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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    edited March 2016

    Anyone else impressed about how Clay's Rumble Blade splits up into different craft? I'm getting a batpod feel from the two front vehicles. But what does the rear portion do after the 'flier' launches? Just sit there?

    Also, I found that out when my 5 year old son ran up to me in-store to show me... That was a good moment.

    His birthday is in May... that's a while to wait for a little guy!

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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,794
    MaffyD said:

    Anyone else impressed about how Clay's Rumble Blade splits up into different craft? I'm getting a batpod feel from the two front vehicles. But what does the rear portion do after the 'flier' launches? Just sit there?

    From what I can tell, the rear portion appears to function as a turret/ballista, using the two cannons that remain on top.

    Anyway, yesterday I picked up The Book of Monsters from Toys 'R' Us! According to the Amazon.com listing the U.S. release isn't supposed to be until June 28, but I guess Toys 'R' Us gets them early. It's a fantastic book with hilarious writing and phenomenal illustrations (the LEGO.com link above includes some sample pages if you want a glimpse at what it has to offer). It's all written in-character as the Book of Monsters, with notes added by Jestro, Merlok, and some of Jestro's lava monster minions. Besides the lava monsters, it also includes pages on sea monsters and forest monsters (who may appear in next year's sets for all I know), a labeled map of the kingdom of Knighton, and a royal family tree. I definitely recommend it to any LEGO Nexo Knights fan, or even to anybody who just wants a sense of what the story is about.
    MaffyDcatwranglerVBaskin2008snowhitie
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Malificent's head piece would make an awesome hat for Jestro if colored.
    VBaskin2008
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    ^^Kinda cool how Lego worked the Necronomicon into a children's toy, aye?
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  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    When are the new sets due out?  August? Or now?
    VBaskin2008
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Dedgecko said:
    When are the new sets due out?  August? Or now?
    NOW!
    go Buy and love them with all your soul, so that lego will make more Nexo knights set's!
    VBaskin2008
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 893
    I think it might be different for the US? I think August for some of the sets....
    VBaskin2008
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Bah, I meant in the US.  It must be another delayed release for us. 
    VBaskin2008
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 893
    Yep. Not sure why you have August release for a lot of sets. It's very strange. I've been waiting impatiently for the June release so August would be torture for me...
    VBaskin2008
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,654
    Staggered releases between North America and Europe happen twice a year and have for quite some time.
    VBaskin2008
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,794
    Honestly, as a U.S. buyer I'm used to August releases for a lot of the themes I collect. It's quite surprising to me that Bionicle is getting a June release worldwide this year, because in the past, summer Bionicle sets have launched in August for about as long as I can remember.

    I'm sure the staggered releases have something to do with managing inventory. Maybe to accommodate for the trouble LEGO has had supplying certain themes in Europe in the run-up to the holidays? By getting more themes on the shelves earlier it might give them more time to gauge demand.

    The Nexo Knights sets in particular were marked as August releases on their Toy Fair display cards so I basically knew I'd have to wait on those. I don't mind, though. Maybe having to wait on new sets will give me more time to focus on things I've been slacking on this year, like reviews, freelance writing, getting my room organized, and building my own original creations.
    catwrangler
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 520
    Looks like we finally have an image and name for the Nexo Knights exclusive minifigure #5004390 that is free with the calendar coupon. I like the new torso and leg printing. I believe all the rest of the parts are available in other sets. The face might be new but I can't tell from just the eyes. 
    catwranglerAanchir
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Wow, The Book of Monsters is fantastic little novella.  Thanks for the heads up @Aanchir !

    It's very pulpy, a little immature/sassy, and I really hope every one of the new monsters illustrated will get a release.
    Aanchir
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,794
    eggshen said:
    Looks like we finally have an image and name for the Nexo Knights exclusive minifigure #5004390 that is free with the calendar coupon. I like the new torso and leg printing. I believe all the rest of the parts are available in other sets. The face might be new but I can't tell from just the eyes. 
    The face is new, and it's double-sided too! Gnaat Lego on Flickr has an image gallery showing the package and minifigure in more detail. This makes the third set of face prints for the Knighton soldiers after the standard face prints and the alternate ones that come in the battle pack.
    Dedgecko said:
    Wow, The Book of Monsters is fantastic little novella.  Thanks for the heads up @Aanchir !

    It's very pulpy, a little immature/sassy, and I really hope every one of the new monsters illustrated will get a release.
    Hey, glad you enjoyed it! I've been recommending it left and right since I first picked it up at Toys R Us, so it's good to know that my recommendations didn't fall on deaf ears and that you weren't disappointed. :)

    Considering that it's written by the same writers who are in charge of the TV show (John Derevlany and Mark Hoffmeier), I think it's a fair indication of what the Nexo Knights story can be like at its best. The actual TV show's quality has been a little uneven — I really thoroughly enjoyed the two part premiere, the two part finale, and the episode "Fright Knight", but some of the other episodes have been weaker IMO. Hopefully in Season 2 the show might more consistently hit that same sweet spot of humor and intrigue that the Book of Monsters did.

    And I definitely agree, it'd be great to get the various monsters from the book in sets! Some like the Behemoth of Brine feel less "LEGO-ish" than others so might only turn up in the show, but others definitely seem like promising candidates for minifigures, bigfigs, or buildable figures.
    catwrangler
  • rawbobrawbob UKMember Posts: 503

    Anybody know where I can get a list of Nexo Powers and where they can be obtained?

  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,022
    There are all sorts of places they can be obtained, on the shields inside Nexo Knights sets, in with the Nexo Knight foam play shield, in magazines (Chima, NK and LEGO Club), on special shop promo stands, there's one in Tesco just now, on the sleeve of LEGO staff shirts, on giant shield displayed at launch on brick built model at NYCC, in the tv show, at LLW, in LL Billund, in LEGO store calendar, on the recent promo poster, again at launch of the tv show there was one on Cartoon Network website, LEGO.com, the LEGO Club website, on the instructions inside the #30371 poly bag, in Nexo Knight books. I think that's all the places I know about. Any "activated?" shield can be scanned regardless of what it is on. 

    Top right shield in the Nexo Knights logo is activated, has QR style coding around the edge of the shield, the one Axl is carrying on the box art is not, but the one inside the box will be....



    If you scan a power more than once you boost it. I'm having trouble scanning new powers because I can't get the app to update. It knows about the update but doesn't seem to want to actually do the updating. If anyone has overcome this problem I'd love to know how.

    I think @TheOneVeyronian knew of a couple of websites with lists? We thought about compiling a list of where to find each specific power though half the fun is finding new ones. Some shields can be found in more than one place too.

    Hope that helps @rawbob :o)
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
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  • rawbobrawbob UKMember Posts: 503

    I wanted to see how far I was from completion but was surprised some are in magazines, on gear and in the show etc. It's good that Lego are doing that but it scuppers my plans to have a framed complete power shield display.

  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    MaffyD said:
    oh. thx a ton!
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  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,794
    rawbob said:

    Anybody know where I can get a list of Nexo Powers and where they can be obtained?

    http://www.spyrius.org/nexo/ has a scannable list of powers, but it doesn't list where all of them come from. Many are from sets, some are from episodes of the show and online webisodes, and still others are from store displays and club magazines. A tip: even though the $10 Nexo Knights sets like #70310 and #70311 don't mention including Nexo Powers, they have unique ones in their instruction booklets.

    The unofficial Twitter account https://twitter.com/NexoPowers also shares a lot of powers, including where they come from. Good to check out!
    brumeycatwrangler
  • rawbobrawbob UKMember Posts: 503
    Have the UK stores had the power cards? I am way behind on Nexo knights! 
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,022
    Yes, two in January, two in February. I got them all on one day in February. You were there too as I recall? I expect there might be some left, I'd ask next time you are in store. :o)
  • rawbobrawbob UKMember Posts: 503
    I was but only just picking up on the Nexo Knights theme. I was in the store on Sunday but won't be back until next month now probably. Hopefully they will have some left. 
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    any one seen nexo knights S1 on dvd yet?
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,807
    Been finally getting into the story line, after realising my son likes the sets, so I'm resurrecting this thread a bit ;)

    How are people getting on?

    My son and I have been having fun this last week scanning shields from his sets/lego mags/posters. I know you can find them all online, but part of the fun is looking and collecting. He's been having fun playing the game as well, it's his first 'fighting' game, up until now he's just played the Lego juniors games and similar apps, but he seems to get the hang of this now. Important skill to learn ;)

    Got to echo the sentiments of the book of monsters from before as well it's a great fun book. Nice illustrations, good storytelling. We all love it. Only watched the first episode, but with the game, the little movies and the book we feel like we know enough. And anyway, more fun to use your fantasy anyway. He's building the fortrex now... And I said we weren't going to start a new theme.... I've got no backbone when it comes to Lego.

    @chrisalddin they've got S1 V1 and V2 on DVD on amazon.co.uk, you can buy the German import one, cheaper than the UK one and it will have the option to play in English.


  • thedoctor46thedoctor46 UKMember Posts: 203
    I'm thinking of getting the Fortrex for my son for Christmas. I was tempted by the Book of Monsters when I saw it for sale at Legoland, but I'm waiting for it to possibly appear at The Book People (UK based online discount book retailer) instead.

    The DVDs would make good stocking fillers.
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    edited September 2016
    It would be nice if the Nexo Knights received some sets that they can protect.  About the closest thing is the Target exclusive, The Library.

    Some energy pylons, mills, village houses, etc.  I think that was a big miss for the second wave of sets.  Too many vehicles already released.
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  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Dedgecko said:
    It would be nice if the Nexo Knights received some sets that they can protect.  About the closest thing is the Target exclusive, The Library.

    Some energy pylons, mills, village houses, etc.  I think that was a big miss for the second wave of sets.  Too many vehicles already released.
    we will see what wave 3 brings.
    Lyichircatwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    I'd love more buildings/other additions to the landscape. From what I've seen in videos of the Library, they seem to be pretty good at coming up with play features for what would otherwise be static locations. I suppose it all boils down to how well it'd work for the TV episodes, too...

    Does anyone have any impression of how well this theme is doing? Googling various terms didn't get me very far, because of course TLG keep sales figures close to their chests, and I'd imagine retailers are expected to do the same. But if anybody here works on a toy shop, it'd be interesting to hear your impressions of how customers are responding to it... 
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    FWIW, King's Mech sold out at the local location quickly.  Holding out for double points @ [email protected], or a sale at Walmart.
    catwrangler
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 707
    I'd love more buildings/other additions to the landscape. From what I've seen in videos of the Library, they seem to be pretty good at coming up with play features for what would otherwise be static locations. I suppose it all boils down to how well it'd work for the TV episodes, too...

    Does anyone have any impression of how well this theme is doing? Googling various terms didn't get me very far, because of course TLG keep sales figures close to their chests, and I'd imagine retailers are expected to do the same. But if anybody here works on a toy shop, it'd be interesting to hear your impressions of how customers are responding to it... 
    The interim results released last week said it's "off to a good start". That's probably the most concrete information we'll get for a while. But if anyone has anecdotes from retail about how the theme's been performing in their respective stores it obviously couldn't hurt.

    I also would love to see more location-based sets, especially village-based ones, since that's the main place the first year has been lacking. We'll see what year two brings—past Castle themes have tended to release more sets along those lines in years two and three, including the Medieval Market Village, Mill Village Raid, Blacksmith Attack, and Kingdoms Joust. The Nexo Knights TV series certainly has no shortage of interesting locations that haven't yet been depicted, from the tech-enhanced villages to the Knights Academy to the Knightonia Arena to Knightonia Castle itself, so hopefully some of those might appear in sets at some point in the future.
    catwranglerAanchir
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 520
    I work at a small toy store. From what I have observed, the Ultimates are selling really well, we have had to reorder them a couple of times. The smaller sets are doing ok (sets $19.99 and under), and we just got larger sets in last week, so I don't have any data on those yet.

    There is a toysrus right next door and I head in there about 3 times per week to see how their sales are doing. From my observations and conversations with staff there the theme is doing pretty well there. 

    At the Walmart in the area, the Kings Mech is gone and smaller sets look like they are selling well. Large sets don't look like they are moving, including the Fortrex.

    At the Targets I go to, same story there, smaller sets are moving, large sets are not 

    I pay close attention to this theme as I personally love it and I am hoping it goes for many more waves. I even count the number of sets at each store to check sales. I'm pretty crazy, I know.
    Aanchir
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    @eggshen - I'd be doing the same thing in your shoes! I'm really hoping it'll make it to the two or three-year point, because it's been unexpectedly creative and incredibly fun. I'd imagine the Fortrex etc. will shift better over the holidays. Also really interesting to hear from @Lyichir that there are more locations that would lend themselves well to sets - I've only seen the first couple of episodes, myself. 
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    i would love to see a D2C for this theme.
    i think most who plan to get the big set's wait for a 33% offer. ( i know i am. )
    having said that.
    i would most likely pay full price for a D2C in nexo knights more so if it is as good as the Ninjago D2C we got last year. ( that i still have on display and has been given the prize for one of my set's having be on display for the longest time.)
    catwranglerDedgecko
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,455
    This theme is less than a year old isn't it? The big ticket items will go for Christmas presents. That's certainly what I say to my youngest when he asks for a £60+ set. Or his birthday, but that's not till next May (he didn't know he liked Nexo Knights until after that).
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Like @chrisalddin I'm waiting for the right offer to get the Fortrex - I remember some massive discounts on large sets in the run-up to Christmas last year, so fingers crossed I can find it for about £50 or less online somewhere that has an Ebay storefront (e.g. TRU) and then apply my accumulated Nectar vouchers to it...
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    Like @chrisalddin I'm waiting for the right offer to get the Fortrex - I remember some massive discounts on large sets in the run-up to Christmas last year, so fingers crossed I can find it for about £50 or less online somewhere that has an Ebay storefront (e.g. TRU) and then apply my accumulated Nectar vouchers to it...

    funny you say that. the offer i got when you brake down the numbers for the Fortrex.
    i payed £51.10 for my Fortrex  that is with all cashback from that Store's Vip added in.
    the brake down is as follows.
    set price on store. £78.62.
    78.62 X20 = 1572.40 Vip points. = £15.72 in cashback on VIP card for that store.
    then £78.62 takeaway 15% offer code. = £66.82
    and if you add in the VIP cashback bring it to £51.10

    this was back on the 12th of February 2016.
    i think i got a good deal on that one. :)
    could have picked up the #70323 Jestro's Volcano Lair at £66.99 back when it 1st came out. but i just did not have the cash. so i hoping to see it for about that price again.
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    A very good deal for a set that hadn't been out six weeks! I'm impressed. 

    Where'd you see Jestro's Volcano Lair for £66.99? I must haunt it when the next wave comes out! Best price I've seen so far is £84, so it's for the (further-off-than-the-Fortrex) future...
  • palmers9grbpalmers9grb ukMember Posts: 203
    I picked a 70323 in the Argos 3 for 2. with some other sets around the same price worked out to about the same as @chrisalddin paid for it. Smyths often have deals on NK stuff 
    catwrangler
  • chrisalddinchrisalddin UKMember Posts: 2,860
    A very good deal for a set that hadn't been out six weeks! I'm impressed. 

    Where'd you see Jestro's Volcano Lair for £66.99? I must haunt it when the next wave comes out! Best price I've seen so far is £84, so it's for the (further-off-than-the-Fortrex) future...
    it was Tesco's after you took off the £5 offer that was on at the time.
    was listed on amazon for a small time on a price match at £71.99.
    catwrangler
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    I'm not entirely into the theme, but already have 3 sets (not counting polybags) and planning to buy two more.

    I do have a question for Nexo fans: Do you display the "extra" power shields? And if so, how?
    For example, #70324 Merlok's Library 2.0 comes with two power shields but only one frame. I did noticed the Ultimate sets place the shields into the set itself.
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 496
    ^I haven't entirely worked it out, but I bought loads of extra shield frames on Brick Link  so all the extra Nexo powers can be displayed. Unfortunately I'm still working on my display space. I have acquired all of the 2016 Nexo Knights sets so I am going to need a bigger shelf!
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    I've experimented with turning the various shields into Battle Standards/Crests.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    MegtheCat said:
    ^I haven't entirely worked it out, but I bought loads of extra shield frames on Brick Link  so all the extra Nexo powers can be displayed.
    That could work; some kind of armory.

    Dedgecko said:
    I've experimented with turning the various shields into Battle Standards/Crests.

    what are battle standards/crests? Is it something related to the show? I only watched the first episodes from LEGO.com.

    Just ordered #70231 General Magmar's Siege Machine of Doom. I find the monsters' sets more appealing than the knights'... mostly for the color scheme; i find the knight's blue palette a bit off-putting.

  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Google Image search "Warhammer 40k Battle Standard"
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  • JadBeanJadBean United StatesMember Posts: 15
    I've been tempted by some of the Nexo Knights sets, mostly the bad guy ones. Considering many of these are on sale now, what is the consensus about this theme? Is it successful with more sets to come, or is this the next Chima?
  • preusspreuss CanadaMember Posts: 87
    JadBean said:
    I've been tempted by some of the Nexo Knights sets, mostly the bad guy ones. Considering many of these are on sale now, what is the consensus about this theme? Is it successful with more sets to come, or is this the next Chima?
    I'm another one who is mostly buying the bad guys' sets. They have announced more for 2017, but with a new faction of baddies. They also seem cool, but it's a whole other color scheme. If you like the red/lava guys, now is the time to get them on sale.
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  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    I bought #70317 The Fortrex and #70324 Merlok's Library 2.0 because, well, castle :-)

    But as I said, I like the bad guys better. So far I have #70316 Jestro's Evil Mobile and #70321 General Magmar's Siege Machine of Doom. I'll be buying #70323 Jestro's Volcano Lair next.

    Not sure about the 2017 purple-colored sets, but so far #70352 Jestro's caught my attention.
    Onebricktoomany
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 496
    Even though I've collected the entire theme so far, the only ones I've built are the baddies (well, & the mechs). I especially like #70316 & #70325.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,794

    JadBean said:
    I've been tempted by some of the Nexo Knights sets, mostly the bad guy ones. Considering many of these are on sale now, what is the consensus about this theme? Is it successful with more sets to come, or is this the next Chima?
    Is "both" an answer? Chima was not really an unsuccessful theme in the grand scheme of things, and it lasted a full three years. I expect Nexo Knights to have around the same overall lifespan. I encourage you to get some of the sets if they interest you for your own collection, but don't do so with the expectation that it will still be going strong five to ten years in like City, Friends, or Ninjago. Even big LEGO themes like Ninjago and Chima are usually not intended to last that long, and the fact that Ninjago is going strong as an evergreen theme today is indicative of how much it exceeded its original expectations.

    Jestro's Volcano Lair is definitely one of the most impressive evil castles we've had in many years, and some of the smaller bad guy vehicles like Moltor's Lava Smasher and Beast Master's Chaos Chariot are pretty great as well. The lava monsters themselves are a lot of fun and, because most of them share the same colors, easy to mix and match if you want to create more varied armies.
    catwranglerLyichir
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