4:52pm PT by Andy Lewis
'Big Bang Theory' Goes Lego
Even Sheldon would be pleased with this news.
Lego announced Friday that it will be releasing a Big Bang Theory set. It re-creates Sheldon and Leonard's living room and includes such geek-accurate items as a Rubik's Cube, a DNA strand, an itty bitty Lego Death Star and Leonard's board.
The proposal includes a trove of minifigures: Howard (complete with NES belt buckle), Penny, Rajesh (with Cinnamon), Amy, Bernadette, and of course Sheldon and Leonard.
The final set may differ from the prototype. Pricing and availability were not announced but the set likely will be released sometime in the next 6-9 months.
The news came as part of Lego's announcement of its fall 2014 Ideas projects. With Ideas, Lego fans post their own models to the Lego Ideas website. Projects that get 10,000 supporters are guaranteed an official review by the company. Previous Ideas sets include the Back to the Future DeLorean and the Ghostbusters car.
This project was submitted by users Alatariel and GlenBricker. Two Doctor Who sets also made the 10,000-vote cut. The company said it was still studying the feasibility of producing them, and an announcement will come at a later date.
The Big Bang Theory, the hit CBS sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, is in its eighth season. It finished its 2013-14 season as the top-rated sitcom and second-rated show overall (behind only Sunday Night Football). The comedy has been renewed through its 10th season, in 2016-17.