We have been hearing rumors and seeing some elusive pictures of the upcoming LEGO Legends of Chima theme. (See: 2013 LEGO Sets - Legends of Chima Pictures) And now we have more news!
Yesterday I stumbled upon some more interesting info at the Eurobricks LEGO Legends of Chima thread. Member Gubi0222 found the story behind LEGO Legends of Chima revealed at the Facebook Page of the one and only LEGO franchise-store in Hungary. Of course the story is in Hungarian, but a rough translation done with Google Translator has been provided at Eurobricks (see the link above).
I decided to dust off my knowledge of Hungarian, go back to the source and see if I can provide a bit better translation. So here it is:
“We were fortunate enough to be able take a look at the new LEGO Legends of Chima theme. Unfortunately at this point we cannot provide pictures, however to keep you from waiting, we are unveiling the story behind the legends.
The Chima Kingdom is a magical land, ruled by very advanced animal species. These creatures walk and talk like humans. They drive vehicles, use machinery, and live in amazing castles and fortresses. But don’t be mistaken; these animals still have claws, teeth, tails and some even wings. And right now they are at war with each other.
The Chima Kingdom that was once a pure and natural paradise, transformed into a barbaric battlefield of animal species armed to the teeth. Best friends turned into sworn enemies. Ruthless weapons are destroying the once sacred temples. In the forests blood-thirsty vehicles are furiously charging at each other in deadly duels.
The creatures are fiercely fighting over the possession of the super-powerful natural energy-source called Chi – which is the source of life, as well as the source of unimaginable destruction.
Only a few brave heroes understand the true nature of Chi, and that its misuse will lead to the total destruction of Chima. Their story, and the story of those who want to destroy them is known as The Legends of Chima…
LEGO Legends of Chima will be introduced next January with an initial 14 LEGO sets, along with a 22-minute independent TV-series. Are you ready?”
How do you like (or dislike) what you heard so far about LEGO Legends of Chima? Do you think it will be a worthy replacement of Ninjago (as rumored)? Some people also call this the lovely land of Fabuland going bad. What do you think? Share your thoughts below!
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