Is NEXO Knights coming to an early end?

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This month's Blocks magazine is reporting that "rumour has it that [NEXO Knights] is being cancelled and the summer sets may not even be released"

Update: We now have it on very good authority that there is no truth to this rumour. My apologies for unnecessarily alarming you.

I don't know where the rumour emerged, and of course the magazine doesn't say, but I'm inclined to think that there's more than a grain of truth in it. I get the feeling that as a 'Big Bang' theme with a huge investment behind it, both in terms of advertising, supporting media and dozens of new parts, that it is not performing as well as LEGO had hoped. Perhaps 'space knights' haven't captured kids' imaginations as much as it thought they would and as a result the 3-year product pipeline that is usual for Big-Bang themes is being curtailed.

While there's no doubt that the sets are well designed, offer exciting play features and introduce many great new parts I get the impression that they haven't really excited AFOLs at all, so I don't think many of us will be sorry to hear of the theme's demise.

However, rather than 'may not even be released' I suspect what will happen if it turns out to be true is the same as for the last batch of Bionicle and Mixels which were also cancelled hastily: those that have been manufactured will be sold in brand stores and shop.LEGO.com but not in regular stores.

As they say, "there's no smoke without fire..."

What do you think?

167 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I Say it's about time!

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By in Ireland,

Not disappointed if it's true.

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By in United States,

This AFOL, for one, would be disappointed. The theme isn't without problems - the second year's antagonist colour scheme is not good at all, for example - but the sets are generally well designed, work well for parts, and even the cartoon is pleasant enough.

All that said, the fact that all three series of the show ended up posted by Lego to YouTube might show that Cartoon Network isn't keen, and many of the sets have been on permanent and significant discount for months now, so I'd not dismiss the rumour. Sadly.

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By in United States,

Remember when Brickiest actually reported news? Those were some great days. Meanwhile I heard a rumor of a rumor of a rumor of a rumor.... I mean really now.

China did horribly, the sets are still like 50% off at Kmart and Amazon in the USA and it still got it's three years.

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By in United Kingdom,

I liked some of the sets but I think it was mainly nostalgia as they reminded me of Warhammer toys I had as a kid. I wouldn't mind Jestro's Volcano Lair, but at over a £100 I would rather spend it on one of my main themes rather than something I would only get a set or two from.
Bring back the Pirates!!!!

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By in Germany,

My son (8y.) and all of his friends might be very sad! They are always asking and waiting for the new sets and new show series.

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By in Norway,

i'm ok with that, I never really liked Nexo knights. but I know some people who do, and they will probably be disappointed.

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By in United Kingdom,

My 6 year old son has most of the first and second wave sets and loves scanning the powers with the iPad. He quickly got bored with Chima and Ninjago but his interest in Nexo Knights is still there, even the new sets with the rather drab purple and grey colour schemes. Great characters and play features, quite enjoy the theme myself too

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By in Canada,

Certainly was not a fan and won't be disappointed to see it go if thats the case. Just bought a few of the figures in the first year to check out what it was all about. I wasn't buying Lego when the castle themes were popular but it would awesome if they did a run of that theme in a more traditional way although perhaps that wouldn't sell well either since they don't seem keen on doing it.

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By in United States,

My hopes for a true historic theme to come back are growing...

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By in Spain,

I'm another AFOL who will be disappointed.
I think this theme has brought so many amazing monster minifigs and great mechs.

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By in United States,

I got a few of the smaller sets. Didn't hate them; didn't love them. I wouldn't be sad to see them go, but I might take a closer look at what's still available. I'm a City guy, so a lot of Nexo Knights don't work for me, but as long as the Minifigs are yellow, I'll pay attention.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the theme, mostly the Knight's sets. I think there are too many sets. It makes the old one's throw-away. I like the new villian's colour scheme, but the designs are a bit meh. I don't like the knight's colours on the new vehicles (especially the lime green), it makes the sets look gaudy.

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By in United States,

That's fine as long as all those new parts become readily available in other sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Some great parts came out of the theme, I just hope they do release the summer sets and bring it to an end like they did with Chima

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By in United States,

Although I never bought any of the sets, I'm kind of surprised and confused by this supposed decision. I'm an avid Bionicle fan, which meant I was pretty sad when G2 got cancelled after only 2 years. What surprises me about this, is that Nexo Knights got a TV show on Cartoon Network, while Bionicle got only web animations and a Netflix series, yet it managed to last slightly longer (if these rumors are indeed true). I wonder if this is another aftershock of Lego's decrease in marketing last year to help quell demand.

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By in Hungary,

Without a source this reads very suspect, in a "my uncle works at TLG" way.

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By in United States,

None of these crap LEGO themes sets (Chima, Ninjago, Nexo etc) will ever gain traction. Just bring back what everyone wants. SPACE and CASTLE.

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By in United Kingdom,

Honestly not surprised. I overheard months ago in a Lego store staff mentioning that they wished they could clear shelf space for other things as Nexo wasn't selling well. Heck, you only have to look at Amazon and Ebay and find that you can buy the retired sets for less then the RRP to show they're not popular.

That said I don't know why it's not sold. I agree with rslotb that there were far too many small sets that felt like cash-ins rather then adding to the series play value, but the sets themselves are not badly designed... rather I think its more 'poor implementation of the theme' as they come across as more 'knights with sci-fi elements' or 'magic dressed as technology' rather then true 'space knights' or 'sci-fi knights' which is what the theme is meant to be.

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By in United Kingdom,

We have been buying some sets of the first series for the minifigures (villains), but wouldn't be overly sad to see the Nexo knights axed. If this is true, then this might herald the return of a historic theme, medieval or otherwise.

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By in United Kingdom,

Can't say I'll miss it. I think it sounds quite true - if it's not performing well, it's not economical for Lego to keep it running.

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By in United States,

I'm glad I got Clay's mech when it first came out. It would have stunk to miss that little gem!

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By in United States,

I didn't hate or love Nexo Knights. I did buy one small set for fun though. I just hope when it ends all the AFOL crybabies who claimed "Nexo killed Classic Castle" will shut up now!

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By in United States,

"While there's no doubt that the sets are well designed..."

Can't say that I agree with that.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm a bit disappointed. Although I never got any, I think the sets were well-designed and creative. I guess Lego just jumped in too quickly. But I guess fair play, if people aren't buying them, why waste money producing them.

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By in United States,

I don't have any particular dislike of Nexo Knights (though I've never even been tempted to buy a set). It's introduced some quite nice parts, even. But at the same time we haven't had a proper Space theme since Galaxy Squad. Friggin' Galaxy Squad! That was four years ago! If this frees up space on the docket for a new original Lego Space theme then I'm all for it.

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By in Netherlands,

Nymbyr... Lol about Ninjago. That theme got a hefty lot of traction. It was even brought back by popular demand. And

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By in United States,

They should replace Nexo Knights with a Power Miners reboot!!

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By in United States,

That stinks. I assume a lot of the hate from the AFOL fanbase is based on the fact that it isn't what they had as kids aka classic castle aka something not many kids like nowadays. Whether you like it or not those days are over. I didn't grow up with the old castle stuff as my only lego so I have no feeling of nostalgia or hate towards this theme. It sucks to hear it's possibly going sooner than expected. Especially about the summer wave being cancelled ..

I hope we get at least one more wave.

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By in United Kingdom,

The "summer sets may not even be released" sounds like utter rubbish (they were at the Toy Fairs innit), but I wouldn't be surprised if the theme didn't continue into 2018.

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By in United States,

Good riddens to outer space castle. It took away both castle and space - two important evergreen themes. The comment section here shows both supporters and non supporters barely buying the sets. NK isnt interesting. People only want the characters and even then remove the crazy colors. AFOLs only want specific elements too and throw away the mismatched colors. The theme is mismatched from our own schema. How does one advertise Lord of the Rings with Star Wars in a colorful set? The sales speak for themselves.

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By in Canada,

Not surprised if this pans out to be true. Since November I've been able to purchase all the 1st and 2nd wave sets at 40-50% off. Getting sets at this type of discount in Canada is rare. Even my local TRUs were selling them at 30-40% off and still couldn't sell out.

The theme has produced some nice minifigs and the odd good set

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By in United States,

This is unfortunate. I really enjoy the theme, I was hoping they would bring out some of the other monsters from the Book of Monsters. There are forest themed monsters, water themed monsters, etc. Would have been cool, too bad.

I think those Ultimate sets and Battle Mech sets were a bad idea, they flooded the market and made the theme watered down. Also, they should have moved up the different monster types in each wave. The first and second waves were lava monsters, the third and fourth waves were rock monsters. They should have done lava, then forest, then water, then rock.

Oh well, guess I'll have to figure out how to do 3D printing and pad printing to get some of the sets I imagine they could have made!

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By in Canada,

Yeah, the Summer Wave has the huge castle set, I find it highly suspect that LEGO would 'Cancel' releasing a line they showed off quite proudly and excitedly at Toyfair. I'm not buying that they'd cancel the summer wave, especially with Summer right around the corner, but I do expect it to be the final wave if Nexo Knights hasn't met expectations as well as they'd hoped.

LEGO really needs to stop relying so heavily on IP creation and just make one and done little themes like they used to, they might get more out of it compared to these huge IP attempts to cash in on the Ninjago craze that surprised them more than anything else. Chima was awesome in the first offering, but the designers started suffering a lot as the theme progressed and I feel it ended on a really bad note.

With Nexo Knights replacing Chima I have to admit the Theme has its good points and its bad, but it certainly isn't what old school fans preferred. The last Classic Castle inspired Theme we saw was Kingdoms around 2010 if memory serves and Space hasn't had much going for it. I would say they aren't as well received as they used to be, but smaller waves with limited Themes would be a better idea for their IPs to keep them viable going forward in my opinion. Not everything needs to be massive 20 or more set waves with loads of expensive elements and the like.

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By in Poland,

Well, not at all disappointing. But... the Nexo's bad guys were great! And I'm still considering getting Jestro Volcano Lair for its parts and figures.

Still, any "real" historic theme or classic fantasy one is better than this.

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By in Sweden,

I think Nexo Knights is Chima all over again. But the minifigures in NK is pretty good!
I am not surprised...

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By in United Kingdom,

@zeebricks
Yes yes YES! I loved power miners. I would love a power miners remake, plus Atlantis. And I think it's time for another shot at reviving space. I thought alien conquest and galaxy squad were terrific! Shame most young people are only interested in star wars..

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By in United States,

I just purchased a few of the bigger sets, Jestro's Castle and the Mobile Castle, I like the way they look, but I definitely didn't care for a lot of the other sets... How about we just go back to the original Castle theme, I feel like that one always sells well, we need some more medieval stuff. I'd like to make an awesome Medieval City, kind of how everyone else makes huge Cities out of the LEGO City products...

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By in United Kingdom,

This sucks. i'll miss the sets, parts and ideas.

I take all the comments from AFOLs here with a hefty spoonful of salt. It is not simply a matter of Nexo Knights taking up the 'place' of a more classic castle or space theme; a BIG BANG theme needs all the media to go with it and there is no promise that Lion Knights versus Falcon Knights would fit in with the themes and trends, i.e. have an animation, magazine, website and be cool with the actual main demographic. And even if they bring out something 'castle' or 'space' most commenters still find faults in some aspects.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'll be sad to see it go if this is true. I have a few sets and I like the visual design on the whole. But if it isn't selling then that's how it is.

@nymnyr8694: Have you paid attention to anything in the comments or reviews of this website ever?

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By in United States,

Hooray! Such a horrible theme. The only thing good that came from it was the Nexo Knight shield pieces.

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By in Sweden,

I honestly doesn't like Nexo Knight so I don't mind it meeting its doom. I rather want regular knights like the themes of old. vikings are pretty popular these days so Lego should maybe take a look at that? And besides vikings are a part of Denmarks history. Ragnar Lothbrok is a dane.

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By in United States,

^ Correction, the best thing about Nexo Knights was that it ended Chima! Seriously though, I am not disappointed to hear of the end of the series. The concept, new pieces, and minifigures (barring Axel)
were very neat, however the plot (cartoon) was uninspiring, the characters never really interested me, and the color scheme was not quite my thing. While I shall not grieve the end of Nexo Knights, I look forward to the next Lego "Big Bang!"

(Here's hoping for another Ninjago or Exo-force!)

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By in United States,

Very unfortunate, but I still hold out that nothing's been confirmed yet. Nexo Knights is a good series and I hope it sticks around.

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By in United States,

I didn't own any nk so this isn't a heart breaker
I'm with you though ' DragonLord56 ' lets hear it for exo force!

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By in United Kingdom,

Hopefully this makes way for a proper Sci-fi space theme!

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By in United States,

It felt to me that with releasing Nexo Knights that Lego was competing with itself with NinjaGo.

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By in Spain,

If they license Warhammer... That would be a real Big Bang

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By in France,

I think the 2016 sets were good, but the 2017 ones are meh. the notable exception is the castle which could be pretty good. even chima made the whole vehicles with animal / monster faces better than the latest NK sets.

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By in Canada,

I never liked Nexo Knights i will be happy to see it go. I hope they Bring back Kingdom or Knights

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By in United States,

I think it was a good idea on Legos part but could have been played out a little better

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By in United States,

I have only bough two sets but they looked great, wonder what happened to Dimensions official statements as well.

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By in United States,

If this is true, it will mean that Lego learned from it's mistake with keeping Chima going at least a year too long. It will also expose a flaw in the company's market research group, which thought that Chima and Nexo Knights would be huge hits.

The cartoon is all right -- definitely light years better than Chima, but a step down from Ninjago. Would have been cool if the different Nexo powers had different effects during the battles on the cartoon, just like they do in the app.

My 5 year-old likes but doesn't LOVE Nexo Knights. He has a few of the mid-sized sets and "ultimate" sets. He likes the knights, but the monsters even better. We built our own water monsters and forest monsters like in the book. He likes collecting the shields and scanning them in the app, but we caught on pretty quickly that was not a good reason for buying sets.

You know what my son would LOVE? An action theme with DRAGONS! We have almost all of the mixels and he is constantly building dragons like in the "Dragon Lands" and "Dragon City" iphone games. I have shown him the Elves theme with all of the dragon sets, thinking he would be all over them. He barely looked at them. Know the reason? Mini-dolls.

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By in Brazil,

I'm waiting for one of these "Big Bang" themes to be based on the old Space theme, with a human faction against an alien faction or another human faction, the most recent ones didn't even past one year. NEXO Knights was simply ridiculous. The concept of "futuristic medieval age" is horrible...

Also, I still hope for the return of Exo-Force with a stronger inspiration on the mecha anime genre (NGE, Gundam...).

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By in United States,

My son has had no interest in this theme.

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By in Canada,

I quite liked almost all of the 2016 lava monster minifigs & sets, but can't stand the new rock monster ones. Too. much. orange.
My son and all his friends absolutely love the theme though.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nooooo I was just starting to get the next knights sets :/

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By in United Kingdom,

Well, that's a shame, if so, but also not hugely surprising. I do think they'll release the sets, though. I love the theme myself; I was more lukewarm about the second year with the purple/grey colourscheme, but some of those sets were still ingeniously designed, so I hope I'll be able to gather them up.

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By in France,

I think the Nexo knights sets don't really remplaced well the Chima theme. It's the same concept but the Chima builds were more successfull. There's also the fact that kids maybe would love those play fractures (and etc...) but combining Knights with future stuff is a little bit uninspiring. You can't put minifigs or sets from other theme in the Nexo's one. It's m'y personnal opinion and i hope it would be coming to an end. Lego can focus on more historical themes (cowboys, Castle,pirates,etc...) and it would make kids and AFOLS happy.

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By in United Kingdom,

To those questioning whether the summer sets would be cancelled after being shown at toy fairs: The last batch of Ultra Agents were shown in London but were not released in Europe in the end.

And to those who ask whether I should have published this article at all, there may well not be any truth in the rumour but given that it appeared in a respected magazine like Blocks I felt warranted exposure and discussion here.

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By in United States,

@nymnyr8694: Umm, have you been living under a rock? Ninjago launched in 2011 with the most successful first year sales of any theme ever, was one of the five top-selling themes in both 2015 AND 2016, and is now considered "evergreen". It also generates IMMENSE fan engagement, with Google search interest that regularly surpasses other top themes (https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=%2Fm%2F0g5rv45,%2Fm%2F06wc7ym,%2Fm%2F0h1z6f,%2Fm%2F0h_c8sk). If you don't see how it's already "gained traction" then you're severely out-of-touch.

I wouldn't be surprised if Nexo Knights ended at the end of this year or middle of next year. However, I'm much more skeptical of the summer 2017 sets being cancelled, since they were a major presence at the toy fairs, and in the event of poor performance there's ample room to scale that wave down short of cancelling it entirely.

It's worth noting that the LEGO Group's tempered their expectations of this theme from the get-go. Designer Mark Stafford (Nabii) described Nexo Knights in an October 2015 Eurobricks post as "a chance to rest the traditional classic castle theme for a year or two, give it a chance to breathe." (http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/105102-nexo-knights-2016/&page=167#comment-2357495). So it's not as though LEGO was ever expecting it to become an evergreen hit like Ninjago. If it makes it to the end of this year I'd be hesitant to call that "an early end". Earlier than some of us might have expected of it, perhaps, but not necessarily any earlier than what LEGO themselves had forecast.

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By in Netherlands,

Well, if true i'd be really disappointed. Although the colors of the 2017 sets are not my favorite, i do look forward to the upcoming summer sets. From the winter 2017 sets, my son owns 1 (and 2 battle suits). We own all sets of 2016, that was a really cool first year.

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By in United Kingdom,

If it's true, then a good question is can Lego still create themes that aren't movie licenses?

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By in Canada,

@windjammer, I think the bigger question is has LEGO's licensed IP strategy oversaturated the market to the point where there are too many LEGO Themes in a year that some of them just fall under the radar or are ignored because they don't feature fan favorite characters like Batman or the like?

With all the one and done tie-ins LEGO creates and the massive number of City, Star Wars, Friends and Ninjago releases it just seems to me that LEGO has begun to cannibalize itself on the retail front. I enjoy a lot of various Themes but its getting to the point where I'm beginning to feel the burn and I just don't think LEGO is doing itself any good from having ten or more aisles/shelves loaded with product year round. LEGO used to have a less pronounced presence in the toy aisles and I think they may be close to bursting that bubble they've carved out for themselves being so popular and expensive and everything like that.

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By in United States,

A better question is will kids get into a theme that is not tied to other media (video games, cartoons, apps, movies).

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By in France,

I think the end of Nexo Knights is good news for me. I would like a new regular Castle theme or a regular historical theme such as Western or Orient.

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By in Canada,

This is good news. As long as Nexo Knights was around, the possibility of a classic castle theme was non-existent. At least now there is at least hope for some more traditional castle sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

The initial appeal of these sets soon waned for me and my kids, interest far down the line after star wars, superheroes, ltbm, so kinda feel like nexo knights would disappear eventually but sudden pull is unexpected! Won't be disappointed though...

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By in United Kingdom,

I bought all the sets from the first year but then regretted it. Yes there are some nice sets and i love the evil minifigs but so far I've only bought one set from this year's range. The largest sets this year don't appeal to me at all. I won't miss the theme when it goes.

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By in Poland,

Just give me the plant monsters battlepack and I will be happy.
Besides castle rest of summer sets looks boring and ugly.

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By in United States,

@CurvedRoadPlate: Kids seem to have no trouble enjoying City, which has a pretty minimal amount of media (basically just one video game and occasional apps, picture books, and short webisodes, but no real overarching storyline). It's worth noting that LEGO doesn't always create media tie-ins because their in-house themes depend on them, but rather because they can and it's just another way to market those themes. Even the classic Pirates sets had tie-in comic books and picture books back in the day. A lot of today's LEGO-branded media is an evolution of that basic principle.

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By in United States,

I went to the LEGO store a few months ago, and included with my purchase was a CLASSIC Castle set that contained a booklet showing the timeline. Boom, 2016 hits and suddenly our knights with armor, jousts, dragons, and wizards became this goofy space stuff that I just couldn't relate to. I was in my Dark Ages, so I missed a lot of the 2000s sets, which looked pretty neat, but this Nexo knight stuff just is too out there.

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By in United States,

I personally would be happy if NK died sooner than expected, because it potentially makes room for some sort of Castle-oriented theme to start up again. Even though I love castle-themed stuff, NK just has zero appeal for me - so ungodly ugly! It's like they went out of their way to make it extra ugly on purpose! I would love to see some sort of new fantasy/fairy-tale type of castle theme, perhaps with Disney ties (though not little kiddish like the Junior/Duplo stuff they have), a la the new Beauty & the Beast, Maleficent, and Cinderella live action movies. Given how popular the awesome Disney Castle seems to be, I'd expect this to do well with AFOLs as well as older kids, and potentially reach into new markets of people who aren't necessarily already into LEGO.

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By in United States,

YESSSS!!!!!! Make way for a Lego Adventurers rebut!

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By in United States,

Without a source on the rumor, this speculation is worthless and fails to outweigh the evidence that Nexo Knights' summer wave, at the very least, will be released. It seems an awful lot like a case of the telephone game, where the slightly-more-credible rumor that Nexo Knights will end AFTER this year was misinterpreted as meaning "no more Nexo Knights is coming out at all".

In general I think Brickset should not report on completely unsourced rumors. If this were coming from a proven reliable source like, say, CM4S (who is not a primary source but has made many accurate forecasts based on his own confidential sources), it'd be a different story, but as it is there's no evidence for this rumor and Brickset's reporting on it gives it credence that it hasn't earned.

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By in United States,

I'd still take it with a grain of salt.

I've been doing a study regarding the movement of Lego product (with my limited insider knowledge of course) and it's clear that Nexo Knights certainly didn't move as fast at the venues that I've been keeping tabs at, at least until the 2017 sets showed up. They eventually died down and picked up again at nearly double the rate which I would say is probably due to the show finally being added to Netflix. But even then, I'd say that 2016 looked, at a glance, rather lackluster in comparison.

I will be devastated if this show disappears, but I'll be open minded to the action theme that will follow.

Of course this could also be Blocks trying to the get attention with a publicity stunt, which wouldn't surprise me either.

I need more proof.

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By in United States,

I don't think anyone should have to apologize for posting rumors on their LEGO blog (as long as they call it a rumor.) Without rumors, we have about 15 days worth of actual LEGO news each year.
As long as they never kill the City theme, I'll happily watch all these other themes come and go and I'll pick and choose what I like (if anything) from each of them.
Hakuna matata, fellow brickers! Everything changes.

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By in Germany,

Yes. Please be true, oh rumor... and dear LEGO Company, please release proper castle/fantasy sets again! Ninjago is okayish, Elves is great in theme but girlish in style.

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By in United States,

I will defenitely will not loose sleep over the end of nexo knights.
I can only hope TLG will produce 'old fashion' castle sets after this series.

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By in Poland,

I never was fan of NEXO Knights, But still, the sets were decent, and it makes me sad I won't have a chance to buy some, just for parts. Yet, I do hope If NK theme shall retire, TLG will be back with more proper historical sets, Castle, or mayhaps Pirates?

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By in Germany,

I would not miss it. I only bought the sets at a heavy discount. Some are good for parts, but most the good-guy sets simply do not look good at all. Some have a few nice building techniques, but that is it. Many of the silver parts had swirls in them and looked very cheap and almost like knock-offs. The bad-guys sets were nicer and great for parts. Overall not a series I will miss at all.
I would like a fantasy castle theme like we had before - with dwarves, skeletons and trolls. It had some great sets and minifigs and lots of useful parts.

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By in New Zealand,

If this means we may finally get a proper Space and/or Castle theme, that would be great...

I don't think it was that bad a theme, I probably would have loved it as a kid, but as an adult I'm a bit of a Theme Purist.

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By in United States,

Glad to see it go honestly

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By in United States,

The sets are decent enough, but I always felt like it was using up resources and money that could have been put towards something better. If this rumor is indeed true I'm intrigued what LEGO will replace it with.

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By in United Kingdom,

I was never a fan of NEXO Knights.
But there have been some interesting parts introduced to the theme.
Once again TLG have got it wrong with their Big Bang theme.

I think they have to understand that most modern children do not have a three year attention span.
Two years is probably the best they can hope for. There is just too much other stuff out there these days.

I think they should aim to produce 3 really good large sets every 12 months (perhaps 6 total , 500 to 1000 part sets), with 3 really good mid sized sets to support them every 6 months, and 12 -24 smaller sets (like army builders), to support the whole theme.
50 sets in two years is still a large theme, but it is economically possible to get a good taste of the theme for most western families.

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By in Sweden,

I'd love some more detail on the "rumour has it" bit. What do they exactly say, what is their source for this? If they have a credible, anonymous source they should at the very least state that they have this, not just blurt out "rumour has it" as there's no rumour anywhere of this elsewhere.

Is Blocks Magazine "respected"? I for one don't know a single thing about who is behind it, and their website looks amateurish to say the least.

Maybe they have a credible source, and maybe they're right, but they're doing an awfully bad job at journalism if they're just going with a lazy "rumour has it"..

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By in United States,

As one of said AFOL's, I can agree, it didn't capture my heart at all. I'm a space fan, have been since 1981 or so and Nexo Knights was basically someone adding a bunch of unwanted weirdness into my space theme. Make a straight-up space theme, and I will buy them (for my kids--the next generation of space fans).

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By in United States,

The parts it produced had a very limited use,despite that it had A very
weak plot,so I'm not to sad to see it go.

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By in Czech Republic,

Great, now please bring back the classic castle theme and its variations, let's start with an exclusive! Too many years have passed since Kingdoms Joust :)

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By in United States,

Personally, I always thought Nexo Knights was dumb. Lego seems to be going downhill: Ninjago was good, but it's gotten worse, and its so-called replacement Chima was trash. And what do they make after Chima as their big theme? Nexo Knights. The next theme will probably be lame too, but you never can tell. Suprise me, Lego.

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By in United Kingdom,

I liked the Volcanic Lair - admittedly I did get a cheap one from Amazon, but it's a nice fantasy evil guy lair especially with some modding. The Fortrex was also a great set for modding my Alien conquest HQ ( again discounted at Amazon)
Some of the bad guys are great fantasy monsters - Jestro and the book keeper for a start are fun figures. The knights themselves are a a bit rubbish and the smaller sets too whacky for their own good (imho) but who couldn't love a winged Drider?

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By in United States,

Remember there are 2 different Lego fans. AFOLS - we remember fondly the sets of our youth, hence the bring back the Castle or Space sets. But actually look at the older ones. The parts today put them to shame. So our opinion is slightly biased against the new stuff. But lets be honest Lego doesn't always do sets thinking omg will the AFOLS love this. The other group is our kids. And as we know what they love changes day to day, year to year etc. So the sets adults absolutely hate. They might love. I had never collected Chima at all no appeal to me or the kids. Nexo Knights i did go big on the first wave. But tbh wasn't thrilled after building them and actually they were kind of flimsy with a rambunctious child playing with them showed this off. But they were fun for awhile and that's the issue. No one i know got into the cartoon. So the i have to have them cause i watch it never panned out. Do i think this is a valid rumor, Probably after my experience with the sets. Should it be news here, Definitely but i don't see me running out to get the ones i didn't buy cause of it. Remember AFOLS and Kids have their own opinions of what's Hot or Not. No reason to get into a war of words saying THIS IS AWFUL why did they make it. Cause the 30-40ish you dreams fondly of little space men in neon spaceships flying across the living room. And your 7 year old is looking at you thinking your nuts, cause where's the catapult you can shoot the cat with.(with less neon)

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By in United Kingdom,

I really hope its true I don't like Nexo Knights at all the only good part of the theme is some of the Nexo powers and part colours but that's it

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By in United Kingdom,

Not a fan of this theme and can imagine the production meeting when this idea was brought up
"Space is cool" ,
"Knights are cool"
"Space + Knights will be really cool"......ahhhh no

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By in United Kingdom,

Whilst I know I can only dream of a Game of Thrones Lego set, hopefully this will mean bringing back a fantasy castle set.

If I was to go for a Lego dream list, you may notice a theme with my list;
1. Himeji Castle (Advanced Model)
2. Darth Vader's Castle on Mustafar (UCS Star Wars)
3. King's Landing/Winterfell (Game of Thrones)

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By in United Kingdom,

As others have said the plot in the cartoons is very weak and the fact that the book of monsters is now a cloud is just a stage too far for me. I gave it a chance but its really not for me. As much as I would like to see classic space or castle re-introduced, I just don't see that happening either!

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By in United Kingdom,

Only had : 3 of the nights in ultra armour, all the magazines and a few poly bags so I won't miss the theme as much as I missed Chima.... I'm still hoping for a Chima reboot

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By in Hungary,

Only bought ultimate flama (heroes 3 efreet :) ) and 70314 with a 50% discount. More than enough

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By in Sweden,

My kids like Nexo knights, but unlike Ninjago the underlying storyline is simply too weak to make this theme sustainable. The sets are quite nice (except for the shameless "ultimate" and "mech" cash grabs), but I won't purchase the remaining ones before they're at least 50% off.

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By in Netherlands,

Bring back Classic Castle and the Forestmen!

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By in United Kingdom,

We bought one small Nexo Knights set for our 5yr old KFOL and he was never that excited by it or the theme. As a contrast he loves Ninjago and the Chima characters and we just got a few of those on BLink.

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By in United Kingdom,

I have 3 girls, so it's no big loss to me as a theme, I was more gutted when they cancelled chima and the latest pirate theme especially as I loved the chess set, but I, feel for all the parents who,'ve promised there young sons the summer nexo sets
Especially as they,'ve already been revealed in New York and Nuremberg this year,
And if it is being discontinued what will replace it?
My ideas: wacky races, Flintstones, thunderbirds, She-Ra/He-Man..

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By in United States,

I was a Nexo Knights naysayer for a long time, the visuals and sets didn't appeal to me. It wasn't until I was gifted a couple mid-sized sets that I began to give it a chance. I do enjoy what Lego was trying to go for with the theme, though I feel it could have been executed a bit smoother. I'm not a fan of the "collect all the shields" gimmick, seems like they were stretching what they wanted NK to be at that point.

I do appreciate the overall designs and some of the cool parts / building mechanics I gleamed from building a couple of the sets. Overall though, I'd rather see more traditional Space and Castle lines. What's odd is that I'm putting together a Space/Castle mashup for a show next weekend and while this should scream "put Nexo Knights in there!", my idea isn't quite that extreme. Maybe Lego should have released separate Space and Castle lines and then merged THOSE into a couple of sets to test the waters in a playful way (space ship crashes on a castle world kinda style). Just a thought..

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By in United States,

Where in the world has it been said that Mixels was cancelled? Seems to me it just ran a normal 3-year run. That seems to be the standard run time for Lego themes.

Anywho, on topic: if Nexo Knights is getting canned, I wouldn't be too upset since I never really got into it, but I will be concerned about the future of Big Bang themes. Chima seems to have only sold enough to stay alive, Bionicle bit the dust early... And if Nexo Knights shares the same fate? I don't know.
I just have had this recent nagging feeling that all these media tie-in/licensed themes take prominence. Like, kids buy things because they're familiar with the source material (Star Wars, Superheroes, etc.) and thus would ignore the original Lego IPs.

I hope I'm wrong in that case. Maybe Lego just misjudged how popular those themes would be. Hopefully they can release something in the future that takes off.

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By in United States,

I honestly couldn't care either way. The theme introduced some nice parts and all, but it's not my cup of tea, and I really don't care either way. You know what I think we do need, though, is for the Lord of the Rings to come back! Who's with me? No one? Ok......

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By in United Kingdom,

Won't be sad to see it go if it is replaced with a 'proper' space theme.

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By in Canada,

@ceonstegemanTtotally agree! :) If this pans out to be true I am not bothered by Nexo Knights retiring. Frankly I missed out on the 2010 Castle sets and those excited me. I've built Medival Market from scratch so I could have a copy. I do recognize that Big Bang themes tend to inspire their own demise with so many sets, kids (parent's wallets) don't have time/funds to get them all. The counter argument being more choice.

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By in Spain,

Another AFOL who is not dissapointed!! I prefer other themes that this combination of knights and sci-fi!!

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By in United States,

I've watched the Nexo Knights cartoon for a grand total of about 2 minutes, and I've never bought, nor felt the urge to buy, a single set. It hasn't been a total flop as far as I'm concerned though, its' brought us some cool new parts. I'd rather see Lego get back to a Classic Castle theme though, or Classic Space, or Pirates, or anything else really.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LordofHobbits
I would love for Lord of the rings to come back, I recently purchased uruk-hai army and the quality is amazing and the figures are so well printed they would work today;but Lego didn't do the theme enough justice , so the bottom line you are not the only one who wants it to come back.

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By in United States,

Hmm, interesting news. I wonder how it feels to be the team lead on the Nexo Knights project.. And a little off topic, but does anyone know how you go about getting a design job with Lego or pitching a theme idea?

I can't be the only AFOL with this pipe dream ahaha

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By in Australia,

Right from the beginning, I thought Nexo Knights sucked even by children's standards. The designs are ugly, clunky and oversized.

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By in New Zealand,

It's about time. Now maybe they can get back to some good ol' fashioned Castle sets and themes. I loved the Fantasy Era Castles sets and its successor, Kingdoms, was shut down too soon because of Lord of the Rings, and then Nexo Knights came afterwards rather than a more traditional Castle series.

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By in United States,

Yes! Move over, weird high-tech knights! Make room for a more NORMAL Castle or Space theme!

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By in United States,

I always thought that if I were a kid, I'd have loved this theme. But honestly, it just doesn't do it for me on some deep visceral level. Maybe it's the same for other folks. I honestly want to see a return to Classic Space-type ideas. Not necessarily a revival, but something space-based that isn't about heroes and villains, and is more about exploration and just simply being in space.

And let's get that Classic Space logo back too.

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By in Canada,

This is disappointing if true; I've really liked the Nexo Knights sets so far.

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By in United States,

Unfortunately, I seriously doubt that LEGO would replace one of there 'big bang' themes with a normal space or castle theme. The big bang themes always tend to have some sort of wacky twist, so I'm expecting something like that to happen again.

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By in Norway,

Goodbye. The trans-orange and blue was too garish for me.
Now what I really, really want is a classic victorian steampunk series. Browns and tan, gold and silver - actually Nexo Knights could have worked with these colours instead...

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By in United States,

Yay! I'm surprised the line lasted this long! I just hope classic castle returns soon...

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By in Australia,

I have all of last years sets as they are actually quite good. But are currently all in the parts bin waiting to be dismantled due to lack of space. I didn't buy this years ones as I don't like the colour schemes.

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By in United States,

Yeah. I think what turned me off was the color scheme.

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By in United States,

I'm actually rather surprised it took this long for LEGO fans to start speculating about 2017 being the final year for Nexo Knights. I guess this went under the radar, but I noticed earlier this year (or late last year) that Stu Gamble, the Nexo Knights showrunner, had updated his LinkedIn profile to change his involvement with Nexo Knights from "2014-Present" to "2014-2016". I kinda assumed the theme might not be long for this world, after that...

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By in Canada,

I love the concept of Nexo Knights. The year two sets are a little bland (lots of grey), but it was nice to get a resurgence of neon orange. It felt like a revival of classic LEGO themes. It would definitely be sad to see it go, but I'm sure something else can fill it's shoes (and hopefully meet/exceed TLG's expectations)

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By in Australia,

While they weren't as bright as the year one antagonist, the main reason I was able to get year two items was my wife quite liked the purple and grey colour scheme. And I liked the idea to combine my child love of the space sets and my adult love of the castle sets. If they bring back the more classic castle/kingdom sets instead then this is probably a win-win situation.

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By in United Kingdom,

I both applaud the creativity on the Nexo Knighte theme, but equally perhaps question some of its execution. I think a few people don't realise that Lego took a bit of a risk here to break the mould. We've had castle sets before, and we've had plenty of neon space sets before, so could the aesthetics be combined? It's worked surprisingly well, but then I love anachronistic elements in storylines (another good example might be robots and the old West in Westworld). However, some of the vehicles have become a little less interesting in year 2.

Considering the AFOL community in general seems to like a bit of steampunk and there are some great MOCs out there, perhaps we can see some sort of story-based theme arise in that mould? I would suggest that the story focus is more around one main character and some backup friends/family rather than a 4-5 person team of strong personalities, as Ninjago is already doing that successfully.

It may sound crazy, but remember those not-so-liked Time Twisters sets from the 90s? What about if the silly contraption concept (or even time travel) was pulled in - it means plenty of room for creativity and I'm sure some interesting play features. Just throwing some ideas out there, but I'm looking forward to seeing what the next BIg Bang theme is, whether it's Castle, Space or anything else.

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By in United States,

Regardless of the validity of the rumour, I think it just goes to show that Lego needs to stop expecting every theme to be the next Ninjago. Just because you throw all the right variables into the equation: story, television shows, marketing, etc., does not guarantee success. What's more is that the more resources invested, the greater the risk and potential failure. Some product lines don't need much effort to be put in outside of the sets themselves, take City for example.

Another problem is that lately Lego has been trying so hard to create an immersive story for every theme that it leaves little to the imagination. It's hard to "just imagine" when everything is spelled out for you. An epic story can work wonders like with Bionicle (gen 1, obviously), but other times it's not needed. Sometimes simpler is better.

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By in Australia,

This news wouldn't surprise me at all. LEGO should focus or invest more in the core brands, or give the people what they want. Either a dedicated castle theme or space/classic space theme.

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By in United States,

I would be all up for classic castle or space next year. Maybe that would finally get me into Castle-y stuff... I love me some LEGO castles, but the last effort 4 years ago was pathetic and I was in a mini dark age in 2013.

Not a huge fan of NK... I recently got the Siege Machine of Doom on a 20% discount and I really like it. But the quality took a huge downward turn this year... the 2017 winter wave is pretty awful except for the two biggest sets and the feast of new parts. It seems to be having a Chima-like death spiral.

I might try and get Axl's Tower Carrier on sale, though... that thing is brilliant and exactly what this theme should be- it's both very castle and very space.

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By in United States,

Good riddance if this rumor is true; I never could understand the appeal of this theme. Hopefully this signals the return of standard Castle and/or Space sets again.

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By in United States,

I saw this coming and so did everyone else. Besides being an evidant ripoff of ninjago, it's a theme that has no appeal to anyone, and Lego should know this. Futuristic ninja (aka rebooted) wasn't a huge hit, so neither should he futuristic Knights. To make it worse, they put so much money into the theme that should have been put into the city line so that could get big again. I'm afraid that there could be another 1990s to 2000s time period coming for Lego if they keep trying to one up ninjago. Chima didn't last, this didn't last, and neither will the next one.

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By in United States,

I want Nexo Knights for Dimensions.

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By in Australia,

I'd be extremely disappointed as I've gone all out in investing in these sets. Of course nothing lasts forever except LEGO City so if it ends it ends. The 3 yr time line I was unaware of. Does that mean I've got to endure another 2yrs of Blockheadz? Shoot me now!

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By in United Kingdom,

I love Nexo Knights and would be sad to see it end early.

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By in United States,

I never was interested in this theme. Although, it introduced some neat new pieces.

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By in Canada,

As someone who honestly has every single Nexo Knights set (including magazine gifts and polybags), I'm kind of happy... I was honestly filling the void of a castle series with these and plus, the whole thing got really gimmicky with the apps/Nexo powers. At least I can look forward to saving some money, hah!

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By in United States,

I won't mind one bit if this is true, hopefully that will mean the return of a classic castle theme. I was hoping to see some plant/tree monsters in an upcoming wave, but other than the monsters, there wasn't much about this theme that appealed to me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Time and time again these gimmicky themes are proven to be failures. Power Miners, Alien Conquest, NEXO Knights, Galaxy Squad, Chima all fail to prove to be huge success - as far as I can tell.

There are some exceptions: Monster Fighters was great.

A couple of years ago I bought a load of Galaxy Squad sets from B&M (discounted home goods store in the UK) because they were at rock-bottom price, and I really wish I hadn't bothered.

I understand from a business perspective that they have to appear to continually be innovative, but surely the numbers and customer feedback speak for themselves on these themes?

It would be really great if just for one year LEGO returned to their core themes of Castle, Pirate, Space and put a lot of effort into a specific Train theme like they used to - with separate locos, rolling stock, ancillary structures like level crossings, stations and sheds - I have dreams about a new Train theme.

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By in Germany,

I bought four Nexo Knights sets at over 50% off recently, because of some cool parts in them. No other interest in the designs really, as they remind me too much of Ice Planet, which I also didn't like. I think some of the colour combos are just plain garish. And about the popularity with kids. The ones I know prefer City, Star Wars and Ninjago (boys) or Friends, City and Creator (girls). None of the ones I know has any Nexo Knights sets.

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By in Switzerland,

I think it is cool Lego moves forward with innovative approaches and products - Nexo is really original - but if kids do not like it................well, AFOLS can now look forward to more classic Castle themes.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, a lot of hate for Nexo Knights here. I wouldn't be surprised if it was cancelled, but part of me hopes it isn't. It's not a theme for everyone, but I think it's safe to say this range is not aimed at AFOLs in the slightest, and is aimed entirely at kids - hence the smaller models, the feature-oriented sets and the collectables w/ app interactivity. It's had a TV show, it's had a magazine (the magazine ending would be a good hint it's ending - Bionicle's magazine had two issues far apart, the second landing after it was cancelled IIRC), they just released a Ninjago-esque collectable card game and the app and there's been books... I think LEGO (and CN, perhaps) have put a lot of time, effort and money into this range.

As someone who's bought some in the past, I'm not going to deny that some of the sets have been disappointing (Macy's mech suit - to me - was poor) but I think there's been some interesting ideas and designs. I wish they'd release things like Macy's hair, though. I would be sad if it went because I think it has potential.

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By in United Kingdom,

can't see any mention of the fact this broke on Eurobricks about a week ago have bricks mag seen it on there or have any of there rumours panned out before.

Brickset has become a cesspool of self righteousness when it comes to Lego. Lego the company do not make core line toys for AFOL's they make themes and products for 3 - 12yr olds as set out in their company ethos.

so you didn't like the colour or the fact that they put a futuristic spin on your beloved castle theme get over it kids love it and thats what matters.

I think that Lego has become a victim of its own success with Nexo losing out to Lego batman and ninjargo which are both very strong this year.

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By in United Kingdom,

i am looking forward to the Nexo knights summer set's
the big summer set is the main one i am after!
but i wish to own all of the set's in the NEXO KNIGHTS theme!
to abandon the theme when there are set's that have been show on at toy show's
that is just wrong.

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By in Denmark,

Brickset... YOU'RE FAKE NEWS!

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By in Denmark,

In answer to the headline of this article: No.

I'm disappointed to see rumours posted on Brickset as news.

Not as disappointed as I am by some of the comments about this theme that is created for and loved by millions of children around the world.

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By in Czech Republic,

Hey guys, are you joking? You generated whole article only from this mention in magazine:
"Make the most of the current corp of NEXO KNIGHTS sets - it might well be the last. Rumour has it that the line is being cancelled, and the summer sets may not even be released."

I bought magazine to read more about it, and I found only this words, nothing more. This is really unserious journalism! Shame on you!

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By in United States,

I really wish Lego would've kept the theme. I really enjoy the sets, the minifigures are awesome, and the parts are useful. I thought this theme would be really popular with kids, but I guess I was wrong. Goodbye nexo knights. I will always remember you. Now to hope for a knight rider theme.

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By in Netherlands,

@Nabii thank you! My children both enjoy it very much

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By in Germany,

re: @Nabii "Not as disappointed as I am by some of the comments about this theme that is created for and loved by millions of children around the world."

Funny, we have kids ourselves and know loads of kids who love Lego, yet none of them has any Nexo Knights sets nor have I ever seen any for example in the birthday boxes kids fill at the toy stores I frequent. Interesting to know that it seems to be so beloved everywhere else.
/sarcasm

I for one am not even the target audience yet I still have several sets of the line. I never had any Classic Castle sets nor do I wish them back in favor of themes like Nexo Knights. If Lego feels more confident that experiments like that will sell well, they will continue to make them. After all, they once thought Galidor would sell well too, didn't they? ;-)

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By in Canada,

@Nabii good to hear that it is continuing! There have been some really great sets.

Try to ignore all the negative comments...

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By in United Kingdom,

@Nabii + ThomasMorta - This clearly isn't being presented as news but as a rumour, in which case I see no problem with it being published in just the same way that conjecture about upcoming sets is a constant feature of every LEGO fan website.

I've bought a few Nexo sets and enjoyed them but the colours don't really appeal to me, particularly with the trans-orange everywhere.

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By in Jordan,

I've never bought any Nexo Knights, but I always thought it was a decent theme. It would be kinda of sad if the Summer wave isn't released.

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By in United States,

I think the sets look great! It can be dangerous when something fake can become real in the minds of readers, who then may be less likely to invest in a theme they think has no future, a bit like a self fulfilling prophecy.

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By in Belarus,

i don't like Nexo and Ninjago. These themes just for kids.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Necros: Oh the irony...

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By in Italy,

My 5yr old son asked me for several NK sets after the first season of show, but I only bought one medium box cause I always felt like I could spend money towards something better. In fact the set was fragile and kept together with difficulty, soon it was shattered to never be rebuilt. The only feature catching his attention was the ball shoother...

So now we know what to put on the next theme to make it work :D

I'm not so sure that a return to Space can make his way near Star Wars, rather I would prefer a theme on a near future, such as Blade Runner or Cyberpunk or Shadowrun, so I can mix it with city or super heroes

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By in United States,

I'll be honest, I'm gonna miss the minifigs. While the Stone Monsters were a bit odd to me I LOVED the Lava Monsters, they might just be the best baddie figs we've gotten out of LEGO, and the book had some sweet water and plant monsters in it that would've been fun to see.

I haven't been keeping up with the show so I don't know how to feel about it. As far as sets go the Stone ones were kinda "meh" to me and most of the Knights ones were awful, but the Lava ones were awesome.

A lot of people are wanting more Space and I have to agree. Bring back Insectoids!

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By in United Kingdom,

I know people refuse to believe it, but I really think that the chances of a big, long term space revival died in 1999. Though I hate to admit it, star wars killed classic space.

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By in United States,

Lego -does- need to appeal to the AFOL's with their set design. Yes, the kids are the ones playing with it, but the AFOL's are the ones -buying- it. And I'm not going to buy my kids something I don't myself think is good.

How awesome would a Blacktron III theme be? Make a Space Police IV theme to counter it. Now -that- I would buy. But yeah, SW definitely killed space.

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By in United States,

My kids have enjoyed what sets we could afford for them, and although they haven't cared as much for the stone monster sets, they like the cartoon almost as much as Ninjago, and the app was (and still is) a huge hit, second only to Minecraft in our house.

My only complaint--as both AFOL and parent--is that there is too much that comes out in a year for me to possibly get what I want. Even when I see a great set on sale (my local Kroger just discounted most of last year's NK sets) I know that if I pick them up now I'll be hard-pressed to get the next wave of CMFs in a week, something else my kids really like.

I guess we are too spoiled.

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By in United Kingdom,

Thank you @nabii for clarifying the situation.

However at no point did I report it as news, just relaying a rumour that was printed in a trustworthy publication, hence my decision to publish it at all.

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By in Netherlands,

The way I see big bang themes:
1. Yay! New parts!
2. Designs themselves, meh.
3. If younger kids like them, good for them.
4. I guess they need to make money from something...

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By in United States,

Thanks for the clarification, Mark @nabii!

Not liking most of the comments on here lol - why would people jump to conclusions so quickly...

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By in United States,

@Aanchir, geez, thanks a TON for shutting down nymnyr8694; it seriously ticked me off when I read his comment.

EDIT: I see it's not canceled now, but I'll still relay my feelings.

Concerning the actual rumor, [if it has credence,] I'll be rather sad to see it go. Much like Bionicle, I think the story had some wasted potential. Not in the same way, though, and not as majorly. Nexo Knights was still very good. In the case of Bionicle, a masterful stage was set; we just didn't see enough stuff on it. In the case of Nexo Knights, it also had a very good stage. However, what we did on it wasn't amazing. That's not a bad thing; I'm just saying it's not the best LEGO has put out. I do NOT mean "bad" by "not amazing." I mean it didn't blow me away or interest me greatly.

I've watched the show with some younger kids, and it really doesn't engage or interest many of them. It comes off as a little cheesy and forced, without much substance or depth readily apparent. It's there, but not all the time. When Ninjago first came out, I loved the specials and would read through all the "explore Ninjago" pages, all the weapon bios, character bios, etc. However, I only did that because LEGO made me (and many other kids) care for Ninjago first, by presenting the world in a very sincere and interesting manner. Nexo Knights sometimes almost comes off as a big joke. I know that sounds vicious, but it's not. I mean that there's not often a serious tone to the show; no gravity. Granted, rewatching the Ninjago specials, they don't hold up as well, (the humor especially), but they still engage and interest the viewer.

However, I still find Nexo Knights engaging enough to interest me greatly if I just dig a little deeper. There are some very interesting references to an obviously deep lore in the show, and the book of monsters is absolutely gold.

I know some of what I said seems doughfaced, or as if I'm limiting my criticisms, but it's because I'd say only about half of the episodes are what I described as "bad." The beginning is rather interesting, and I love it when they really explore the world. It's just a bit frustrating when there's no sincere attitude to the world.

I'd like to stress that I have NO negative emotion towards Nexo Knights. It was never insincere to the point of insulting (unlike Chima sometimes, even to kids). And the good stuff we got was VERY good.

I loved the parts, sets, and colors, though! And Axl was absolutely wonderful. Very "LEGO-y." And, absolutely, LEGO designers (including you, Mark; thanks a ton!), don't let any of the comments (including mine) discourage you. Obviously, there are many people who love the story, and, even if they didn't, you still put out a ton of amazing and inspiring stuff. Keep up the great work! :)

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By in Canada,

LONG LIVE NEXO KNIGHTS (at least until the end of the year)
I personally really liked a lot of the first year minifigs and sets. I thought many of them were quite creative and innovative (hover horse!). And while I was rather disappointed with the year two stone monsters, I still think the theme has a lot of potential.
Perhaps it varies by country/culture, but my son and almost all the kids (boys) I know loved, loved, loved Nexo Knights. I'm always excited about new themes and ideas (except for Brickheadz—Yikes! that needs to go), but I'd be very interested in seeing NK realize some more of its potential and see what they come out with. I'll be sad to see it go whenever the run is through.

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By in United States,

Let this be a lesson to all the people who don't get why reporting on unsourced rumors is bad. Anybody who thinks there'd be no real news to report in lieu of rumors and speculation has a rather flimsy definition of "real news". At BZPower we report on loads of stuff Brickset hardly ever touches, like new LEGO Ninjago promotional songs, LEGO Elves webisodes, LEGO Rebrick contests and contest results, etc. Whether or not you care about those things, they're infinitely more newsworthy than this story by virtue of being about things that are ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

I mean no offense to the normally high-quality reporting the Brickset news team does, but giving this story this kind of attention without waiting for any sort of corroborating evidence was a serious misstep. All it accomplished was giving out-of-touch AFOLs false pretense to pat themselves on the back for their own narrow-mindedness.

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By in Canada,

"All it accomplished was giving out-of-touch AFOLs false pretense to pat themselves on the back for their own narrow-mindedness."
OUCH! You're not talking to me, are you? Nah, I'm quite in-touch (unlike Hall & Oates) and I can barely reach my back to scratch it, much less pat it.

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