We just talked about rumors of a new 2013 LEGO theme called Legend of Chima just the other day (see: 2013 LEGO Theme Mystery – What is This?), and now the first pictures surfaced. (Thanks Geneva and Jacob for the news!) According to LEGO fan-site ToysNBricks, someone listed a pre-production sample set from The Legend of Chima series on eBay. How the seller got it is anyone’s guess, but the listing gives us a first glimpse at this mysterious LEGO theme rumored to replace Ninjago.
This set is called #70113 LEGO Legend of Chima – Chi Battles, and consist of two mythical-looking creatures and interesting vehicles. There is also a ball and some kind of a spinner – indicating that this is going to be a set with a game-feature, similar to Ninjago.
This is the back of the packaging showing the Legend of Chima game-feature. Looks like the spinners are operated with a string, and supposed to make things flying. You can also make out some crystals, cards and weapons - again, showing a strong resemblance to Ninjago.
You can also make out another set in the series, the #70002 LEGO Legend of Chima (and I can’t figure out the name). This set also appears to have two minifigures, vehicles and spinners.
Also, please note the back of the Legend of Chima cards. Although a lot of people have been saying that the picture at the recently released LEGO Club Magazine is referring to an upcoming Polar theme (see: 2013 LEGO Theme Mystery – What is This?), you can see that the back of the Legend of Chima cards have the same emblem as in the magazine, and also the crystals. This seems to indicate that the question mark was in fact referring to Legend of Chima and not Polar X-Plorer.
Looks like the seller never sold the Legend of Chima set (probably because nobody was looking for it or knew what to make of it), so if you are interested it may be worth to contact them and see if they still have it.
So what do you think of what we can see so far about the LEGO Legend of Chima series? Do you think it is a worthy replacement of Ninjago? How do you like the characters? And what do you think of the game-feature? Share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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