Would anyone else here want to see a Next-generation for the Legends of Chima? I really enjoyed the theme while it was around. Does anyone have any idea for what could be done next with Chima? I feel sad it continued shorter than it did and didn’t get to buy many sets, and I can’t seem to find any. I think it had an expansive world that I’d like to see more of. So thoughts on Lego making a Chima G2?
I liked the idea of vehicles that look like animals, but it kind of got a little tiring. Some mini figures looked cool, other looked really weird. So I don’t know
Personally, I don’t think giving Chima another run would be necessary.
This is coming from someone who followed Chima avidly at the time- albeit I went back and forth on whether I actually LIKED it, but I certainly did keep up with it. It was an interesting concept with plenty of potential, but they really ruined it in execution as seems to be the case with many story driven Lego themes in recent years. If I wanted to see Chima done better or expanded upon, I’d put it off until Lego changes their philosophy regarding original stories.
And even then, something about it still doesn’t seem very viable to me. I guess it could have been that the sloppy execution left me sour on it, but the thought of getting it back just doesn’t strike me as terribly exciting. Looking at what’s become of my Chima collection, it’s really just ended up shelf warming in my closet or broken down for moccing. I never display my sets or figures or anything. Interest in it kinda just evaporated for me when the show ended.
So uh, short answer, no I’d rather not see a Chima G2.
I liked the concept of having a minifigure with another face (helmet) over a face (minifigure head)
For some animals, I would agree with you. For the Crocodiles, while their mini figures looked arguably the coolest imo, their head piece left an opening where you could see the second face. I can guarentee you that was so you could use those faces without the head and not have a mouthless face.
I liked how chima introduced red beast feet for birds. If they introduce sand red beast feet in G2 I’ll flip out and buy all of the phoenixes so I can add that one extra shade to my measly sand red collection.
Well, what is the case for me, The LEGO Company in giving the LEGO Legends of CHIMA theme another run is absolutely essential to me!!! This is because, what is the case as of right now, I see The LEGO Company as a racist/species company against reptiles as it seems to hate reptiles (you can just look at the LEGO NINJAGO theme: the reptile characters – the Serpentine – in it are always “bad guys”!); so, what is in order to undo that, The LEGO Company just HAS TO bring back the LEGO Legends of CHIMA theme but this time with the Lions as the main “bad guys” – with Laval in being the main antagonist and villain – and the Crocodiles as the main “good guys” – with Cragger in being the main protagonist and hero (I just want Laval’s reputation to be lowered to the same level as Cragger’s reputation, as I just CAN’T EMOTIONALLY STAND Laval in being on a higher moral ground than Cragger is, there!).
The vast majority of the Serpentine are actually currently just citizens, as far as I’m aware. They don’t do much except for warning the Ninja about their evil cousins, or whatever.
Part of the reason that reptiles are almost always villainous is the natural human aversion to most reptiles, snakes in particular.
why would you reboot a disposable and soon-to-be-obscure three-year theme
Because it had great concepts and great sets.
That is such a racist/species-ist attitude from far, far, far too many people, which is especially the case with the ones in Hollywood (who make/direct/write many of the movies and T.V. shows in the Western world), in which I just cannot emotionally stand there, with us in seeing as I’m a huge reptile fan!!! It’s also a trope that just needs to go away or at least be inverted 50% of the time!