Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wednesdays with David: Lego Chima

Lego Chima: Official Guide
Scholastic August 2013
128 pages
From our library 

The story: This isn't a story, per say. Instead it tells young Lego fans everything they need to know about the world of Chima - characters, powers, and their history.

Mama opines: Well, friends, we have hit official Lego mania status here. Anything with a Lego logo on it is coming home with us and that includes books from the library. David seems to understand this particular franchise much better than I do. It seems to have something to do with animal warriors with powers. It sounds a bit like Star Wars to me, what with the magical "life force" that they call Chi. The long and short is that six year old boys seem to think that it is awesome.

Thoughts from David: Today was a really hard day. I can't believe that I am talking about...oops. I forgot! I wasn't supposed to be talking about my day. I was supposed to be talking about my book.

Ok, ok, ok, ok. Now that we've gotten done with that business, let's get on to the book! Time to turn and flip the pages. There are a few characters that I like. Their names are #1 Laval the Lion, #2 Cragger the Crocodile, #3 Eris the Eagle, and also #4 Gorzan the Gorilla and finally #5 Crooler the Crocodile.

Ok, now we will be talking about my favorite vehicles, which are #1 Laval's Royal Fighter, #2 Lennox's Lion Attack, #3 Eris' Eagle Interceptor and #4 is Gorzan's Gorilla Striker and #5 is Cragger's Command Ship and #6 is Worriz's Combat Lair.

So now we will turn on to the final part. What I really like about this book is that there are many things that guide you, like the Legend of Chima and the legends of Chima too. As many of you have been wondering, maybe we should get on to the things about the life forces of Chima. Now the life force is Chi, of course. The lions have all the Chi in a pool called the Sacred Pool and well, the people who drink in the first place were animal people.

Now we will finally do the final thing which is learning about Chi Up. When someone grows up in Chima, they get a power up thingie and well, there is also something called a Chi Up moment. Well, there's a giant surge of power and they get speed and strength. Chi Up can last for minutes or hours. If the warrior is bad, it will be red. If he is good, it will be bright blue.

Well, that's it, folks. See you next time!

Happy Reading! 


  1. I forget how old David is, but he is one special little boy who will probably be having his own book review blog when he is able to write, ha!

    Thanks for pointing out the fine points of this book, David. I have young grandchildren who would probably love this book and then I will have to tell their mother to buy them some of those LEGOS to go along with it :) Won't she be surprised :)

    1. I can certainly see that happening! It's so fun to have a little one who loves to read as much as you do.

      Grandmas are always good at getting all of the toys. But of course, I don't know anything about that. It's not like I'm trying to sort through David's toys before the end of the school year or anything like that...

  2. I have never heard of Chima! I love that legos are still such a big deal!

    1. I hadn't either until David found this book at the library!

      I am glad that he loves Legos. I remember many hours of my sisters and I playing with our giant tub of blocks.