|Location||Parallel to Ninjago|
|Inhabitants||Anthropomorphic Lions, Bears, Gorillas, Wolves, Eagles, Ravens, Crocodiles, Rhinos, Beavers, Skunks, Foxes, Peacocks, Scorpions, Spiders, Bats, Saber-Tooth Tigers, Vultures, Mammoths, Ice Bears, Phoenixes, Leopards and Tigers|
Chima is the main setting of the Legends of Chima theme. Its landscape is primarily covered in forests, jungles, mountains and swamps. It's main Area is inhabited by twelve species of anthropomorphic animals: Lions, Eagles, Gorillas, Crocodiles, Wolves, Bears, Rhinos, Ravens, Skunks, Foxes, Beavers, and Peacocks. In the outlands there Are also 3 other tribes: the Scorpions, Bats, and the Spiders. Former inhabitants also include: Saber-Tooth Tigers, Mammoths, Vultures, Phoenixs, and the Tunnel Cats. A key feature of Chima is its floating mountain, Mount Cavora, which produces CHI, a mystical and powerful element that is the life force of Mount Cavora. Chima is dependent on Chi, when one tribe has too much or too little chi there will be earthquakes and other natural disasters until it's balanced.
The land of Chima is ringed by a rim of dense, hazardous jungle known as the Outlands. The actual continent of Chima itself is a massive, floating landmass directly above a super-sized environment.
- Mount Cavora
- Falling Leaves Forest
- Lion Temple
- Croc Swamp Hideout
- Eagle Spires
- Grand Arena
- Shadow Hills
- Forever Rock
- Falling Jungle
- Rhino Quarry
- Gorge of Eternal Depth
- The Outlands
Chima has its own written language of characters that sound out words. Most information about this is unknown but it has appeared in several episodes.
- In Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Chima is one of the 16 Realms.
- Chima is a translation that means 'energy horse', this may be a reference to the Speedorz.
- In the TV Series, Chima is shown to be much smaller than one would think, The Eagle Spires are visible from the Lion Temple, how or why this is is unknown, though one theory may be that Mount Cavora's sphere of influence is quite small.
- It was revealed in the Season three finale that Chima is a floating island above a much larger world.
- Chima is one of the realms that does not have humans in it; instead, its inhabitants are anthropomorphic animals.
- The Mother Sun is similar to the Preeminent in that both are female deities that have an apparent control over their respective realms and are masters of a large group of beings with unique, distinct powers. Additionally, neither the Preeminent nor Mother Sun is seen talking within the show.
- The footage of Chima seen in "Curseworld, Part II" is edited stock footage from "Ravens vs. Eagles," the fifteenth episode of Legends of Chima's first season. In the Ninjago version, Laval and Cragger stop moving after Laval says "where'd you guys come from?", while in the original episode, Laval and Cragger have more lines directly after that.
- A Beaver from Legends of Chima is seen at the beginning of "Ninjago Confidential."
- The creators of Legends of Chima specifically did not include snakes in the TV series because there were already snake people in Ninjago.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, it's possible the Great Devourer from LEGO Ninjago is a Legend Beast.
- It's unknown whether the Cloud Kingdom affects Chima, whether residents of Chima go to the Departed Realm upon death, or whether disgraced warriors from Chima go to the Underworld.
- Jay once erroneously had a page on the Legends of Chima LEGO.com website.
- Nya's original phoenix symbol is present at the Phoenix Temple. It's unknown if this is a meaningless Easter egg or a hint at a deeper connection.
- This is the only realm that is based on a separate LEGO series.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, Chima would have been in Season 10 but it did not make the final cut.
- Tommy Andreasen has stated that this is his favorite realm.
- There are no dragons in Chima because "Chima is about animals" and "it's more pure without dragons."
- Ninjago and Legends of Chima exist as fictional worlds within Nexo Knights, another LEGO theme. See here for further explanation.
- The TV series was animated by M2Film, the same studio that animated the early Ninjago set commercials.
- According to Tommy Andreasen, "A shot of Chima under attack was left out during production." for Season 10.
- Tommy Andreasen once wrote a crossover short based on the two shows, but it was never produced. This would have been the story, as described by Andreasen: "Jay was watching Chima on TV. Dreamed about an adventure with Eris. Other ninja and animals showed up. Spinjitzu vs Chi." "It was a misunderstanding. But there was Chi powered Spinjitzu." "But then [Jay] called Nya Eris by mistake and made her mad."