The MMO is both browser-based and free-to-play, allowing players to build and customize their own kingdom in the world of Chima, as well as take part in missions, explore secret areas and craft characters and equipment using Lego pieces.
The main goal for players will be to fight the evil forces within Chima who are trying to collect "Chi," the land's most valuable resource, which can be incredibly dangerous if it falls into the wrong hands. During the open beta, players will be able to create and upgrade their home base and buildings, venture out into the large game world, explore locations that are full of collectible items like Lego studs, healing food items and Lego bricks and fight enemies they encounter. Progress made in the open beta — including player name, items, Chi orbs and other consumables like powers, buildings and bricks — will be carried over to the full game if players decide to continue playing when the beta ends.
Lego Legends of Chima Online is being released alongside other games set in the Chima universe. Lego Legends of Chima: Speedzors, an iOS app, is already out now and is developed by TT Games and 4Ts. Lego Legends of Chima: Laval's Journey is in development for handheld consoles by TT Games — the PS Vita and 3DS versions were released in July, while a DS version is due in September.