Turtle Month At The LEGO Store
Posted Jul 07 2014 - 08:47 PM
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Posted Jul 08 2014 - 06:40 AM
In all seriousness, while I'm no TMNT fan, the sets (even the newly released ones based on the much-criticized new movie) are generally fantastic. I love the aesthetic of both the cartoon-based sets which are colorful and retro and the movie-based sets which are gloriously grim and dank-looking. And they're packed with interesting features, not to mention parts in rare colors like Olive Green.
I skimmed the instructions of the new movie-based sets yesterday, and the biggest thing to stand out to me is a new sword-holder piece that can attach a crossed pair of swords to a single stud. In those sets it's used to attach the swords to one of the turtles' backs, but I can see it finding use in other themes for decorative ornamental swords, especially if (like most Lego sword holders) it can fit both katanas and cutlasses.
EDIT: I realized upon checking the set's inventory on Brickset that the sword holder actually attaches via a 3.2 mm bar, rather than an anti-stud. It's still useful, perhaps even more so since attaching it to a 1x2 brick with Technic axle hole will center it on a wall without leaving a gap.
Edited by Lyichir, Jul 08 2014 - 07:38 AM.
Formerly Lyichir: Rachira of Influence
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