550th episode finds Homer Simpson caught between two realities

A trailer for the upcoming Lego-themed episode of The Simpsons has been revealed. Scroll down to watch now.

The episode will air on Fox in the US this Sunday (May 4) and sees the family caught between their normal, animated reality and computer-generated LEGO dimension. The movie-style trailer sees Homer discover he can access the brick world after playing with daughter, Lisa.

Two years in the making, the episode is believed to have been devised prior to this year’s succesful The Lego Movie.

“I was nervous about the movie, that it was going to be too similar or redundant,” executive producer Matt Selman, tells The New York Post. “On watching both of them, I feel it’s a complementary story and they kind of go hand in hand rather than being contradictory.”

Titled ‘Brick Like Me’, the episode will be the 550th installment of the much loved animated series and will coincide with the release of Simpsons-themed LEGO, available to buy in shops.