Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
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SubjectTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Licensed fromNickelodeon
Availability2012 (2012)–2014 (2014)
Total sets23 (including promotional sets)[1]
CharactersApril O'Neil, Baxter Stockman, Chris Bradford / Dogpound, Donatello, Fishface, Foot Soldier, Karai, Kirby O'Neil, Leatherhead, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Mouser, Raphael, Robot Foot Soldier, Shredder, Splinter, Spider Bytez, The Kraang, Vern and Victor
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Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a Lego theme based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles entertainment franchise first created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It ran from 2012 to 2014 and included sets based on both the 2012 animated series[2][3][4][5] from Nickelodeon and the 2014 film[6] by Michael Bay.[7][8]

Overview

The product line focuses on the turtles emerging from their sewer home for the first time. They use their ninjutsu training to fight enemies in present-day New York City. In addition, a life-sized Lego model of Shredder displayed at San Diego Comic-Con, along with Lego sets based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television series and feature film.[9] Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles aimed to recreate the main characters in Lego form, including Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello.[10]

Characters

Main article: List of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) characters

Launch

Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was launched at New York Comic-Con in 2012. As part of the marketing campaign, The Lego Group released the first wave sets based on the 2012 animated series from Nickelodeon. Each set featured different vehicles, lair and combat robot. Minifigures were also released, including Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo and Donatello.[12][13][14][10]

Construction sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released a total of 23 Lego sets and promotional polybags as part of Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme.[1] The product line was eventually discontinued by the end of 2014.[15]

In 2012, The Lego Group had a partnership with Nickelodeon.[16][17][18][19] The Lego Group had announced that the first wave sets based on the 2012 animated series from Nickelodeon was released on 20 December 2012.[20][21][22][23] The 6 sets[24] being released were Kraang Lab Escape (set number: 79100),[25] Shredder's Dragon Bike (set number: 79101),[25] Stealth Shell in Pursuit (set number: 79102),[25] Turtle Lair Attack (set number: 79103),[25] The Shellraiser Street Chase (set number: 79104)[25][26][27] and Baxter Robot Rampage (set number: 79105).[25] In addition, 2 polybag sets released as promotions are Kraang's Turtle Target Practice (set number: 30270)[28] and Mikey's Mini-Shellraiser (set number: 30271). The two exclusive minifigures are Shadow Leonardo[29] and Kraang[30][31] were given away at New York Comic-Con and the Rockefeller Lego store, respectively, to promote the theme.

In 2014, the second wave sets[32][33][34] was released on 2 April 2014. The 8 sets[35][36][37] being released were Karai Bike Escape (set number: 79118),[38][39] Mutation Chamber Unleashed (set number: 79119),[38][39] T-Rawket Sky Strike (set number: 79120),[38][39] Turtle Sub Undersea Chase (set number: 79121)[38][39][40][41] and Shredder's Lair Rescue (set number: 79122).[38][39][42] Also included Turtle Lair (set number: 10669) released as a sub-brand of the Lego Juniors theme.[43] In addition, Flashback Shredder (set number: 5002127)[44] polybag set have been released as promotion. These included a 5 key chains with a key chain attached to the minifigures of the Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Splinter.

Later, the sets based on the 2014 film[9][45][46][47] by Michael Bay was released on 8 July 2014. The 3 sets[48][49] being released were Turtle Van Takedown (set number: 79115),[48][49][50] Big Rig Snow Getaway (set number: 79116)[48][49][50] and Turtle Lair Invasion (set number: 79117).[48][49][50]

The theme was designed primarily for children aged 5 to 14. Later, it was announced that the theme was discontinued and no longer available at the LEGO Store or online shop. However, the theme was eventually cancelled, with Mega Bloks[51][52] receiving Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles license for brick-based construction sets.

Web shorts

The 8 web shorts have been released on YouTube inspired by both the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV series) as well as the Lego toyline.

# Title Release date Notes
1 Leonardo[53] 22 February 2013 LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stop motion series
2 Raphael[54] 22 February 2013
3 Donatello[55] 22 February 2013
4 Michelangelo[56] 23 February 2013
5 Donnie[57] 24 October 2013
6 Leo[58] 22 November 2013
7 Mikey[59] 28 November 2013
8 Raph[60] 3 December 2013

See also

Notes

  1. ^ For the brief period of time it existed, the line led to the LEGO version of Michelangelo cameo in The Lego Movie.[11]

References

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