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Johnny Thunder
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Theme:

Adventurers
    Egypt
    Amazon
    Dino Island
    Orient Expedition
Studios
    Jurassic Park 3
The LEGO Movie (Theme)

Variations:

Adventurers, India, Mount Everest, China, The LEGO Movie

Accessories:

Hat
Pistol
Pick Axe
Backpack

Years:

1998 - 2003, 2010, 2014

Appearances

Johnny Thunder, also known as Sam Grant and Joe Freeman, is the main character in the LEGO Adventurers theme. He is included in numerous sets as a minifigure in each of the theme's sub-series, often alongside such characters as his friends Dr. Kilroy and Pippin Reed. He also appears in a couple Studios sets, played by an actor. In addition to all of this, Johnny also appears in seven video games, more than any other LEGO character. He is confirmed to appear in a LEGO movie set, the 70815 Super Secret Police Dropship.

Description

In his appearances in the Egypt, Jungle, and Dino Island subthemes and the Studios theme, Johnny wears black pants and a tan button up shirt. The shirt has two pockets on the chest, a black belt with a revolver in it, and a red bandana around his neck. Above the bandanna, a little bit of his yellow chest is showing. His sleeves are also tan and his hands are yellow. Johnny's face has a black mustache, sideburns, hair, a cleft chin, and a smirk. He wears a brown campaign hat, similar to an Australian slouch hat but folded up on one side.

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Johnny with a backpack, a scorpion, and several accessories

In the Orient Expedition theme, Johnny was redesigned and recieved three new variants for each of the areas he and his partners visited.

The India variant has tan pants with two pockets similar to the ones he had on his chest in his previous variation. His torso design is the same, except for the main part is now green and he has a blue or gray undershirt under rather than his chest. His arms are still tan and his hands still yellow. Johnny's face is very similar, but he now has pupils in his eyes and a more subtle smile rather than a smirk.

For his trip to Mount Everest, Johnny wears the same pants as the Indian variant, and still had the same hat. His torso is very similar to the Indian variant's, but it is now brown, has a fur lined collar, and the colours of some of the items on his shirt are changed. His face is the same as in India.

In China, Johnny wore the same costume as in the three original Adventurers subthemes, except he now uses the same face.

Johnny's version from The LEGO Movie is the same as his regular version, but has pupils and back printing. His outfit is more detailed, too.

Some of Johnny's variants also have a brown backpack attached to the neck between the head and torso.

Video game variants

In most video games he has appeared in, Johnny has his original appearance. However, there are still differences between games. They are generally modified versions of his first costume.

In LEGO Racers 2, Johnny has his standard appearance, but his legs are brown instead of black.

In LEGO Stunt Rally, Johnny wears Baron von Barron's torso and has minor facial differences.

In LEGOLAND, he has pupils, a nose, hair on the back of his head, and a seperate bandanna piece.

Johnny's biggest changed is in LEGO Universe where he also wears a satchel, his hat is black, he has a badge on his arm, no side burns, his belt is more detailed, and he has pockets and soles on his legs.

In The LEGO Movie Video Game he can be unlocked via a secret code, along with Young Vitruvius, Angry Kitty, a Robo SWAT pilot, and some pants. He is armed with a rifle.

Background

Johnny Thunder, an Australian adventurer and a passionate archeologist, travels with a scientist named Dr. Kilroy and a photographer named Pippin Reed, who works for "World Magazine". Together they discover many treasures and outwit many varied villains. Thunder himself is a treasure hunter, and donates what he finds to a museum instead of keeping it for himself like Sam Sinister, his archenemy.

Egypt

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Johnny and co. in Egypt

In his first Adventure depicted in LEGO sets, Johnny Thunder and his friends, Dr. Kilroy, Pippin Reed, and Harry Cane, journied to Egypt to find the Re-Gou Ruby, which is protected by the undead Pharaoh Hotep, before his nemisis Baron Von Barron and Baron's partner, Slyboots.

Jungle

The Jungle subtheme depicted Johnny, Kilroy, Pippin, and Harry going to the Amazon River in South America to find the magical Sun Disk protected by the mysterious Achu. Johnny and his friends were pitted against Señor Palomar, a South American bandit, and his partner, Rudo Villano. Another character, Gabarro the sailor, helped both the Adventurers and Palomar.

Dino Island

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Johnny with a baby Tyrannosaurus rex.

The journey to Dino Island was different than the previous adventures to Egypt and the Amazon. Harry did not travel to the island with Johnny, Pippin, and Kilroy, but was replaced by their new assistant, Mike. This journey saw the return of Baron, now using the name of Sam Sinister, who was now partnered with his relative, Alexia, and the poacher Mr. Cunningham. Rather than looking for treasures, the Adventurers would capture Dinosaurs to study them. Sam/Baron was attempting to take them back to the mainland and open a park.

Orient Expedition

After discovering part of a map in the home of Marco Polo, Johnny, Kilroy, and Pippin set out for India to search for the supposedly mythical Golden Dragon.

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Johnny and company on elephants

In India, Johnny rescued Babloo from Sam/Baron, now using the name Lord Sam Sinister, and Maharaja Lallu. Grateful, Babloo helped bring the Adventurers to the Scorpion Palace with his elephant, Giri. At the Scorpion Palace, Lallu lost his title of Maharaja when Babloo reveled that he had found the Sun Stone (which Dr. Kilroy had taken from Tygurah earlier). Sam attempted to discover the treasure inside of the palace, but was forced to flee when he moved the claws of a giant scorpion decoration which triggered a boulder. Climbing on top of elephants, Johnny and his friends were able to reach the upper floor of the palace and retrieve the Golden Shield which had another piece of a map on it. While conversing about following the map and leaving for Mount Everest, the adventurers were overheard by Sam who had returned.

While hiking up Mount Everest, the Adventurers befriended Sherpa Sangye Dorje and used his hot air balloon, the Aero Nomad, to reach the summit. Johnny was able to come up with a plan when Sam attacked them in his bi-plane. After that, they traveled on foot to the Temple of Mount Everest and discovered the golden sword and another map piece, this time leading to China.

In China, the group's car was sabotaged by Sam and the group was captured by Dragon Fortress Guards. They were locked in the Great Wall until Pippin escaped and rescued Johnny and Kilroy. While looking for the Dragon Fortress where the Golden Dragon was kept, they met a girl named Jing Lee in the city of Xi'an.
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Johnny confronting Jun-Chi
After giving her food for her sick father, Jing Lee agreed to show them to where the Dragon Fortress was. Hiding on a junk ship, they reached the fortress. Jing Lee showed the group a side entrance which turned out to be the home of Jun-Chi, a lion-dog. Jun-Chi chased the group until they were captured by Emperor Chang Wu and his guards who had made an alliance with Sam. Sam took the golden treasures (the shield, sword, and helmet which was discovered "off-screen"). The group escaped when the guards scattered after Jun-Chi reappeared. Sam used the confusion to find the Dragon Fortress Statue which leads the path to the Golden Dragon. Johnny caught up with Sam and tried to keep him from pulling a nearby lever, but Sam refused not to. The lever turned the statue to life and scared Sam away, dropping the treasures in the process. They replaced the statue's sword, shield, and helmet with the golden ones and pulled the lever again. This time, the sword and shield transformed into golden keys. The keys opened doors to the side with wheels. Pulling the wheels caused a secret door to open. Through the door was the Golden Dragon.

While trying to escape the fortress, the group was attacked by Chang Wu's catapults, but managed to make it away.

Other Adventures

Return to Egypt

Johnny, Pippin, and Dr. Kilroy returned to Egypt to investigate a tomb where strange noises had been coming from. They discovered a mummy which had awoken from the dead because an object was missing from its tomb. They discovered a secret chamber and Johnny retrieved the golden snake and returned it to the tomb, allowing the mummy to fall back to its sleep.

Greece

Johnny, Pippin, and Kilroy travel to Greece to a sacred artifact, known as the golden bull. They believe it to be hidden in a maze, guarded by the Minotaur. The adventurers discovered that the golden bull was not actually in the maze, but a clue was. They travelled to a nearby island seen in a mural in the labyrinth. Johnny scaled the cliff to discover a temple. Hidden behind the veil was the shadow of a bull like creature (presumably the Minotaur) who claimed to be "The guardian on the Golden Bull". The guardian challenged Johnny to a modified game of connect four. Johnny won, and was awarded with the golden bull.

Sam Sinister also returned in this story. He attempted to get the Golden Bull before Johnny, but was defeated.

The LEGO Movie

Johnny Thunder appears in The LEGO Movie. He is among the Master Builders that meet in Cloud Cuckoo Land and is seen in the background with Superman and some knights when Vitruvius introduces Marsha. He is seen running away from the golf ball outside the dog.

In the Video Games

Johnny Thunder is the boss of the 4th circuit in LEGO Racers. He also appears in LEGOLAND, LEGO Racers 2, LEGO Universe, LEGO Stunt Rally, Soccer Mania, LEGO Island 2 and The LEGO Movie Video Game.

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Thunder's cut-scene in LEGO Racers

In LEGO Racers, Johnny Thunder is the boss of the fourth circuit. Players who finish first in this circuit win his car set.

In LEGO Racers 2, he and Pippin send the player out on the Dino Island mini-games. However, Johnny Thunder also appears as a recurring CPU racer in all races on Dino Island, Mars, and the Arctic, leading up to the boss races.

In LEGO Island 2, Johnny Thunder is one of the characters on Adventurers Island. Pepper Roni must bring him and his group to a pyramid in the desert, then fly their plane through the Amazon jungle, and finally rescue dinosaurs from Mr. Hates' cages.

In LEGO Stunt Rally, Johnny Thunder and other Adventurers characters appear in the opening cut-scene of the game, calling for the "loop-da-loop" obstacle.

In Soccer Mania, Johnny Thunder may be unlocked after his team (the Adventurers Explorers) is beaten on Dino Island, as the player goes in search of the pieces for the spaceship, to hunt down the Brickster.

In LEGOLAND, Johnny Thunder appears in one of the cut-scenes and in the opening video. At certain points in time, the professor goes back in time with his time machine. The final time that he does this, he appears in Egypt, and gets a copy of the pyramids and other Adventurers places as attractions for the park. In the opening video, a portrait of Johnny may be seen in the background as Professor Voltage unveils his time-machine.

In LEGO Universe, Johnny Thunder appears as an NPC character. His appearance is similar to the original one, but he wears a Venture League armband, re-designed black pants with pockets, a black hat that is a similar shape to his original, and a brown shoulder bag. He is found in Red Blocks amphitheatre, and challenges players to find treasure chests scattered around Nimbus Station. Upon collecting all the treasure chests, Johnny Thunder gives players approval from the Venture League faction, allowing them to join if they wish. After players choose their faction, Johnny Thunder gives missions to find treasure chests in other worlds, and rewards players for finding them.

In The LEGO Movie Video Game, Johnny Thunder appears as a playable character. He can be unlocked through entering a secret code, but he can be unlocked directly without entering a secret code in the handheld versions.

Notes

  • Aside from his major role as the boss in the fourth circuit of LEGO Racers he also makes a cameo in in the second and fifth circuits on the Amazon Adventure Alley level flying around in the Expedition Balloon, along with Dr. Kilroy.
  • In the Ask Max section of the LEGO club site, Max states that Johnny Thunder is on vacation but he still gets a few postcards from him. "Are there plans for any more Johnny Thunder sets in the future? No, Johnny is still on vacation, though I get a postcard from him now and then. But if you like his kind of adventure, you might want to check out the new Pharaoh’s Quest sets!" Later, however, Johnny was re-released in The LEGO Movie theme.
  • He is one of a few real Minifigures to appear in LEGO Universe.
  • The adventurer gear in LEGO Universe is based off of him.
  • There was a Studios online game called "Backlot" about helping out with Johnny Thunder's movie.
  • The 2012 edition of The LEGO Book states that Josh Thunder from Dino is a descendant of Johnny Thunder.
  • A redesigned version of Johnny can be seen in the Lost Kingdom Adventure in LEGOLAND Parks.
  • His appearance from The LEGO Movie has an altered face, with pupils and back printing on his torso.
  • He is only playable in The LEGO Movie Video Game if the player enters one of two possible cheat codes in the floating set box near the police station in Bricksburg. The codes are 6LK3FRL6 or HVL4TQT4 and also unlock the Super Secret Pants. The codes can be found in 70815 Super Secret Police Dropship.
  • He is seen on The LEGO Movie poster on top of a building on the right.

Appearances

Adventurers

Egypt

Jungle

Dino Island

Orient Expedition

Studios

Jurassic Park III

The LEGO Movie

Video Game Appearances

Movie

LEGO.com Bio

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Johnny is a full time adventurer and explorer from the Land Down Under (Australia!). He is brave, instinctive, determined and very creative. He always finds a way to solve problems and help people in need.

Gallery of Variants

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Gallery

The LEGO Movie

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Fellowship of Strangers: Batman | Benny | Emmet | MetalBeard | Unikitty | Vitruvius | Wyldstyle
Super Secret Police: Bad Cop/Good Cop | Calamity Drone | Deputron | Lord Business | Micro Manager | Radio DJ Robot | Robo Crocodile | Robo SWAT | Robo Fed | Robo Pilot | Sheriff Not-a-robot | Skeletron | Velma Staplebot | Wiley Fusebot
Others: Alfie the Apprentice | Blacktron Fan | Blaze Firefighter | Cardio Carrie | Dr. McScrubs | Executive Ellen | Fabu-Fan | Frank the Foreman | Gallant Guard | Gail the Construction Worker | Garbage Man Dan | Garbage Man Grant | Giant Snail | Gordon Zola | Hank Haystack | Ice Cream Jo | Ice Cream Mike | Kebab Bob | Larry the Barista | Ma Cop | Mrs. Scratchen-Post | Native Warrior | Pa Cop | Plumber Joe | Rootbeer Belle | Sharon Shoehorn | Sir Stackabrick | Sudds Backwash | Surfer Dave | Taco Tuesday Guy | "Where are my Pants?" Guy
Master Builders: DC Universe: Aquaman | The Flash | Green Lantern | Superman | Wonder Woman
Minifigures: Caveman | Circus Clown | Cyclops | Deep Sea Diver | Disco Dude | Egyptian Queen | Forestman | Hazmat Guy | Island Warrior | Lady Liberty | Lady Robot | Lizard Man | Magician | Medusa | Mime | Pirate Captain | Policeman | Punk Rocker | Rapper | Ringmaster | Sleepyhead | Surgeon | Tribal Chief | Vampire | Witch | Yeti | Zookeeper
Master Builders (cont.): Original Characters: Abraham Lincoln | Blaze Firefighter | Cardio Carrie | El Macho Wrestler | Gallant Guard | Gordon Zola | Marsha Queen of the Mermaids | Panda Guy | William Shakespeare
Other Themes: Gandalf (LOTR/The Hobbit) | Ghost (classic variant) | Green Ninja (Ninjago) | Johnny Thunder (Adventurers) | Lady Pirate (Pirates) | Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) | Milhouse (The Simpsons) | NBA Player 1 (Basketball) | NBA Player 2 (Basketball) | Professor Dumbledore (Harry Potter) | Shaquille O'Neal (Basketball) | Speed Racer (Speed Racer) | The Swamp Creature (Monster Fighters)
Star Wars: C-3PO | Chewbacca | Han Solo | Lando Calrissian
Humans: "The Man Upstairs" | Finn
Non-physical: Bandito | Barry | Boy | Cavalry Guard | Cowboy Harry | Demolition Guy | DUPLO Aliens | Michelangelo Buonarroti | Odd Ollie | Prospector | Randy | Robo Cowboy | Robo Demolitionist | Robo Foreman | Robo Maid | Robo Marshall | Robo Worker | Saloon Waitress | Tomahawk | Traffic Enforcer | Trucker | TV Presenter | Unknown Cowboy | Wally | Wild Will



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