As we have discussed previously in the reports from the Toy Fairs earlier this year, there is a whole range of large versions of the LEGO Legends of Chima characters coming, and now we can finally take a good look at them. These large LEGO Legends of Chima figures are also referred to as LEGO Constraction Figures, LEGO Buildable Figures, or LEGO Ultrabuilds and are similar to the figures found in LEGO Hero Factory sets. In fact they will be packaged the same way, as you can see in the pictures below.
What I particularly like about the LEGO Legends of Chima ultrabuilds is that they are not just large versions of the regular minifigures like you would see with the ultrabuilds in the LEGO Super Heroes or other lines, but they are in fact an integral part of the story; when Legends of Chima characters place CHI into their chest, they get fully empowered and reveal a giant version of themselves - ready for battle or for whatever other task they need to perform where so much power is needed. (See links to the LEGO Legends of Chima TV show episodes at the end of this article.)
Okay, so let’s look at the LEGO Legends of Chima constraction figures. There are going to be six sets in this range with Laval, Eris, Gorzan, Cragger, Worriz and Razar all having an ultrabuild version of themselves.
#70200 LEGO Legends of Chima Laval - the ultrabuild version of Laval the lion. I think the head is really nice, and I also like the trans-blue elements under the armor – indicating the CHI empowered state. Includes 55 pieces. Price: $14.99
#70201 LEGO Legends of Chima Eris – the ultrabuild version of Eris the eagle. I also like the head here and the axe. Maybe the wing could have been a bit more built up. Includes 67 pieces. Price $14.99
#70202 LEGO Legends of Chima Gorzan – the ultrabuild version of Gorzan the gorilla. Gorzan is actually a really sweet guy in his normal state, but when he needs to, he can be quite intimidating. The club and those big hands are awesome! Includes 59 pieces. Price: $14.99
#70203 LEGO Legends of Chima Cragger – the ultrabuild version of Cragger the crocodile. Love the menacing look, glowing red eyes, and the chain element on his weapon! Includes 65 pieces. Price: $14.99
#70204 LEGO Legends of Chima Worriz – the ultrabuild version of Worriz the wolf. The color combination, shoulder-plates, double-edged blade and claws are all awesome! Includes 55 pieces. Price: $14.99
#70205 LEGO Legends of Chima Razar – the ultrabuild version of Razar the raven. Love the plated armor on his head. Like with Eris, I’m not so sure about the wings, but it is understandable as the designers were limited by keeping the figure in the same price-range as the others. Includes 68 pieces. Price $14.99
The above LEGO Legends of Chima buildable figures should be available in August. In the meantime you can check out the currently available LEGO Legends of Chima sets at the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Legends of Chima ultrabuilds? Do you have a favorite character? Are you planning to collect them? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!
And you might also like to check out the LEGO Legends of Chima section for more news, reviews and discussions, or select from the following posts:
- Watch the LEGO Legends of Chima TV Show! (episode 1 & 2)
- Watch LEGO Legends of Chima – Episode 3
- Summer 2013 LEGO Legends of Chima
- LEGO Legends of Chima Croc Swamp Hideout
- LEGO Legends of Chima Lion Temple Coming!