The Book of Knights' exclusive minifigure revealed...

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The exclusive minifigure to be included with the upcoming DK book LEGO Nexo Knights: The Book of Knights has been officially revealed to be none other than Merlok the Magician; before his transformation into the golden holographic wizard Merlok 2.0!

This version of the character appeared in the first episode of the television series, entitled "The Book of Monsters - Part 1" (read my review of it from a while back here). I'm thinking classic Castle fans will want this minifig very much as it looks very generic - as in, no tech and an all-fantasy style!

One exclusive minifigure for the year down, one to go. You may have heard that an unknown Nexo Knights minifig polybag, 5004390, will be available from July to September in brand stores. You will be only be able to get it using a coupon from the 2016 calendar given away there late last year. I'm guessing it will contain either Princess Macy, pre-corruption Jestro or Queen Halbert in battle armor.

Anyway, the book with Merlok is set to be released on August 30, 2016. Are you planning on adding it to your collection? I recommend preordering it on Amazon if so!

24 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Has that torso be used before on the CMF wizard(can't remember series)
This just looks like a simpler version of that.
Book better be a good read

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By in United States,

i so want that fig, remind me of classic castle.

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By in United States,

I like the fig. Not sure if I like enough to buy a book to get it. Is this the first time that particular bear has been used? I searched and cannot find it, but could have missed it...

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By in Poland,

Fig is such a waste. Could've made it even a little bit s-f like the rest of the series. But they had to come up with just an ordinary wizard. Maybe just a bit of orange would do but this now is plain boring.

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By in United States,

Merlok looks really accurate to both his appearance in the show and his printed appearance as a hologram in the sets! As a Nexo Knights fan it's great to get a fig of his original appearance!

On the other hand, I'll agree that he's sorta generic looking. And while that might boost his appeal somewhat with classic castle fans, there are already a lot of generic-looking wizard minifigures available from previous sets, so he won't likely be a must-have for many people who aren't Nexo Knights fans. Not when you could get a similarly generic wizard figure off of BrickLink for much less than the cost of this book.

I think he'd look a bit more appealing if his hat were printed, even if it was just a splash of color for the buckle! It'd also be cool if he had his magic staff, but his staff in the show is just a crooked branch, and since there's probably no budget for new molds in this sort of set it couldn't be an exact likeness anyway.

@wunztwice: It's Vitruvius's beard from the LEGO Movie ( http://brickset.com/parts/6055608 ). So not common, but not entirely new either. Seeing it here makes me wonder where we might see it again in the future.

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By in United States,

I'm fine with the generic-ness. I'm hoping for an original version of Jestro eventually too.

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By in Netherlands,

If the book comes out in my native language, i'll get it.

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By in United States,

Hey look, it's one of the blue wizards!

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By in United States,

@LE-GOlas, someone should go tell Gandalf we found one of the blues and his name is Merlok! He's probably out looking for another quest to complicate and lengthen so that a movie franchise can pick up on it....

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By in United States,

Generic-looking, but at least there's some interesting colors here. Is that sand blue for his robe and hat? And that beard is rare-ish, right?

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By in United States,

^ I wish, but it's just regular blue. And yes, the beard has only been available with versions of Vitruvius thus far.

@NavyAsk Afraid not!

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By in United Kingdom,

The blue wizards are called pallando and alatar
Anyway those are the main names, others include Morinehtar and Rómestámo and Naurandir and Sûlrandir
Merlok is the newest

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By in United States,

I want that figure just to make a more book-accurate Gandalf... is that weird?

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By in United States,

That's a nice Castle figure. But I don't do Castle figures... so I'll pass.

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By in Canada,

I'd personally love to get one of these but I don't have many from the past sets. However the book would be useless to me so probably a pass. I haven't used Bricklink yet maybe time to start.

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By in United States,

So which to get... The Book of Monsters, or this?

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By in Australia,

should have introduce Jestro instead, will get more sales

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By in United States,

@Dedgecko: Assuming this one is just a general sort of guide book like the Character Encyclopedias and Visual Dictionaries, I'd sooner recommend the Book of Monsters. That's not to say that the Character Encyclopedias and Visual Dictionaries are bad, but much of the pics and info tends to be stuff you could just as soon find online, aside from some behind-the-scenes info that is exclusive to them. The Book of Monsters, on the other hand, is full of original illustrations, several of which I haven't seen online, and a lot of the writing is laugh-out-loud funny! Even the table of contents is a lot more witty than you might expect! I was really looking forward to it based on the art alone, and even that didn't prepare me for what an incredible book it turned out to be.

The weekend before last I was at a LEGO convention with some friends and we played a game called "Bring Your Own Book" — sort of like Cards Against Humanity, except instead of responding to the prompt cards with a card of your own you respond by searching a book of your choice for a passage that you think is a good answer to the prompt, and then the judge picks the response they like best. I used The Book of Monsters and we had some AMAZING laughs!

I was able to pick up the Book of Monsters at Toys 'R' Us already even though it's not out yet in the U.S. according to Amazon, so I figure they must have gotten some kind of early release. If you have a Toys 'R' Us in your area, see if they have one you can flip through. Hopefully you'll get a sense of what I'm talking about!

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By in United States,

I have been hoping for a pre-hologram Merlok ever since seeing the first episode of the show. Looking forward to getting this book!

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By in United States,

@Aanchir thanks for the suggestion! I've preordered BoM from Amazon. after a second glance at the Merlok mini figure I'll pass, he's quite bland compared to what I recall from the show's introductions.

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By in United Kingdom,

planing to get this just for "Merlok".

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By in France,

looks like an inferior version to serie 12 wizard :-/
or an improved version of majisto.

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