Let’s talk about the 2014 LEGO Legends of Chima sets today. Some of you may have seen them already, but we haven’t discussed them here as of yet, and they are actually quite interesting; introducing the mysterious Legend Beasts we have all been waiting for, and also more animal tribes. So let’s check them out and talk them over (all images from Brickset). 🙂
➡ 2014 LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA LEGEND BEASTS: There are five Legend Beast sets in the 2014 wave: #70123 LEGO Legends of Chima Lion Legend Beast, #70124 LEGO Legends of Chima Eagle Legend Beast, #70125 LEGO Legends of Chima Gorilla Legend Beast, #70126 Crocodile Legend Beast, and #70127 LEGO Legends of Chima Wolf Legend Beast.
Many LEGO Chima fans originally thought that the Legend Beasts will be moulded characters (similar to the dinos, dragons and other large animals LEGO released previously). This was mainly based on how the Legend Beasts looked in the TV show; more like cartoon animals than LEGO figures. In fact their characters in the show appear the least LEGO-ish. So it came as a surprise that the Legend Beast are in fact brick-built.
The Chima Legend Beast being brick-built creatures means several things. First of all they will have to be assembled (obviously), which also means they will fall apart easier. I find this interesting because my impression from watching the Legends of Chima TV show is that it was intended for very young kids. Even younger than the audience of Ninjago. For young kids chunkier moulded characters would have been more appropriate and more playable, I would say.
For older kids, teens and adults the Chima Legends Beasts have a lot to offer; the sets are full of interesting parts, nice colors, and advanced building techniques. They also contain the new, smaller ball-joints which are going to offer a lot of interesting possibilities. The decorated parts are also nice, but unfortunately they are stickers.
All in all the LEGO Legends of Chima Legend Beasts look incredible and I can’t wait to get them. Building animals from LEGO is not an easy task, and here LEGO designers did an excellent job giving us not just great sets but also learning opportunities for interesting techniques. I especially like the Lion Legend Beast and the Wolf Legend Beast. At the same time I’m not sure how younger kids will respond to them; will they be able to appreciate the building challenges the sets offer? I guess time will tell…
➡ 2014 LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA REGULAR SETS: Besides the Legends Beasts sets, there are also seven regular LEGO Chima sets coming: #70128 LEGO Legends of Chima Braptor’s Wing Sriker, #70129 LEGO Legends of Chima Lavertus’ Twin Blade, #70130 LEGO Legends of Chima Sparratus’ Spider Stalker, #70131 LEGO Legends of Chima Robon’s Rock Flinger, and #70132 LEGO Legends of Chima Scorm’s Scorpion Stinger.
There are also two other sets we don’t have pictures for as of yet: #70133 LEGO Legends of Chima Spinlyn’s Cavern and #70134 LEGO Legends of Chima Lavertus’ Outland Base.
Some of the most interesting aspects of the 2014 LEGO Legends of Chima sets are of course the new minifigures; Braptor the bat, Scorm and Scutter the scorpions, and Sparratus the spider. I’m thinking that Spinlyn is most likely a spider also. And of course there are the rhinos too! I really like the bat and the rhinos. The bat especially is just too cute for words
Amongst the vehicles I particularly like the rhinos’ massive Rock Flinger, and the Scorpion Stinger also looks excellent. The Twin Blade flyer of Levertus also seems to offer an interesting building opportunity.
➡ 2014 LEGO LEGENDS OF CHIMA SPEEDORZ: Of course there is a new wave of Speedorz sets as well: #70136 LEGO Chima Speedorz Banana Bash, #70137 LEGO Speedorz Bat Strike, #70138 LEGO Speedorz Sky Launcher, and #70140 LEGO Speedorz Stinger Duel.
I’m not into Speedorz myself, but they are fun for little kids. Also these smaller sets are a great way to get the new animals if you don’t want to get the larger ones. There is a bat, a spider and a scorpion in the Speedorz sets! 😀
And while we are waiting for the 2014 LEGO Legends of Chima sets to arrive you can also check out the currently available LEGO Legends of Chima sets and Speedorz at the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think of the 2014 LEGO Legends of Chima sets? How do you like the Legend Beasts? And what about the new minifigures, sets and Speedorz? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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