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LEGO Legends of Chima – playing Speedorz!

(Written by Geneva – gid617)

LEGO has been really putting a lot of effort into making the LEGO Legends of Chima theme a huge hit; using a lot of the same ideas of Ninjago, but with a unique flavor. Like Ninjago, Chima (pronounced chee-mah) will have its own TV show, and also comes with its own game; similar to the Ninjago spinners, but in some ways very different. Here I would like to show you how to play the LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz game. 🙂

LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Online Game

To be able to play the Speedorz game, you’ll need two Speedor vehicles; one for yourself, and one for your opponent. You’ll also need a character, though, unlike in Ninjago, the characters won’t benefit or harm each other in any way during the game – they are just figures you stick on the Speedor. (To be clear on the terms used here; the vehicle is called a Speedor, the game is Speedorz, and the crystals and balls used in the game are called Chi.) To stick your Legends of Chima character on the Speedor you’ll need to take the top off of the Speedor off, sit the character down, and then replace the top. It’s an arrangement that insures that your character won’t fly off the Speedor half-way through the game! 🙄 

LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Game

You’ll also need five Speedorz cards, though if you wanted to, you could probably play the game without cards, or even just use cards and no Speedor… but we’ll get to that!  To start the game, arrange whatever challenge you have from the Speedorz sets you got (Ring of Fire, Jungle Gates, Nest Jump, etc.) and get ready with your Speedor. 

LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Game Pieces

Of course you’ll need an opponent too, and that can get a bit complicated since whether or not you go at the same time or one after another depends on the challenge. In general, when there’s a Chi ball involved (as in the Chi Waterfall, for example), it seems you’re supposed to go at the same time. If not (as in Ring of Fire), just take turns. If you are playing a challenge that does not have a Chi ball, whoever goes through (keep going until you have a winner) wins.  But if there is a Chi ball included in the challenge, not only you have to go through the obstacle and release the Chi, you also have to be the first to grab it. Then, you move on to the next round.

LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Chi Ball

Remember those Speedorz cards we talked about before? Now is the time to use them! If you haven’t shuffled them before be sure to do so now, and draw the top one. Whoever succeeded in completing the challenge now has a slight advantage; before showing the cards to each other, that player gets to pick which power they will compare. In other words, if you look at any card you’ll see that there are four different powers on the bottom that you can choose from; Instinct, Courage, Strength and Speed.

LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz Cards

The original winner now gets to pick which of the four powers will face off to determine who gets the two Chi crystals up for grabs at the end of the round.  But before you reveal your cards, you have an option to pay one Chi crystal and add the amount specified in the blue circle to the power either you or your opponent have picked. Of course, you have to already have a crystal to do this! Once that is done, compare the cards; whoever has the highest score is the winner of that round, and receives two Chi crystals.  Whoever gets 6 crystals first wins! 😛

LEGO Legends of Chima Game Play

The nice thing about the Speedorz game is that it’s more fast-paced than Ninjago; instead of watching a spinner twirl around, you get to see your Speedor go flying across the room. But there’s a sort of trade off involved with that; the cards aren’t actually incorporated into the game but almost constitute a game of their own. As I hinted at earlier, it would be pretty easy to give the two crystals to whoever won the challenge, or to skip the challenge and pick a power at random before drawing your cards. The great thing about the Ninjago spinners is that the cards are there to give you an advantage in spinning, not like in Speedorz, where it seems to work the other way around and actually diminish your advantage! 🙁

LEGO Legends of Chima Cards

Here is a video by the BrickShow guys on how to play the Speedorz game and also some of the variations you can use for playing. (You can also find other video tutorials on the LEGO Legends of Chima website.)

If you would like to try out the LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz game you can check out the currently available Speedorz sets at your local department and toy stores or the Online LEGO Shop:

LEGO Speedorz Sets Available Now

What do you think? Are you interested in the LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz game? Have you played it already? How do you think it compares to the Ninjago game? Is it easy for you to get through the obstacles or do you find it pretty hard? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

You might also like to check out the LEGO Legends of Chima section for more news, reviews and discussions, or select from the posts below:

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  • Nace10 January 13, 2013, 10:39 AM

    Yikes!!! I’m writing about this right now!!!

    • admin January 13, 2013, 12:28 PM

      You are?! Maybe you can approach the game from a different angle. More than one article about a topic is fine as long as it enhances the topic. There are many aspects of the Speedorz game that we can talk about. 😉

    • gid617 January 19, 2013, 8:51 PM

      Opps! Sorry! 😛

  • Strider January 13, 2013, 12:01 PM

    Thanks for posting this. I am not sure which game I like better Speedorz or Spinners…I like the veichles but what with the cards and not battling eachother I don’t know.

  • tom January 13, 2013, 1:53 PM

    I have played spinner only once but this certainly better

  • NRGkai January 13, 2013, 3:34 PM

    ya spinners is fun but the rip cords are cool

  • ihatesnakes January 13, 2013, 7:29 PM

    when i get speedorz i will skip the cards altogether.i think it will be easier that way.

  • ihatesnakes January 13, 2013, 7:31 PM

    i still think i will like spiners better but i will give chima a chance.

  • Both the spinners and the speedorz have different aspects of them that make them fun to play. It’s hard to put one pver the other. 😉

  • Fikko3107 January 14, 2013, 3:59 AM

    I don’t get it. by “catch the chi orb” do you mean using your hand or your speedor need to touch it? If you’re supposed to use your hand, that’s like an invitation to playing rough.

    • admin January 14, 2013, 10:11 AM

      Yes, you catch the orb with your hand, and yes, that could mean playing rough and knock everything over. 🙄

      • Meloetta January 16, 2013, 3:25 PM

        The target audience is boys and the game is to fight over the tiny piece of plastic? Sounds fun(ny)! 😆

        • admin January 16, 2013, 5:50 PM

          Yep, basically. You summarized it just right. 🙄

  • Prabhuji January 14, 2013, 9:00 AM

    I think you should start a petition to bring back Ninjago! Lego would listen………maybe.

  • Legoman640 January 14, 2013, 4:18 PM

    I Like Legends of Chima! Its pretty cool. Especially the sets. I like the Raven,Crocodile,and Wolf tribes. I don’t mind getting some good guys,but I really like the bad tribes.

  • lego chronicler January 14, 2013, 6:11 PM

    I don’t know about you, but I would like to be payed to play speedorz 😀

  • Taryn (Ninja of Electronics) January 15, 2013, 4:40 PM

    I might be somewhat lost… lol. I honestly don’t really like the spinners in Ninjago. (wow that’s creepy to hear that from me 8o ) But the speedorz looks interesting.

    • Laval365 March 14, 2013, 12:35 PM

      I agree but the spinners in ninjago r cool as well as speedorz

  • Ninja of Sandwiches January 16, 2013, 10:56 PM

    I think that speedorz is more of a game of luck than spinners. With spinners, if you know tricks and are experienced you can win. But with speedorz, if you pull out the cord, it will almost always turn out the same. Plus, in spinners you don’t know if the card you are drawing is playable by your character, where in speedorz, all characters can play any card, no matter what the heck shows up in the pile. Anyone agree?

    • admin January 17, 2013, 10:30 AM

      Maybe as time goes on Speedorz fans will come up with some tricks and skills too. As far as the cards, yeah they are different – and as Geneva mentioned; you can definitely play without them. 😉

    • gid617 January 19, 2013, 8:53 PM

      I do agree that there seems to be a bit more chance to speedorz than spinners; though it seems that it does take a bit of skill to aim them correctly, and after all the cards are (supposed to be) random in both games. You do have a point there though; in Spinners you get to pick out of four cards, so that takes a bit of strategy…

    • Laval365 March 14, 2013, 12:40 PM

      The only thing I would change about speedorz is that most of the game is controlled by cards and u only use the speedorz once but I’ve heard that u can switch the game around so it’s still cool.

  • NRG Cole January 17, 2013, 12:04 PM
  • 2x4 Brick January 17, 2013, 7:45 PM

    hey,whens the LoC episode gonna get on?

  • Bilbo Baggins of the Shire January 21, 2013, 11:13 AM

    I have chi waterfall and ultimate speedorz tournament.My brother has razcal’s raven glider

    • Laval365 March 14, 2013, 12:02 PM

      I want the ultimate speedor tournament so bad it looks fun

  • Aslan January 22, 2013, 8:17 PM

    This is my brother using my email for now-Chima speedorz are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  • Xi ninja January 22, 2013, 8:19 PM

    My brother doesn’t have his own email right now if you’re wondering

  • Aslan January 22, 2013, 8:23 PM

    Its just like beyblade, in a way. . .

  • aslan January 23, 2013, 6:18 PM

    Why s nobody talking?:(

    • admin January 23, 2013, 6:41 PM

      Aslan, please note that this is not chat. If you want to chat with people you can use Facebook, Twitter, or just plain texting. This is my blog where I allow people to comment if they want to. It is okay if you respond to other people’s comments to start a little conversation, as long as it stays on topic and doesn’t get too chatty. But again; please remember this is a blog. Not chat. Hope this helps to clarify.

  • Fire Ninja Jedi February 2, 2013, 10:39 AM

    Regarding the concept of adding Chi, the Chi cannot be added to ALL of the powers. The Chi can only be added to the powers that have the lightning connecting to the orb in the middle. This makes it more risky for the opponent to use Chi, hence the reason winning the challenge part of a round is better.

  • TX-008 February 2, 2013, 1:14 PM


  • Ninjago Super Fan April 19, 2013, 10:53 PM

    This sucks. NINJAGO RULES. this is so dumb.

    • Diamond655 November 4, 2014, 3:51 PM

      I know this is over a year and a half old, but I have to…The only reason you said that was because you were angry that you thought Ninjago was gonna be replaced by Chima. Well, look. Ninjago is still here…

      • admin November 4, 2014, 3:55 PM

        Ninjago WAS going to be discontinued and replaced by Chima. That was the plan. It was the passion and disappointment of Ninjago fans that brought Ninjago back. So yeah, it is worth to speak up sometimes. 😉

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