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  1. shadefoundry

    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    That would actually be a pretty cool figure to have on its own. Definitely comes very close to being a physical Monstrox as well.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    That's fair, either way the cobbled-together feel that the villain sets have this year is very appealing imo. That alone makes them far more intriguing to me as a consumer than the last few waves were.
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    LEGO Ninjago 2018

    Since it hasn't been posted just yet, Jang's started reviewing this new wave of sets: Honestly I've gotta say I'm pretty underwhelmed by this dragon. It just feels like a worse version of the Green Dragon Mech from the movie sets. I think its the neck and head that really kill it for me, they just don't seem to match the flow of the rest of the build. I do love how the spider looking guy is called Daddy No Legs though. Side note I'm absolutely loving the mad-max feel that this season's villains have. They're aesthetically similar enough to the sky-pirates' steampunk-esque (or is it more deisel-punk this season?) vehicles that I'll likely pick up at least a few of their sets.
  4. shadefoundry

    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    There's been quite a lot of discussion about this since the theme was cancelled. The general consensus was that there may have been a planned smaller final wave for year 3 with a vehicle for Macy and a big set for the villains. Of course we don't really know for sure but I doubt that they would have given us so many new theme specific molds for this year if there hadn't at least been plans for a second wave in 2018. Of course, we'll probably never know for sure, but the new molds have been appreciated regardless.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I don't watch the show but I'd imagine that the physical context is that the year 3 battle suit print is the only version of Clay that we've gotten in set form and it would be a waste for them to print a new torso and legs just for the magazine. That weapon though is... umm... I mean, I guess you could flip it around and it would be a pretty cool banner for one of his bots to run around with?
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    This. The theme had so many great parts but it was a pain to get them from sets since all of the sets containing those parts in certain colours were really garish to look at.
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    New Pirate Theme?

    Yes that, although there's certainly quite a few examples of space pirates in popular culture. The people over at TLG are pretty imaginative though, so I would think that they'd have their own lego-esque feel to space pirates even if it did take some inspiration from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, in the same way that Nexo Knights took some very clear inspirations from 40k without actually feeling like a 40k ripoff.
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    New Pirate Theme?

    I'm in the boat (heh) with people who wouldn't really mind a new pirates theme with some form of technological elements to it. Something like steampunk or even space pirates has the potential to be pretty fantastic provided it's handled correctly. Steampunk pirates seems like the obvious choice but my understanding is that steampunk doesn't really test well with kids, so maybe some kind of space pirates theme along the lines of that one season of the Japanese version of Power Rangers would be cool? I dunno, I love traditional pirates but there's been a lot of Lego doing mash-up themes lately, and I wouldn't be overly surprised (or that upset, assuming its well done) if pirates was next.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    So around a week back I got my hands on General Magmar's Siege Machine of Doom at a pretty hefty discount. It's my only year 1 NK set and I've gotta say its fantastic. Its so unique and has so much personality to it in the same way that The Three Brothers does, and looking back on the entire line the villain sets as a whole are all pretty great. Here's hoping that the next big bang theme has minifigs and sets that are as awesome as NK's villains did.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Thank you! It wouldn't feel right to me if the Berserker didn't have his floating eyeball thing to be able to see his targets.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Update: I've finished putting together that Madcat moc, and after some more modifications and additional parts added I'm left with this: And of course, I built functionality into the mech so that Monstrox's Hologram can control it as well: Basically all of my changes were made with the intent to maintain features of the theme that weren't there initially (battle suit add on functionality, the berzerker's eye, etc.). Honestly I just wanted to be able to put Monstrox at the top of the thing in the same way that Merlok sits on the Tech Wizard Mech. Speaking of the Tech Wizard Mech, I've made some modifications to it as well for more articulation. I have yet to add proper knee articulation but I'm in the process of figuring out how I want to do that so it looks good: Regarding that wyvern-looking moc that @Aardvark17 posted, I dunno it's alright. Doesn't really feel like a Nexo Knights set to me, and it wouldn't fit that well into any of my small displays.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Just got my hands on a Berserker's Bomber set, got bored with the build after about 12 minutes so I'm now building that awesome madcat moc out of the parts, albeit with a few changes since I've got the parts to add some more articulation and I want to keep the battle suit around still.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Looks really nice! I don't have a Berserker Bomber yet but once I do I'll try out that build as well. Might have to get a second one since I want the ship and battle suit as well!
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    Definitely. The villain schemes are mostly fine, but for me half of the good guy sets have pretty bad colour schemes. The orange and green sets in particular are terrible to look at. I will never understand why those two got so many big sets, while the other three who didn't clash as much with the trans-neon orange and dark blue got mostly smaller sets. Though, I would also argue that this wouldn't have been as much of an issue if all of the good guys used colours that looked decent with the trans-neon orange, dark blue and gold/silver. Many of the good guy sets have too much trans-neon orange, and not enough of the colours that work well together and it just ends up looking unappealing.
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    LEGO Nexo Knights 2018

    I found the colour scheme for the builds themselves was generally alright, but I'll certainly agree with you that the light orange and dark green for the figures was pretty gross. Then again I absolutely adore the aesthetic of the sky pirates wave, and I tend to modify the majority of my sets that I've got on display so all of mine no longer have any bright orange in them, and now resemble more traditional steampunk vessels than they do Ninjago sets. Still though, I feel that the colour schemes for the builds themselves with that wave were pretty consistent, even if the figures required me to modifications so my eyes wouldn't bleed. Overall, I would still say that Ninjago generally does have far less problems with clashing colour schemes than Nexo Knights did.