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Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets revealed

Licensed construction toys to launch in the UK and North America in January 2013.
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A host of Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys will hit toy shelves next year.

The Lego Group has expanded its global partnership with Nickelodeon to produce construction toys based on the iconic mutant turtles.

The toy line will include play-sets and minifigures, some of which are being shown off this week at the New York Comic-Con, from October 11th to 14th.

The toys are set to arrive in North America and the UK in January 2013, and will roll out to global markets later on.

Click the image below for a high-res look at the new Lego Turtles products:

Turtles was a smash hit in the '80s and now it's making a comeback on children's TV channel Nickelodeon. The series premiered on October 1st in the UK; new episodes will air on Monday evenings at 5pm.

Lego and Nickelodeon have already worked together in 2006 to produce Lego SpongeBob Squarepants.

"We are thrilled to partner again with Nickelodeon to help bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a new generation of kids," said Jill Wilfert, The Lego Group's VP of licensing and entertainment.

"No doubt fans and builders alike will love the Lego products our team has created."

Manuel Torres, senior VP for global toys and electronics at Nickelodeon, added: "Following the triumphant return to TV of Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, we're very excited to expand our connection with our audience and fans, through stellar creative play, with one of the most respected and admired brands in the world: Lego. 

"Lego's system of play combined with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle power will lend itself to hours and hours of creativity and fun for kids and families around the globe."

Other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles licensees include Playmates, with Giochi Preziosi and its subsidiary Flair responsible for its toy range in the UK and Europe. 

Worlds Apart will be developing a bedroom and outdoor play range, while Sambro will be launching wheeled goods, games and licensed arts and crafts products.

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