(Written by Geneva – gid617)
LEGO Legends of Chima is coming soon, and as we are getting closer to the release date, more and more interesting details get revealed! The official LEGO Legends of Chima website is now open, although all you can see at this point is three rotating images. As you probably know already, Legends of Chima is said to be replacing Ninjago as LEGO’s main non-licensed theme. Also, just recently a German Game Shop listed all the Legends of Chima sets with pictures - although I’m not sure about the pricing (at least not in USD). So let’s look at the sets and see what this new theme is all about!
#70000 LEGO Legends of Chima Razcal’s Raven Glider – Since we don’t have the official descriptions as of yet (at least not in English), I’ll just point out what I’ve noticed about the sets. Here the glider is obviously supposed to look like a bird, and it has a nice silvery beak sticking out at the front. From what we’ve seen so far (see: LEGO Legends of Chima & Others on eBay), the printing on the LEGO Chima minifigure is very detailed with at least some of the minifigures with dual sided heads and torso printings both the front and back!
#70001 LEGO Legends of Chima Crawley’s Reptile Grabber – It strikes me that LEGO paid much attention to the front and back of this vehicle and forgot the middle! The “grabber” could use something to beef it up (and provide more protection) in the mid-section! On the plus side, if you like building army vehicles, this one has just the pieces for you!
#70002 LEGO Legends of Chima Lennox’s Lion Buggy – Finally one of those “Shoot the flick-fire missiles and bring the bad guys down!” sets! Not only that, but the mouth also fires discs – although it is the first lion I’ve seen to do that. LOL! Plus, the fearsome claws on the wheels will sure to terrify any attacker!
#70003 LEGO Legends of Chima Eri’s Eagle Jet – Another beautiful bird vehicle with a prominent beak! I like this jet, except for the huge boxy legs – it looks like a whole minifig could fit inside them! But they’re probably necessary for stability. This one also has flick-fire missiles, plus a small Raven vehicle to give the Raven faction at least a shadow of a chance – not a fair match-up for sure…
#70004 LEGO Legends of Chima Wakz’s Wolf Tracker – Now we’ve gone from flick-fire missiles to spring-loaded guns! This vehicle is fully armed and equipped for taking down even the toughest enemies! No measly eagle can stand in the way of its horned wheels, huge opening mouth, and grabbing hooks (located at the back). Plus, it also features massive flame-throwing engines, and most likely some remarkable suspension!
#70005 LEGO Legends of Chima Laval’s Lion Quad - Take down the Crocs in this massive Lion Quad, complete movable laser beam (it seems like the seat actually goes up and down), claws on the sides, and all-terrain treads! Admittedly not as impressive in terms of functions as the Wolf Tracker, but hey, we need to give the baddies a chance…
#70006 LEGO Legends of Chima Cragger’s Croc-Boat Center – Who wouldn’t be terrified if a giant crocodile with huge red eyes and a crooked smile came floating up to you in the dead of night? And what if the back legs and the tail suddenly took off like a helicopter, the two front legs detached and shot at you? Especially if you were in one of those tiny jet-skis the poor lions got…
#70013 LEGO Legends of Chima Equila’s Ultra Striker – Save the best for last! Equila’s Ultra Striker is equipped with two spring-loaded missiles (one on each wing) “huge” claws ready to mow their way through the ranks of their enemies, and an opening wing function that allows the eagles to cover even more ground! And, I’m thinking that the body just might lift off as a flying vehicle like the LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider.
And that is all the first wave of LEGO Chima sets. (Actually there is one more; the #70012 LEGO Legends of Chima Razar’s Chi Raider, but sadly, no pictures yet.) But that is not all! Chima, like Ninjago also has its on special game with cards and small vehicles. The game is called Speedorz. Below are the Speedorz game sets – check them out!
#70100 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Fire Ring - Insert the ripcord into the vehicle, pull back, and send Razar flying through the Ring of Fire! (Please note, I am making this all up. For all I know, what you’re really supposed to do could be totally different.) Includes 5 Chima cards, Razar, two small fire, one fire ring, ramp, Chima crystals, two weapons, ripcord, and raven-vehicle.
#70101 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Disc Shooting - Poise the spring-loaded missile in just the right direction, start up your vehicle, run up the ramp, trigger the spring, and bring those ravens down! Or at least, that’s what it seems like you’re expected to do. Includes 5 Chima cards, Equila, ramp & missile, three brick-built “ravens-on-poles”, Chima crystals, two weapons, ripcord, and eagle-vehicle (with propellers!).
#70102 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Chi-Waterfall - Send Leonidas flying under the gateway right into the hammer and see how far you can shoot the ball! Includes 5 Chima cards, Leonidas, gateway, Chima crystals, two weapons, ripcord, and lion-vehicle.
#70103 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Boulder Bowling - Send Crominus right up the ramp and straight into the boulders! Bring any resistance down with a crash! Includes 5 Chima cards, Crominus, 5 boulders with stand, ramp, Chima crystals, two weapons, ripcord, and crocodile-vehicle.
#70104 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Jungle Gates - Help Lennox race through the jungle in style! See how far he can go. (I know, it sounds boring. What else is there to do with the gates? It’s certainly not instantly obvious like the rest.) Includes 5 Chima cards, Lennox, two gates, two small fires, Chima crystals, two weapons, ripcord, and lion-vehicle.
#70105 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Nest Jump - Speed Eglor up the leaves, and smash him into the nest! Send anything that happens to be in there flying into space! (No, I didn’t quite get this one either.) Includes 5 Chima cards, Eglor, nest, Chima crystals, two weapons, ripcord, and eagle-vehicle.
#70106 LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Ice Tower - Make Winzar be the winner by sending him straight into the tower! Send the ball as far as you can! (Not sure on this one. Everything seems to have fallen apart after the Jungle Gates…). Includes 5 Chima cards, Winzar, ice-tower, Chima crystals, two weapons, ripcord, and wolf-vehicle.
#70113 LEGO Speedorz Starter Set Chi Battles - Sadly, we don’t have good quality pictures of this one, although ironically, it was the first Chima set we got blurry pictures of! You can check it out here: 2013 LEGO Sets: Legend of Chima Pictures.
#70115 LEGO Speedorz Ultimate Tournament - Send the Lion under the lion-head gateway and the Croc up the ramp into the tower and see who can launch the ball farther and crash into their opponent harder! Includes (at least if the other Speedorz sets are any indication) 10 Chima cards, a Lion and Crocodile, a lion-head gateway, a crocodile-tower (is it just me or does that look like a hippo?), two small fires, Chima crystals, four weapons, two ripcords, lion-vehicle and crocodile-vehicle.
So what do you think? How do you like the Legends of Chima theme so far? Which one is your favorite animal faction? Are any of the sets appealing to you? And what about the Speedorz game? Do you think it will be fun? Share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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