It features the familiar characters from all of the animal-based tribes in Chima, including lions, wolves, crocodiles, gorillas and eagles among others. The tribes are all fighting to gain control of the Chi, a mystical power source that provides energy for the characters.
The episodes included in The Lion, The Crocodile And The Power Of Chi are:
The Legends Of Chima
The Great Story
The Warrior Within
The Joy Ride
Attack On Eagle Spire
The Hundred Year Moon
The Biggest Race Ever
Gorillas Gone Wild
Each episode is approximately 20 minutes in length.
The quality of the animation is good and the stories have humour and just enough depth. Each of the characters has a distinct personality, and although they are officially 'fighting', they work together whenever it's necessary to protect the tribes as a whole.
I have to say that the adults and teenagers didn't really get much from this DVD, it was fairly formulaic and we could see the storylines opening up before they happened. It didn't hold our attention. It also didn't hold the attention of my nearly 4 year old as it was a bit beyond him, however my 5 1/2 year old thinks it's brilliant. He could follow the storyline and really got engrossed into what was happening. He sat and watched the whole thing and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think that this is a great DVD for a child of 5+ who likes animated shows, whether they have an interest in LEGO or not (heaven forbid). It has male and female characters, but I honestly think that it's probably going to be more attractive to boys as it's the sort of action adventure that they tend to prefer.
LEGO Legends Of Chima ~ The Lion, The Crocodile And The Power Of Chi was released by Warner Bros' Home Entertainment on 17th Feb 2014 and is available now from most major supermarkets and online from Amazon with an RRP of £7.00.
For more information about the LEGO Chima sets, including the brand new releases,
go to LEGO.com/Chima or check out my reviews of the now discontinued Crawley's Claw Ripper 70001 and the Ultimate Speedor Tournament 70115
We were sent our DVD to review as part of our role as LEGO Family Bloggers