LEGO uploaded two new designer videos two days ago to their Youtube chanel detailing the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themes. Each video, part 1 above and part 2 below, weighs in at around five minutes. Why they didn’t just cut it into one video is beyond me. Do they think it’s a matter of time? Are people going to watch part 1 and then not watch part 2? Just seems like more work for everyone involved. Anyhoo, in the description of the video, they link to turtles.lego.com which is their portal page for the theme. And here I was wondering why teenagemutantninjaturtles.lego.com and tmnt.lego.com weren’t working. There isn’t much there yet but I imagine it’ll fill with all the usual kid-friendly content as time goes on. I haven’t watched the videos yet but thanks go to the ever helpful ninnymuggins for giving me something to waste some time on.
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I think Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is another of those minor polarizing themes. Some people sit firmly in one camp and refuse to acknowledge the others or simply comtemptify them. Others don’t care whether it’s the comic book Turtles, the cartoons or the movies, they’re just happy to watch these ridiculous characters do their thing. I guess I sit in the later catagory, though (as with many properties) I prefer the original comics. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the first film and was a fan of the original cartoon as well, so I was pleased to see this new build from bruceywan last night. It’s a great likeness and before anyone complains, the scale is perfect when you consider that Krang’s body had a circut that allowed him to grow into a giant version of himself. What, that’s a dealbreaker for you? Take a second and think about the entire premise of the franchise and really let it sink in…
Can’t wait ’til the 19th? Neither can I which is why I just ordered myself 79014 The Shellraiser Street Chase from Amazon a minute ago. This is the only set in stock that is both shipped and sold by Amazon, the other TMNT sets are sold by third party resellers, so buyer beware. Just a matter of time before Amazon gets the others I imagine, but this one looks like it’s the best set out of the bunch. Price is $59.99
Thanks to ninnymuggins for the heads up and no thanks to him for making me spend another 60 bucks.
Eagle-eyed reader Keith wrote in to inform us that LEGO Shop@Home has put up the individual product pages for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sets. The theme page is not live yet, but they will be available for sale on December 17th.
Bothan Spy over at Eurobricks (I know…) found images for the initial TMNT line set to be released next year. We’ve already seen 79104 Shellraiser Street Chase, 79102 Stealth Shell in Pursuit, and 79103 Turtle Lair Attack. We now see the other three sets 79105 Baxter Robot Rampage, 79101 Shredder’s Dragon Bike, and 79100 Kraang Lab Escape.
Danish website Brixit posted images of the box art for two upcoming TMNT sets, 79102 Stealth Shell in Pursuit, above, and 79103 Turtle Lair Attack, below. Gonna take a wild guess and say Splinter will only be available through the Lair set.
Thanks to Anonymous Tipster for the tip.
A lot to chew on from this year’s NYCC LEGO booth. We got two new exclusive TMNT minifigures and a new collectible Star Wars tin set.
Honestly I was extremely disappointed that there were two exclusive Ninja Turtles minifigures for NYCC after SDCC had four awesome super hero minifigs earlier this year. Rather than a short cycling line to pick up minifigures, they used a raffle system for the black Ninja Turtle with an awesome NYCC-stickered skateboard. (more…)
I’ve been attending New York Comic Con since 2009. This year was my first time as an exhibitor, which was a completely new experience. I am a member of I LUG NY, the New York tri-state area LEGO User Group. A few months ago, LEGO community relations manager Jim Foulds approached us with the opportunity to create a fan display for the convention. We were asked to have Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and Lord of the Rings represented. A LUG member each took charge of a theme, and we worked in teams over many weeks to build a display. We adopted the MILS standard of building to produce a modular display that could be rearranged depending on what area dimensions we had to fill. It worked out great, and we are all really proud of the result.
Want more details on how to pick up the exclusive Krang Android minifigure? Check your email. LEGO has sent out the info to everyone on their mailing list, but just in case you’re on the bottom of the list here it is.
Don’t miss an exclusive LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ event at the LEGO® Store!
On Saturday, October 13th, help us celebrate our newest theme! Visit the LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center and get a sneak peak of a LEGO® Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ set launching in January 2013!
Plus, be one of the first 300 people to visit the LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center, dressed as your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle™ and you will receive a free exclusive minifigure!
October 13, The LEGO® Store at Rockefeller Center
Saturday, October 13: 10 am – 8 pm
Dress like a Ninja Turtle, they may have just found a way to make this figure even more difficult to get. We’ll see how long that condition holds…