Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by LegoFanReviewer A Worthwhile Buy For Your Collection
This was a set that I bought entirely on impulse, and I can say I am more than satisfied with the model. I collect sets from all themes, yet I am heading to college soon and thus have been much more frugal with which sets I buy. I was at the store and saw this model, and, entirely on impulse, decided it was a set that was worth buying. I was not only not disappointed, but very excited when I finished the build of the set.
I personally find very little to complain with this model and recommend this to both parents and buyers for oneself. The model is both unique and has a very interesting build that will entertain kids. If you are a parent, this set is one of the first Nexo Knights sets I would buy for your child. Whether your child likes the theme or not, it will provide them with a very well executed and fun set to play with.
As always, I'll go through the pros and cons of this set. At the end, I will list any modifications that are decent to add to the set, all of which that take minimal pieces and simply a few minutes to build into the model.
There are very few cons that I have with the model itself. The first and foremost of them is that the catapult feature, while fun to play with, does scatter your 'globblins' far across the play area and are very easy to slide under tables, beds or cracks. I recommend taking a square or round 2x2 brick instead, which is much easier to spot and fits in better with the 'catapult' set up. The only other con that I found was with the minifgure Macy. The ponytail piece that you attach into the helment is very easy to fall out and won't stay put if the figure is jolted around. I took a small dab of super glue to hold it into place, but I do recognize some kids may want to use it on other models.
The pros of this set, however, are numerous. Firstly, the chariot build is much larger than I expected it to be. Many Lego models are much smaller than expected, but the chariot is as long as the box and the front is almost as wide. The chariot also has a very interesting design, appearing to be half rock, half machine. The pilot position for Beast Master is perfect and he can fit with his two chained 'globblins' still in his hands. The catapult flows with the color scheme and doesn't take anything away from the model. The two massive 'globblins' that are pulling the chariot are done very well, showcasing their personality and having the nice feature of rotating the light gray knob to make them 'chomp' up and down. The two 'globblins' can also be detached and, if you have spare axles around, can be used as monsters by themselves. I personally adore the Mecha-Horse that Macy uses. It feels like a very mobile and fast moving creature, which is important since the two would be chasing each other. The build also uses the dirt bike piece exceptionally and allows the figure to store their weapons (which is a major issue with many Ninjago and Star Wars sets) and hold onto the handlebars. The figures here are also very exceptional, Beast Master feeling like some kind of nasty barbarian and Macy a very determined tomboy knight. The prints for both are very detailed and spectacular, especially the printing that Macy is given all throughout the torso. While I would've liked to see a few scurriers, I do very much appreciate getting 6 'globblins' in two different colors, and all with randomized facial expressions.
I personally love this set and I find very little to complain nor gripe about. The model is a very good edition to your collection and the figures will be the highlight. The two builds both feel mobile and fast, giving the 'high speed chase' feel while also including another book of evil. I would recommend this set to both parents and self buyers looking for a model to have a fun time chasing the other around with.
I made no modifications on the set. The only recommendation I have is to take the small 'globblins' and place them on studs on the chariot's cockpit instead of using them as a catapult.
22 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by badpiggy4jesus But it first!
This set is not the best NEXO Knights set, but with its exclusive characters and parts, it should be the first NEXO Knights set you buy. The giant Goblins in front are cool but their "bodies" are a little large for their "heads."
The function where the mouths open and close is cool, but the cockpit is not proportioned well with the Goblins. I am ashamed to say it but it took me awhile to realize it has no wheels! Macy's horse is awesome, but hard to get her and her weapons onto. That being said, these are all minor flaws and the overall look of the set is thrilling. I love the Macy and Beast Master mini figures, the giant and small Goblins look so cool, and the printed Book of Deception is the coolest. It is the perfect starter set for someone looking at getting into NEXO Knights.
I would SO recommend this to a friend! I love it so much I might recommend it to an enemy or a total stranger!
14 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by MysticModulus Demonesque podracer
The build was easy and involved fairly standard techniques. There is obviously a lot of technic present to build a sturdy frame for this vehicle but not a whole lot of SNOT-techniques. The build makes for a sturdy frame although it sometimes lowers the overall look of the model because of all the technic-pieces shining through (i.e. blue connector pins).
The build of Macys mecha-horse was highly enjoyable with a neat end result. These mecha horses looks awesome!
The catapult works okay, pushing a technic axle throws pieces in a narrow arch. The other big function is more noteworthy: two orange chains can be pulled by rotating a centered round piece resulting in the two big red spherical demons (opening and closing their big maws one at the time. Great fun!
Firstly, this set involves Macy! Macy seems like a though knight with a big crushing mace that you actually build. The printing is awesome and her second face is really neat. Can't say much about the Nexo-powers involved aince I haven't played much.
The demonic beast master looks good and a brown cap seems appropriate for a beast master. Nice comical alternative face!
I haven't heard much praise for the pieces involved so let me state something highly important to me: this set contains awesome printed pieces! First and foremost: the big red spherical demons are printed and are different from each other. They are detailed and really cool, they remind me of something straight ou of a Mario-game. You also get two small printed orange demonic beasts that are chained to the beast master: these are also awesome as the prints are great. Lastly you get almost a handful small red demons printed on small spherical pieces that are intended to be launched with the catapult. I can't even imagine the horror of small children loosing these precious pieces when they are launched through an entire home. Additionally you also get orange chains, printed trans-orange "rocky" plates and other goodies.
I honestly like the look of the bad guys in Nexo knights, the demonic look works great and is more appealing to me than then big sets with the good guys. I would recommend to leave some stickers out since "less is more" when it comes to the back of the chariot. Bold design that delivers, although it's not perfect!
07 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ExplodingZang This is great!
This set is unique and it has a pod racer ( star wars) feel to it. this set goes really good with Clay's Rumble Blade. The functions are great and The figures are awesome and Macy is the best!
28 January 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by TitaniumSkylor2015 Beast Master's Chaos Chariot
Interesting...reminds me of a Star Wars podracer. Beast Master's Chaos Chariot is certainly a new, brave design from Lego which reminds me of a certain clip from "The Phantom Menace." Starting from the rear of the vehicle, there's a catapult and engine detail. Flames on the side give the idea that the chariot is moving fast. Beast Master stands right behind a round 2 by 2 piece. When this piece is turned the monster heads in the front will open. If you twist to the left, the right head opens. Twist to the right and the left head opens. One of these heads holds one of the numerous books of evil. Aside from the chariot, you get Macy's mecha-horse. This horse is identical to all the others with the exception of the red coloring. The two minifigs in the set are Beast Master and Macy. I like the Macy minifigure a lot but not so much Beast Master. As a final note, 2 nexo powers are included. This set isn't the greatest from this theme-it's a new design but isn't my cup of tea. I think more minifigs should have been included for the price and I think that the chaos chariot just has a strange look and isn't proportioned all that well. This is another one of those sets that I think will have lovers and haters or even some people floating in the middle. I'm on the people who doesn't have a strong opinion either way. If you like the set, purchase it! If you're not as much a fan, there are plenty of great sets to save up for!
02 January 2016