Malaysians are crazy about LEGOs. Like Milo, they are literally a staple for Malaysian children. Parents love them because they encourage creativity, while keeping their children busy. Children (and those young at heart) love them because they get to create literally everything they can imagine from simple blocks.
But the times – they are a-changin’… and LEGO must adapt with the times. That’s why they established theme parks all over the world, with one of them right here in Malaysia. They have also created a new franchise to cater to the new digital generation – LEGO NEXO Knights (Amazon).
The World Of LEGO NEXO Knights
Set in the futuristic medieval world of Knighton, the LEGO NEXO Knights (Amazon) follows five young knights in their quest to battle Jestro, the royal court’s evil jester. Budding squires joining this battle can choose from an arsenal of futuristic battle gear and activate the NEXO Powers that will help them defeat the Lava Monsters and grow into full-fledged knights.
The heroic knight, Clay Moorington leads alpha superstar Lance Richmond, hipster Aaron Fox, warrior princess Macy Halbert and Axl the gentle (and hungry!) giant. With the help of the Great Digital Wizard, Merlok 2.0, they battle Jestro with his Book of Monsters and the Lava Monster Army.
LEGO NEXO Knights – Digital Gaming With LEGO
These powers come in the form of knight shields that exist in both physical and virtual forms. Players can find them in NEXO Knights building sets, print ads, books, comics and even the new LEGO NEXO Knights cartoons. To absorb those powers, they just need to use the free Merlok 2.0 app (available in both the App Store and Google Play) to scan power shields.
Adding these powers to the knight’s digital power collection will help the knight grow his/her capabilities, and thrive in the world of Knighton!
LEGO NEXO Knights Launch
Yesterday, LEGO Malaysia invited us to the launch of the LEGO NEXO Knights (Amazon) in Malaysia. Held in the Centre Court of the Mid Valley Megamall, it is the first LEGO NEXO Knights launch event in South East Asia.
In this video, Dick Yoong, Country Manager of LEGO Malaysia talks about LEGO Malaysia and the new LEGO NEXO Knights. Then Kevin Hagino, LEGO Senior Regional Brand Manager, introduces the world of Knighton and the LEGO NEXO Knights.
LEGO NEXO Knights Price & Availability
- The Curve, Mutiara Damansara
- Bangsar Village
- Empire Subang
- IOI City Mall, Putrajaya
- Setia City Mall
- Queensbay Mall, Penang
They are also available at Toys ‘R Us, Hamley’s, AEON, Isetan, Parkson, Box of Bricks, and the LEGOLAND Malaysia resort. You can also buy them from the LEGO roadshow in the Centre Court of the Mid Valley Megamall from now until the 20th of March, 2016.
These building sets are priced from RM 39 (~US$ 9) to RM 499 (~US$119). If you are overseas, you can check out this link for the lowest prices on LEGO NEXO Knights.
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