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LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014

neomonkeyneomonkey Member Posts: 82
This German LEGO Catalog ad shows Mutation Chamber Unleashed (79119) & Turtle Sub Undersea Chase (79121). You also get the first look at Leatherhead and Spider Bytez in minifigure form.

LEGO TMNT 2014 Preview

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  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    edited December 2013
    Awesome! Spider bites looks great, but leather head seems a bit small.

    I don't remember the turtles wearing costumes in the cartoon though.

    Oh, and I love that they're making their submarine!
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,283
    That submarine actually looks quite nice, the first wave was hit and miss but I like what I am seeing so far!
    icey117
  • TheOneVeyronianTheOneVeyronian Help me, I'm inside the M25! (UK)Member Posts: 1,360
    I like the use of 4 of the new Chima spider legs here... sigh, sorry wallet, I will have to pick some of these up at some point. Looks like the release date's in May for these sets.
  • korkor Member Posts: 392
    I've only collected the minifigs from this series and I still don't see anything thats making me want to build the sets. I'm sure I'll pick up the figures at some point though.
    Drmnez
  • icey117icey117 DenmarkMember Posts: 506
    Wau! I am looking forward to that submarine! :-)
  • Rainstorm26Rainstorm26 Chicago Burbs USA (and sometimes Ireland)Member Posts: 1,004
    What? I thought these sets didn't do that well in 2013. Another year of sets? Rather odd.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    ^ It probably doesn't matter too much how well the sets did so much as TMNT is very popular right now. There is also a movie coming out next summer, on which I believe a few of the sets will be based.
  • neomonkeyneomonkey Member Posts: 82
    Here's some images of T-Rawket Sky Strike and Turtle Sub

    LEGO T-Rawket

    LEGO Turtle Sub

    http://www.neoape.com/lego-tmnt-t-rawket-sky-strike-79120-first-look/
  • neomonkeyneomonkey Member Posts: 82
    The above images are from the January edition of the US LEGO Club Magazine so they're "fake" confidential stamps if there's any doubt.

    LEGO Club TMNT
    y2josh
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Some info from The Brick Fan.


    Karai Bike Escape (79118) – 88 pieces

    Pull Leonardo’s skateboard at speed in Karai Bike Escape with motorbike, mutagen canister, explode-function road sign and vending machine.

    Hang on tight and recover the mutagen!

    Karai has grabbed one of the lost mutagen canisters and is trying to escape on her super-cool motorbike. Attach a rope to the back of the bike with Leonardo and take a thrill-packed skateboard ride through the city streets. Hang on tight as Karai accelera Hang on tight and recover the mutagen!

    Mutation Chamber Unleashed (79119) – 196 pieces

    Turn humans into mutants in the Mutation Chamber with mutation switch and spinning electrodes. Plus Spider Bytes with huge grabbing claws.

    Unleash the mutated Spider Bytez against the Turtles!

    Uh-oh, it’s Turtle trouble! Raphael has infiltrated the Kraang’s lab and discovered the Mutation Chamber which can turn humans into mutant creatures. Climb the ladder with Victor, spin the electrodes and knock him into the mutation tank. Turn the knob to Unleash the mutated Spider Bytez against the Turtles!

    T-Rawket Sky Strike (79120) – 286 pieces

    Stage an epic aerial battle with the T-Rawket featuring ejector seat and pizza shooter versus Kraang Ship with ooze barrel dropper.

    Launch a Turtle-powered Sky Strike with the T-Rawket!

    Green alert! The Kraang Ship is dropping mutagen bombs all over the city. Take to the skies with Donatello and Michelangelo in the Turtles’ homemade T-Rawket. Dodge the Ship’s flick missiles and return fire with a sizzling slice of Turtle Power from the p Launch a Turtle-powered Sky Strike with the T-Rawket!

    Turtle Sub Undersea Chase (79121) – 684 pieces

    Launch a pursuit with Turtle Sub with shooter and detachable mini sub vs. the mini Kraang sub with flick missile shooter and 4 minifigures.

    Lead an underwater pursuit of The Kraang!

    The Kraang have got the power cell and are getting away in their mini Kraang sub. Rev up the engine of the awesome Turtle Sub and power away in hot pursuit with Donatello, Leonardo and Leatherhead. Watch out for the Kraang sub’s flick missiles, fire the s Lead an underwater pursuit of The Kraang!
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    Cant wait to see photos!
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    Images for a couple of the movie sets were added to the database yesterday: #79115 and #79116. The "white background" photos are available at FBTB.
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 858
    I know I do not want the movie mf. I am debating on the nickelodeon ones for this year. Are they worth it?
  • y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
    As far as I could gather from the trailer... the movie turtles are like twice as big as humans and stomp around like the Hulk (which is sheer idiocy). So shouldn't they have gone with maxifigs here?
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited April 2014
    hothbricks (i think it was) had a better-than-low res/small MOVIE set images where you can just about make out the detail on the figs, and their minifig head 'shapes', which are... interesting.

    I'll reserve final judgement for better high-res close-ups, but initial reaction to what i could make out was those turtle figs are some ugly looking dudes. I'll be sticking with the light-hearted cartoony ones... unless I get a sudden urge for a realistic turtle-like man-creature to appear in a superheroes moc, or star wars bar.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited April 2014
    These were the images I was on about, (i found 'em at brickheroes, courtesy of eurobricks). Just scroll down.

    http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=86936&st=650

    example:
    image
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,734
    Photos are also now available for #79117.

    It's refreshing to see an actual playset without so much emphasis on vehicles. Unfortunately, the design of the Turtles just looks bad; but that's not LEGO's fault.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    I really don't like the positioning of the shells, I get why they've done that but it just looks wrong.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited April 2014
    I can't help but think the dual-universe thing is simply going to confuse kids who get the "movie" sets, expecting the cartoon versions. "Daddy, why are Mikey and Raph so ugly?"
    binaryeyeTXLegoguydannyrww
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    I too have given pause to question the wisdom behind having two concurrent releases of the same IP (so to speak).

    On the one hand it caters to all turtle-based interests, movie sets for movie fans, cartoon/traditional fans may prefer the cartoony versions, and so both groups are served. But ultimately i can't escape the feeling that sales of the cartoon versions may just have already eaten into the potential the film versions may have had, and possibly a little vice versa (if some kids abandon the cartoon version for the movie), as i'd imagine the average fan is going to pick their preferred style and stick with it, which would mean a split fanbase and poorer returns for both.

    They'll probably do just fine, but if they tank, I can imagine this very situation might be the prime suspect as to why.
    TXLegoguy
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,258
    ^ I hope they do tank so I can pick them up on clearance. I like the cartoony ones better as I grew up with the original movies and cartoon which are still the best versions, but would like to add these to my collection as well. I like the design of the van in the one set.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,360

    I can't help but think the dual-universe thing is simply going to confuse kids who get the "movie" sets, expecting the cartoon versions. "Daddy, why are Mikey and Raph so ugly?"

    I agree..I think other Superhero sets have movie and comic/cartoon versions that work because they are n ot too different from each other, but these are rather drastic.
    TXLegoguy
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,183

    I can't help but think the dual-universe thing is simply going to confuse kids who get the "movie" sets, expecting the cartoon versions. "Daddy, why are Mikey and Raph so ugly?"

    Because Ninja Turtles apparently do not age well son... After all they are no longer teens...
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,294
    I can't help but feel that the sales of the movie sets will be more dependant on how well the film does.

    But also I think these look as mix able as the Star Wars clone wars sets are with the regular, I don't think kids will mind but anyone who wants pieces for display are more likely to pick one or the other.
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    legomatt said:

    I too have given pause to question the wisdom behind having two concurrent releases of the same IP (so to speak).

    No difference at all between clone wars sets and movie sets being out at the same time.

    So far the movie sets look superior in every way compared to the cartoon ones which look abysmal to me.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    edited April 2014
    ^ Technically true. I did consider Star Wars as a comparison, but in reality nothing really compares to star wars, as it's a beast of a license with so much market presence from so many avenues that they produce an almost 'feedback loop' on it's own output, which makes it a different animal to other licenses.
  • legomattlegomatt Member Posts: 2,548
    *its
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,183
    Personally I did not collect Star Wars Clone Wars sets because of the cartoon eyes. Marvel and DC sets are movie and cartoon based sets.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    vitreolum said:

    legomatt said:

    I too have given pause to question the wisdom behind having two concurrent releases of the same IP (so to speak).

    No difference at all between clone wars sets and movie sets being out at the same time.

    So far the movie sets look superior in every way compared to the cartoon ones which look abysmal to me.
    I agree for the most part, but think the biggest difference is that Star Wars has so many sets and figures that there's dillution. With only a handful of sets of each Turtle line, it's much more obvious.

    Plus, the Clone Wars were in the same canon for the most part with the rest of the entire Star Wars universe. As for the Turtles, the characters may be mostly the same, but it's really an alternate universe between the cartoon and the movie.
  • prestonstormerprestonstormer Guest Posts: 17
    Looks quite interesting
  • Gooker1Gooker1 Member Posts: 598
    Anyone see last week's newest episode?? I would love some LARPing variant of the turtles!
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