In addition to all of the leaked pictures of Halloween costumes, toys and even supposed character designs related to the new film, a few new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lego sets were recently revealed at the UK Toy Fair. Apparently, there are seven new Lego sets planned for the TMNT line, three of them being directly related to the new film from Paramount and Platinum Dunes. While there is box art for the four sets related to the Nickelodeon CGI Animated series, it shouldn't be too surprising that they did not allow photographs to be taken of the movie tie-in sets. Regardless, fans who saw the toys up close and in person had some interesting details to reveal which had not yet been confirmed.
If you've been wondering what Splinter will look like, these Lego sets reveal at least one important detail about his design – he will be gray. Of course, these probably aren't the final designs of the toys, so they could easily change the color at some point, but assuming they don't, this is quite an interesting concept. Originally, Master Splinter was portrayed as a brown rat in both the 1987 Animated Series and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie series. However, the character took on a gray appearance when the 2003 series came out and he has maintained a somewhat different look ever since. If we can determine that Splinter is in fact gray in the new film, does this mean his design is based off of the later 2003 series? Ultimately, we'll have to wait and see what happens with this, but thankfully that's not the only important detail revealed by these three new TMNT Lego sets.
Also included in one of the sets was a minifigure of Karai, Shredder's daughter.
Fans have been wondering whether or not she would make an appearance in the new film, and this little leak may have just confirmed her role. It would appear that shortly after the news broke about Karai being in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Lego sets, Minae Noji's role was changed from undisclosed to Karai on IMDB. We don't know if this change was officially made, or if a fan went in and changed it, but fans have been speculating that this might be the role she was chosen to fill since her involvement was announced. With a new TMNT Lego toy of Karai in the works, it seems pretty likely now that the character will make an appearance in Jonathan Liebesman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
I always knew Legos were awesome, but now that they've revealed vital information about the new movie, I'm loving them even more. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the new Lego Movie featured Michelangelo as a Master Builder! By the way, if you haven't seen that film, you totally should. Hey, there's a Ninja Turtle in it! How could you possibly go wrong with Legos and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? If you're curious about the new TMNT Lego sets based on Nickelodeon's animated series, check out the box art below. Here are the serial numbers and names for the three planned sets based on the new movie:
79115 Turtle Van Takedown
79116 Big Rig Snow Getaway
79117 Turtle Lair Invasion