As you may have seen it already, LEGO released a new wave of LEGO Nexo Knights sets at the beginning of the month. There are lots of great sets in the collection, and we will take a look at each of them. One notable feature that I would like to point out right away, is that many of the sets can be combined, expanding the play experience. So let’s take a closer look! 🙂
➡ #70347 LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS KING’S GUARD ARTILLERY: This is the smallest set in the 2017 line-up, but it does include some interesting parts and accessories, like the new 1×1 pyramid slopes, the lightning bolt piece, the swords, and of course the stud-shooter that works really well. Here is the official description: Protect the kingdom of Knighton with the King’s Guard Artillery battle vehicle, featuring a LEGO Nexo Knights minifigure cockpit, six-stud shooter and rear-wheel-activated extending swords at the front. Includes two minifigures: a King’s Guard and a Stone stomper. 98 pieces. Price: $9.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #70348 LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS LANCE’S TWIN JOUSTER: We get an interesting small vehicle here with a lot of transformational features. You can check out the video-review below how they work. I also really like the badguy’s unique body; a beautifully twirly piece of translucent blue energy and purple rock. Here is the official description: Protect Knighton from the Stone monster with the 4-in-1 Twin Jouster, featuring flip-out wings with four flick missiles, two minifigure cockpits, dual lances, detachable Wing Jet Pack and the Jouster Bike. Combine Lance Bot’s WingJet Pack with the #70366 LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Suit Lance for extra flying power, or any other suits in the LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Suit series. Includes three minifigures: Lance, Lance Bot and a Rogul. 216 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #70349 LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS RUINA’S LOCK & ROLLER: This is a very interesting take on the traditional LEGO Castle prisoner transport, however it doesn’t have a whole lot of play-features. I would say that if you are looking for a $20 set, the previous one is a better option. Here is the official description: Help Aaron rescue the queen from the wicked Ruina and her Lock & Roller, featuring translucent-blue claws and a minifigure cockpit, plus a detachable rear prison carriage and Forbidden Power pole to activate the opening door function. Includes two scannable shields and three minifigures: Aaron, Queen Halbert and Ruina. 208 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #70350 LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS THE THREE BROTHERS: This is one of my favorite sets of the 2017 LEGO Nexo Knights line; the chomping jaw, as the vehicle moves along, is a super satisfying experience. The vehicle is full of personality and play-features, and as you probably figured it out, it is, in fact, the third brother. Check the video-review below to see how it works. Here is the official description: Play out endless LEGO Nexo Knights battle scenes as Axl takes on the three ancient Stone monsters to stop them terrorizing Knighton, featuring a rolling monster vehicle with a giant face and chomping jaws, and a rear firing catapult. Includes two scannable shields and three minifigures: Axl, Roog and Reex. 266 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #70351 LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS CLAY’S FALCON FIGHTER: This is another set that I think is really excellent. The Falcon reminds me quite a bit of some of the LEGO Galaxy Squad sets from 2013. It looks sleek, elegant, and comes with some nice transformational features, and a crazy amount of new and unique parts. I also quite like the winged stone monster. Here is the official description: Defeat the Grimroc Stone monster with Clay’s Falcon Fighter Blaster, featuring extendable wings with dual six-stud shooters and Clay Bot’s detachable Recon Jet with posable wings and its own six-stud shooter. The buildable and highly posable Grimroc Stone monster features translucent wings, translucent-blue lightning elements and a supersized translucent-blue mace. Combine the Recon Jet with #70362 LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Suit Clay for extra firepower, or any other suits in the LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Suit series. Includes three scannable shields and two minifigures: Clay and Clay Bot, plus buildable Grimroc Stone monster and Brickster figures. Clay’s Falcon Fighter Blaster in cruise mode measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (29cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide, and over 18” (47cm) wide in attack mode. 523 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #70352 LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS JESTRO’S HEADQUARTERS: This is the largest set in the 2017 of LEGO Nexo Knight sets, featuring the headquarters of the badguys. The main vehicle can split into five parts, offering a lot of playability. But my favorite feature is that angry storm cloud. Here is the official description: Stage a daring rescue mission and release Ava from Jestro’s Headquarters, featuring a giant face with hidden weapons, detachable Hatattacka with flick missiles, Mobile Stone Keep trailer with adjustable crane and cage with movable bars, and an ejecting Stone boat function. This feature-packed LEGO Nexo Knights set also comes with Macy’s Underminer vehicle featuring a spinning drill, plus a Stone Wheeler vehicle with cannons to ramp up the rescue mission action. Jestro’s Headquarters measures over 7” (20cm) high, 12” (33cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide. Includes five scannable shields and six minifigures: Jestro, Ava, Macy, Lance, a gargoyle and a Stone stomper. 840 pieces. Price: $89.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #70358 LEGO NEXO KNIGTHS AARON’S STONE DESTROYER: Now we are back to the cheaper sets, that can used alone, or added to the larger ones for additional playability. The vehicle has an interesting color-scheme and rotating blades as it moves. The monster figure is a bit awkward with tiny wings and huge arms, but it can stand up on its own pretty well. Here is the official description: Rescue Robot Hoodlum from the buildable Bedrock Monster, featuring Aaron’s Stone Destroyer motorcycle with dual flick missiles and spinning stone slicers, and a forest hideout scene with buildable tree, branch elements and a catapult. Combine with #70364 LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Suit Aaron for extra firepower, or any other suits in the LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Suit series. Incudes two scannable shields, Aaron and Robot Hoodlum minifigures, plus a buildable Bedrock Monster figure. 251 pieces. Price: $24.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #70359 LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS LANCE VS. LIGHTNING: This set gives us two excellent examples of brick-built creatures; a robot horse, and a gargoyle. I think mech-builders will like it. Here is the official description: Ride Lance into the village of Ghoulia and battle Grimroc the giant gargoyle! Prepare the buildable robot horse for some jousting action, and charge against the buildable Grimroc figure with its lightning tridents. The gothic village scene has lightning strike elements, a cobweb and a catapult that can fire lightning ball elements at Lance. Includes two minifigures: Lance and a gargoyle, plus a large buildable gargoyle figure, Grimroc. 257 pieces. Price: $24.99 – BUY HERE
➡ LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS BATTLE SUITS: Besides the regular sets there are also five LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Suits in this wave, including a battle suit for each of the five knights. The core of the mechs consists of a couple of new special pieces that will make mech-building so much easier. They also sort of remind me of the LEGO Mixels characters with the small ball-joints and big feet. It is also worth mentioning that there are no stickers in the battle suit sets. The decorations you see are al printed. These small sets are definitely a gold-mine for mech-builders, and could be easily converted into pretty much any other theme (see the cool little hardsuit below made by LEGO fan 2gTheAznExp, using Axl’s Battle Suit. Highly recommended sets, and they are only $9.99 each – BUY HERE
Below I have included video-reviews of most of the new LEGO Nexo Knights sets by JANGBRiCKS, so if you are interested in any of them, it is worth checking them out in more detail.
From all the sets I would say that my favorites are the Battle Suits, the Falcon Fighter, and the Three Brothers. There is such a good variety here that I think everyone will find something interesting either for the vehicles, the parts, or the minifigures. LEGO Nexo Knights has been pretty solid. Maybe not as much as LEGO Ninjago, but perhaps better than LEGO Legends of Chima. They are creative, interesting, and come with an enjoyable storyline and digital game for younger kids. They are available under the LEGO Nexo Knights section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Nexo Knights sets? Did you get any of them already? Do you have any favorites? Feel free to share your own review and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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