First unwatermarked Nexo Knights image

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Thanks to Gregg for sending us this image that appears on the back page of the latest Australian LEGO Club magazine.

As we can see the theme appears to be a mash-up between the past and the future, in which those from the past appear to be the bad guys.

Nexo Knights is the next 'big bang' LEGO theme that will have at least a 3-year lifespan and be supported by heavy advertising, TV shows and so on.

What do you make of it?

 

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93 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Meh...

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By in United Kingdom,

I want to see more of it before posting a very positive or bad comment. I think there will be some parts or characters good to use with my Ultra Agent set or Super Heroes sets.
Clearly it's dedicated to kids but let's see

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By in Germany,

Definitely gets me more curios than the preliminaries did. Probably still not becoming a new faourite.

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By in United Kingdom,

There might be some nice minifig parts and hopefully lots of grey bricks. Although they seem to be heading more towards brightly coloured vehicles than anything.

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By in Viet Nam,

this poster just heavily reminded me of lego universe for some reasons
can't find out why?

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By in United Kingdom,

My nephew has been converting all my old Castle nights to carry lasers for months now (everything is improved with a laser) so I am sure this will be a huge success.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the look of the shields, they might be quite collectable.

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By in United Kingdom,

Those shields look promising...

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By in Ireland,

Would like to see what the buildings and/or vehicles are going to be like. I hope this doesn't mean there won't be any other castle sets for the next 3 years.

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By in United Kingdom,

What a great theme idea! I like it and like the originality of it. It looks like the parts will please both historic and space builders... Looking forward to it.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think the minifigures and their accessories look great but the vehicles themselves do not appeal to me at all.

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By in United Kingdom,

Reminds me of the short-lived 80s cartoon Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light, with its mix of the medieval and technological

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By in Netherlands,

I was very disappointed when I saw the first leaked pictures, I did not like the glimpse I caught of the vehicles and colour-scheme much, but these minifigures look very interesting.

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By in Netherlands,

This is probably the first Castle theme I will like, probably not buying any sets though.

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By in Australia,

And the crowd goes mild...

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By in Germany,

So much for an actual castle theme.

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By in United States,

Oh, hooray, there it is!

I personally think this looks awesome, I can't wait to get some of the new pieces. The shields play a huge part in the theme, and there's probably over 20 unique ones.

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By in Austria,

those shields look cool

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By in Australia,

Still nope.

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By in United States,

Yet another theme ment specifically for 5-11 year olds.

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By in United States,

Looks like a LEGO version of Hasbro's Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light.

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By in Austria,

Im (almost) always only looking for parts/figs to use in MOCs … and this looks promising – especially for mech builds.

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By in Poland,

I wish TLG will almost bankrupt because of it. Then they will maybe start asking people if blue castle is a good idea, or knight without hands on technic liftarm horse.

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By in United Kingdom,

So far this is a no for me, so my wallet is happy, and tells me I can buy all the Ninjago sets I want. :)

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By in Switzerland,

@ Stelario : WTF man ? Why would you wish your beloved toy making compagny go for bankruptcy ?

This theme looks like a lot of fun for the target audience, childrens. I'm keen on knights and sci-fi snice I'm young, so seeing those two things combined together just make me go crazy ! I think I might go ham on collecting those heroes ! Not so sure about the vehicules and buildings. WAIT AND SEE I MUST STATE.

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By in Australia,

I've found, the last few years, that while themes and sets don't appeal to me at all (and I'm looking at Ninjago and Chima), I really love all the new characters and minifigs. Both the afore-mentioned themes were great for collecting really cool little minifigs (Ninjago in particular provided a heap of villains for my Lego rogue's gallery). So I'm looking forward to these Nexo Knights in terms of the figures, but for no other reason.

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By in United States,

I love how passionate us AFOLs are . . . and I too share some skepticism about this theme. However, Lego is and will always be a toy primarily targeted at kids, and as such, I can see my 8 year old son totally loving this new theme! Combining space and knights seems like an instant hit for little boys and the play value is sure to also be extremely high.

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By in United States,

Ha! What VBaskin2010 said. Yeah. There was a lot of skepticism surrounding Ninjago too and look how long that lasted. I for one thinks this is a crazy concept. I'm all in.

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By in United States,

simply not for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Typical adult fans of LEGO seem, at least by way of these posts, to be incredibly dreary creatures. The highlight of the LEGO medium is the capacity for creativity; and though my nostalgic heart does hearken to the days of classically-styled Castle themes, this revelation certainly does not disappoint me.

Since Castle and Space themes have been met with little success recently due to licensed counterparts, it only makes sense that the company would seek to combine them into something more unique. I've seen the leaks and very much like the execution.

Ninjago, Bionicle2015 and now Nexo Knights, Lego certainly seems to be strengthening its appeal to the 8-16 year-old demographic with in-house brands. More luck and success to them I say.

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By in United States,

Um..... I look at this and instantly get a "WarHammer" vibe..... it almost looks like they are going to be pushing the "game" subtheme that irritated me so much with Ninjago and Chima.

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By in United States,

This looks like a cross between LEGO Universe (with the maelstrom-like bad guys complete with purple wisps and knights with future tech), with the markings of Knights Kingdom II for coats-of-arms.

Couple new things here-
Nice to see a female knight. Only a couple (or maybe even only one) of those over the decades.
And is that a new launcher I see on the knight on the hoverboard?

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By in United States,

I think kids will love this. Appeals to the mix-and-match, imagination of kids just playing with LEGO. As for adults, I dunno.

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By in Sweden,

I think it's fun that they're trying new things. Even if they'll have limited appeal to AFOLs, at the very worst the theme is likely to introduce plenty of new parts (and old parts in new colours) so there's at least that to look forward to. Personally I'd imagine I'll buy a few sets here and there, much like with Chima/Ninjago/Agents/etc.

Also, this gives me hope that they'll some day make a Space Pirates theme.

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By in United States,

Hey, look, the LEGO Universe Sentinels finally got turned into actual minifigures. :P

Seriously, though, the minifigures at least don't look horrible, so I might get one or two of these (particularly if there's one in a blue-ish color scheme).

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By in United States,

Holy freaking creepy villains!

I'll probably pass, but seeing how my cousins all gobbled up Ninjago, if this does the same then Lego has another hit on their hands.

Note: Did you all notice the constraction figure in the background? Does this imply that the constraction figs are going to be Giant Knights or Mech Nights, or something like that?

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By in United Kingdom,

Now that looks interesting...

@ShieldAgent: Yes, like all of TLG's big bang themes...

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By in Canada,

I'll go with LuvKernow since it is found in dictionaries thanks to the Simpsons. Meh! As with Ninjago and Chima, the vehicles are a turn off.

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By in United States,

Much better picture than the leak a few weeks ago. I'm much more impressed/interested by looking at it now. Initially, major turn off. Now I could see myself getting into this theme. I didn't care for Agents until I picked up a few sets on clearance and actually kind of liked their builds. I will most likely pick some of these up to continue on with my Castle love.

With that said, LOTS of new molds that should come in handy. New helmet/visor. Shields are neat, but not necessarily my interest. I like some of the heraldry, so we will see if we get some other good printed/stickered pieces with those.

And is that a new cheese slope mold on the red female knight's weapon?

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By in United States,

Hmmm...

While I am not really satisfied with this theme replacing classic castle for the next three years, hopefully we will be getting some new pieces and accessories.

I personally would have preferred a 3rd wave of LotR instead...

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By in United States,

Whats up with Lego? They need to make all there themes hybrid now? I mean lets hope for some cool torso's and stuff but I can't see myself getting into this theme. Seems like another chima and ninjago line right here. Guess will have to wait awhile for a classic castle line to come back.

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By in United States,

@ShieldAgent @pagani88: Actually, neither Ninjago nor Legends of Chima are aimed at five-year-olds. Other than spinners and Speedorz, pretty much all Chima and Ninjago sets priced at $10 or higher are aimed at ages 7–14, which is actually an older recommended age range than most LEGO City, LEGO Castle, or LEGO Pirates sets (which tend to be aimed at ages 6–12). The largest Chima and Ninjago sets tend to be aimed at ages 8–14 or 9–14. This has been the case since the themes began.

The only "big bang" theme in the past five years that targets five-year-olds is LEGO Friends.

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By in Portugal,

For me, so far, is a theme I'm going to look after. I've been a lot into SW, but the Castles were responsible for bringing me out from my Dark Times... I can look at the theme and already started thinking how I'll mix with all the castle stuff I have. I guess it's a plus for all of us that make both MOD and MOC... Looking forward to the sets and official images.

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By in United States,

"Whoa" - Neo, The Matrix

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By in United Kingdom,

The mash up of hover board and medieval shield made me smile. But the pics I've seen of the first wave sets do look a bit Lego-by-numbers

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By in United States,

I found two sets just by typing "Lego Nexo Knights" into the yahoo search engine. They don't look half bad.

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By in United States,

The poster kind of reminds me of clash of clans

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By in Netherlands,

Even worse than Knights Kingdom II .... A disgrace for the Castle theme. (My personal opinion)

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By in United Kingdom,

@Aanchir: By that comment I meant that all big bang themes are aimed at kids, not specifically 5-11 year olds like ShieldAgent said, but i didn't make that clear. Also, I wasn't saying that it was a bad thing!

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By in Greece,

Minifigs are fine. The rest are meh from an AFOL standpoint. Let them go public and let's save what piece we can for our MOC AFOL Castles... Meanwhile let children enjoy them more. Someone said about his wallet. My wallet is happy too cause it wont split between castle-(insert whatever) hybrid and ninjago-pirate hybrid :)

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By in United States,

All these comments are "boys will like it." What about girls? They're already getting shut out from Ninjago and Chima because of the overwhelming maleness of the minifigs and marketing. It disappoints me greatly that TLG still thinks Friends, Elves, and Disney princesses is enough for little girls. News flash! Some girls like shooting things and play-fighting. Some girls hate pink and purple. I was certainly in that boat when I was younger.
They could have just made one or two additional female minifigs for this theme, to welcome female audiences, without alienating the boys. In any case, boys should not be taught that girls can't be warriors.

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By in United States,

^hear, hear!

It would be nice to have more variety of female minifigures also. But in reality, we all know ladies are either in distress or in a dress...why should they save the day?

(clearly sarcasm) My daughter would love more warrior types. She loves pink/purple and dresses, but she also likes to play in the mud with the best of them.

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By in United States,

Could be cool, it has potential, with the figure parts shown. However, we will see how the actual eats are. I am quite interested in what appears to be a larger figure/suit.

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By in United States,

^^Yeah, it seems as though the best approach is to give each theme a diverse lineup of minifigs, in particular, more than just one female. Friends/Princesses seem to be successful, but there is no reason that a space/castle theme should be seen as only of interest to boys.

Anyway, this one strikes me as an opportunity to pick up some cool parts for my own crazy space creations, and hopefully it is a hit with the younger demographic. LEGO should be fun and inspire creativity. I am curious to see what the alleged 'robo-horse' looks like, because I love robotic horses.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was a bit sceptical, but this image looks exciting!

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By in United States,

@kieraam/Sethro3: I don't know if you noticed, but one of the knights DOES seem to be a girl—Macy, the red knight on the left with the ponytail and adorably unique tooth-gap. It may still be only one female character among a cohort of males, but she seems to be far from a "girly-girl" or damsel in distress—on the contrary, with that dangerous-looking mace she seems to be as much a part of the action as any of the other knights.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's such a shame that wave 3 of Ultra Agents was never released in Europe!

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By in United States,

@ModularRoger The Robo Horse is one of the weaker sets, IMO. It's an oversized horse-shaped vehicle with Technic-beam legs and some wheels, which it can presumably transform to use.

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By in United States,

Why was I thinking this would be a Warhammer 40k-ish theme.....

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By in Puerto Rico,

Only interested in the Evil Clown and that Mech behind the Yellow Knight.

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By in United States,

Wasn't interested at first, but those knights look pretty good.

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By in United States,

This really feels like lego universe; I'm already planning on buying a lot of these.

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By in United States,

Nexo Knights? We should call them K-Nex for short, haha

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By in United States,

A second thought occurred to me having read through the mass of negative comments here. AFOLs are a sad bunch of whiners. It's not like this is Angry Birds or Jack Stone...

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By in United States,

wunztwice*

I agree that "AFOLS" are something else, but the good thing is that I never take their criticism seriously because LEGO is for kids/teens as far as I am aware.

I like the orange knight with the big fig body but the movable minifig legs, can hardly wait! Looking forward to this, to bad I probably wont have money to buy most of these.

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By in United States,

Hmm. All I can say is, the design aesthetic had better not be a jumbled mess of colors and weapons, like a lot of Chima sets.

But knights with laser tanks sounds pretty awesome to me.

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By in Australia,

A castle... That is also... A tank...

I mean, I had high hopes for this series, but... Holy... Crap... THAT IS AMAZING TAKE MY MONEY NOW.

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By in Australia,

Wunztwice ... yes, how dare people have opinions on stuff. The nerve of those AFOLs. Unearned relentless negativity is so unjustified ... while unearned relentless positivity is different, somehow, right?

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By in United States,

This looks pretty awesome from what I see. I will be jumping on board.

The evil guys are fire based creatures and looks like there's going to be magic. Behind the yellow knight that is some kind of creature and not a mech. There's a lava looking beast peeking out all the way on the left side. The blue knight is blocking a fire blast which I hope is from a Dragon.

You can see that the red knight is definitely a female which is great. Would be nice if there are more Knights then what is shown. I hope they don't treat this like Chima and just put out the same characters with different suits, but keep adding new characters to keep the line fresh.

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By in United States,

So we go from the modernized Ninja to modernized Nights. I don't see the vehicles everyoen is complaining about, but it looks like it'll have some great new parts.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think it's a brilliant idea. Crusty old AFOLs who want the same three themes to be released over and over again can just rebuild Black Falcon Fortress and listen to 80s music. I want a rocket powered space catapult.

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By in Sweden,

Well the minifigs look promising for parts. Apart from that we will have to wait and see......

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By in United Kingdom,

My daughter LOVES Ninjago. Girls can like this sort of thing too you know.

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By in Canada,

Nice! Gonna get all of those sweet shields.

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By in United Kingdom,

@REHawthorne another wave of LOTR would have been good.

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By in Australia,

I will wait for finished images of the sets before deciding. Although with all the other stuff comming out in late 2015/2016 (more Ghostbusters stuff, Dr Who stuff, some potentially interesting stuff in the City line, new modular and more) I cant see this being worth spending my limited LEGO funds on...

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By in United States,

Will probably just look for sets that I can use parts for my regular knights... between Star Wars and Superheroes I'm getting my fill currently.

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By in United Kingdom,

Interested in the theme, but I won't be buying the sets for display. Lots of nice parts in there, and it seems the castle is Earth Blue.

Hyped!

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By in United States,

Why can't we see a more realistic, historical medieval theme for once that helps kids become excited about history? When was the last time TLG put a lot of effort into one of those? The so-called "Dark Ages" is a fascinating time of history full of interesting people, customs, realms, architecture, warfare, and development.

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By in Mexico,

maybe you are all too young...don't know why anyone's talking about Knight's Kingdom here...at the beginning with huge bad critics, but IMHO time has payed off a great deal to this theme, specially after its second wave being awarded Boy Toy Of the Year, so I hope this Nexo Knights to be a great sequel to Knight's Kingdom story arc and sets, thumbs up!

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By in Mexico,

OMG just checked out some of the leaked images...forget my statement from above...Knights' Kingdom is far better than this spatial thing...theme...can't believe what I just saw...

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By in United States,

@Telcontar: I think you kind of answered your own question... if kids need "help" becoming excited about something, then that means extra work for LEGO in terms of design and marketing. LEGO has much more to gain from concepts that kids already think are fun and exciting as soon as they see them.

That's not to say we could NEVER get a more authentic medieval theme, but I think it would depend heavily on pop culture making authentic medieval history "trendy" with kids again so LEGO has a stronger foundation of interest to build upon. And that's not the direction I've seen popular culture move in the last few decades, especially since it'd be just as hard for film and TV producers to sell a concept like that as it is for LEGO.

When you look at previous themes LEGO has invested heavily in, they've usually been developed in response to existing pop culture trends. This is true of even the classics like LEGO Pirates and LEGO Space. LEGO wouldn't have produced Space sets if they thought kids needed to be convinced space exploration was cool!

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By in United States,

It looks like Lego is using the basic visor designs that they used in Knights Kingdom II. With some slight modifications, of course. Me likey.

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By in Canada,

Not sure which I hate more, this or Knights Kingdom II with the jelly bean colored knights. I love castle and I love sci-fi stuff, but it just doesn't appeal to me as a combination. I wouldn't mind getting some of those tiny imp looking creatures, but that is about all I would want.

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By in United States,

@H.Viet29 It's because the game LU had a lot of high tech-knight-related stuff in the game, and that weird large purple guy in the background looks a lot like the mech in LU!

Even though I've never EVER bought an account for LU (whilst it was still online), but played the demo.

I'm TOTALLY hyped for this theme....... New favorite theme! (look at those bad guys!)

Edit: New parts and colors and minifigures jackpot!!! Best theme for new parts and colors and minifigures ever!!! They should also make a game based on this (not a online game, but like a real like. Like on the Wii U, PS4, PS3, 3DS, Xbox One, etc.

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By in United States,

@Huw and Gregg thanks for show us it! I may even make a book about this theme i'm so hyped about, as you can see above.

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By in United States,

ew...

but that's how I felt about Ninjago until I saw the show. Still though I think it's going to remain "ew" on this one. Looks like Mega Bloks Dragons... um, yeah... ew.

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By in Netherlands,

Hmm just like with Ninjago and Chima: the minifigs look really wel done and buyable. The vehicled andsoforth not so much.
Lets whait for set images before I will make a final judgment.

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By in Australia,

It looks, to quote Immortan Joe, MEDIOCRE

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By in United States,

Looks exciting, hopefully everything will be up to par. It reminds me a bit of LU.

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