The awesome people behind LEGO are at New York Comic-Con (the way less important and famous Comic-Con) today and they unveiled some new products that are, unsurprisingly, totally awesome.
Specifically, LEGO showed off its new line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles LEGO sets, which will hit stores in early 2013.
If these existed when I was a kid, I don’t think I would have lived to be an adult. LEGO was all I cared about, other than my Ninja Turtles figures (Baxter Stockman FTW). If the two had somehow been combined, my child-sized heart wouldn’t have been able to take the excitement. I would have flat-lined for sure.
LEGO and TMNT are a perfect match, especially now that we’ve seen LEGO move beyond the generic worlds of space, pirates and town (not that those areas aren’t awesome) and totally kill it with some licensed properties like Harry Potter and Spider-Man.
That said, there are definitely a few sorta weird things going on with this first set that we’ve got a chance to look at. Leonardo’s swords and Raphael’s sais look great, but why is Donatello’s bo staff two different colors of brown? What is that weird part in the middle? And, more importantly, what the heck is going on with Michaelangelo’s nunchuks? Why is there a big spike coming out of one end?
The set itself appears to include the TurtleVan (also called the Party Van), which fans of the ’90s cartoon and toys will know and love. Some of the villains are a little unusual, though. There’s no Shredder. Instead, we get some kind of Mr. Freeze rip-off and a wolf-looking guy. (I looked it up and those guys are apparently The Kraang and Dogpound, both from the new TMNT show.) I would have preferred to see the classic villains, but I can understand why LEGO would try to appeal to kids today and not nostalgic, 20-something bloggers like me.