The Legends of Chima is coming to LEGOLAND Malaysia, and in 4D no less!
A brand new play-theme by LEGO, Legends of Chima is set in a mythical land of eight magical animal tribes - lions, crocodiles, eagles, wolves, gorillas, ravens, rhinos and bears - who compete for CHI, a valuable energy source which gives them extraordinary powers over one another.
Come 20th April 2013, the animal tribes bring their battles to LEGOLAND Malaysia which incidentally is the only place in South East Asia where you can catch the Legends of Chima movie in 4D. And thanks to them too, the boys and I were invited down for a sneak preview of the 12-minute movie at the LEGO Studio in IMAGINATION Zone.
The premise of the story is relatively straightforward - Four young animals take a guided tour of Chima with Plovar the Parrot and become entwined in a struggle between good and evil as they help their hero Laval the Lion Prince do battle with Cragger the Crocodile King. The climax of the adventure comes as Laval and Cragger take to their Speedorz vehicles in a supercharged, super-fast race to capture a precious supply of CHI. Will good prevail or will evil win the day?
As with the other three 4D movies currently showing at LEGO Studios, the movie too uses a heavy dose of flashing lights, wind, smoke and water. And the boys especially loved the latter bit!
I thought the movie play time of 12 minutes was an ideal length to entertain older children but yet, not cause the younger ones to lose interest. With your 3D glasses, you will get to see lasers shooting right at you and high speed chases complete with the 4D part of the action, including some flatulence courtesy of a young skunk (don't worry, it's odourless) and some misting water spray as you plunge down a waterfall.
Here's a tip - do sit in the middle of the theatre for a greater slice of the action.
As for the boys, they certainly enjoyed the movie... especially since they got to meet Laval the Lion Prince after that!
And they even gave their earnest comments for the camera too, with Ayd saying that he "loved the wind, smoke and water because it made everything so real" and Ash declaring that he "liked Laval because he is strong and brave".
As part of the launch of the Legends of Chima 4D movie, LEGOLAND Malaysia will also be conducting a series of Legends of Chima-related activities, which will feature both building games and competitions at the Build and Test Centre.
Kids can try their hand at Speedorz, playsets which players try to make chariot-type vehicles clear obstacles by means of inserting and removing a ripcord.
Kids can either choose to undergo Speedorz Training or conjure up something creative in the Building Activity.
And come weekends, they can put their Speedorz or Building skills to the test in the ultimate challenges. Kindly refer to the schedule below for the detailed timings.
To top it off, a Certification of Participation awaits every kid who tries their hand at the Legends of Chima Battle Arena.
We are giving away not one, not two... but THREE SETS of LEGOLAND Malaysia passes! Each set of pass is valid for 4 persons. And since LEGOLAND Malaysia is a fun-filled family-friendly destination, all you have to do is to tell us what is your family's most memorable activity together. It can be in the form of a fave haunt, weekend outing, staycation or a holiday.
Here are the mechanics of the contest:
1. Leave your comment on your family's most memorable activity together either in THIS BLOG POST, or in the FACEBOOK POST of this article.
2. Four (4) LEGOLAND Malaysia tickets will be awarded to EACH winner. A total of three (3) winners will be picked. Tickets are valid until 1st December 2013.
3. Winners will required to write a short review (about 50-80 words) about the Legends of Chima 4D movie after they have visited LEGOLAND Malaysia. The reviews will be compiled and published at www.cheekiemonkie.net.
4. Transport to and from LEGOLAND Malaysia is not included in the giveaway.
5. Contest closes on 22 April 2013 (Monday), at 2359 hours.
6. This giveaway is open to residents in Singapore only.