Saturday, 1 March 2014

LEGO Legends Of Chima ~ The Lion, The Crocodile And The Power Of Chi DVD Review

LEGO Legends Of Chima: The Lion, The Crocodile And The Power Of Chi is a 2 disc, 3 hour compilation DVD with 10 episodes of the Legends Of Chima animated TV show, as broadcast previously on Cartoon Network.


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:

Disc 1
The Legends Of Chima
The Great Story
The Warrior Within
The Joy Ride
Market Day

Disc 2
Attack On Eagle Spire
The Hundred Year Moon
The Biggest Race Ever
Gorillas Gone Wild
Foxtrot

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, 



We were sent our DVD to review as part of our role as LEGO Family Bloggers

12 comments:

  1. we saw the 4D chima in Legoland in Windsor and my son love the characters! this will be great for my son, he would love it!

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    1. We've seen the 4D movie a few times :D

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  2. We saw the 4d movie at Legoland too. It was fun

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    1. It is fun. I love the 'snow' - I like it when we go with someone who hasn't been before :D

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  3. We're a bit young for Chima yet although Bud loved the 4D the first time he saw it then fell asleep the second time! I can see Chima being in our future though. The DVD looks like really good value for money.

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    1. I think you're right. My youngest son lost interest, the storylines are quite tricky for little ones, but of course that makes them more interesting to the 5+ bracket :)

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  4. We saw one of these at Legoland Discovery in Manchester and Little Mr A was transfixed - he would love this!

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    1. He probably would actually - he's very similar to my boy no.3 - they're only a month or 2 apart in age I think :D

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  5. Think Miss M would love this with her tomboy tendencies!! Mine are really getting into Lego at the moment, and she's the perfect age for this dvd.

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    1. She is! It's not entirely boyish - you can see from the photo's it's got some very accessible bits for young ladies too :D

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  6. We like Chima, so this would go down well with the boy. might have to think about this for Easter instead of the chocolate!

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    1. We usually buy ours a DVD or a game at Easter - they have an Easter egg hunt in the garden too, but I don't like to spend too much on chocolate :)

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