Friday, 10 January 2014

Lego Legends of Chima { Giveaway } ~ The real reason we buy Lego

It's been a while hasn't it.

Christmas and New Year had me playing with my boys instead of online...well some of the time.Being a feasting sloth also featured highly.

We built Lego City Cargo Terminal, Rescue Helicopter and then racing the Legends of Chima. Lego building is a lovely way - for me - to bond and connect. (no pun intended with them and their interests)

My boys like to fight over play Lego their own way. Yes - the only wrong way to play with LEGO is the way that leaves pieces out for me to step on when barefoot or make me frantically move the vacuum cleaner in the opposite direction to miss Lego.

I suggested to my boys we re-build all our Lego City collection and they cried no - because they have build their own vehicles,

Joel's Base

' BASES ' , buildings and display their mini figures collections- (Superman and Darth Varder are now friends too)

So this Christmas - It went like this - 

Step 1: Buy Santa brings LEGO

Step 2: Rip Open all the boxes and carefully tip the numbered packets into separate containers.
(this was after Christmas but illustrates the point)

Step 3: Toss aside Carefully place the instruction manuals in right order.

Step 4: Retreat to your corner  - commence build !

Christmas Day.

Step 5: Knock Lego on the Floor; under the table, under the lounge ; LEGO, start looking for the missing pieces ...find pieces from last week.

Step 6: Document the Completion. Play !

Joel made the Helicopter completely with no assistance. Only Superman can save the day ...he is from another set . The boys also independently made the H helicopter landing pad.

Step 7: Children make modifications ...while I step on stray Lego and commence - hopping and cursing (at children).

Step 8: 2hrs later ... I accidentally vacuum up a stray LEGO piece.

Step 9: Encourage husband to dig through the vacuum cleaner bag searching for that piece (and others) while watching over his shoulder and holding a tissue to my nose , to make he doesn't miss a tiny piece .

Step 10 : Suggest listing Lego on eBay...we'll make a fortune.

Okay,  I'm kidding - my boys and I enjoy hours of play with Lego and they play it together - everyday !

Their recent favourite collection has been

LEGO Legends of Chima is a tale of animal warrior tribes, who live in the magical land of Chima. Build your minifigure using LEGO bricks, Race against the other animal tribes and battle it out to WIN the powerful CHI with the LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz. 

They knew all the tribes and powers ! I just like to see them race.

The boys were so excited when these arrived to review.

The standout features are it's animal-centric ; and there are various accessories and their own unique Speedorz , which gives more scoop for imaginative play (with collectable playing cards) and physical play.

 'Speedorz' - come come with a ripcord (launcher) which is used to rev them up and get them racing and leaping across toes the room .

Speedorz move pretty fast once they get going and it was so hard to capture the action on video. A flat surface (floor not carpet) works best (of course they disappear under the couch and sometimes 'crumple' but it was a lot of fun).

LEGO® Legends of Chima ™ - Speedorz™  the awesome LEGO Legends of Chima Speedorz collection:

Sky Joust $29.99
Fly high into the Chima eagle territory for a Sky Joust battle and compete for 12 CHI! Attach Rawzom and Eris onto their Speedorz and pull the ripcord. Fly up the ramps and grab the CHI perched high on the peak! Attach the power-upz and take the battle to the next level! Set includes 2 minifigures with assorted weapons, 2 Speedorz, 2 ripcords, 4 weapons, 2 power-upz, 12 CHI and 10 game cards. Put your timing and accuracy to the test with this lightning-fast game for 2 players. 

Royal Roost $22.99
Test your Speedorz accuracy in the Lion tribe’s territory with the Royal Roost challenge! Go after the Lion tribe’s CHI hidden in the nest perched high on the castle column! Attach Lagravis onto the lion Speedor and pull the ripcord to crash into the column and bring the CHI toppling to the ground! Attach the power-up for even more Speedor stability! Includes minifigure, 2 weapons, Speedor, ripcord, power-up, 6 CHI and 5 game cards. Put your skills of accuracy and timing to the test with this game for 1 or more players!

Whirling Vines $22.99
Race through the overgrown jungles of Chima to win the CHI in the Whirling Vines Speedorz challenge! Attach Gorzan onto the gorilla Speedor and pull the ripcord! As you speed through the jungle, dodge the whirling vines of the deadly carnivorous plant and survive its sharp fangs to get through the gate to the CHI! Attach the power-up for even more stability or leave a slippery banana-skin obstacle for your opponents! Includes minifigure, 2 weapons, Speedor, ripcord, power-up, 6 CHI and 5 game cards. Put your skills of accuracy and timing to the test with this game for 1 or more players!

The three sets are valued at $75.97, and I have 3 x sets /packs to giveaway

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Disclosure: I was gifted 3 x Lego Chima Speedorz - no financial payment was received. All opinions are my own.

Congratulations to Carmen J, Vicky F and Kylie B