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astig
07-15-2014, 09:46 AM
hi All, inspiration struck and suddenly i wanted to make my own custom turtle lair and shellraiser made of LEGO with a few mix of other compatible brands (kreo, megabloks...).

im really happy with the results but will still add on to the details as well as print some stickers/decals to make it more lively.
hope you like it! :)

TURTLE LAIR
I went for a smaller scale of the lair while trying to remain faithful to the design of the show.

top view/whole view of the lair
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/turtlelair01_zps7bfada77.jpg

living area. the guys watching TV(stickers to be added) relaxing and having a pizza.
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/toy%20photos/turtlelair02_zpsc7252daf.jpg

donnie's lab with big screen monitor and other gadgets/equipments. access from the living area with sliding door feature
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/toy%20photos/turtlelair03_zpsfb12b1c5.jpg

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/toy%20photos/turtlelair04_zps6a6eb647.jpg

a different view of the living area. arcade machine still lacks stickers. small "pool" area at the side, then access to the kitchen and dojo.
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/toy%20photos/turtlelair05_zps5f61b4f6.jpg

a view of the dojo with the "tree of life" :), and mikey grabbing something from the fridge in the kitchen.
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/toy%20photos/turtlelair06_zps1f51cfb5.jpg

another view of the lair
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/toy%20photos/turtlelair07_zpsa5eb1063.jpg

astig
07-15-2014, 09:47 AM
And on to the Shellraiser!
SHELLRAISER

angle from the front
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/shellraiser01_zps07f6fdb8.jpg
angle from the rear
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/shellraiser02_zpsc774c893.jpg

Features include easily removable roof, opening door, opening hatch on the roof, cannon rotates 360 degrees.
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/shellraiser03_zpse3c54728.jpg

inside shows the turtles' seats with all the tech gadgets they need for action.

http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/shellraiser04_zpsf27003a6.jpg
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/shellraiser05_zpse4955e1b.jpg

the turtles ready to go. mikey cleverly tracking pizza delivery guy through the use of satellites
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/shellraiser06_zps1230daf8.jpg

and of course a view of the TURTLE LAIR and SHELLRAISER
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac328/ja3ni/toy%20photos/turtlelair08_zpsea1b20b3.jpg

thanks for looking! :)

ProactiveMan
07-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Rad! I love the tree

arkangel
07-15-2014, 11:20 PM
That is super cool ! I absolutely love Lego and you did a great job of capturing the look and feel of the lair. The Shellraiser is unmistakable too. :)

pennydreadful
07-15-2014, 11:26 PM
Good job - those look great!

Dawnatello Turtle Chick
07-15-2014, 11:32 PM
Very nice! The inside of your Shellraiser is much truer to the show than the Lego issued one. Very nice work on both the lair & the Shellraiser.

Zulithe
07-16-2014, 01:12 AM
Thanks for posting your work! Wow man you did great.

I'm also wanting to build my own sewer lair... sadly I've just been sooo busy that sitting down and building some lego stuff from scratch has been really hard for me to work in.

I just need to hit the right stint of free time and inspiration to get started cause it's going to be a pretty big project!

Anyway good job and if you make any changes to it, be sure to update us. I really love the Nick sewer lair and Shellraiser from the show, I always get a kick out of seeing people build their versions of it.

one question though? do you own any of the official TMNT LEGO sets? I notice all 4 of your turtles are the keychain versions (cause of the hole in their heads), just curious if you used any parts from those sets or is it 100% from other sets?

Candy Kappa
07-16-2014, 01:23 AM
That is really cool, especially loving the shellraiser, it looks so nicely scaled and not as flimsy as the official one.

astig
07-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Thank you all for your comments much appreciated!
I really enjoyed building the lair and shellraiser and Im so glad you liked it! will be updating soon! :D

@Zulithe: Thank you. I've been wanting to build these for a long time as well, and was lucky enough to get spare time! yes you're right, the turtles are from the keychains and they are the only official tmnt legos i have. i don't have any tmnt sets, so all parts used were from different sets and spare bricks i had lying around. would be cool to have official sets and integrate them with my customs :D