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?