Lego to consider "Golden Girls" playset 

click to enlarge Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia gather around the ceremonial cheesecake -- in Lego form. - LEGO IDEAS
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  • Rose, Blanche, Dorothy and Sophia gather around the ceremonial cheesecake -- in Lego form.
All that’s missing is the lanai.

A tribute to “The Golden Girls” wrought in the medium of Lego — including iconic sets and a cheesecake — will be considered for production after a fan prototype won 10,000 votes Wednesday on the Danish toy company’s Ideas website.

“This is a recreation of the Golden Girls House used in filming the popular 1980s show that is still watched daily around the world,” the builder modestly said in an introduction to the playset. It includes scenes like a wide-eyed Rose (Betty White) rescuing her teddy bear from a mean little girl, Blanche (Rue McClanahan) and Sophia (Estelle Getty) watching a scowling Dorothy (Bea Arthur) compete on “Grab That Dough” and the ladies sitting down for a slice of cheesecake.

Just like Barbie courting Ken, the ladies can share their wicker sofa and chairs with some plastic suitors — or in this case, minifigures of Stanley Zbornak (Herb Edelman) and Burt Reynolds (Burt Reynolds). It just might end up in stores: Lego sets based on “Back to the Future” and “Doctor Who” also started as fan creations.

MANILOW WEDS MANAGER

Sorry, Fanilows — Barry’s taken. The National Enquirer, which finds a nut with the approximate frequency of a blind squirrel, broke the news Wednesday that Barry Manilow had wed his longtime manager, Garry Kief.

A friend of Manilow told the Enquirer that Barry and Garry — whose names stubbornly refuse to be combined in a “Brangelina”-style portmanteau — got hitched last April in a surprise ceremony.

“Barry has lived a very secretive life and the wedding was no different! Barry and Garry did not tell friends or family that the occasion was their wedding,” the source said. People magazine confirmed it, quoting a friend who said the pair are “committed to one another and have been for a very long time.”

Manilow’s Palm Springs neighbor Suzanne Somers served as best man for the 71-year-old, who is performing at San Jose’s SAP Center on April 18.

QUICK TAKES

Kim and Khloe Kardashian arrived in Armenia on Wednesday and were expected to visit a memorial to victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide. Kim’s husband, Kanye West, and daughter made the trip with the sisters, whose ancestors immigrated to the U.S. in the 1800s. … Comedian-mixologist Mamrie Hart, author of the upcoming “You Deserve a Drink,” is in town shooting the second season of her Web series “#HeyUSA.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Actress Kristen Stewart (“Clouds of Sils Maria”) is 25. … Model Paulina Porizkova is 50. … Songwriter-mathematician Tom Lehrer is 87.

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Giselle Velazquez

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Giselle Velazquez was born and raised in the shadow of San Francisco's Diamond Heights and now lives in the shadow of South San Francisco's Sign Hill. She has written for publications such as The S.F. Examiner, Ventura County Star, and the S.F. Bay Guardian.
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