Remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? From their gritty beginnings as indie comics darlings to their domination of the world of kids’ entertainment, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo were the coolest mutant martial artists to crawl from the muck. There are very few original ideas in the worlds of comics and cartoons, so when one as fun and cool as a quartet of mutated turtle teenaged ninjas comes along, people are going to remember and love it forever.
To celebrate their long-lasting influence on Geek culture, Randy Sabourin has created a custom tribute out of one of the best substances known to man for saluting classic characters: Lego.
Sabourin has built a masterful copy of the Turtles’ rocking Party Wagon from their very first cartoon series. It has all the bells and whistles that made the series a childhood favorite of so many of us.
The Party Wagon is decked out with all the bright colors and impossible doodads that were the series’ signature look. And the detail isn’t just limited to the outside. Sabourin has loving crafted the van like a true Lego artisan, getting everything right. He’s even added the Turtle’s two most popular supporting characters, intrepid reporter and jumpsuit enthusiast April O’Neil and the uber-violent, hockey-masked vigilante/ nice-guy-on-the-inside Casey Jones. And there’s a cat for some reason, too.
Suspiciously, the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themselves are absent. Or at least we think they are. They night be hiding in plain sight, just beyond the range of our limited perception. They are mutant ninjas after all. Check out some more pictures of the Party Wagon and see if you can spot them.
If you prefer your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Van a little bit more realistic, then check out this custom beauty. Or if you just love anything related to the TMNT, here’s a list of 22 of the coolest Turtle-related things you can find.