LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pictures!

by admin on October 19, 2012

in Other LEGO Themes

The LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme is no longer just a rumor (see: 2013 LEGO: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), but in fact a reality, so I thought to give you a little bit of update on what to expect. Below you will find the official press-release from LEGO, as well as pictures of upcoming TMNT sets and minifigs. Enjoy! 😛

The LEGO Group, makers of the world’s leading construction toys, and Nickelodeon, one of the world’s leading entertainment brands for kids, announced today an expansion of their global partnership to develop construction toys inspired by the recently launched CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series. The collection is slated to launch in North America and the UK in January 2013 and will roll out in global markets later in the year. The companies have a long-standing relationship and first partnered together in 2006 to create LEGO SpongeBob Squarepants. Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered on Sept. 29 and was an instant hit, drawing almost 12 million viewers during its premiere weekend.

LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brings the action-packed adventures of Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael and Leonardo to life in LEGO form with a series of vehicles, renowned scenes and iconic LEGO minifigures. One playset and select minifigures from the forthcoming line will be unveiled at the LEGO booth #1538 at New York Comic-Con at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from October 11-14.

“We are thrilled to partner again with Nickelodeon to help bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a new generation of kids”, said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles seamlessly combines action and comedy and Nickelodeon is brilliantly balancing what was great about the original property while still making it feel fresh. No doubt fans and builders alike will love the LEGO products our team has created.”

“Following the triumphant return to TV of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles we’re very excited to expand our connection with our audience and fans through stellar creative play with one of the most respected and admired brands in the world: LEGO”, said Manuel Torres, Senior Vice President Global Toys and Electronics for Nickelodeon. “LEGO’s system of play combined with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle power will lend itself to hours and hours of creativity and fun for kids and families around the globe.”

The series begins as the turtles emerge from their hidden lair in the sewers for the very first time, ready to confront the wondrous and hostile world of New York City and face enemies more dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have imagined. Funnier and with more ninjutsu than ever before, the show will explore the companionship of four teenage brothers learning to rely on themselves and one another as they unravel the mystery of their existence and grow to become the heroes in a half-shell that they are destined to be. The premiere episode was executive produced by Ciro Nieli, Joshua Sternin & J.R. Ventimilia and Peter Hastings.

The 26-episode, half-hour action-comedy series breathes new life into the wildly popular band of reptile brothers played by Jason Biggs (American Pie) as “Leonardo”, Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as “Donatello” (Paulsen also voiced the original “Raphael” from 1987-1996 in the very first TMNT series), Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as “Michelangelo” and Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as “Raphael”. The series airs regularly on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT).

Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned four blockbuster theatrical releases. The property also has translated into a significant consumer products business–with DVDs, video games, toys and more–that has generated billions of dollars at retail.

In the press-release above you can see pictures of two of the upcoming LEGO TMNT sets; #39102 LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Stealth Shell in Pursuit and  #39103 LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtle Lair Attack. The third set that has been revealed so far is the #79104 LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Shellraiser Street Chase. I have to say that the Shellraiser is dreadfully ugly. Although the turtles’ main vehicle is definitely colorful in the movie, it is also cool and mean. LEGO could have done a much better job capturing the overall look of this beast. 😯

The launch of LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (a.k.a. LEGO TMNT) is exciting news for fans of the original series, and due to the re-launch it should be popular with today’s young generation too. We shall see. Personally don’t care so much for the sets, but I do want the turtles! What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section below! 🙄

You might also like to check out the following post about new LEGO sets and themes coming in 2013:

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Jacob October 19, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Still annoyed by the exclusivity of Toyfair/ comic con fugues, but at least one of them is a variant of a relativity common figure. A little bit of mixed opinions, but most of my issues I think are with the oginal source material changes, such as the way splinter (the rat) looks overall. The turtles themselves look pretty good, and if LEGO (or a cutomizer) wanted to make more classic looking TMNT, they could use just the official parts from this. The shell raiser is actually fairly good in capturing the look of the original vehicle, in my opinion, but doesn’t really capture the “feel” of it. With only the pictures, my favorite is the smallest set, and will defiantly pick it up.

ntk743 October 19, 2012 at 11:04 AM

So I’m guessing you’ll post my article tomorrow.

DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) October 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM

holy cranberrys!

Micho October 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM

I feel the same way you do Anna, not really digging the sets overall, but boy oh boy those minifigs are the best. I too must have all the turtles, plus The Shredder and about 10 foot soldiers, I hope they release a cool looking Casey Jones, April, and Karai too. And now the have the molds to include Leatherhead (he’s a mutant croc), also if they made LEGO mousers that would rock!!! I’d get like 20 of those too.

legostuff71 October 19, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Oh, no. two adictions combined. I’m trouble.

DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) October 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM

the minifgs are super cool!

samuel October 19, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I hope they dont think they can replace ninjago with something like this.

studless October 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I don’t like it and I won’t buy it.

If I buy ANYTHING it will be a minifig off Ebay or at my local lego store.
(not a official store!!!)

Zubashi October 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Looks good.

Zubashi October 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Themes that I’m getting/want to get:
Ninjago
TMNT
Legends of Chima
City?
HF?

admin October 19, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Yeah, sorry about that. I forgot that I had to post the Ninjago episode, so everything got backed up by a day. Your post is ready, and will be published tomorrow morning. 😉

bejeken October 19, 2012 at 1:46 PM

That is so awesome

Bently October 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

these are really pretty lame more of a young kids type of feel. Wish lego would do more themes that appeal to older kids.

nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 19, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Yeah, don’t know nothing about TMNT, but i love the figs!!!
BTW Micho you should contrubiute/

nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM

whats your local store? weird, I have a LEGO store thats not a real one in my city. Its awesome!!!

nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 19, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Thats wat i thought for some of them, but the others are so cool.

legosw October 19, 2012 at 3:32 PM

legolotr, did you give me clicks? answer on mln 🙂

studless October 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Bricks and Minifigs.

Why?

nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Same for me.

nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) October 19, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Anybody notice the voicer for Raphael is The actor of Samwise Gamgee?

Chris of Yoda Archives October 20, 2012 at 1:03 AM

LEGO Mousers would be awesome.

Chris of Yoda Archives October 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM

I know what I’ll be collecting in the new year.

Micho October 20, 2012 at 3:13 AM

Thanks Nace, Anna suggested I write the TRU article a few months back but I lagged it waaaay to long, she did a whole lot better than I would have though LOL

Micho October 20, 2012 at 3:13 AM

ditto

Micho October 20, 2012 at 3:13 AM

too late… LOL… but it’s not this

Anonymous Corrector October 20, 2012 at 7:57 AM

defiantly? lol or did you mean definitely?

back to the legodude: I kinda like the truck but as I’m not in any way knowledgeable about TMNT. I probably won’t buy any of these.

admin October 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Oh. really??? Interesting!!! 😀

Micho October 21, 2012 at 3:39 AM

And teh voice for Donatello is the same voice from Raphael in the 90s cartoon, very trippy for us older TMNT fans

Micho October 21, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Just watched the 1st two episodes today… Really cool new show

Zubashi, Ninja of Cooking and Food October 21, 2012 at 7:06 AM

Foot clan in episode 3/4 (depends if you count the two-patter as one episode or not)

zane zx October 21, 2012 at 5:12 PM

it sounds cool but it looks pretty lame next to ninjago

studless October 22, 2012 at 11:58 AM

is it the big one in the old blockbuster location?

bakuboy101 October 24, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Eeyup!

llg52 April 21, 2013 at 5:11 PM

No they can’t replace ninjago with this. I like TMNT, (weirdest story ever) but I still like it. the sets don’t look very good but I’d like to get the figures and just make customs of their vehicils, vehicels, vehicals. Whatever. Things they ride in.

llg52 April 21, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Really? That is AWESOME!!!

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