Here is my submission for the Iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party wagon.
It includes an accurate and detailed Moc of the Turtles Van from the 1987 Cartoon and a small city roof top for the turtles to stand on.The stand is based on the original front cover to the first issue of the comics.
It has a couple of Play functions.It
has the swing out side door to tenderize foes, a side trapdoor to deploy Stink bombs and the front has a flip down blast screen.
The back door folds out that holds a weapon rack. Inside with the donnies computer there is seating space for all four turtles and April. Weapon racks can hold all their weapons shelves for other various accessories. It also very obviously has Pizza!
Inside the back of the rooftop stand there is a secret diorama of the turtles mutation origin.
For minifigures ideally there would be the four turtles: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. Their human side-kick April O'neil will be ready to report and also their mighty foe the Shredder is here to attack!
I also included a extra fig of their friend and sometimes foe Casey Jones who to this day has been unable to get a minifigure.
Ive been a TMNT fan for all my life. One of my earliest memories is watching the 80s show before I could even walk straight, my lifelong passion for this franchise may have come from me finding my uncles first few issues of the original Mirage run and being shocked to find out where the cartoon came from and was my first real introduction to comic books. I read those issues over and over finding out about the origin story of the four turtles and how the Shredder didn't even last one issue!
I designed this Moc with LDD many years ago during my Dark ages intending to use the Design ByMe feature and order it from Lego. Unfortunately this part of LDD stopped being a thing but I was very lucky to find out a year or so later that Lego was making TMNT sets themselves based on the new Nickelodeon show. I grabbed all of the new sets breaking me out of my dark ages but I HAD to make the Party Wagon so I spent a lot of time to find out all the parts and made my first ever order from Pick a Brick!
In the last several years my Moc has got better and better with new parts and a couple years ago I intended to put this up on Lego Ideas to see if anyone would like it. Unfortunately Lego had lost the licence so I waited and waited and Now a couple years on I feel it is a safe time to put this up and see how it goes!!!
I think this would be a great Lego set as it would fit perfectly alongside many of the Popculture vehicles they Lego have done!
I have mine alongside the Back to the Future Delorean , Flintstones Car, Luke Skywalkers Landspeeder, The Mystery Machine and a few other Mocs of 80s vehicles!