My son Asher has a new favourite toy – LEGO Nexo Knights.
Here’s a picture of Asher in his Nexo Knights outfit which Rachel got for him at Legoland Malaysia:
That’s how big a fanatic he is at the moment!
Newly introduced this year, LEGO Nexo Knights combines the best of the medieval ages with a futuristic world for a truly imaginative play experience.
Technically, it is recommended by LEGO by kids aged 9 to 14. Asher is only 5, but he enjoys it all the same. However, I have to help him quite a fair bit with the assembling as there are many small parts which may be hard for him to fix on his own.
Asher started with the Fortex set, the moving base of the Nexo Knights. He then went on to the individual characters, followed by a robot. There are quite a few elements of play with the NEXO Knights, which make it such an addictive toy for boys.
For me, I am happy that Nexo Knights finally piqued Asher’s interest in playing with building blocks. I grew up playing with LEGO, building many things from the colourful bricks, limited only by my own imagination. I believe this helped in building up by creative talent and I was hoping to get Asher to share the same experience.
After he got hooked on Nexo Knights, Asher also started playing with the LEGO loose bricks which we bought him earlier, building many different things.
Back to Nexo Knights, here are five reasons why I think it is the ultimate toy for boys:
It is an award-winning toy
LEGO Nexo Knights was awarded ‘Toy of the Show’ by editors at Toy Fair 2016 in London, UK. The series centers around five knights from the Kingdom of Knighton – Clay, Macy, Lance, Aaron and Axl. Under the guidance of their mentor, the wizard Merlok 2.0, the knights have to come together to defeat Jestro the evil jester, his sidekick the Book of Monsters and their lava monster army.
There is an accompanying animated series
The LEGO Nexo Knights animated series is aired on television in Singapore as follows:
- Cartoon Network: Every Sat, 9.30am (6 Feb to 9 Apr)
- OKTO: From 26 March, 10:30am and continues every Saturday 10:30am (repeat every Friday, 6:00pm) till 29 April, Friday
It comes with a free app
Taking playtime to a whole new dimension, the series includes a digital platform. The Merlock 2.0 app game is available for free on iTunes and Google Play. Kids can collect over 150 unique powers by scanning special codes. These codes can be found on the LEGO building sets, online and print advertisements and even in the animated series for Nexo Knights.
Immersive and interactive play
There are many movable and interactive parts in the Nexo Knights LEGO sets. For instance, many of the weapons the knights are holding can shoot stuff. Kids will find it fun to build these interactive toys from scratch and understand the mechanism behind it.
Asher is able to tell me many stuff about each of the knights and what they stand for after playing with the Nexo Knights sets, trying out the app game and watching a few of the animated series online.
The storyline follows a typical good versus evil story arch, but the bad guys are not that scary for kids and overall, I like that it is not too violent.
To launch LEGO Nexo Knights in Singapore, there is a whole series of ongoing promotional activities across various malls and toy stores:
We are giving away 5 x LEGO Nexo Knights figurine (worth S$19.90 each) to 5 lucky readers! For a chance to win, simply:
1. ‘Like’ the Alvinology Facebook page.
2. ‘Like’ and share this post on Facebook and tag at least 3 other friend on your post who will like LEGO Nexo Knights. Make your post public so we can find it.
3. Tell us why you wish to win the LEGO Nexo Knights figurines by commenting below or on our Facebook post.
Contest ends at 11.59 pm on 30 April 2016. The winner will be notified via Facebook, and must be able to collect the prize in Singapore.