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  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 530
    It is not the same. The other hover horses use a dirt bike chassis as the base, this one does not have that part. Similar but slightly different.
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 724
    Ok so the 271602-1 Jet Horse: Is this the same as the hover-horses in the various sets? (Well, barring color differences.)
    Nope, it's smaller (sort of a mini-version).
    chrisalddin
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    edited October 2017
    Ok so the 271602-1 Jet Horse: Is this the same as the hover-horses in the various sets? (Well, barring color differences.)
    Nope, smaller. The ones in the sets are around four studs longer from the front of their muzzle to the back of their jet engines, and have 47 pieces (plus two more in Axl's case) instead of just 34.

    EDIT: missed the page break; didn't realize this had already been answered!
  • flakmaniakflakmaniak Member Posts: 50
    Ok, so a followup then: Other than colors, and Axl's horse, and uh, Lance's lance I guess... Are the hover-horses in the big sets all the same, buildwise? (Rather, if they differ, is it tiny exterior stuff, or is it more fundamental than that?)
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    edited October 2017
    Took a quick pic since both are "out for play" here currently.

    No, they're not the same. 271602 is smaller than the full size ones in #70314, #70316 and #70325:



    Foil 271602 on the left, Macy's bike from #70314 on the right as it's colour scheme resembles the foil pack the most.
    catwranglerFowlerBricks
  • flakmaniakflakmaniak Member Posts: 50
    Hah, nice. (What set is that dress from?)

    But anyway, thank you. I will look into the full-sized hover-horses, rather than the mini version. Hopefully BrickLinking up a few will prove easy.
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,853
    @flakmaniak the dress is from the CMF series 17, elf girl
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    some of the droid bodies are put the wrong way around
    Aanchir
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    ^Well spotted, they are indeed. Hadn't noticed but I said, they're out on the play table currently. They've been built and rebuilt by a couple of times this week by my sons (4y and 7y old). Honestly, I think they take great care of LEGO sets for kids that age.

    I just quickly busted out my ghetto photography background (i.e. some A4 paper) and camera to make a quick pic. Trans bricks were already there because of recent PAB runs.

    bandit778
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    edited October 2017
    I'd like to see an episode where these guys get sent on some side mission. Maybe #5004390 joins them halfway through. It doesn't even have to be against the other team pack since those grunts get featured in every battle. These guys are cool deserve some more screen time imo! 
    FowlerBricksLeeF
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    For the longest time I was resistant to this theme but my son got excited about it and got some small ones. Fast forward to building a Fortrex with my kids and now we're all hooked. That thing is a ton of fun. My oldest girl is now trying to save to buy a set with Macy in it.
    KerreOnebricktoomanycatwranglerstluxsnowhitie
  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    ^Luckily the sets with Macy tend to be the smallest ones.
    Onebricktoomany
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    MegtheCat said:
    ^Luckily the sets with Macy tend to be the smallest ones.
    True. I passed on the one from the first wave at Target for ~$9 this summer since at that point none of them had expressed interest in it. O well.
  • eggsheneggshen Middleton, WIMember Posts: 530
    New image of # 72006 Axl's Rolling Arsenal on the main Brickset page, also talk that the next wave might only appear in LEGO brand stores and John Lewis in the UK. I'm really hoping that is just a rumor and this theme gets two waves next year instead of getting the Chima/Ultra Agents treatment.
  • ReesesPiecesReesesPieces Member Posts: 814
    I always thought that there should have been a crossover season or episode of nexoknights in ninjago.  This cross promotion could have exposed the nexoknights theme to the  ninjago regulars since ninjago is more popular.
    catwranglerLittleLori
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    edited November 2017
    Brickset main page only mentions TRU US publishing official Juniors pics; #72003 images are in the BS database so therefore assumed safe to post:

     
    Overall, I quite like the look of this wave. Seems like the transformation features that are often part of Nexo Knights sets are in this wave too. Wondering what role the evil eye on top has though; likely a major characteristic of the main bad guy as the baddies in this set also feature a similar eye as part of their torso print:



    I particularly like the way the new spider element+round stud can be attached to and fired from a stud shooter. As a parent of two KFOLs I'm used to finding studs all over the house, these will be just that little bit easier to find. The gold shields ("Merlok Powers") are now confirmed as well.

    Still no official Macy-with-hair though :(
    catwranglerPumpkin_3CK5MegtheCatFowlerBricksLittleLoristluxLeeF
  • JCoolJCool Member Posts: 46
    So I haven't watched the series, but seeing the Rolling Arsenal set... does Jestro switch sides?!  Are they all teaming up against a new foe?  (that would actually be good story-telling, might actually influence my buying if they're not always the 'bad guys')

  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 724
    JCool said:
    So I haven't watched the series, but seeing the Rolling Arsenal set... does Jestro switch sides?!  Are they all teaming up against a new foe?  (that would actually be good story-telling, might actually influence my buying if they're not always the 'bad guys')

    Yeah, looks like Jestro finally gets reformed (a development fans of the series have been waiting for for ages). Now Monstrox (formerly the Book of Monsters), who had previously been working through Jestro due to his lack of a body, seems to be taking over as the main villain in a new digital form.

    I do need to catch up on the series. I watched the first season pretty regularly, but have fallen way behind.
  • JCoolJCool Member Posts: 46
    Lyichir said:
    JCool said:
    So I haven't watched the series, but seeing the Rolling Arsenal set... does Jestro switch sides?!  Are they all teaming up against a new foe?  (that would actually be good story-telling, might actually influence my buying if they're not always the 'bad guys')

    Yeah, looks like Jestro finally gets reformed (a development fans of the series have been waiting for for ages). Now Monstrox (formerly the Book of Monsters), who had previously been working through Jestro due to his lack of a body, seems to be taking over as the main villain in a new digital form.

    I do need to catch up on the series. I watched the first season pretty regularly, but have fallen way behind.
    Good to know - thanks for the quick recap!   I do like the evolution of the series.  it definitely seems like they're trying to expand the narrative for the characters. 
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    edited November 2017
    Jangbricks has a #72004 Techwizard Showdown review up:




    Mech-ception was the first thing I thought as well. Really like the set even with the poseability limitations.
    SeanTheCollectorLyichir
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    edited November 2017
    Lyichir said:
    JCool said:
    So I haven't watched the series, but seeing the Rolling Arsenal set... does Jestro switch sides?!  Are they all teaming up against a new foe?  (that would actually be good story-telling, might actually influence my buying if they're not always the 'bad guys')

    Yeah, looks like Jestro finally gets reformed (a development fans of the series have been waiting for for ages). Now Monstrox (formerly the Book of Monsters), who had previously been working through Jestro due to his lack of a body, seems to be taking over as the main villain in a new digital form.

    I do need to catch up on the series. I watched the first season pretty regularly, but have fallen way behind.
    it's just me or it sounds exactly like garmadon and the overlord?

    it looks like the medieval theme has been dropped completely, and the dichotomy between the futuristic, technological good guys and the medieval, magic bad guys. it's kind of the new space theme now I guess.
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 781
    Fauch said:
    Lyichir said:
    JCool said:
    So I haven't watched the series, but seeing the Rolling Arsenal set... does Jestro switch sides?!  Are they all teaming up against a new foe?  (that would actually be good story-telling, might actually influence my buying if they're not always the 'bad guys')

    Yeah, looks like Jestro finally gets reformed (a development fans of the series have been waiting for for ages). Now Monstrox (formerly the Book of Monsters), who had previously been working through Jestro due to his lack of a body, seems to be taking over as the main villain in a new digital form.

    I do need to catch up on the series. I watched the first season pretty regularly, but have fallen way behind.
    it's just me or it sounds exactly like garmadon and the overlord?
    Not exactly. The Overlord wasn’t relevant until the end of Season 2 of Ninjago, technically. Whereas Monstrox has always been there.

    Also Monstrox doesn’t take over Jestro. It’s more or less just temptation leading him astray, rather than Monstrox completely taking him over.
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 724
    Fauch said:
    Lyichir said:
    JCool said:
    So I haven't watched the series, but seeing the Rolling Arsenal set... does Jestro switch sides?!  Are they all teaming up against a new foe?  (that would actually be good story-telling, might actually influence my buying if they're not always the 'bad guys')

    Yeah, looks like Jestro finally gets reformed (a development fans of the series have been waiting for for ages). Now Monstrox (formerly the Book of Monsters), who had previously been working through Jestro due to his lack of a body, seems to be taking over as the main villain in a new digital form.

    I do need to catch up on the series. I watched the first season pretty regularly, but have fallen way behind.
    it's just me or it sounds exactly like garmadon and the overlord?

    it looks like the medieval theme has been dropped completely, and the dichotomy between the futuristic, technological good guys and the medieval, magic bad guys. it's kind of the new space theme now I guess.
    I wouldn't say the medieval theme has been dropped completely. The vehicles we are getting are not much different from previous ones, with inspiration from medieval knights and weaponry. It's true that so far this year, we haven't gotten any location-based "castles" (which were few and far between earlier in the theme as well), and that the villains have adopted the kind of tech used by the heroes. But the Castle DNA is still front and center.
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 52
    ^ Sounds like Chima to me!
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    ^ Sounds like Chima to me!
    What's Chima-sounding about that? The first two years had a few sets that were "Chima-ish" in that they were vehicles based on the knights' animal heraldry, but this year most of the sets seem to stick to armor-based or weapon-based designs.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    edited November 2017
    now I'm imagining, instead of a castle, a massive spaceship as the flagship set, with splitting and transformation features, like the ones we had in the 90's. I think it's been a while since we got one of those? well, if I except the ultimate batmobile, which made me think of those sets, but with wheels.
    Lego_StarcatwranglerOnebricktoomany
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 658
    Those new bad guys need a big Borg cube fortress.
    VorpalRyu
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 52
    Aanchir said:
    ^ Sounds like Chima to me!
    What's Chima-sounding about that? The first two years had a few sets that were "Chima-ish" in that they were vehicles based on the knights' animal heraldry, but this year most of the sets seem to stick to armor-based or weapon-based designs.
    Sorry, I should gave clarified more. I meant the main bad guy being possesed and switching sides later on in the series.
    Aanchir
  • LeeFLeeF Walton, KYMember Posts: 8
    I rather like the series. And my oldest was initially into it. But this summer he moved away from any interest (much to my disappointment). I have a handful of unopened sets I had set aside for his birthday and Christmas that I'll probably build. I think it could have been a bit more on the medieval side of things and bit less techy. Having said that I think LEGO did a good job of making something unique and, for the most part, interesting. The 2nd year of sets was rather lackluster (but good color choices). We will see if it survives past this year but I have a feeling that it dies out within 12-18 months. It's no longer a featured series/set at big retailers and even at TRU.  
    catwrangler
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    Just noticed out of the four sets for next year two feature Aaron and none with Lance or Macy. Seems a bit odd. Perhaps some of the line got cut as it isn't a hot seller or held back for store exclusives?
  • the_creative_boxthe_creative_box SwedenMember Posts: 90
    I like the 2018 wave. Speaking of actual builds there isn't anything really special, but they look OK. What makes me interested, really, are the faces of the baddies (in particular the ones with green eyes) and the recolour of that old castle helmet. Those pieces are bound to be useful for creating custom minifigures.  
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Just noticed out of the four sets for next year two feature Aaron and none with Lance or Macy. Seems a bit odd. Perhaps some of the line got cut as it isn't a hot seller or held back for store exclusives?
    Even though it didn't get official pics on Brickset at the same time as all the others, someone on Eurobricks has already found Lance's Hover Jouster in a store: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/shares/rSnyc6

    Macy is still absent from the sets we've seen so far, but it's worth noting that while Brickset only has six sets listed for Nexo Knights 2018 at the moment, there are SEVEN golden Merlok powers shown on the back of the new boxes. So there would seem to be at least one set yet to be announced — probably either a later release or a store exclusive. Hopefully it also includes Ava!
    catwrangler
  • CM4SCM4S United StatesMember Posts: 1,290
    ?? Macy is in the Berserker Bomber with a hugeness jet pack, we’ve seen the set 
    KerrePumpkin_3CK5
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,826
    edited November 2017
    ah ok I was just going off the four official pictures that came out. Forgot about the catalog leaks from awhile back.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    CM4S said:
    ?? Macy is in the Berserker Bomber with a hugeness jet pack, we’ve seen the set 
    Oh right! Forgot about that one, so when Bumblepants said she wasn't in any of those four sets I didn't question it. I guess that means Ava is the only one of the main characters we haven't seen in a set yet. Sadly after spending most of the series as a side character I kind of have doubts that she'll be the main focus of a final unrevealed set, but I do hope she shows up in it anyway.
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    ^c'mon guys. The pictures of the set containing Macy are on this very page :D

    Ava's heavily involved with technology. Would be a great plot element if she gets infected. I mean, 72001 contains an infected Dennis. Maybe something goes utterly wrong in Knighton Castle...
    Pumpkin_3CK5
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    the bad guys kind of remind me of nindroids in the way there is very little variety among them. one type of legs, 2 types of torso. 3 different faces.
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    edited November 2017
    #70354 is a retired set in all LEGO online shops except for US and Canada since 14 November. That's less than six months of LEGO shop availability.

  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    couldn't sell it? what a surprise ! (or not)
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 781
    Kerre said:
    #70354 is a retired set in all LEGO online shops except for US and Canada since 14 November. That's less than six months of LEGO shop availability.

    Sounds like NEXO is on the way to NA exclusivity...
  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 781
    Kerre said:
    #70354 is a retired set in all LEGO online shops except for US and Canada since 14 November. That's less than six months of LEGO shop availability.

    Sounds like NEXO is on the way to NA exclusivity...
    CM4S
  • MynattMynatt OH/NYMember Posts: 569
    I can't say I was too much of a fan of this last wave. I don't keep up with the story or have the slightest knowledge of what goes on with these sets but the largest deterrent in this past wave has been the overall color scheme of the bad guys. With that being said I really like the green and black colors of this next wave. Great improvement over 2017 Nexo Nights.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 673
    The use of yellow, along with lime green and trans-orange from the last wave is just garish. The green and black and very nice, however, the yellow is still being used.

    And where are the location-based toys? Why all-new vehicles all the time? Are they being leased?
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 724
    flord said:
    The use of yellow, along with lime green and trans-orange from the last wave is just garish. The green and black and very nice, however, the yellow is still being used.

    And where are the location-based toys? Why all-new vehicles all the time? Are they being leased?
    Yellow? Apart from Axl's vehicle (which uses Flame Yellowish Orange), I don't see yellow as a dominant color on any of the knights' vehicles. They do all use Warm Gold this year, but ultimately I kind of prefer that to the solid Bright Orange of last year's vehicles (which felt more like a poor attempt to match the Tr. Fl. Reddish Orange).

    And there's new vehicles every year for the same reason there's new sets in general every year—because new things sell. :P
    AanchirPumpkin_3CK5
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,292
    I didn't see the point in changing the color scheme for the good guys after the 1st year, it was good, but maybe kids like builds with tons of saturated clashing colors?

    that reminds me of a level design tip, you may have already experienced when playing, between a map where the use of colors and geometry is such that you understand immediately how you should apprehend it, and a map where the designer went so heavy on small details, that you have a hard time making sense of the whole, especially in a fast game.
    catwrangler
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 673
    Lyichir said:

    And there's new vehicles every year for the same reason there's new sets in general every year—because new things sell. :P
    True, but Nexo doesn't sell very well around where I live. After last Christmas,  retailers like TRU were blowing Year 1 Nexo out. They were already 40% off, and then it was BOGO 50% on top of that. I expect there will be even more of that this year. And we'll know just how well it sells if Nexo continues past Year 3.

    Kids may not be too put off by the clashing colours, but parents like me sure are.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,803
    Fauch said:
    I didn't see the point in changing the color scheme for the good guys after the 1st year, it was good, but maybe kids like builds with tons of saturated clashing colors?

    that reminds me of a level design tip, you may have already experienced when playing, between a map where the use of colors and geometry is such that you understand immediately how you should apprehend it, and a map where the designer went so heavy on small details, that you have a hard time making sense of the whole, especially in a fast game.
    In my opinion, the color scheme changes in the second year hardly made them clash… in fact, I'd say that sticking to just one shade of blue, easing up on all the grey, and adding more of the knights' individual colors instead of just occasional stickers and accents helped make them feel a lot smoother and more balanced. The Bright Orange I was indifferent to, though, so I don't mind it being swapped with gold in the new wave.
  • KerreKerre In a bar, under the sea.Member Posts: 409
    Official #72001 box pic doing the rounds now:






    I grew up on 80's SF cartoons and decades of RTS games so I'm partial towards futuristic tanks; hoping I can buy a few of these extra when they're on offer so the Royal Guard can have an artillery battalion. Lances will be replaces by extra spring-loaded shooters though.  
    FowlerBricksMegtheCatcatwranglerFizyx
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,625
    ^Now that's one I might get. The others haven't impressed me so far...
    Fizyx
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