(UPDATE, as of November 5, 2013: I am adding some additional tutorials at the bottom of this post for your reference to see all tutorials related to the Legends of Chima costumes.)
As I am ending my four part series on how to sell your old things next Monday, tomorrow I begin my Halloween Costume Series on everything dealing with LEGO’s newest series, Legends of Chima.
If you don’t know anything about Legends of Chima, you should check out LEGO’s website dedicated to Legends of Chima. To be honest, I wasn’t sure at first if this new series would take off like their former predecessor, Ninjago. We were introduced to Legends of Chima while abroad last year. Those free LEGO catalogs all over toy stores in Europe kept our kids happily entertained in our flat. But it wasn’t until we watched the 4D Legends of Chima movie at our special visit to the original LEGOLAND in Billund, Denmark last May. That was when I became sold on Legends of Chima. I like how LEGO created an intricate storyline around the series. If you’ve watched the latest episodes or read their starter books, Legends of Chima deals with friendships and misunderstandings between friends (Laval and Cragger), positive parental role models (Lagravis and Laval), sibling rivalry (Cragger and Crooler), and so much more.
Let me assure that LEGO outdid itself in terms of salability, marketability, and funabillity. For example, they cleverly chose names of characters that begin with the first letter in the name of each tribe. All Lion Tribe characters have names that begin with the letter l, such as Lagravis, Laval, and Leonidas. The Crocodile Tribe has Cragger and Crooler, while the Eagle Tribe has Eris, Ewald, and Eglor. There are also secondary character tribes, such as the Bear Tribe, Rhino Tribe, and Gorilla Tribe. If LEGO wanted to, they can create tribes of different animals for years to come.
Last week, I also shared with you how Piano Man wanted to be Laval for Halloween. As of right now, there isn’t a whole lot of options for Legends of Chima costumes. In fact, there is only a Laval Costume Hoodie sold online. As LEGO determines how to market and sell products that attract more Legends of Chima fans, like Piano Man and even little Linus, I will be the first person to share an online DIY tutorial on several Legends of Chima-Inspired T-Shirts, Halloween baskets, and even a costume or two. I hope this inspires you to create a Legends of Chima item for your little one.
Legends of Chima-Inspired Costume Tutorial Round-Up
|October 10 (TH)||TUTORIAL: How to Make an Eris Eagle T-Shirt|
|October 17 (TH)||TUTORIAL: How to Make a Lagravis Lion T-Shirt|
|October 21 (M)||TUTORIAL: How to Make a Cragger Crocodile Basket|
|October 24 (TH)||TUTORIAL: How to Make a Legends of Chima Chi Invitation|
|October 28 (M)||Progress on Legends of Chima Costumes|
|October 31 (TH)||The Big Reveal: Legends of Chima-Inspired Costumes|
|November 3 (SU)||The Halloween Aftermath of 2013|
|November 6 (W)||TUTORIAL: How to Make Chima Chest Plates|
|November 7 (TH)||TUTORIAL: How to Make LEGO Hands for Kids with (free templates)|
Come back tomorrow, as I share my first DIY tutorial on a Legends of Chima T-shirt for me to wear this Halloween.