I mentioned last month, as our roles as LEGO Family ambassadors, we were lucky enough to be invited to attend a LEGO Nexo Knights and LEGO Friends Party at the LegoLand Windsor resort. During the party we were shown the new sets for both LEGO themes and now I’ve had the chance to get my hands on some and get my build on…
LEGO Nexo Knights – 70320 – Aaron Fox’s Aero-Striker V2
This 301 piece set retails in at £29.99 and features three mini figures (Aaron Fox, Aaron Bot and Ash Attacker) and the first thing to note is the 2 in 1 benefit as not only do you get the main Crossbow shooter / flyer, but you can also eject Aaron into his small Arrow-shaped flyer for solo action too.
The Crossbow shooter, as the name suggests, comes complete with crossbow shooters which are spring loaded to ensure you can shoot Ash attacker from a distance, although be warned, these spring loaders do mean any little people should be well out of the way when getting into battle mode as these arrows can sure fly.
Although the trigger action is a great idea, I do feel the trigger part could have been made more sturdier as when H had a play with it, he wasn’t able to fire the arrows without the trigger breaking away from the main unit. The said, he was still able to enjoy playing with it but it is one of Lego’s fiddlier builds although to be fair to LEGO, the set is aimed at 8-12 year olds so this may not happen so often with older children.
LEGO Nexo Knights – 70318 – The Glob Lobber
Now the good guys can’t have all the fun and this little 95 piece set is a battle car for the Lava Monster. A simple and easy to build set, this took me less than 20 minutes to build and is a more sturdier build than the Crossbow shooter above so perfect for the slightly younger ages too (despite being aimed at 7-14 years). Complete with two mini-figures, a Flame Thrower and Royal Guard, for £7.99 you get a great little set perfect for trips away or weekend treats.
This set, as you’d expect in the Nexo Knight range, completes complete with stud shooters and flick missiles to ensure you get get into battle mode easily. Given the low price and ease to build, coupled with the playability, I really like this set.
LEGO Nexo Knights – 70319 – Macy’s Thunder Mace
I’ve saved the best until last, namely as I like NEXO Knight Macy the best but I equally love her Thunder Mace too. This wheeled vehicle doesn’t look like your typical battle vehicle to begin with and more like a drag racer however when you turn the dial located at the back of the car, its pop shooters appear ready to fire a series of studs into the enemy, in this case Crust Smasher. You are also given both Macy Halbert and Macy Bot too as mini figures to ensure Mum’s and Dads, brothers or sisters and anyone else who loves Lego can join in.
The set is aimed at 8-14 year olds, I expect due to the shooters and studs in this set, however H and I had great fun with it… even if we did spend just as long finding our fired studs as we did playing with it. Priced at £17.99 its great value for money and is definitely our favourite out of the collection.
All the sets also offer the ability to interact with your smartphone if you download the available app but given our Sky planner is already filling up with NEXO Knights series, I haven’t introduced H to this element just yet…
For more information on the three sets mentioned above as well as some of the other LEGO Nexo Knights, check out LEGO.com now
Until Next Time
NB: The product was provided by LEGO GmbH without any obligation in regards to the content of the review and all opinions expressed are my own.