LEGO Legend of Chima fans have been discussing the possibility of a Lion Temple coming, as the temple plays such an important role in the story – it just made sense. And since the London Toy Fair we know for sure that we will in fact get a CHI temple for the lions! The set is called the #70010 LEGO Legends of Chima Lion CHI Temple, and it is the largest Chima set so far. (Click on image for larger view.) Check it out! 😛
As you can see the LEGO Legends of Chima Lion Temple follows the trend of the Chima sets where the vehicles and structures take on the shape of the animals that use them, by this providing a very interesting building experience with some clever LEGO parts usage. So far we have three sets with some very impressive Lion Heads:
The Lion head of the temple is quite nice, with lots of teeth. Not my favorite Lion head amongst the Chima sets featuring Lions, but it is still impressive… especially because of those teeth… lots of teeth… okay, I said that already. 🙄
The main attraction of the Lion CHI Temple is of course the CHI itself, which cascades beautifully through the temple from top to bottom, represented by some nice trans-blue elements. And there are also weapons and missiles of all types to protect the Lion Temple and the CHI from any badguys who would want to take CHI without permission.
There will be seven minifigures included with the LEGO Legends of Chima Lion CHI Temple: the lions Lagravis, Laval, Longtooth, Ewald the eagle, crocodiles Cragger and Crawley, and Razar the raven.
The LEGO Legends of Chima Lion CHI Temple is scheduled for release in June of this year for Price: £99.99 (USA price is not yet known, but my guess is around $100). In the meantime you can check out the currently available LEGO Legends of Chima sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the Legends of Chima Lion Temple? Is it how you were imagining it when you first heard of it coming? Is it better? Is it worse? Feel free to share your opinion in the comment section below! Would love to hear your thoughts on it! 😉
You might also like to check out the LEGO Legends of Chima section for more news and discussions, or select from the following recent posts:
I’m disappointed, I was expecting more of a medieval type castle with this set. The cool thing about these sets is that they look beautiful together though. When I see the displays at Target I’m always “wowed”
i’m also dissapointed! in my opinion, it is very ugly. they could have done a much better job! i was hoping for medieval type castle too! 😡
although, i do like the kings new armor! pretty cool!
I also agree with you. But cool minifigs though!
Oh yeah, minifigures are AWESOME!!! I kinda have the same problems I had with Ninjago sets and some LOTR sets here… the lack of structure on the buildings, they’re just really beams without solid walls… an impossibility if this was an actual structure… I guess I’m more of a modular fan than a playset fan.
yeah! love the lion king minifig! i was dissapointed with the destiny’s bounty (from ninjago) because it is so small compared to the one in the show, so i compleatly remodled it. i’ll probably do the same with this set if i get it. 🙂
totally, I know… I was expecting a Pirate ship with at least 2 mid-sections, like the Black Pearl size
i know! it was a good set. but at the same time, it was horrable
oh yeah that was wwwwaaaayyyy too small!
i’m talking about the destiny’s bounty. (NINJAGO) and also ninjago rocks! (ok, now that was random)
I’m a minifigure fan! I am thinking about making a real lego city. Micho do you have any ideas which Lego brand I can use? 😕
if i were you i would make a medieval city! i love knights and castles!
I don’t have any knights as yet. I may get some Lego Kingdoms and Castle sets. Thanks for the help though! Lego City has too much Police and Firemen. 😕
I don’t have any castles yet either.
I gotta go with Ninjoey… but I’m biased because I’m a castle fan. Medieval cities can be so cool. But a Chima or Ninjago city would be cool as long as you can modify the structures to make them look more Modular than playset-like. My next project is actually to build a POTC village, but I need about $100 worth of BL parts, hopefully this fall, since I have to get the new Castle sets too.
I might go with your idea,but I need to buy some Castle or Kingdom sets. I may just make a regular city. I might start with the Palace Cinema set. It’s a pretty nice set with alot of minifigures I could use for a city. But as I mention before,I may still make your idea. 😉
me too! i prefer a modular set to a playset
Is there a series of sets like the Palace Cinema?
Yup. They’re called “Modular Buildings” (but now LEGO has put them as part of the Creator: EXPERT series). They’re quite cool. 🙂 See more here: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/Modular_buildings.
Cool! They can connect? I am definitely getting that. But that price is outrageous! My wallet is going to be empty with all these cool sets coming up.
”here here” ”you said it” (ninjago quote from cole and jay.)
Yeah, the Ninjago sets (for example, the fire temple) were just fronts of buildings -as you said, they weren’t actual structures really. I hope LEGO sees this and makes some proper buildings for Chima (so far, I’m disappointed with the chi temple).
You are not alone. Adults tend to see the world with more realistic eyes, so they like realistic LEGO sets. That’s why LEGO is giving us the large exclusives and modulars. Kids on the other hand tend to like the playability. They want to be able to build up something quickly then start to shoot it up and all. Therefore most LEGO sets are built in the kid-friendly style. Some older kids though, or those who are really expert even at a young age, will think like adults too and they want to beef up their models with more realistic details. And of course the beauty of LEGO is there is nothing to stop us from doing that. 😉
it’s funny! i make realy detailed mocs and modles, but i’m not even a TFOL yet! (i will be a TFOL in three months) one of my favorite LEGO themes is LEGO Architecture! yeah, i’m a strange kid. 🙂
That’s awesome! 🙂
Hey Admin there is a Chi pool in the middle of the Temple, ya like in the show! By the way check out the video!
Admin it does not make sense! The picture here has the throne on top of the lion head but the images of the box and the NY toy fair preview show it completly diffrent. I wonder which one is the real product?
I think it is just the angle. On this picture it looks like the throne is on top of the lion’s head because we are looking at it from straight ahead, but it is actually behind. I just compared the images myself and everything else looks the same. I like how the lion’s mouth opens! Roarrr!!! 😀
Thanks Admin!! I think the same!
Its cool the chi throne!! By the way what is your favurite theme? And how can I insert smily faces in my comments?
Hm… my favorite theme right now is Lord of the Rings and Galaxy Squad. I also like some sets and minifigs from other themes like Chima and the Lone Ranger. As far as smilies, all the smilies you can use here are under the WELCOME! tab under HOW TO COMMENT? at the top of the page. 😉
i like the water part. oh i mean the CHI stuff.
It is perfect!!!
A medival castle? Check out the show!!
It’s all looking very impressive and entertaining. That picture of the Lion king standing in front of the Chi falls was the best, I think.
So much teeth….. Any way,cool set! I’m definitely getting that!
it remindes me of the atlantis portle set!
Yep, I thought the same. I was wondering who will notice that first! You get a cookie! 😀
YAY! oh, wait, it’s not a real cookie is it… 😀
It’s real… you just have to come over to pick it up. 🙄
Ya, by the wy what was the piece count on that set?
Ya, by the way what was the piece count on that set?
I know right!
i was a little disappointed. it looks bigger on TV.
Agreed. This set just looks like the designer was told to fit in every playability function possible in it…not cool. My brother loves Chima as a theme, but he says that he is very disappointed by this set and says that LEGO needs to assign better designers to Chima. I like the Speedorz idea, but I don’t like the sets. 🙁
check out the link it is much bigger than it looks here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQofDvRWbog
It’s bigger looks!!
isn’t that one lion laval’s dad?
Yeah. The lion up the top of the temple is called Lagravis -he’s Laval dad and king of the lion tribe.
hey. did anyone notice little wheels on the front of the temple? where the steps are
No….now that you just said it….there are actually wheels on the temple….that’s weird! Why would the lions want to move their sacred chi temple? 😛 😛
Its not!! (thankfully) They are small cars.
those are little motorbikes.
Are they? There looks to be some sort of cockpit near the wheels, but I don’t know whether they’re motorbikes or not. I don’t see why they don’t include some Speedorz in this set… 🙂
Yes, they are actually little speeder bikes. Not exactly speedorz, but similar. I think the set is built so the little speeders can race and crash through under the CHI waterfall. 😉
oh. good point.
Wow, this is cool!
finally a Lagravis minifig
Yeah! 🙂 He’s also gonna come with a Speedor in a few month’s time. 😉
We’ll be getting the exact US price in early February, at Toy Fair New York. 🙂
i think they should have used a more tanish color as it looks as in the chima show.i am dissappointed as well.:(
That’s a good point. I also liked the tan. 🙂
yeah that’s what i thought. tan is better than that yellow they used.
Tan may be better than yellow, but it fits in less with the rest of the line than the yellow does, plus it looks less like a lion!
If the sets were complete sturcture they will be way more pricey. Also, I am getting the next lego sticker collection named Amazing Minifigure Ultimate Sticker Collection!!!
Uh admin I used to have a brown picture and I had to fill in the name,e-mail,and website again and now it’s blue, you know why?
beacause when you sign in again it changes color
Micah, you changed your email address. As your avatar is recognized by your email address, if you change it, your picture will change. Previously you used a .com address and now you are using a .net address. That is why the picture changed. 😉
Yeah. You”ll need to go into your Gravatar account (http://en.gravatar.com) and add a new email address and make it the main one. Either that or you made a spelling mistake. 😀
Hey Admin how can I have a custom avatar?
Go to gravatar.com to set up your avatar. It is super simple, and once you set it up it will show up here automatically – like magic. 😉
I did that but it still is the horrible purple image! What do I do now?
Sorry As soon as posted my comment it showed up! And now could you delete it please?
Yeah, it takes a little bit before your image shows up when you first set it up. I’m glad it worked out for ya! 😉
Thanks for using my pictures. Great post! A little disappointed in the temple though. Minifigs are great at least!
The temple looks creative. Not the best design though. I was wondering when the set will come out. If anyone knows PLEASE reply.
As I say in the post, it is scheduled for release in June. Which means we should probably start seeing it in May. 😉
Lol, pretty funny the way you put that… 😆
Do you know when it was that the next wave of speedorz are supposed to come out? I guess probably in June as well, but sometimes LEGO spreads them out (or says they will) from June to August…
Yeah, that’s my feeling too about the release dates. It seems like they don’t matter much anyway, as usually Amazon and TRU start carrying sets about a month before the official release, then the LEGO stores start to carry them, then everybody else. Oh, I forgot about the eBay sellers who start to carry new sets even earlier… Anyway, it is all kind of spread out. I believe the official release date only applies to the Online LEGO Store. On the positive side it means that we always have something to buy and something to look forward to. 😉
New speedorz sets in March!!!
Thanks Admin. I didn’t read the last part. Admin, can you post pictures of the other sets that will come out? because you only posted the names in the other post. Thanks.
Cragger, as I mentioned in that article, pictures and videos were not allowed at the London Toy Fair. Only set names and prices were revealed. That is why the post only contains those. Currently the German Toy Fair is going on, and pictures are allowed there. They are slowly tricklink in, but please note the event is still going on, so people don’t have time to upload stuff immediately. I do have a post ready with pictures about the upcoming Castle sets for tomorrow, and I think I will write about Technic on Monday. We just need to be patient. Also, the New York Toy Fair is coming up shortly, where we should get even more revealed. 😉
Ok Admin. Thanks for the information. I’ll keep waiting.
Here are pictures of most of the new Chima stuff, though I think one Speedor is missing and the Croc Lair/whatever (as that will be exclusive, I believe). The new fox minifig is really cute! https://www.flickr.com/photos/brickjournal/sets/72157632677753378/with/8439478945/
Admin, could you fix that? I put one > at the beginning instead of >… 😳
(Also got a quote mark going the wrong way, but I don’t think that matters.)
Fixed it far ya! 😉
cool set I want it!!!
Admin if you get any pistures of the other sets will post about them??
I really like the Wolf Combat lair!!
The New York Toy Fair is coming up this weekend, so we should be getting a lot more pictures soon! 😉
Do you have any pictures yet? If you do please post! I can find no pictures of the croc swamp hideout, can you?
I haven’t seen any pictures of the Croc Swamp as of yet. Perhaps it is going to be an exclusive or come later in the year?
Awesome stuff what would you say about it like what it needs and what’s cool about it
Please post about the Comabat lair!
And oh the lion temple is not that bad!
The temple is much better than the fire temple and oh I don’t see here a proper chi pool but in the NY toyfair teaser there is a chi pool in the middle do you now which one is the proper one?
hey i love this set and the swamp hideout to
I actually like the Lion Head’s design. I don’t know why but this whole set reminds me of something out of Thundercats. This thing is huge and I love that you can make it compact by folding in the wings. It’s almost here. I can’t wait for it.
Randall, yep, everybody says that Chima is pretty much a Thudercats copycat – LOL! That sounds funny! But yeah. And yes, the set designs are nice.
My kids love anything Chima related. The temple looks like a nice easy setup to put together for kids