Way back in April, we reported that Dorling Kindersley has launched another character and guidebook focusing on the valiant defenders Knighton in its LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Knights by Julia March. This latest LEGO-themed offering from DK chronicles the training and quests of the Nexo Knights, including a fold-out poster, new scannable Nexo power, and a section about upgrades and enhancements that the Knights receive from the virtual wizard, Merlok 2.0.
Similar to previous LEGO and DK collaborations, the said book comes with an exclusive minifigure that most collectors are keen to have, and just recently, DK’s website has been updated to officially reveal its first minifigure offering under the LEGO Nexo Knights theme. It’s Merlok the Magician in his physical form prior to his transformation to a virtual holographic wizard, as seen in the first episode “The Book of Monsters – Part 1”. Here’s DK’s official statement on this exclusive:
Prepare to enter a futuristic knights’ realm, with epic quests, scary monsters and true technical wizardry in LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ The Book of Knights.
Young knights battle monstrous foes in the exciting land of Knighton, The Book of Knights chronicles these heroes and their adventures, complete with exciting powers and upgrades from a virtual world!
Full of brand new LEGO sets and characters such as Lance, Macy and Jestro, The Book of Knights comes with a new and exclusive LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Merlok minifigure, from before he becomes Merlok 2.0!
Reminiscent of LEGO’s Castle theme, the Merlok the Magician minifigure comes with a down-to-earth detailing with less the high-tech dazzle, and more of a classic fantasy look and feel. According to Brickset, this is the first exclusive minifigure under the Nexo Knights theme to be released for this year, with a second one slated to be released in a polybag (5004390) anytime between July to September in LEGO brand stores.
DK’s LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Knights, together with its exclusive Merlok the Magician minifigure, is now listed on Amazon for $15.75 and is scheduled to be released on August 30. But before we get our hands over this DK exclusive, we’ll be getting another book that serves as an early complimentary for the DK release. Published by Ameet Studio, the LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters features the entire range of monsters and villains of Knighton. Now available for pre-order at Amazon, this hardcover collectible is due for release on June 28.