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Nexo Knights is a fantasy-based Castle theme that was introduced in 2016 and ended in 2018. The theme is set on the realm of Knighton, and follows the adventures of five young Knights who battle to defend their home from Jestro, Monstrox, and his monster army.

The sets officially launched on January 2, 2016, although some of the sets came out as early in various stores as of late December 2015. Similar to Ultra Agents, Nexo Knights features an app (now discontinued) that can be interacted by using physical LEGO pieces.

Like Ninjago and Legends of Chima, a TV series also called Nexo Knights: The Animated Series was released on Cartoon Network on January 11, 2016, with a second season released on August 13 of the same year. A third and fourth season were released in 2017. In 2018, a fifth wave of sets was released and a fifth season was planned. However, the series was cancelled, the season was never released and the theme was discontinued.

Description[]

Nexo Knights is a fantasy-based Castle theme. Unlike its predecessors that contained typical medieval elements, usually with a fantasy theme, Nexo Knights gives those elements a futuristic look combining both technological and magical aspects. Like some previous castle themes, it features two factions, the heroes being the Knights, and the villains being magical evil creatures. The sets features Nexo powers that can be used on the Nexo Knights app.

Vehicles and structures used by the Nexo Knights features silver and blue as the primary colors and using orange for windows and holograms. The designs of the vehicles are based on medieval weapons, in the case of the main heroes the vehicles are based on their signature weapons.

In the case of the lava army, they feature brown as they primary color scheme with transparent orange bricks for the lava. The designs of the vehicles have monstrous aspects with white fangs and horns, and its weapons have lava designs.

The Ultimate armor sets includes one character with an exclusive design, and a set of accessories matching with the character's faction, and includes three Nexo Powers. Unlike Ninjago's Spinners or Chima's Speedorz, these powers are the first to feature in a video game linked to the show.

Story[]

Season 1[]

Just after the Knights Academy Graduation Ceremony, Jestro stole the Book of Monsters and attempted to destroy the kingdom. The 5 young graduates of the Academy; Clay, Lance, Macy, Aaron, and Axl will have to fight to save the kingdom. With the support of Merlok 2.0, Ava and Robin, the knights will go on a epic adventure.

Season 2[]

Even though the knights have managed to defeat Jestro and the Book of Monsters from the previous season, they have to find the Magic Books that were scattered across the kingdom before the bad guys could.

Season 3[]

It has been months since the destruction of the Book of Monsters. The knights have made lives for themselves. Clay is a teacher at Knighton Academy, Lance is a host for the Knighton News Network, Aaron is a stunt performer and Axl is a TV chef. On Princess Macy's part, she has been unsuccessful at getting each of the towns to be more defensive from future monster attacks. But all is not well. A storm is brewing over Knighton as Jestro tries to make amends with the people he has wronged to no avail. Monstrox has taken the form of a storm cloud and once again takes control of Jestro by zapping him with his evil lightning. Arriving at a fortress in Ghoulia, the Cloud of Monstrox raises an army of lightning-infused Stone Monsters. His first target is the new Lavalands Amusement Center that was established by Mr. Richmond on the property of the Lava Monster Army's former base. When Lance is overwhelmed by the Stone Monster Army, Merlok summons the rest of the knights. Meanwhile, Jestro and the Cloud of Monstrox go under the amusement park. When Jestro finds Monstrox's former Book of Monsters body, the Cloud of Monstrox tells him to hold onto it as he has grown attached to it. Jestro then uncover the staff that Monstrox used before he was split into different spellbooks.

Season 4[]

Jestro gains the idea to ambush the Fortrex in hopes of cheering up the Cloud of Monstrox unaware that the knights are at the party. Fortunately, Ava is able to restore Merlok 2.0 to the Fortrex and he is able to provide the Knighton Academy students with a Nexo power that allows them to fight back against the Stone Monster Army, forcing them to retreat (as they do not have the Cloud of Monstrox to reanimate them) much to the Cloud of Monstrox's amusement. Back at the party, Macy loses control Clay's battle suit forcing the Nexo Knights to pin it down. After the party, they reveal the truth about Clay to King and Queen Halbert and they agree not to mention it to the rest of the kingdom.

2018[]

In the 2018 winter wave, Monstrox became a computer virus and sent tech infection monsters to attack the Realm of Knighton. No season of the television show was produced for this wave, because it was canceled.

Background[]

The adventure takes place in the medieval yet futuristic Kingdom of Knighton. It focuses on the Nexo Knights as they journey to defeat Jestro the evil jester, the Book of Monsters, and their lava monster army. Clay leads the Nexo Knights, which include Macy, Lance, Aaron, and Axl. Together, under their mentor Merlok 2.0, they band together to defeat Jestro! who becomes humbled and good again. Later, the evil cloud Monstrox comes and turns Jestro evil again by zapping Jestro with a lightning bolt that can turn anyone evil (or bring stone statues alive). Jestro and Monstrox then team up to fight the Nexo Knights again, this time with a stone army instead of lava. The Nexo Knights ultimately defeat Jestro, Monstrox and Ruina with Jestro becoming good once again.

Characters[]

Nexo Knights[]

Clay
Clay Ultimate
NexoKnights Lance
Lance Ultimate
NexoKnights Aaron
Aaron Ultimate
Axl
ULTIMATEAXL
Macy
Macy Ultimate
Clay MooringtonClay (Ultimate)Lance RichmondLance (Ultimate)Aaron FoxAaron (Ultimate)AxlAxl (Ultimate)Macy HalbertMacy (Ultimate)

Denizens of Knighton[]

Lava Monster Army[]

Stone Monster Army[]

Tech Infection Army[]

Sets[]

Season 1-2[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
70310 box70310Knighton Battle Blaster76Royal Guard, Ash Attacker$9.99 / €9.99January 2016
70311 box70311Chaos Catapult93Royal Guard, Crust Smasher$9.99January 2, 2016
70312 box70312Lance's Mecha Horse237Lance Richmond, Lancebot, Flame Thrower$19.99January 2, 2016
70313 box70313Moltor's Lava Smasher187Aaron Fox, Moltor$19.99 / €19.99January 2016
70314 box70314Beast Master's Chaos Chariot314Macy Halbert, Beast Master, Globlin (4)$29.99 / €32.99January 2016
70315 box70315Clay's Rumble Blade367Clay Moorington, Claybot (2), Ash Attacker, Scurrier$39.99 / €39.99January 2016
70316 box70316Jestro's Evil Mobile658Lance Richmond, Jestro, Sparkks, Book of Monsters$59.99 / €49.99January 2016
70317 box70317The Fortrex1140Clay Moorington, Aaron Fox, Axl, Chef Eclair, Scurrier (2), Ash Attacker, Merlok 2.0$99.99 / €99.99January 1, 2016
Glob Lobber70318The Glob Lobber95Royal Guard, Flame Thrower$9.99 / €9.99Summer 2016
Lego-macy-s-thunder-mace-set-70319-470319Macy's Thunder Mace202Macy Halbert, Macybot, Crust Smasher$19.99 / €19.99Summer 2016
AAronn70320Aaron Fox's Aero-Striker V2301Aaron Fox, Aaronbot, Ash Attacker$29.99 / €32.99Summer 2016
70321 alt170321General Magmar's Siege Machine of Doom512Clay Moorington, General Magmar, Flama$49.99August, 2016
Axl70322Axl's Tower Carrier670Axl, Axlbot (2), Burnzie, Ash Attacker$69.99 / €79.99Summer 2016
Jest'70323Jestro's Volcano Lair1186Lance Richmond, Macy Halbert, Axl, Jestro, Book of Monsters, Lavaria, Book Keeper, Ash Attacker (2), Scurrier (2; 1 red, 1 black)$119.99 / €119.99Summer 2016
70324 Box70324Merlok's Library 2.0288Ava Prentis, Crust Smasher, Lance Richmond$24.99 / €24.99January 2016
70325 box70325Infernox Captures The Queen253Aaron Fox, Queen Halbert, Infernox$24.99 / €24.99January 2016
70326-box70326The Black Knight Mech530Whiparella, Ash Attacker, Robin Underwood, King's Bot$39.99 / €49.992016
70327 box70327The King's Mech375King Halbert, King's Bot, Flame Thrower$29.99 / €32.99January 2016


Seasons 3-4[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
70347-box70347King's Guard Artillery98Royal Soldier, Stone Stomper$9.99 / €9.992017
70348-box70348Lance's Twin Jouster216Lance Richmond, Lancebot, Rogul$19.99 / €19.992017
70349-box70349Ruina's Lock & Roller199Ruina Stoneheart, Queen Halbert, Aaron Fox$19.99 / €19.992017
70350 box70350The Three Brothers266Axl, Reex, Roog, Graveller x3$29.99 / €32.992017
70351-box70351Clay's Falcon Fighter Blaster523Clay Moorington, Claybot, Brickster, Grimroc, Bouldron$49.99 / €49.992017
70352-box70352Jestro's Headquarters840Jestro, Macy Halbert, Ava Prentis, Lance Richmond, Cloud of Monstrox, Stone Stomper, Gargoyle, Brickster$89.99 / €99.992017
70353 box70353The Heligoyle318Stone Stomper, Harpy, Clay Moorington$29.99 / €32.992017
70354 box70354Axl's Rumble Maker393Axl, Axl's Squirebot, Rogul$39.99 / €39.992017
70355 box70355Aaron's Rock Climber592Aaron Fox, Stone Stomper, Lord Krakenskull$59.99 / €59.992017
70356 box70356The Stone Colossus of Ultimate Destruction772Jestro, General Garg, Macy Halbert, Clay Moorington (stone), Stone Colossus, Brickster$69.99 / €69.992017
70357 Box70357Knighton Castle1416Aaron Fox, Lance Richmond, Robin Underwood, King Halbert, Merlok 2.0, Fancy Pants, Stone Stomper (x2), Brickster (x2), White Stone Statue, Hamletta$129.99 / €129.992017
70358 box70358Aaron's Stone Destroyer251Aaron Fox, Robot Hoodlum, Bedrock Monster$24.99 / €24.992017
70359-box70359Lance vs. Lightning257Grimroc, Lance Richmond, Gargoyle, Graveller (x2)$24.99 / €24.992017
70361 box70361Macy's Bot Drop Dragon153Macy Halbert, Macy's Squirebot, Stone Stomper$14.99 / €14.992017


Winter 2018[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
72001 box72001Lance's Hover Jouster217Lance Richmond, Cezar, CyberByter Dennis$19.99 / €19.992018
Twinfector box72002Twinfector191Aaron Fox, Fred, Pola$19.99 / €19.992018
Berserker Bomber Box72003Berserker Bomber369Macy Halbert, Berserker, MechaByter$29.99 / €29.992018
72004 box72004Tech Wizard Showdown506Clay Moorington, Merlok 2.0, Monstrox, CyberByter, InfectoByter$39.99 / €49.992018
X-Bow box72005Aaron's X-bow569Aaron Fox, Robin Underwood, VanByter No. 307, CyberByter$49.99 / €59.992018
72006 Box72006Axl's Rolling Arsenal604Axl, Jestro, VanByter No. 407, MegaByter$59.99 / €69.992018


Ultimate Sets[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
70330 box70330Ultimate Clay72Clay Moorington$9.99 / €9.992016
70331 box70331Ultimate Macy101Macy Halbert$9.99 / €9,99January 2016
70332 box70332Ultimate Aaron82Aaron Fox$9.99 / €9,99January 2016
70333 alt170333Ultimate Robin75Robin Underwood$9.99 / €9,99January 2016
70334 alt170334Ultimate Beast Master65Beast Master$9.99 / €9,99January 2016
70335 alt170335Ultimate Lavaria69Lavaria$9.99 / €9,99January 2016
70336-box70336Ultimate Axl69Axl$9.99 / €9,992016
70337-box70337Ultimate Lance75Lance Richmond$9.99 / €9,992016
70338-box70338Ultimate General Magmar64General Magmar$9.99 / €9,992016
70339-box70339Ultimate Flama67Flama$9.99 / €9,992016


Battle Suit Sets[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
70362 alt170362Battle Suit Clay79Clay Moorington (Battle Suit)$9.99 / €9.992017
70363 alt170363Battle Suit Macy66Macy Halbert (Battle Suit)$9.99 / €9.992017
70364 alt170364Battle Suit Aaron80Aaron Fox (Battle Suit)$9.99 / €9.992017
70365 alt170365Battle Suit Axl88Axl (Battle Suit)$9.99 / €9.992017
70366 alt170366Battle Suit Lance83Lance Richmond (Battle Suit)$9.99 / €9.992017


Other Sets[]

Image#SetNumber of piecesMinifiguresPriceRelease
30371-130371Knight's Cycle42Royal Soldier 2016
30372 bag30372Robin's Mini Fortrex45Robin Underwood 2016
30373-130373Knighton Hyper Cannon47Royal Soldier 2016
S-l500 230374The Lava Slinger40Crust Smasher 2016
853515853515Nexo Knights Army-Building Set35Royal Guard (x3) , Squirebot$14.99 / €12.992016
853516 Monsters853516Nexo Knights Monsters Army-Building Set30Ash Attacker , Crust Smasher (x2) , Flame Thrower$14.99 / €12.992016
3037630376Knighton Rider42Royal Guard$3.99January 16, 2017
30377-130377Motor Horse47Royal Guard$3.99June 2016
30378-130378Shrunken Headquarters48Stone Monster 2017
70372 Combo Nexo Power70372Combo Nexo Powers Wave 110N/A$3.99 / €3.92017
70373 Combo Nezo Power70373Combo Nexo Powers Wave 210N/A$3.99 / €3.992017
853676 Accessory Set853676Accessory Set27Royal Guard (x3)$12.99 / €12.99March 2017
853677 Battle Pack853677Battle Pack23Gargoyle, Stone Monster, Stone Stomper$12.99 / €12.992017
5004911-15004911Crafting Kit16N/A$5.992017
5004913-15004913Nexo Knights Collector Case9N/A$6.992017
5004914-15004914Armour Pod24Clay Moorington$5.992017


NEXO Powers[]

Main Article: List of NEXO Powers

Notes[]

  • All the main characters' names play on words. Robin is a pun on "Robin Hood", Macy on "mace", Axl on "axe", Aaron on "arrow", Lance on "lance", Clay on "claymore", Moltor on "molten", Lavaria on "lava", Jestro on "jester", General Magmar on "magma", and Flama on "flame".
  • The emblems of most of the main knights are reminiscent of many Classic Castle themes. For example, Aaron reuses the Wolfpack sigil, Axl employs the Knights Kingdom I robbers' bull symbol, and Clay reuses the Black Falcons' emblem. Macy's dragon symbol may be an alternative take on the Dragon Knights symbol.
  • Multiple books and a TV series were released with the theme.
  • Unlike all of the other Castle-related themes, this theme is a fusion of the medieval with the technologically futuristic, which has displeased many traditional Castle fans.
  • A Knight cameos in the trailer introducing Clay.
  • This is the fourth theme to get its own full TV show (except Mixels, which only has shorts aired on TV).
  • Ninjago is referenced in the series when Lance's agent suggests that Lance audition for "Knightjago 3," where "the hero spins around to defeat his enemies and stuff."
  • Legends of Chima is referenced when the simulator room in the new Fortrex is revealed to the knights, and the Lion Temple is briefly simulated along with a few other locations.
  • The TV series was renewed for a second season in the same year it was introduced. However, although a fifth wave of sets was released, the 5th season of the show was canceled.

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