We just talked about LEGO Nexo Knights a few days ago (see: LEGO Nexo Knights More Details & Picture!), and now we have even more information. At the 2015 New York Comic Con LEGO officially revealed LEGO Nexo Knights coming next year. Below are the details from the press-release, pictures of some of the sets and characters, as well as a couple of trailers to introduce the story. Enjoy! 🙂
➡ LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS AT COMIC CON: The LEGO Group today announced LEGO Nexo Knights, a new, original LEGO property depicting a medieval kingdom set in a futuristic world where five young, brave knights “download” special powers to their shields in order to battle the royal court’s evil Jestro and a cast of monsters to restore peace. The story comes to life through LEGO building sets, an episodic television and a digital gaming app that fuels story-driven gameplay. The property launches later this year, with products available starting January 1, 2016. LEGO Nexo Knights characters, story, app experience and two iconic building sets from the collection will be previewed to New York Comic Con attendees, Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Booth #1436).
“Inspired by insights to meet the emerging needs of today’s kids, LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS juxtaposes a timeless world of medieval knights with a futuristic twist in a captivating story that invites children to explore LEGO play in a whole new way,” said Casper Thingholm of the LEGO Group. “LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS offers children the rewarding building experiences they know and love, amplified by digital enhancements that merge what today’s kids love: self-expression, strong characters, deep content-driven story and digital gaming.”
➡ LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS STORY: Set in the futuristic, high-tech world of the Kingdom of Knighton, LEGO Nexo Knights follows five young knights in their quest to battle Jestro, his sidekick, the Book of Monsters, and their Lava Monster Army. Heroic knight, Clay Moorington, leads the band of knights, including alpha superstar Lance Richmond, hipster Aaron Fox, Macy Halbert, a princess who would rather be a knight, and Axl, the giant. Together, under the tutelage of Knights’ Academy mentor and Great Digital Wizard, Merlok 2.0, they join forces to defeat the enemy.
➡ LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS SETS & MORE: Fourteen richly detailed building sets will be available in January 2016, ranging in price from $9.99 to $99.99. Additional building sets will launch in August 2016. The first two sets revealed at New York Comic Con are the #70316 LEGO Nexo Knights Jestro’s Evil Mobile with 658 pieces for $59.99, and the #70316 LEGO Nexo Knight Fortrex with 1140 pieces for $99.99. Consumer products partners across key categories are also engaged in creating a merchandise program dedicated to LEGO Nexo Knights, such as publishing and soft goods.
➡ LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS APP: To extend the story and increase playing fun, more than 150 unique LEGO Nexo Knights powers – represented as shields – have been scattered across the kingdom of Knighton. The powers can be found in building sets, online, in print and directly in the television content. Existing in both physical and digital form, children can discover, scan and collect varied powers using the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 app. Once added to a digital power collection, children can creatively and continuously find new ways to join the knights to defeat the enemy, in their gaming experience. Available in late December 2015, the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS: MERLOK 2.0 app will be available as a free download via App Store, Google Play, Samsung Apps and Amazon Appstore.
➡ LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS TV SERIES: LEGO Nexo Knights, a 20-episode, animated adventure comedy series, will debut on select global broadcast television networks as soon as late December 2015 and air throughout 2016. The core means by which children follow the story and get to know the characters, the series follows the constant adventures of LEGO Nexo Knights heroes and villains. Children will also be able to scan new LEGO Nexo Knights powers directly from their content viewing screen into their app games, further connecting their play experience. Below are a couple of trailers to introduce you to the story.
➡ LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS WEBSITE: The official LEGO Nexo Knights website is already up and running. There is not much on it yet besides short intro videos for each of the characters and some downloadable posters, but I’m sure as we get closer to the release date there will be a lot more.
As you can see, this is going to be a major mixed theme in the line of LEGO Ninjago and LEGO Legends of Chima. As we mentioned previously, LEGO Nexo Knights has somewhat of a LEGO Knights Kingdom II vibe with minifigs resembling Warhammer characters. At the same time the blue and translucent-orange color-scheme is reminiscent of the LEGO Space Ice Planet sets from the 1990s. So yeah, definitely mixed! 🙄
So what do you think? How do you like LEGO Nexo Knights now that we have more details? And what do you think of the story, the characters, the website, and the trailers? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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