Introducing 5 young knights from the Kingdom of Knighton: there’s the leader Clay Moorington leading his team which consists of Lance Richmond, Aaron Fox, Macy Halbert, the princess who wants to be in the boy’s club, and a giant named Axl.
With the aid from Great Digital Wizard Merlok 2.0, the Nexo Knights must band together to take down the evil Jestro, a former court jester-turned-bad guy, the Book of Monsters, and the entire army of Lava Monsters, in order to restore peace.
This is Nexo Knights, Lego’s latest original creation that uses the physical toys and TV series to tie in with the Merlok 2.0 mobile game – giving players a unique experience where all 3 of these mediums can interact with one another. There are over 150 unique Nexo Knight powers to find all over the kingdom of Knighton via the lego building sets, online, books, comics, and in the cartoon series.
So how did this idea about Lego stories expand beyond the physical toys to books, TV, and video games? Senior design manager Joakim Kørner Nielsen explained, “We’re learning to think in a bigger picture beyond just our playing range. Making sure the experience is relevant and works for both the digital and physical play experience, getting the scan experience perfected, that’s been the biggest challenge.”
“Also, Nexo Knights is more closely linked to the core experience of Lego. It’s a digital aspect of our core experience, whereas Dimensions was a physical add-on to a digital game. Another thing we learned was, when testing with kids, they just see things in a different way. Things just flow together for them so easily between physical and digital,” he added.
There are currently 17 building sets available from the Lego Nexo Knights collection at Lego Certified Stores, Toys “R” Us, Hamleys, AEON, Isetan, Parkson, Box of Bricks, and Legoland Malaysia Resort with price ranging from RM39 to RM499.
Those who wish to check out the world of Knighton for themselves can do so by Lego Nexo Knights Academy event, which is located at the Center Court in Mid Valley Megamall. The roadshow runs from now until 20th March 2016.