Nexo Knights

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LEGO Nexo Knights
Lego Nexo Knights poster.jpg
The Lego Nexo Knights logo featuring Lance Richmond.
Genre Science Fantasy
Comedy
Action
Adventure
Science Fiction
Developed by Tommy Andersen
Alexandre Boudon
Samuel Thomas Johnson
Martin Dalsgarrd
Heidi Rathschau Niesen
Written by Mark Hoffmeier
Directed by Dave Osborne
Jerry Forder
Jean Paul Vermeulen
Dipan Gajjar
Alan Simpson
Stu Gamble
Voices of Michael Adamthwaite
Garry Chalk
Michael Daingerfield
Brian Drummond
Ian Hanlin
Jennifer Hayward
Maryke Hendrikse
Noel Johansen
Alessandro Juliani
Alan Marriott
Erin Mathews
Mark Oliver
Nicole Oliver
Giles Panton
Jason Simpson
Vincent Tong
Theme music composer Carpark North
Opening theme "Unbreakable" by Carpark North
Composer(s) Tom Bailey
James Gosling
Country of origin Denmark
United Kingdom
Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Torsten Jacobsen
Ole Holm Christensen
Lotte Kronborg
Producer(s) Peter Griffiths
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) The Lego Group
M2 Entertainment
Wilbros
Distributor The Lego Group
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
Picture format 16:9
Audio format 5.1
First shown in United States
Original release December 13, 2015 (2015-12-13) – September 1, 2017 (2017-09-01)
Chronology
Related shows Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Legends of Chima
Mixels
External links
Lego Nexo Knights

Nexo Knights is a Danish-British-Canadian animated television series for Cartoon Network that premiered in 2015, simultaneously produced as a Lego theme of the same name.

Plot[edit]

In a medieval yet futuristic world, Clay, Aaron, Lance, Princess Macy, and Axl are five young knights who protect the kingdom of Knighton and its capital Knightonia from Jestro, the Book of Monsters, and their army of Lava Monsters. They also receive help from the Knightonia Royal Family, the digital wizard Merlok 2.0, Robin Underwood, and Ava Prentiss.

By the third season, the Cloud of Monstrox appears following his defeat as the Book of Monsters as he once again controls Jestro into helping him obtain the 10 Forbidden Powers where the Cloud of Monstrox uses his evil lightning to animate his Stone Monsters. The two of them later ally with a sculptor named Roberto Arnoldi who helps to sculpt things out of rock for Jestro and Monstrox to use.

Despite the LEGO sets the series is based on receiving a 5th wave, the series' fifth season was rumored canceled.[1]

Episodes[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The series debuted on Cartoon Network in the United States on December 13, 2015[2] as Sneak Peek and January 2016[3] as Official. It premiered on Cartoon Network in Middle East[4] and Gulli in France on December 18, 2015.[5] Then it premiered Cartoon Network in Central and Eastern Europe on November 28, 2015.[6] It debuted on Cartoon Network in United Kingdom and Ireland on December 19, 2015 as a Sneak Peek[7] and February 1, 2016 as Official.[8] It premiered on Cartoon Network in Turkey on December 19, 2015.[9] It premiered on Cartoon Network in Nordic on December 23, 2015. It premiered on Cartoon Network in Poland on December 26, 2016 as Sneak Peek.[10] It debuted on Teletoon in Canada on January 8, 2016.[11] It debuted on Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand on February 6, 2016.[12] It premiered on Cartoon Network in Africa on February 27, 2016.[13] Kix and Pop debut in United Kingdom on March 4, 2017. The series was cancelled due to funding issues.[14]

NEXO Knights: 4D Movie[edit]

The NEXO Knights: 4D Movie, "The Book of Creativity",[15] debuted in all LEGOLand Parks in the Summer of 2016. It features an original story line and enhanced production in 3D and with physical effects designed for theaters in the LEGOLand Parks. The plot involved the Nexo Knights fighting Jestro and the Book of Monsters when they attack the village of Buildburg so that the Book of Monsters can consume the Book of Creativity.

Merchandise[edit]

Lego Nexo Knights
Sub‑themes Castle
Availability 2016–2018
Total sets 21
Official website

Lego Nexo Knights is a fantasy-based castle LEGO theme released in January 2016. Announced at New York Comic Con 2015, it incorporates thematic elements drawn from both earlier space and castle themes while adding a 21st-century digital spin.[16][17] It replaced Legends of Chima, a theme released in 2013. The theme is discontinued after the January 2018 wave of releases.[18]

Merchandising launch[edit]

Fourteen building sets were available for sale in January 2016, ranging in price from $9.99 to $99.99. Additional building sets were launched in August 2016. The first two sets were revealed at New York Comic Con.

Sets[edit]

2016

  • 70310 Knighton Disc Launchers
  • 70311 Chaos Catapult
  • 70312 Lance's Mecha Horse
  • 70313 Moltor's Lava Launcher
  • 70314 Beast Master's Chaos Chariot
  • 70315 Clay's Rumble Blade
  • 70316 Jestro's Evil Mobile
  • 70317 Fortrex
  • 70324 Merlok's Library 2.0
  • 70325 Infernox captures the Queen
  • 70327 The King's Mech

Ultimate

  • 70330 Ultimate Clay
  • 70331 Ultimate Macy
  • 70332 Ultimate Aaron
  • 70333 Ultimate Robin
  • 70334 Ultimate Beast Master
  • 70335 Ultimate Lavaria

Polybags

  • 30371 Knight's Cycle
  • 30372 Robin's Mini Fortrex
  • 30373 Knighton Hyper Cannon
  • 30374 The Lava Slinger

August 2016

  • 70318 The Glob Lobber
  • 70319 Macy's Thunder Mace
  • 70320 Aaron Fox's Aero-Striker V2
  • 70321 General Magmar's Siege Machine of Doom
  • 70322 Axl's Tower Carrier
  • 70323 Jestro's Volcano Lair
  • 70326 The Black Knight mech
  • 70336 Ultimate Axl
  • 70337 Ultimate Lance
  • 70338 Ultimate General Magmar
  • 70339 Ultimate Flama

Books[edit]

Lego has also released several books about the Lego Nexo Knights.

One particular book is called "Lego Nexo Knights: The Book of Monsters" which talks about the different evil spellbooks, the Book of Monsters' crush on the Book of Love, the bios of the Nexo Knights with vandalized pictures, the bios of the Lava Monster Army, the bios of the as-yet-unintroduced Forest Monster Army, and the bios of the as-yet-unintroduced Sea Monster Army.[19]

On September 27, 2016, Scholastic released "Lego Nexo Knights: The Knights Code", a guidebook for all knights-in-training.[20]

On January 31, 2017, Scholastic released "Knights Academy: The Forbidden Power" a Nexo Knights spin-off book series following Fletcher Bowman, an orphan from the countryside, and Izzy Richmond, little sister to Lance Richmond, on their adventures at the Knights Academy. A sequel has been confirmed by Lego.com and it will be titled "Knights Academy: The Secret Classroom".[21][22]

Mobile game[edit]

Lego NEXO Knights: Merlok 2.0
Publisher(s) The LEGO Group
Platform(s) iOS, Android
Release December 19, 2015

Lego NEXO Knights: Merlok 2.0 is an action battle mobile game was released for Android and iOS on December 19, 2015. The users has to play through the game to "Save the Kingdom". Each figurine has an accompanying shield. Each shield unlocks a Nexo Power for the user to play with, the more powers that are unlocked the more powerful they become. Later on, Combo Powers were added. Shields could be found in Lego sets, blindbags, and even pictures could be found in magazines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nexo Knights tv series has ended". Twitter. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  2. ^ "LEGO CLUB MEMBERS – LEGO ALL DAY ON CARTOON NETWORK!". Lego Club. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Catch a sneak peek of NEXO Knights a new series". Cartoon Network on Tumblr. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  4. ^ "Promo / Lego Nexo Knights / Cartoon Network Arabic". Toon network Arabic. YouTube. December 9, 2015. Retrieved December 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "LEGO® NEXO Knights™ : l'avant-première". Gulli. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
  6. ^ "Cartoon Network CEE Schedule and Highlights for December 2015". Toonzone. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  7. ^ "Cartoon Network UK December 2015 Highlights". RegularCapital.com. Turner Broadcasting System Europe. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Lego Nexo Knights Premieres 1st February On Cartoon Network UK". RegularCapital.com. Turner Broadcasting System Europe. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Cartoon Network Turkey". Official website. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "Cartoon Network i Boomerang w grudniu 2015". Premiery w TV. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  11. ^ "Lego Nexo Knights". Teletoon. Retrieved December 23, 2015.
  12. ^ Turner Broadcasting System. "Cartoon Network Highlights February 2016". US Campaign Archive. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  13. ^ "Cartoon Network Africa February 2016 Highlights". Entertainment Inside Us. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  14. ^ "Nexo Knights future is rumored canceled". Twitter. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  15. ^ "LEGO Nexo Knights 4D: The Book of Creativity". IMDb. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  16. ^ The LEGO Group. "LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ CATAPULTS INTO ACTION". Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  17. ^ IGN. "LEGO ANNOUNCES NEXO KNIGHTS INCLUDING NEW BUILDING SETS, TV SHOW, AND MOBILE GAME". Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  18. ^ "The end of NEXO Knights". Brickset. January 31, 2018.
  19. ^ "LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ - Book of Monsters - Books - LEGO.com". www.lego.com.
  20. ^ "LEGO® NEXO Knights: The Knight's Code". Scholastic. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  21. ^ "LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS Academy: The Forbidden Power: Book 1". Scholastic. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  22. ^ "LEGO NEXO Knights: Knights Academy #1: The Forbidden Power". Scholastic. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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