LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS Macy's Thunder Mace and Ultimate Axl review

Sunday, September 04, 2016

In a recent survey, I was surprised to discover that we have such a broad range of LEGO products in my house - LEGO STAR WARS, LEGO NINJAGO, LEGO CITY, LEGO CHIMA, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO CLASSIC, LEGO CREATOR, LEGO SUPER HEROES. Even ZY still has his precious LEGO set which he carefully kept for more than thirty years.


After being blessed with 5 sets of LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS and visiting the roadshow during the June hols, L was even more excited about this series.

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Ultimate Axl built!

What do the kids like about the NEXO KNIGHTS sets? 

I'll leave them to tell you more about Macy's Thunder Mace (70319) and Ultimate Axl (70336). Thank you, Ch, for writing the script and editing the video!
"There is a TV show that shows on Friday at 6pm on Okto based on these Lego sets. There’s also an app game that you can download for free on iTunes and Google Play and it’s called Merlok 2.0. When you have the Nexo Knights set, you can scan the shields that come with the set and use them to defeat villains in the game. - L"


What I think about the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS

There is certainly a lot of "coolness" in this theme as the LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS sets can be played in both the physical and digital forms. The two sets reviewed are recommended for children ages 8 to 14 and L completed them fairly quickly by following the instruction manuals. The creative play then continues just as with all other great LEGO themes.

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Let's play with Macy's Thunder Mace!

In its digital form, the shield from every set can be scanned on the MERLOK 2.0 app game which can be downloaded to your smartphone or tablet to give an immersive playing experience. Using the power scanner in the app, the power from each type of shield can be collected to build stronger and more powerful knights and to defeat Jestro and his monsters in the game.

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However, I have not permitted them to download the game till now. Main reason is the addictive lure to have more shields in order to power up their knights in the app game. The kids know my stand for now, but they are still "trying their luck" to ask once a while. I agreed to read up more about the app game and L has also promised he won't go overboard with playing on the app.

I guess if you exercise strong parental control and restrict the number of minutes your child gets to play on the app, this app game definitely sounds like a very fun one not just for your child, but maybe one that bonds the parent and child too!

**LEGO NEXO KNIGHTS are available at LEGO Certified Stores (LCS), Toys'R'Us, LEGO Mono Brand Stores, departmental stores and select toys stores, ranging in price from SGD $19.90 to SGD $229.90. More information about the products in this theme can be found here.

Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was given for this review and all opinions are ours. We were given Macy's Thunder Mace and Ultimate Axl for the purpose of this review. Photos were taken by Ch on the Canon Powershot SX60 HS.

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