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LEGO Elves is a franchise of LEGO products introduced in 2015. It follows the adventures of Emily Jones, a "regular girl-type girl" who inherits a necklace that transports her to the magical land of Elvendale. There, she meets a group of Elves with Elemental Powers who help her to find her way back home.

The main story is told through a series of animated TV specials aired on Disney Channel to promote the theme, along with a series of side-story webisodes.


An adaptation of the second year storyline was made by the same studio behind Voltron: Legendary Defender titled LEGO Elves: Secrets of Elvendale aired on Netflix.

This show provides examples of:

  • Accidental Hero: Ragana, in one of the shorts. She saves the town by blowing up a boulder when she was really trying to stop the band from playing music.
  • Adorkable: Farran. Despite liking to see himself as the leader of the group, his sensitive personality often gets the better of him, especially when Aira is involved.
  • All There in the Manual: Some information about the characters (likes, dislikes, etc.) are listed on the official website.
  • Amulet of Concentrated Awesome: Emily's amulet, which belonged to her grandmother and has magical powers.
    • Cronan the Goblin King has his own Shadow Amulet, which belonged to his mother, one of the five sisters.
  • Animal Companion: Each elf usually has one or two hanging around.
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  • Annoying Younger Sibling: Sophie Jones to Emily
  • Art Shift: The 2017 storyline renders the characters to look more like their real world mini-dolls. The artwork for the sets is still the same style, however.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tidus, Sira, and Aira get one near the end of "Dragons to Save, Time to be Brave".
  • The Big Damn Kiss: Sira gives one to Tidus after he confesses to her, which leaves him slack jawed.
  • Big Eater: Farran and Thorne. Tidus points out that Thorne most likely picked up the trait from Farran.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Ragana inflicts this on Zonya in the second year, while the Goblin King does this to the entire goblin race.
  • Built with LEGO: Played straight for the toys (obviously), but subverted in the media, which opts for more realistic depictions of the characters and settings.
    • Subverted with the 2017 storyline, which renders the characters and certain objects more Lego-esque.
  • Claustrophobia: The oly confined space Zonya feels comfortable in is her own cave. Her reaction to landing in a small clearing was to SET FIRE TO IT.
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  • Color-Coded Elements: Both the elemental magic itself and characters, objects, and settings associated with those elements: green is earth, red is fire, blue is water, and purple is air. The fifth element, love, is light blue. Shadow magic is associated with the colors black and light green.
  • Cool Boat: Naida's ship, which serves as both her home and one of the Elves' primary forms of transportation.
  • The Corrupter: The Shadow Fountain, an entity whose waters can gift great magic at the cost of the drinker's mind.
  • Costume Evolution: The elves and Emily get new outfits each year.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Skyra isolated herself after Emily's grandmother left and is thus difficult to get along with.
  • Distant Duet: One is done by Emily and Ragana in a short.
  • Depending on the Writer: Ashwing's gender fluctuates. In the bios Ashwing is referred to as a she, but Tidus refers to the dragon as being male in a webisode.
  • The Dragon: Dusti and Jynx are Co-Dragons for Ragana, while Dukelin is this for Cronan.
  • Dragon Rider: The elves and Emily each become one in the second year.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: A literal example. Drinking from the Fountain of Shadow grants an elf great magic while making them completely bonkers. Ragana goes swimming in it.
  • Elemental Powers: The elves of Elvendale and the dragons all have these.
  • Epic Fail: Naida's first attempt at dancing, though the fact that she did so on the railing of a small boat probably didn't help.
    • Azari's many attempts to ride Zonya.
  • Evil Counterpart: Ragana to Emily. Ragana works alone, was ostracized for having weak magic and holds Elvendale (and nice things in general) in contempt. Emily unites her elven friends, is considered special for her differences and loves adventuring and life in Elvendale. Furthermore, both are empowered by an outside source (the Shadow Fountain and the amulet).
  • Evil Overlord: The Goblin King.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Ragana, though Cronan can give her a run for her money.
  • Face–Heel Turn: This happens to Naida in "Down a Dark Path". She gets better.
  • Faceless Eye: Cronan's personal symbol.
  • Fantasy World Map: One is obtained by Emily in the first year. It magically updates with the locations of the four magical keys.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Ragana was an elf that was teased for having weak magic. After drinking from the Shadow Fountain she has powers stronger than a single elf.
    • Dukelin is this for the goblins, not excelling at anything until he tried villainy.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: The Queen Dragon, Elandra, and baby queen dragon have this coloration.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Aira and Farran get jealous when the other seems to take a romantic interest in someone else.
    • Cronan's mother began her descent into dark magic because Skyra was chosen to be the portal guardian over her.
  • Homeless Hero: Azari, though her friends are happy to let her stay with them as long as she needs to.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: Ragana shows shades of this, but is in denial and too Drunk on the Dark Side to act on it.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Part of the reason that Emily's grandmother left Elvendale is because she was more like the humans on Earth.
  • Large and in Charge: Elandra is the largest of the dragons and is their queen.
  • Living Shadow: Cronan has a pet shadow beast, which he uses to threaten Ragana at one point. It usually takes the form of a raven.
  • Merchandise-Driven: As a Lego series, this is a given.
  • Narcissist: Ragana is one, after years of the Shadow Fountain telling her she's perfect.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Ragana goes through many of these (including Johnny Baker!), looking for an evil apprentice, but ends up firing all of them.
  • No Hugging, No Kissing: If this trope was ever in effect, it goes flying out the window when Sira lays one on Tidus.
  • Nonindicative Name: The official website itself points out that the Goblin King is not in fact a goblin but an earth elf with shadow magic.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Ashwing is more similar to a wyvern than the other dragons as well as having far more horns and spikes.
  • Official Couple: Sira and Tidus become this in one of the shorts.
  • The One Guy: Farran. His dragon Thorne is this among the older dragons.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Both Ragana and Cronan have this habit. Much of Ragana's role was waiting for the protagonists to bring her the dragons.
    • This is lampshaded by Sophie when she taunts Cronan.
    Sophie: Don't you think that if you're going to do something evil, you should just go ahead and do it, instead of standing around talking about it?
  • Our Dragons Are Different: The dragons in the series all have elemental powers like the elves. Additionally, the baby dragons will die if separated from their mother for too long.
  • Our Goblins Are Different: These goblins are diminutive, bumbling idiots. They're only evil because Cronan is mind-controlling them.
  • Pegasus: Elvendale has these, with one being Skyra's animal companion.
  • Plot Coupon: The four magical keys, which need to be collected to open the portal to send Emily home.
  • The Power of Friendship: A common theme in the series.
  • Psycho Serum: The water from the Shadow Fountain. When Ragana drinks it it amplifies her weak powers but causes her to turn evil. In "Down a Dark Path" the same thing happens to Naida, but she gets better.
  • Race Against the Clock: Emily and the elves had to reunite the baby dragons with their mother before the hourglass ran out of sand.
  • Real After All: Ragana, the elf witch of the Shadowlands. Not only do the elves find out that she's real, they used to go to school with her!
  • Right Behind Me: This happens to Sophie as she is making fun of Cronan in front of the goblins.
  • Scenery Porn: Elvendale has some gorgeous scenery in both the TV episodes and the sets.
  • Ship Tease:
    • The webisode "Crushing It" reveals that Aira has a crush on Farran.
    • The webisode "Rumor Has It" shows that innkeeper Sira has feelings for dragon trainer Tidus.
  • Sickly Green Glow: Shadow magic has this effect.
  • Slasher Smile: Ragana and Cronan sport these when they are feeling or acting particularly malicious.
  • Slave Race: The Goblin King has turned the goblins into one.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Elves can speak to animals.
  • Supreme Chef: Johnny Baker. The only one who hates his cooking is Ragana (who says it's too sweet).
  • Surrounded by Idiots: The Goblin King is constantly frustrated by his incompetent Mooks.
  • Take Over the World: The Goblin King's ultimate goal is to rule both worlds.
  • They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Upon meeting Ragana everyone is shocked to learn how 'normal' she looks. In one short she dresses up like other elves and passes unnoticed into a town.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Dukelin was this for the goblins before they were brainwashed into Cronan's minions.
  • Vague Age: While Emily is clearly a teenager, it's hard to tell exactly how old the various elf characters are supposed to be. The oldest known elf character, Skyra, is presumably similar in age to Emily's deceased grandmother but does not show any signs of old age.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Cronan and Rosalyn. A couple, in fact.
  • Whip It Good / Chain Pain: Ragana can create whips and chains made of shadow magic.
  • World-Healing Wave: Cronan's shadow amulet releases one when it breaks, restoring the forest.


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