"The King's Mech is definitely a battle suit worthy of a king! We absolutely loved the overall look of this model. It is a compact and sturdy looking power suit that has great poseability and potential for play. The construction of the arms and legs are fantastic, with great range of motion. King Halbert pilots the mech from a well constructed cockpit that is beautifully protected by the mech's head and a Nexo Shield. On the right arm, the massive sword is awesome looking and would send many of Jestro's minions fleeing just with the sight of it! On the left arm is a detachable shield-ship that can provide support for the King in battle. Two wings adorn the back of the mech, and we like to imagine that the King can take to the air when needed.
The minifigures in this set include King Halbed, a Flamethrower, and a buildable Kingbot. The King is great because he includes a great crown and cape, alongside the coolest sword that doesn't belong to Clay. The crossbow element included with Flamethrower means that he may actually have a chance to do some damage before the King dispatches him back to the Book of Monsters.
Overall, this is one of our favourite mech sets from Lego. It is sturdy and really well designed for play. It almost doesn't feel like a mech made from Lego when it is fully assembled, but more like a conventional action figure. The only odd bit is the detachable shield on the left arm. It feels like there may have been room for a full left arm on which the shield could have been mounted. As it is now, the King is left with quite a stubby little arm when the shield-ship detaches and takes flight. That critique aside, this is an awesome looking and very play-friendly addition to your Nexo Knights collection!"
"Lance's Mecha Horse allows he and the trusty Lancebot to gallop into battle in style! The Mecha Horse is a giant transformable steed that can switch into a superfast motorcycle, the Turbo Jouster. The overall idea of the transformable Mecho Horse is a really neat one. The better designed of the two forms in the Turbo Jouster, which is a sleek-looking motorcycle that can carry both Lance and Lancebot. The sidecar and huge armored lance are really great play features, especially when you substitute another Nexo Knight into the sidecar to add some more punch to that lance! The angled armored plates and low profile really add to it looking "fast". The Mecho Horse form is a little less playable and feels very stiff with limited articulation. The head tends to swing downward a lot as well, which can be frustrating. The biggest criticism about this set comes from my son who complains that it constantly breaks in the centre when transforming from horse to motorcycle. The centre construction is not sufficiently sturdy enough to accommodate the stiff joints that swing up and down to change the rear horse legs into the back of the motorcycle. The result is that the model splits in the centre quite frequently, and is a challenge to re-assemble because of the mix of standard and Technic pieces.
The minifigures includes in this set are Lance, a Flame Thrower, and a buildable Lancebot. This set supplies Lance with a super-powerful version of his lance weapon, so that is pretty cool. The Flame Thrower will definitely have to call in some reinforcements to have a chance against Lance in battle. Overall, this set works well as a motorcycle, a little less well as a mechanical horse, and is plagued by a less-than-perfect hinge design at the centre."
"Clay's Rumble Blade is fitting vehicle to take the Nexo Knight's leader into battle. Clay's Rumble Blade is a four-in-one battle vehicle that can challenge Jestro's armies by attacking from the land and the air at the same time. As a single vehicle, the Rumble Blade is an amazingly designed set that looks both sturdy and sleek. It has the appearance of a bladed tank armed to the teeth with missile launchers and all-terrain wheels. But the real beauty of this set is its ability to divide into four separate vehicles that can swarm the enemy. The smallest are two identical Sword Break Bike vehicles that are piloted by Claybots. The third piece is a Sword Speeder that can serve as a battle platform to support the Nexo Knights. The fourth element is Clay's Rumble Blade, which detaches and takes to the air. It strongly resembles Clay's sword and gives him a birds-eye view of Jestro and his forces.
Individually, the various elements of the Rumble Blade are well designed and hold up to play. If I was to make one criticism, it would be that the Sword Speeder looks somewhat sparse compared to the other elements. Combined, the various elements hold together surprisingly well and form a very unified design. The ease in which they separate is also a fantastic design feature. Simply slide forward the Rumble Blade and press a release on the back of the Sword Speeder and the whole set transforms instantly!
The minifigures included in this set are pretty standard fair, with Clay, an Ash Attacker, and a couple of buildable Claybots. The Ash Attacker is definitely outmatched in this set, so you'll need to pick up another set to have a proper battle with Jestro's forces. Overall, the Rumble Blade is an essential component to your Nexo Knight collection."
"The Three Brothers is a great bad-guy centric addition to your Lego Nexo Knights collection. The vehicle-like monster Rumble is definitely the star of this set. He features a really neat jaw-chomping feature that moves his lower jaw when he rolls forward. As a play feature there are some really nice possibilities here because there is enough space to swallow a good sized item, such as a Nexo Knight in a Battle Suit! Rumble also features a rear-mounted catapult that can sling Gravellers against those pesky knights. The overall model has a really nice chunky design that could carry quite a few minifigures. The build is also very sturdy and can hold up to play without coming apart. The massive front wheels are probably our favourite design choice, as they make Rumble look very intimidating! The little storage compartments for the Gravellers is also a nice little touch, as we're always misplacing those things on our Lego table.
The rest of the set is predominantly minifigures, with Axl, Roog, and Reex. Axl is very similar to other iterations in previous sets, but now features some bright orange elements on his armor. He is still as beefy and powerful looking as always! Roog is the coolest of the granite brothers, with his huge stone hands. But both he and Reex have really nice detailing and nice armored shoulder/head elements. Overall a nice set that helps even the balance of power between the baddies and the Nexo Knights."
"The Lego Fire Response Unit is a great addition to any Lego City collection, especially if you enjoy the firefighter themes. The helicopter itself is a nice solid build with a neat little water dispensing feature. It is very sturdily built for play, and has a really nice look overall. The storage container model is a interesting build with a flaming top that flips over when the clear water blocks from the helicopter impact it. This feature works surprisingly well. The container has some nice details along one side, with places for tools and fuel cells. A ladder to the top of the container allows firefighters to make sure the flames are out! To round out the set we have a fire motorcycle, which is pretty stand fair as Lego motorcycles go. Overall a very fun set that will look great sitting beside an existing fire station."
"The Super Hero Airport Battle is a new classic that combines really interesting builds with great characterization and play possibilities. First off, I have to talk about the Giant Man. Building Giant Man was one of the most fun builds that we have ever completed. When you are finished, you literally have a giant Lego minifigure. It has the proportions, poseability, and feel of a Lego minifigure, just magnified to giant proportions! The crafting the headpiece alone is a masterful arrangement of bricks. So much fun!
The airport tower has some very nice breakaway elements that can be blasted apart during a super-powered melee. The top section has a some really nice angles in it as well, showcasing some very nice techniques for getting shapes that are more octagonal than square. I don't fully understand the addition of the floating fence element, as it seems out of place with the rest of the model. It would have been better to perhaps enhance that wall element a bit. The cargo vehicle is on the smaller side, but it just the right size for Giant Man to pick up and provide a mega-sized wallop! I loved all the little suitcases and their movie-centric stickers.
The Avengers Quinjet is a more compact version than we've seen in the past, although it stays true to the basic design. The blue and gray really looks sharp together and it well sized and compact for play with smaller hands. The bottom mounted gun cannons are not the most interesting play-feature, and look a little out of place on the model when deployed. They do however make the jet very fearsome for encounters with the bad (or other good) guys!
This set comes with a very nice assortment of minifigures, including many of the big players in Civil War. My son's favourite was War Machine, although I really like the addition of Scarlett Witch. Without any other superhero sets, this one leaves you with a great little collection of Avengers for future missions (when they are not battling each other, that is)! Overall this was a very fun set to build and play with, and a must-have for Avengers fans."
"The Black Panther Pursuit set is a nice opportunity to see the Black Panther in action! His flying craft does not see much airtime in the movie, but we get a nicely detailed view of the ship in this set. The actual build of the ship is excellent with a really interesting approach to the wings. Using flat hinges, the wings are applied with an angle that would seem impossible at first glance. The front cone section of the ship also has some really interesting angles that showcase some more complicated building techniques. The overall effect is a sleek and low-profile craft that looks fast and dangerous. The build is very compact with tight brickwork, which makes the entire structure very stable. I love the integration of the green and purple with the black, as they add some variety to an otherwise very dark color scheme. Stud shooters mounted underneath the wings make the craft battle-ready. Black Panther first snugly into the cockpit area in a reclined position ready to blast after his prey!
Captain America's jeep is a pretty standard looking Lego jeep, although it has a neat folding front window and a missile launcher built into the front. It easily holds a couple of minifigures and sports all-terrain wheels to rumble over any surface. Like the Panther's craft, it is a solid and compact build that holds up to play while racing to Cap's most recent mission. Winter Soldier's motorcycle is a standard Lego motorcycle, sporting a chunkier body. It looks great speeding side-by-side into danger with Cap's jeep.
The minifigures are a great addition to any collection. Black Panther is the real star here, although I don't care for the ears "hat" that are attached to the minifigure head. I would have preferred head covering cowl piece like Lego Batman, but perhaps that would appear to chunky. Overall we really liked this set and it was excellent to add Black Panther to our collection."
"The Lego City airport fire truck is one of the more impressive fire rescue vehicles in the Lego City collection. It is a large vehicle with double-seats in the front and eight chunky wheels. There are six gull-wing doors that open to reveal storage areas and the sturdy engine. The top of the vehicle showcases a powerful water cannon that can help bring a dangerous aircraft fire under control. And that is in addition to the side-mounted hose.
The model feels super sturdy and drives really well. It is an impressive looking vehicle alongside the standard sized fire trucks from some of the other Lego City fire sets. The two firefighters come equipped with enough gear to get the job done, and I love that there is both a man and woman. The inclusion of the plane engine is nice, but I will say that my son has never used it in his play as part of a fire scenario. Perhaps it is too abstract at this point. Overall we really enjoyed this set with its impressive size and great detailing."
"The Lego City monster truck is a really nice addition for any Lego racing fans. It is on the small side for a true monster truck, almost better scaled for a rally truck, but that doesn't make the set any less fun. The bright colours are great, and the truck features nice detailing. The big wheels are super for hitting rough terrain or crushing other empty Lego cars! The driver matches the vehicle perfectly. My son really loves Monster trucks, and this one has been a hit with him."
"The Lego race car is a solid little set that showcases a very nice car model. The vehicle is a little wider than some of the Lego cars, and features a great spoiler in the rear. It is intentionally modelled to sit closer to the ground as well, so it feels like a real race car. The colour choices are great, and it really looks like a car covered in sponsor material. The driver is nicely detailed and includes a crazy oversized championship cup which can serve as the top prize after a long racing season! For the price, this is a compact and fun little set that has great play potential. Everything you need to start your own championship cup series!"