Do you like villains and big ridiculous LEGO vehicles? Then Shredder’s Dragon Bike is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle licensed set you have been waiting for. I tend to stay away from these kind of sets, big ridiculous vehicles that look good but wind up lacking in the details.
Of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sets that I picked up during the last LEGO VIP promotion, this is the one I was the least enthused about. For the $24.99 MSRP you do make out pretty well with three minifigures: Donatello, Shredder, and a Foot Soldier.
Without a doubt my favorite part of this set is the Motorized Sewer Skate, which harkens back to one of my all time favorite classic TMNT toys.
The build goes pretty quickly and in terms of playability, this set really is a good pickup for the target demographic … not necessarily the AFOL type collector. For some reason there are zero, absolutely zero controls for Shredder’s Dragon bike. No steering wheel, control levers, not even a printed panel. That may sound like a ridiculous gripe, but come on LEGO you can do better than that.
And much like the previous TMNT set I’ve reviewed, Kraang Lab Escape the printing and accessories for the minifigures are very well done. In the end I might offer of Shredder’s Dragon Bike up on eBay due to the fact that I don’t have the display space available to keep it. The third and final set I will be reviewing is Turtle Lair Attack (79103) which is still in the box.