The 369-piece Legends of Chima Eagles' Castle is the latest building set in the newest original theme that LEGO has created. The story behind the entire LEGO Legends of Chima line is all about a classic adventure/battle fantasy where eight animal tribes battle to control the CHI, a power source that is essential to survival.
In addition to the castle, kids will also build two Speedorz vehicles that can be powered up with the pull of a ripcord. Attach Lennox and Worriz onto the Speedorz, pull the rip cords, fly up the ramp, and aim for the CHI. If the Speedorz hit the CHI, the wings of the Eagle's Castle will open and reveal the golden CHI. The Speedorz also come with power-ups to take the battle to the next level.
In addition to the building, there's also a card game that allows kids to play as the characters and battle for CHI. This set includes 10 game cards.
Three minifigures with assorted weapons are included: Ewald the Eagle Leader, Worriz, and Lennox. Weapons include two CHI weapons and two standard weapons. This set also comes with 12 CHI.
In the collection of sets that LEGO has created, kids can enact their own adventures and battles. The Eagles' Castle is a great example of what makes this a terrific new edition to the LEGO universe. The building is fun, the directions are great, and there are terrific new pieces kids can use. Legends of Chima really is a deep and well thought-out story with lots of play.
The LEGO Legends of Chima Eagles' Castle is for ages 7–14. This set is really more for LEGO builders who want to build and play, with an emphasis on the play.
This building set took our expert builder one hour to assemble. It might take longer for kids to build, but the instructions were super clear and building is always part of the fun of LEGO.
Tutorials and more can be found at Chima.LEGO.com.
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