|LEGO Nexo Knights Magazine Issue 02|
Earlier this year, the launch of the fantasy-based Castle theme Nexo Knights went beyond the colorful LEGO toy sets. As with most products nowadays, it took the multimedia approach, maximizing everything from animated television series to mobile game apps to print publications. The latter include monthly glossy magazines that contain comics, pull-out posters, fact files, puzzles, and more to keep little (and not-so-little) knights entertained. But the best part is that they always come with exclusive LEGO minifigures or mini-builds. Unfortunately, the new LEGO Nexo Knights Magazines are only currently released within Europe. So, for the rest of the world, here's a little glimpse...
Strangely enough, I started with the second issue, which was given to me by my tita (aunt). I tried to steer away from Nexo Knights at first because I wasn't really planning to start a new collection, but obviously, I gave in irresistibly. The free gift in this issue is Lance's Hover Horse.
|Lance's Hover Horse|
The build is a simplified version of the hover horses found in the bigger box sets. Gone are the color cues indicating which knight owns what horse. Nonetheless, it still looks cute. But it feels empty without a rider, so naturally, I sought for one. Good thing I found a good deal in eBay, with free delivery and all.
|Issue 01 Free Gift|
The epic gift (that I nearly missed) in the first issue is a Lance Richmond minifigure, complete with his lance weapon and a knightly feast. Not only that, this is the first time a Nexo Knight hairpiece was released officially (Robin doesn't count because he's just a Junior Knight, and Macy's pony tail doesn't count either because she can't wear that without the helmet). I wonder if they'll do the same with the others.
|Lance and His Hover Horse|
See? The Hover Horse looks perfect with Lance on it! Everything seems shiny and fancy, befitting a Richmond.
The third issue puts the spotlight on young Robin Underwood and his horse. Nexo Knights is a fusion of medieval and futuristic tech, so expect a lot of horses. The free gift in this issue is a bit generous for the final build seems like it came from the usual LEGO polybags. It's a bit reminiscent of Robin's Mini Fortrex .
|LEGO Nexo Knights Magazine Issue 03|
|Robin and His Horse|
Now for a cuteness overload, here's Lance and Robin on their high-tech rides. Is this a race or what?
The LEGO sets in the next issues are not as grand but they're still interesting and fun. The Globlin Spiders and the Lava Warrior all look
cool hot. The Knight Racer has a bit of a promise as well. Maybe it will look better once a Nexo Knight (Aaron, anyone?) rode it. Here are the rest of the magazines and the free gifts:
|LEGO Nexo Knights Magazine Issue 04|
|LEGO Nexo Knights Magazine Issue 05|
|LEGO Nexo Knights Magazine Issue 06|
Another cool feature of the LEGO Nexo Knights Magazines is the inclusion of exclusive scannable Nexo Powers which can be used in the LEGO Nexo Knights: Merlok 2.0 game app.
I really love Nexo Knights. That's why I'm always looking forward each month for the release of the latest issue. And when I do, rest assured that I will immediately share it with you guys!...