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 Post subject: Chima
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:10 am 
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Newest theme advertised in the latest Club Lego magazine is Chima

Not much to go on just yet (the website isn't even up and running) but the picture shows a race of Lizard/Snake people fighting a race of Bear/Lion people.

Looks like a high fantasy Anthropomorphic theme and I am a bit anxious to learn more.

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:20 am 
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Any pics of the new Hobbit sets? Those I can't wait for.

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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Only the Goblin King showdown set.

couple of Dwarves, Gandalf, Gobling King, 2x Warriors, and a Goblin Scribe.

Looks to have a few trapdoors and mechanical elements for play value but that is the only one they show in the magazine as of right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Any pics of the new Hobbit sets? Those I can't wait for.


http://thehobbit.lego.com/en-us/products/79000/

Looks like they're going the "you have to buy them all" route with these too. Which suits me JUST fine. I really like the Warg one... that's just too cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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The Chima sets are out and apparently exclusive to TRU at least for now)

Looks to be the successor to the Ninjago line with both building sets and play action battle sets

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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I can't believe they'd let Ninjago die. It was like printing money for them.

As far as Chima goes, pass. Some of the Ninjago sets tempted me (especially that multi-headed dragon), but neither of the new themes this year (Chima and that Space Invasion thing)interest me.

So as far as Lego goes, I'll be picking up any new LOTR/Hobbit sets, the Iron Man 3 sets, some of the Lego Superhero sets, and maybe a few Star Wars sets if they come out with something unique that I know Hasbro won't touch.

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:22 pm 
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I just got the newest Lego catalog, it features Chima on the cover. They have a deal running right now where if you buy $75 worth of Chima sets you get an exclusive set with a Chima minifigure (a white bird-man) and a mini vehicle.


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 Post subject: Re: Chima
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:51 am 
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going to be so hard to pass up these sets, those mini figures look amazing


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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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Saw them yesterday at Target. Not sure how I feel about them. The figures look good and are certainly something new. But the vehicles didn't really grab my attention. They were okay but not something I just had to have.

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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You saw Chima at Target?

Interesting, TRU is promoting them as an exclusive ....

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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Maybe certain sets? I dunno bnjmnrlyr, they had a whole end cap of them. I didn't even think to take a picture - I was too busy loving the new A-wing lego set and Batman chase set. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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bnjmnrlyr wrote:
You saw Chima at Target?

Interesting, TRU is promoting them as an exclusive ....



Well they are lying-- I saw 7 different sets at Walmart on Monday..

I may get sucked into these for the minifigs-- at least most of the excluisve large set figs are just slight repaints and I will be able to get most of the generic mini fig types with all the cheaper sets..

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:27 am 
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My two sons (ages 8 and 10) are both HUGE Ninjago fans, and are going into some kind of ritualistic mourning about the tv series and the LEGO sets passing. LEGO did announce last month that the Ninjago sets will continue into at least 2014, and there's a new 2013 wave of them hitting just about now....but yeah, Legends of Chima will have the big boost of support with a tv series and games, etc. for now.

I dig the designs for the minifigures, and the animal-inspired vehicles, but something I noticed with both the Ninjago and Chima sets for 2013 is that all of the ground vehicles have treads instead of wheels. Can't stand that. Or maybe my own building style is too amateur to handle it. I'd really rather have wheels. Many of them also seem too spindly--not solid enough to stand up to the kind of play that I know my sons are going to dish out.

And I saw the Chima sets at Target too--TRU may have gotten them first, they may have some sets that are exclusive, but they're not the only ones carrying Chima. Maybe they're the only ones carrying them AT THAT PRICE? :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Chima
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:23 am 
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The Gator Ship looks kinda cool. Beyond that, meh.

Now, if they start doing aquatic races like they did for Atlantis, that's another story. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Chima
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Topic needs mo pics :) love love love these sets and the mini figs even more.

when you are done building the vehicles, they feel like honest to god toys, not just building sets. I feel like these could have been part of some of the great 80s toy lines

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