Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5 out of 5 by morepig great purchase
great product for good price, fast handling despite busy period, fast delivery
03 January 2017
Rated 4 out of 5 by LegoFanReviewer A Creative, Fun and Very Unique Buy
As a teenager soon entering college, I selected Nexo Knights as the last full theme that I'd buy into. I have to save money for dorm supplies, so I saw this set on sale at Walmart and got it for 25% off. I was originally going to buy the Rumble Blade, but after seeing the price and size difference, I decided this set was the better buy.
To begin, I will say that I definitely recommend this set to anyone looking for a display or play model with creative design and good play features. To the parents reading this, I will say this set is a good gift for a birthday or special occasion set and is definitely worth the money.
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.
As with most speeches, I'll begin with the cons. The first and most obvious con of the set is that there are only three minifigures to this sixty dollar set. Personally, I would've enjoyed a few scurriers or blobblins, or at the least a Crust Smasher so you can have some point defense. However, taking any extra figure you have from another set and placing it on the mobile is a quick fix to that. The monster build, Sparkks, is a little smaller than I had personally imagined. Given the box art, I assumed he was going to be at lesat 8 inches tall, but here he only comes out to 6. The build of him is very impressive, using the new pieces first introduced in Chima to great effect. The only remaining con that I had with the build of the set was the lack of deck space on the second level of the build. The ladder looks very daunting, but without any space to place figures, it limits your ability to hold figures on it (this is a modification that I made later on in the review).
The pros of the sit, conversely, are numerous. The mecha-horse build for Lance is very well done and executed. The build isn't too challenging, but it pulls in a very unique use of the dirt bike element, includes places to store Lance's weapons, and the minifigure can grip the handle bars, an issue with other models. Speaking of minifigures, they are the highlights of this set. Jestro is executed perfectly, making great use of the Crocodile tribe cape and having an excellent face printing. To have the book of monsters is also very great, and the printing on the cover is perfect, giving the personality of the tome almost beautifully. Lance is a very well detailed and printed figure, though if you are looking for him, his Mecha-Steed set is much cheaper and gives you the same figure. The build of the mobile is great, showcasing some of Lego's best pieces and techniques. As many other reivews have pointed out, the moving jaw and blade function is exceptional, giving the thing life and making it seem much less lifeless. The front design looks evil and very nasty, and the use of the Ben 10 pieces for the Jester hat part of the face was very clever. I also admire the level of detail that went into making the entire thing half black and half red, to the point of including red pins for one side and black pins for the other. placing catapults on the side adds in some play features and are limited enough so they won't fling too far (if you are a parent who hates, as I do, cleaning up after playing with sets). The throne section for Jestro is also executed well, and the function of having it lower down to 'hide' him is perfect, fitting well both into play and the personality of the whole thing. The monster can, of course, be attached to the front to pull the thing, but I recommend, if you have the money to spare, buying Infernox Captures the Queen and hitching him up instead. Overall, I was both satisfied, impressed and excited by the build, which itself was rather enjoyable.
So, to reiterate, I personally recommend this set to anyone with the money and interest in Nexo Knights. The minifigures are great, the builds are immpressive, and the thing just seems to scream 'roll me around and DESTROY THE KNIGHTS!' Overall, I think this set showcases some of Lego's best decisions and best additions to their lineup.
There were two minor modifications that I made to the model after purchase, both of which are very minor and require few parts to do so. The first modifications is featured in the first picture added to this review: the jail cell. Taking a small jail cell door and a handful of red and black bricks, I built up a small wall to make the back feel much more like a prision area. Placing it four studs back from the back leaves enough room for the blades to still spin and enough space for the figure to sand or sit. I also added a few bone pieces from my own collection, just to add to the scene.
The second modification I made was to take two 2x6 gray plates and place them on the sides of the second level, as shown in the other picture. This gives enough space for you to set some figures and still have that 'trap door' type function.
22 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaian Best evil force in Knighton
I enjoyed Jestro and the Book of Monsters on the show and had to get
this set for them (Really liking the direction Lego is going with the bad guys). It's already been mentioned that it would of been great to get the Book Keeper, Since Jestro can't carry that fat book himself.
It's been ages since i've ever built anything with lego, but alot of the pieces were nice throw back of the days of old. This set has alot of cool pieces, the Evil Mobile itself is both menacing and a charming battle wagon and the giant monster Sparkks has very impressive articulation
for a giant lego monster.
07 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBigBB Awesome moving parts; very creative design.
Simply an awesome set. The amount of moving parts and the creativity of the builds on these Nexo Knights sets is just amazing. I love how the mouth moves as the wheels turn. The catapults work really well and shoot pieces just far enough. The monster that pulls the whole thing is one of the best figures, with 8 ball hinges to move the arms and legs, and movable fingers. As you can see in my picture, I also gave it a lance because I had some extra pieces to do that with. I'm not sure if this evil mobile can take on the Fortrex, but it's certainly formidable in its own right.
05 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by willhint Deliciously evil!!
This was one of the best lego sets i have ever built. I love how they have used a dirtbike to make up lances mechanical horse. The evil mobile is amazing and sparks turned out fabulous. I would have liked to have the monster who carries the book of monsters and also some lance bots to make it a fair fight, but apart from that one of the best sets lego has ever made! If you cannot find your stickers in the bags they may be in the instructions. I LOVE THIS SET!!!
18 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TitaniumSkylor2015 "Monsters, Make More Monsters!"
Deliciously evil! I love the evil mobile because of its new flare and great design. Funny that the "Nexo Knights" theme is supposed to be a replacement for "Chima" yet this set reminds me so much of the old theme. If you don't follow me, the evil mobile has a giant jester head on the front which is quite similar to the whole animal head trend with Chima. Anyhow, I am quite pleased with how the jester head turned out as Lego designed it to be half black and half red-they even used black and red technic pieces to give it the look. As a continuation to the head, a jaw section is underneath. When the mobile is in motion the jaw moves up, forward, down, and then back. The function is smooth, effective, and pretty awesome! The inside of the mouth has some transparent elements and the back has a skeleton head but is otherwise empty. You can use this space for prisoners, transporting monsters, or whatever you wish. The upper levels are where Jestro and "The Book Of Monsters" sit/stand and command their army. Two catapults are positioned slightly below and fling large ammo. The wheels in this set are transparent orange and have red pieces surrounding them. The whole vehicle is actually moved by a large monster who is exclusive to this set. He's got a neat build and a cool helmet piece. The minifigures in this set are Jestro and Lance. "The Book Of Monsters" is also included in the set (but he's not a minifig) and so is the large monster (he's a large build, not a minifig). Let's just say there are 4 characters but only 2 of them are true minifigs. The only other things included in the set are a few nexo powers and Lance's mecha-horse. The horse is a nice inclusion and is identical to all the others except is a different color. In the end, I really like this set! I think more minifigures should have been included but we do get two exclusive characters which is a plus. I think the set could have been accomplished at a slightly lower price but the end result of the evil mobile is spectacular. I would recommend this set!
02 January 2016