Chima is a world unlike any seen before, and is the main setting of the Legends of Chima sets and TV Series. It is full of exotic wildlife and untamed beauty and nature. These civilizations developed new ways to discover. The world is balanced by the energy source known as Chi. The world was kept peaceful for 1,000 years, but a Crocodile Tribe prince named Cragger offset the balance and turned Chima into the ultimate war zone. Now, the eight Animal Tribes inhabiting the land are fighting for who deserves to control the Chi in Chima. The landscape of Chima is mainly covered in forests, jungles, and swamps.
The kingdom of Chima is ruled by the Lion Tribe, and they work from the Lion Chi Temple, the source of Chi in the land, in which the waterfall from Mount Cavora flows into. There, the Chi collects into the Sacred Pool, where blue glowing Chi orbs are made. The just and fair king of the Lion Tribe is Lagravis, making him the overall ruler of Chima. Overtime, Chima is far inland. There are no coasts can be found. Just lakes and rivers.
The Land of Chima was a kingdom shared by at least nine tribes of anamorphic creatures: lions, crocodiles, eagles, wolves, ravens, gorillas, elephants, skunks, bears, and rhinoceroses. For ancient Chima, there are only five tribes: phoenixes, panthers, saber-tooth tigers, mammoths, and vultures.
A natural resource called Chi which contains a condensation of nature's raw energy flows through the water from Mount Cavora, which was formed by a tornado and earthquake, and is the source of the land's life. The chi is carried by the Cavora River to the Sacred Pool of Chi in the lions' territory. It is here that it blends with minerals to become glowing, blue orbs. If there is too much or not enough Chi contained in the pool, the whole land will feel the effects and natural balance will be altered heavily. To keep the pool from overflowing, the lions share the Chi with friends and foes alike to ensure that it is used.
Chi is used to power vehicles, weapons, and can be a weapon itself, but is often saved as a last resort because it is physically draining. When placed on a chest of an Chima inhabitant, in a special harness they all wear, they will be connected to a more animalistic state with enhanced instincts, powers, and abilities from a surge of life force.
The energy produced by Chi can last for days or hours before losing its glow, evaporating, and returning to nature.
Mount Cavora grants the inhabitants of Chima with not only Chi, but also wheels which are formed from rocks that fell from the mountain. The wheels run on nature and work best when there is lush greenery around them, and poorly in desert and other barren biomes. The wheels are fitted with chariots so the animals can ride them, called Speedorz.
Speedorz are used in tournaments for entertainment and an arena for housing them is located in the Grand Arena of Chima. The arena can be transformed by rare, golden chi to house different obstacles and environments. The winner in a tournament is awarded the golden chi, which every tribe sends representatives for a chance to obtain. For a long time, speedor competitions were used as an alternative to war to solve squabbles.
The Grand Arena of Chima is not the only place where Speedorz are used. They are also used for transport across the extensive world and for amusement by young animals in front of the lions' temple where there is a large, mossy patch.
The swamp area where the Crocodile tribe lives is also known to contain a thick, unnamed gas which can be placed in a shaft to ignite a gel and form a flame. At the bottom of the swamps a special rock, known as a crook stone, that glows in the dark can be found.
Peace lasted in Chima for many years between the tribes. Though the tribes did not always agree, conflict was avoided by Speedor tournaments. However, when the wise king of the Crocodiles, Crominus, and his queen, Crunket, went missing, their more power-hungry son, Cragger, came to power. Cragger blamed the lions for their vanishing and placed Chi into his chest. It gave him the sense of power he craved, and he wanted more.
Cragger declared war on the lions, to spark a revolution. The crocodiles were joined by the thieving ravens and barbaric wolves, while the lions were joined by the gorillas and calculating eagles. It is unknown which sides the skunks, bears, and rhinos have chosen, if one at all.
Vehicles built for combat and powered by Chi are known to be used by at least six of the nine tribes (any vehicles for the Bears and Rhinoceroses are unknown). They are stylized after the tribe's patron animal and often contain attributes valued by their tribe. The claw ripper (used by the crocodiles) has overpowered wheels, the eagle interceptor can gracefully fly, the lion attack buggy is quick and defensive, the raven glider is stealthy, and the wolves' pack tracker is bulky and destructive. Images show a mech used by the gorilla tribe, but its strengths remain unknown, like the tribe's attributes.
The World of Chima includes eight known tribes: the lions, crocodiles, eagles, wolves, ravens, gorillas, bears, elephants, and rhinos.
Lion Tribe Edit
The Lion Tribe's government is known to include a monarchy and a council of elders. The lions distribute the Chi and maintain the pool which it comes from. Their vehicles, buildings, and monuments are often coloured in an orange-yellow with brown manes and tan accents.
When a lion comes of age, they are given a sword similar to a katana called a katar which symbolizes the wisdom and strength they should have as adult lions.
The first two weapons formed from chi still exist in Chima, and are owned by the Lion Tribe, the Royal Valious of Unity and the Royal Valious which are indestructible and passed down through the Lion Tribe's royalty until the Royal Valious made its way to Laval.
Several members of the Lion Tribe are known, including:
- Laval: the young prince of the lions.
- Lagravis: the lions' king and Laval's father. He is possibly Lagravis, a lion king at an unspecified point who formed his tribe's alliance with the eagles.
- Lennox: a member of the lions' military who specializes in driving vehicles and speedorz.
- Longtooth: an older lion who though old enough to be on the Council of Elders, still serves as a foot soldier.
- Leonidas: another foot soldier who is efficient at his job, but can only take one command at a time.
Crocodile Tribe Edit
The Crocodile Tribe is also run by a king. The crocodiles live in a swampy area which is the source of a gas that can be used in conjunction with a gel to create a torch-weapon. Another resource found in the swamp is the crook stone, a rock which glows in the dark.
The crocodiles have an old, royal weapon they call Grandiorus. It doubles as Crominus' sword and sceptre. The Royal Hakraxx is an ax which can only be used by the tribe's ruling king. The Vengdualize is a double-bladed sword passed from the croc king to his heir when he or she comes of age.
The vehicles used by the crocs often use olive green as a base colour with transparent red windshields, if any, with accents of dark red.
- Cragger: the current king of the Crocodile Tribe who began the revolution against the lions.
- Crooler: Cragger's twin sister and second-in-command, though she is recognized as being the true leader of the crocodiles in a puppet master style.
- Crominus: The previous king of the crocodiles who went missing. He is Cragger and Crooler's father.
- Crunket: Crominus' queen.
- Crug: described as being a henchman or goon for Cragger.
- Crawley: another goon.
- Cranvil: the crocs' blacksmith and one of the finest in the Land of Chima who specializes in making maces.
Eagle Tribe Edit
The eagles, who live in cliffs, are known for being analytical and having the ability to fly without vehicles. They have a Ruling Council, but the history of a weapon wielded by Equila called the Eglaxxor suggests some form or another of Eagle Tribe royalty, though it is possibly a thing of the past.
The eagles' vehicles are coloured blue and white with yellow beaks.
- Ewald: the current head of the eagles' Ruling Council
- Eris: is more quick-thinking than the other eagles who are more calculative, but she is still very intelligent. She prefers to be with the earth-bound inhabitants of Chima, like her friend Laval, than her eagle brethren.
- Equila: the eagles' "flying ace" and proud owner of the Eglaxxor, a weapon with primacy among the Eagle Tribe's royal ones.
- Ewar: another member of the eagles' army. Ewar is very strict when it comes to following a plan, and is unable to recalculate without receiving a major setback.
- Eglor: the eagles' technician and inventor.
Wolf Tribe Edit
The nomadic Wolf Tribe has little need for a leader, because as a pack they all think similarly. However, they do choose one wolf to handle negotiations with "the others" they come in contact with.
Like all other Chima inhabitants, their vehicles resemble their patron animal. The wolves' are coloured in greys, black, and dark red.
- Worriz: the wolves' backstabbing, but charming, negotiator.
- Wakz: one of the oldest and most cunning wolves.
- Wilhurt: a wolf similar in personality to Worriz, but he is not charming. Wilhurt has strong desires to cause pain unto others.
- Winzar: a violent and scarred member of the wolf pack.
- Unnamed Blacksmith(s): an unnamed wolf identified as a blacksmith developed a claw which is used on a raven weapon called the bazooklaw. A blacksmith, possibly the same one, also created lances used in Speedorz battles, which were failed attempts at swords.
- The Mother Wolf: a weapon known as a maulus is dedicated to The Mother Wolf who gave the wolves their attributes. Whether she is (or was) real or a tribal superstition remains unknown.
Raven Tribe Edit
The Raven Tribe is a group of thieves all attracted to shiny objects.
Their vehicles are often gliders coloured black, dark red, and purple.
- Rawzom: the ravens' master thief and leader.
- Razar: a selfish and greedy raven allied with Cragger because he sees it as more profitable than siding with the lions.
- Rizzo: a raven scavenger without any dignity, and he is proud of it.
- Razcal: an accomplished pilot, the accountant of the Raven Tribe, and one of the few who can count.
Gorilla Tribe Edit
Little is known about the Gorilla Tribe, except that they side with the lions and eagles.
- Gorzan: the only confirmed gorilla. Occupation and personality are unknown.
Bear Tribe Edit
The Bear Tribe is one of the known tribes, but no other information regarding them, including their alliances and members, is currently known.
Rhinoceros Tribe Edit
Like the Bear Tribe, virtually nothing is known about the Rhinoceros Tribe.
Elephant Tribe Edit
A new character for 2015 Chima, they can swim underwater. Male elephant only shirtless and loincloth and female elephant with a bra and loincloth.
- Emnar - Prince of the Elephant Tribe and he's a good friend for Laval and his allies.
- Ellia - Female elephant members and she fall in love with Emnar. She and Emnar can swim underwater and kiss.
Sources and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Chima.LEGO.com
- ↑ Decalus at LEGO.com
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- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Chima.LEGO.com
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Fangius at LEGO.com
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Flamious at LEGO.com
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Swampulsor at LEGO.com
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- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Chima.LEGO.com
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 Longtooth's bio at LEGO.com
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- ↑ 15.0 15.1 Royal Valious of Unity
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Royal Valious at LEGO.com
- ↑ Laval's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Legends of Chima trailer at YouTube.com
- ↑ Lennox' bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Leonidas' bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 Crominus' bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 Cragger's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Grandiorus at LEGO.com
- ↑ Royal Hakraxx at LEGO.com
- ↑ Vengdualize at LEGO.com
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 Crooler's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Crawley's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Slugga at LEGO.com
- ↑ Gronk at LEGO.com
- ↑ Krank at LEGO.com
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 Eglaxxor at LEGO.com
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 Eris' bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ 33.0 33.1 Ewald's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ 34.0 34.1 Equila's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 Ewar's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 Worriz' bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Jahakastaff at LEGO.com
- ↑ 38.0 38.1 Wilhurt's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ 39.0 39.1 Winzar's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Wakz' bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Bazooklaw at LEGO.com
- ↑ Stafik at LEGO.com
- ↑ Stakuku at LEGO.com
- ↑ Maulus at LEGO.com
- ↑ 45.0 45.1 Razcal's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Rawzom's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Razar's bio at LEGO.com
- ↑ Rizzo's bio at LEGO.com
Once a pristine, natural paradise, the Kingdom of CHIMA has become a battle ground for eight animal tribes. Best friends are now enemies. The animals fight for control of a natural resource called CHI, a powerful element that is both a source of life and potential destruction. Only a few brave heroes in CHIMA understand the true nature of CHI, and the possible downfall of CHIMA that will result from its misuse. Their stories, and the stories of those who seek to destroy them, are known as... THE LEGENDS OF CHIMA. For a thousand years, animal tribes have ruled the land of CHIMA. Lions, crocodiles, eagles, wolves, gorillas, ravens, rhinos and bears lived in peace. They played and worked together, cooperated and prospered - until the outbreak of the CHIMA conflicts.
As the first species to drink from the Ancient Pool of CHI, the Lions had become its sworn protector. No one had ever challenged the Lions' custodianship of the Pool because the Lions had always been reliable and fair with the CHI. Animals throughout the Kingdom relied on the magical CHI orbs to energize their vehicles, gear, and themselves. The orbs were a power source that the Lions had always shared equally with everyone. Eventually, some of the animals got greedy. A young, rogue Crocodile prince named Cragger demanded that his tribe should receive a greater share of the powerful CHI orbs. But the Lions insisted, as they had for a thousand years, that giving too much CHI to any one tribe would upset the natural balance of CHIMA. The Lions only wanted to be fair, and to protect the entire Kingdom. But the Crocodiles didn’t see it this way. A series of minor skirmishes over the Crocodiles’ share of the CHI led to bigger battles. When the Crocodile Prince Cragger accused the Lions of getting rid of his parents and he became Crocodile King, full-scale conflict broke out between the Crocodiles and the Lions. As conflict spreads, the fate of the Kingdom of CHIMA hangs in the balance…