discovers he has a half-brother; Herbert Powell, the owner of struggling car company Powell Motors.  Desperate to save his business Herb asks Homer to help design a new car “For all the Homer Simpsons out there”, as a result ‘The Homer’ was born.

Under Homer’s direction the car was equipped with many unique features including (but not limited to):

  • Extremely large beverage holder.
  • That little ball you put on the aerial so you can find your car in the parking lot.
  • Tail-fins, Bubble-domes & Shag Carpeting (“some things are so snazzy they never go out of style”).
  • Three horns (“because you can never find one when you’re mad!”) that all play ‘La Cucaracha’.
  • Separate sound-proof bubble-dome for the kids (with optional restraints and muzzles).

Although this “monstrosity” (Herb’s words) failed to appeal to the public due to it’s ‘unique’ design and $82,000 ticket price, and was also responsible for the death of Powell Motors (and Homer and Herb’s short-lived relationship), it has rightly earned it’s place in pop-culture history as one of the most iconic automobile designs.

I have always loved Homer’s creation and am proud to present my LEGO homage to ‘The HOMER’.

This model captures the essential character of the the Homer's unique design while keeping to minifigure scale, it has room for Homer and Marge in the front and there's even room for kids in the rear bubble-dome.  It has an opening trunk, and what better to store in it than another of Homer's genius inventions... 

...The Make-up Shotgun!

Also includes a small room section to represent the design process, and Homer's own illustration of his automotive vision. 

If you like this, please support my project.

Thanks,

Matt.

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(The Simpsons, Season 2, Episode 15 ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?')