Since most of the 2018 LEGO Nexo Knights have been spotted already in the wild over at Toys R Us, LEGO has now updated its servers to include the official images of these latest sets. It seems that all of the sets have been officially revealed except for Lance’s Hover Jouster (72001), which might be a store exclusive. We just have to wait probably until the end of the month, or once Brick Friday kicks in, to find out. For now, let’s enjoy these crisp images.
Berserker Bomber (72003)
Tech Wizard Showdown (72004)
Aaron’s X-Bow (72005)
Axl’s Rolling Arsenal (72006)
Among the five sets that have been revealed already, I’ll say that my personal favorite is the Tech Wizard Showdown (72004). The idea of having a battle suit placed inside a larger mech always gets my attention, similar to the Hulk Buster Smash (76031). In spite the sheer amount of weaponry and play features that Clay’s mech has, it still manages to have a moderate degree of articulation and is impressively stable.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, what I find appealing about these latest Nexo Knights sets are the designs of the Cyberbyters’ (not really sure if this is how they are called) rides. I’m sure fans of the Classic Space sets will find that the Blacktron vibe is surely felt with these latest offerings. The black and translucent green color scheme on the Twinfector (72002) and Berserker Bomber (72003) surely nailed it. It gives you a feeling that these latest LEGO sets will not just be appealing to children, but also to older, nostalgic AFOLs. There are rumors that these might be the last wave of LEGO Nexo Knights sets that we will ever see due to relatively underwhelming sales figures. Let’s just hope that the theme has what it takes to continue its creative and action-packed storyline, and for us to see more good sets later on.