Noah recently began showing more interest in Lego rather than Duplo, so he was absolutely thrilled when we received the LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ ULTIMATE Robin, as well as Moltor’s Lava Smasher. He bugged me endlessly to let him build both sets, so we sat down to work on them over two mornings.
Noah was really determined to work on them on his own, and I only helped him with the really tiny pieces that he couldn’t manage. Of course, I had to guide him constantly, because he’s not great with following the instructions in the manual yet, and I admit that my patience was tested on multiple occasions, but I do have to give him credit for trying so hard. Lego is definitely good for building his fine motor skills, and encourages creativity, so I am more than happy to let him play with it for as long as he wants!
Happy boy with his new LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ sets
Moltor’s Lava Smasher
Building ULTIMATE Robin
Checking the instructions manual
Getting the right piece
Working on Moltor’s Lava Smasher
Time to PLAY! (Complete with sound effects)
You probably can’t quite tell from the photos, but he was really enjoying himself, making all kinds of sound effects, and getting the characters to fight with each other. Did I mention how much I love Lego for encouraging children (and adults) to play?
Older children will definitely appreciate the free LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ app game, where they can scan the shields that come with their LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ to gain new powers, and fight together with Merlock to defeat the evil Jestro and his monsters. There is also a dedicated LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ site where kids can learn more about the characters, play games, watch videos and scan exclusive shields.
Scan your shield
LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ is the most cutting-edge collection yet, combining the best of the medieval ages with the future. There are castles and catapults, as well as hover boards and shields that can be upgraded with special powers, all of which is sure to capture the imagination of Lego fans. Have fun!
*Disclaimer: We were given the LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS™ ULTIMATE Robin and Moltor’s Lava Smasher for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are, as always, our own.
PS. Noah misplaced one of the pieces from Moltor’s Lava Smasher, but I managed to ask for a replacement piece from Lego’s customer service website. I’m impressed with this special service, because with so many tiny pieces, it’s quite inevitable to lose one or two, so if you ever do find yourself unable to complete your Lego masterpiece due to a missing piece, you know where to go now!