Here it is. I planned this for a long time, and I was so cheap, which is why it took me so long. I lamented about having to pay so much for stupid turtle figures on Bricklink. I was so bothered when the sets first came out by how much you’d have to spend to get all four turtles… I do have a Shredder though, and the Master Splinter as a key chain. We have 4 of those…
I had this in my head for a long time, and when we went to Bricks By The Bay a couple of years ago, someone had paintings as tiles. They were quite expensive if you ask me, but knowing that I wanted to make this MOC, and knowing that LEGO has no painting-looking tiles (I checked, a lot) I caved and bought them. They were worth it in the end.
I was slow to put this together because of the cost of the different parts. One order alone was over $70, but I did go a little over board. You know how it is, if you’re going to order one, you might as well order 4 to have a few extras.
Honestly though, the reason I haven’t wanted to share is because I feel like it’s a little hodge-podge, mainly the brick work. Due to the way I put it together, the corner is poorly built. Part of the problem was having access to the pieces that I needed. I think when I put this together was about the time that I first learned about Bricklink.
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Overall, I’m mostly happy with this. It makes me smile, so that’s a good thing. I don’t even mind how much I spent on it in the end. More than anything, I look forward to having some free time to try to fix it up. The kids like to remind me that the Ninja Turtles live underground, so it’s OK that it’s not perfect.