The set has been sitting on my shelf since Christmas waiting to be put together, and I felt inspired this morning.
I also decided to try sticking a large sheet of coloured card to the wall behind the little table I use to put these sets together. I'm not completely sure how well it worked overall, I think it might have thrown the colour off a little. But it was an interesting experiment.
In a lot of ways the build for the lion wasn't all that different from the build on the wolf... although interestingly the ball and socket joints are reversed from the wolf.
I also like the "armour" details on the shoulders, both with the grey bricks and the discs.
I will say that I found it much harder to get this model to balance properly on all four paws. But I did like like this pose, even though the model was still headless, because it felt very cat/lion-y.
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But five sets later, this is the end of the Lego Chima Legend Beast sets, they've been fun to build and I hope they come up with some other designs... I'd especially love to see a rhino, a bat, a tiger (yeah, I know, it would be pretty much the same as the lion and the wolf, but I have a tiger thing) and a mammoth.