2013 LEGO sets: Legend of Chima pictures

by admin on September 12, 2012

in LEGO Legends of Chima

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. :roll:

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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{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

Zubashi September 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Look like the spinners are being replaced with this.
I think it’ll be a great theme!


nace10 (Noah M.) A.K.A. Link Of Hyrule (Zelda rocks and so does Ninjago & LOTR & SW & Kirby! & LEGOS!) September 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM

This might be good unuf to replace ninjago!


The Yellow Ninja September 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

this seems a bit like the beyblade toys


ultimate ninja dude January 1, 2013 at 6:07 PM

i hate beyblade i got rid of it out of my school!!


Eric at A Lego a Day September 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Looks like a progression of Ninjago. They look to be pull cord spinning tops that battle. Not my thing, but I can see kids liking these.


studless September 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM

no, I think the pullcords power the bike-type things.
This could be interesting. 😉


Dr. Inferno September 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

They don’t look like spinners to me…they seem to be kind of like a SSP made out of legos…..


12dw1 September 12, 2012 at 10:58 AM

i dont know about this because on one hand it looks quite good but ninjago was REALLY good and im not sure it will be as popular by far as it just looks like lego beyblade where as ninjago had tv series about it and so they made sets from that as well


12dw1 September 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

by the way when is the next ninjago episode?


admin September 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Should be early October. That’s the last I heard, but it is not yet confirmed. :roll:


Jacob September 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Its still a little early to tell, but it looks like the rip cords cause the wheels on the motorcycles to move forward and a means of making it drive.


gid617 September 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Yeah, and maybe you drve up a ramp and see who smashes the thing in front first?
The back also says three ways to play (or something like that), so it seems like this might have more dimentions than Ninjago.


studless September 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM

me and my friends play 5-8 people in a match. last man standing wins, and cards affect everyone, not individuals.
makes for an interesting game.


admin September 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Jacob, I haven’t noticed that! Good eyes! 😀


samuel September 12, 2012 at 4:21 PM



gid617 September 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Well, I prefer Ninjago (at least so far), but these are looking better and better. Interesting how close the box resembles the Ninjago Starter set packs. . . I think a lot of kids could mistake it pretty easily (at least it would grab their attention if they were fans of Ninjago). 😛 I’m not too much of a fan of Animal-people, but if the game is fun, I might like this. It does seem to have a lot more pieces than the Ninjago spinners.


Zubashi September 12, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I wonder who won the bid….
I’ve seen another blurry pick somewhere and it looks like a lion monster truck thing.


admin September 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Zubashi, nobody bought it. That is why I’m saying it would be worth to contact the seller. :roll:


yodaman5556 September 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Yeah I saw that pic too. It was on the back of the Chi Battles box. Here it is:


gid617 September 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

BTW, it seems that there actually is no Polar theme (at least not for a while). Polar Xxpress might have been just a code name for Galaxy Squad. :(


Zubashi September 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Maybe the Speedorz isn’t a new thing but the name of the bikes?


gid617 September 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

It actually seems to be the Chima equvilent for Ninjago’s Spinjitzu. Good guess!


gid617 September 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Maybe the one player with the blue ball trys to knock down the contraption on top of the boulder and the player with the top-thing trys to land (or amybe just hit?) the top plate? Hmm. . . that seems to be a bit too easy for the blue ball.


Zubashi September 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Masters of Speedorz? lol xD


gid617 September 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

LOL! Under the number on the front of the box, it looks like it says “Chi Battles”. (Where does the Ma come in, I wonder?)


Zubashi September 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I got my name from a ninja from the Stupid Mario Brother show on Youtube, where there is a Ninja ambush and Zubashi is the leader, the blood-red Ninja!


bently September 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

great more ninjago.


Dude September 12, 2012 at 2:28 PM



Xi ninja September 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Hmm. . . Don’t know what to make of this. . .


ChrisThunder- Assembly Engineer September 12, 2012 at 3:24 PM

This looks like garbage.


The Green Ninja September 12, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I know right. It looks horrible.


ntk743 September 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM

The rumor is not true! Well, it may be… but nobody knows! And lets keep Ninjago popular so they can’t replace it! 😉


yodaman5556 September 12, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Too late. You heard the news, LEGO has already replaced Ninjago with this new RUBBISH theme…


The Green Ninja September 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

WHAT RUBBISH THEME? Is the legend of chima?


ntk743 September 12, 2012 at 6:04 PM

No it’s not to late!


Jacob September 12, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Whenever an new theme is unearthed, many LEGO fans are quick to whine and complain. I remember when I first found out about Ninjago, I though it was stupid. Why are there ancient Javanese warriors fighting against enemies with motor vehicles? I still don’t get why LEGO decided to go with that spin, and I still would have much rather have seen a more historically based feudal Japan. However, it certainly was very profitable for LEGO. All I’m saying is, it is WAY too early to say if this theme is good or not based solely on a few blurry, in packaging, images from just one product.


Jacob September 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Although I would like to see how LEGO would make Javanese warriors, I did mean to say Japanese. Spell check got a little off there.


NRG PYTHOR September 12, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I HATE THISSSS! Im NEVER going to buy this! Never! Ninjago is WAY better! This looks like something a 5yr old would like! Im soooooo mad! Skeletons, snakes, and stone guys are AWSOME! Wierd animal people is just…… i dont know! :( :( :( :( 😥 😡


NRG PYTHOR September 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM

They should stick with ninjago! Because i bet lego is going to make this last because it will be a “popular game” like ninjago. But, if it fails, they would just end it all probably! 😥 😡 :(


Jacob September 12, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Almost no “modern” LEGO playthemes last more than 3 years anyways (the obvious exceptions being City and Bionicle). This has been an interesting issue for LEGO. Hasbro many themes that have been around for two or more decades (Pound puppies, G.I.Joe, Transformers, My Little Pony, etc.) Personally, This was the first system playtheme that LEGO made that I felt could buck LEGO’s trend and move into a near permanent addition to the themes list. However, this does not appear to be the case due to recent news.


NRG PYTHOR September 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Well, they could have made the “wierd animal people” at least look better :roll: . BTW IF the sets are better than… the… spinny things, i *MIGHT* get *one* set… [it hurt saying that]


NRG PYTHOR September 12, 2012 at 10:02 PM

+ snakes r reptiles [I think there is adiference] :)


Jacob September 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Its fine if you don’t personally like this set. What I’m saying is that it is unreasonable to judge an enter theme by a few blurry images of an unopened preliminary set. Personally, I think I would like to use the wolf head for a werewolf, but I will need to see it in person before I stick with this claim. Also:
A classification of snakes
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Superfamily: Varanoidea
Suborder: Serpentes

Jacob September 12, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I though this comment was meant to be ironic. I was disappointed to find out you were serious. We have a few blurry images from ONE set that is still in its packaging. There is no way of knowing if this theme is better or worse than Ninjago at this point. Personally, I feel that many of the playthemes that LEGO has made were designed for an younger audience, because that is the target demographic. And seriously, you are complaining about the “weird animal people”. I’m pretty sure the snakes in Ninjago count as “weird animal people”


Micho September 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Don’t make the Ninjago fans mad Jacob, they’r ruthless LOL, I learned the hard way LOL… but I agree with everything you say.


Grievous234 September 12, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Looks pretty cool I suppose but nothing can ever replace ninjago in my mind.


Dude September 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Ya Grievous!!!!!!


The Green Ninja September 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I think this is a replacement for Ninjago. It is very similar as like the spinners and things but, the strings are new. Also, it has cards, weapons, and spinners! Those are all similar to Ninjago! I Think it is a replacement For it. I’m said Ninjago is ending. D=


Legolotr September 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Very interesting…


Kaito September 12, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Looks like a mix of Thunder Cats and Beyblade…..


NinajgoFan515 September 12, 2012 at 9:02 PM

This looks stupid… -_-
Ninjago is better


NRG PYTHOR September 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM

The main reason really why i hate chima is: it replaced Ninjago! P.S. Cool! Varanoidea 😆 :roll: 😀


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