LEGO Kocka, a LEGO monobrand store in Budapest, Hungary, has released the backstory for the Legends of Chima. Brickset has translated the post and the following is the result:

“The kingdom of Chima is a magical land in which very advanced species dominate. These creatures speak and act like people. They use vehicles and machines and live in amazing castles and fortresses. They have claws, teeth, tails, and some are equipped with wings. Now they are at war with each other…

“Chima was once a pure, natural paradise, but heavily armed barbarian species have changed it and now best friends have become sworn enemies of each other. Ruthless weapons destroyed the once sacred temples. Blood-thirsty vehicles battle each other in fatal duels in the forest.

“The creatures are fiercely fighting over a powerful natural resource called Chi. which is the source of life but also unimaginable destruction.

“Only a few brave heroes in Chima understand the true nature of Chi, and (for some reason) this leads to total destruction of Chima. Their stories are (apparently) the ‘The Legends of Chima’.