Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Lego Nexo Knights Magazine launches today (review)

If you have a Lego fan in your midst, get ready for him (or her) to head down to the local newsagent's clutching their pocket money in their grubby mitts every month, because a new Lego Nexo Knights magazine hits the shelves today !

If you are unfamiliar with Lego Nexus Knights, it is the brand new fantasy-based castle theme from Lego, including elements such as robo horses, catapults, lava launchers and mobile castles. The sets officially launched in the New Year so it's a great way to discover the new characters and the futuristic Kingdom of Knighton. The Nexo Knights, led by Clay and guided by their mentor Merlok 2.0, must journey to defeat Jestro the evil jester, the Book of Monsters and their lava monster army. 

It all sounds very exciting, which is reflected in the magazine, which is brightly coloured and packed full of content. 

Each issue comes with a free Lego Nexo Knights toy - in the first issue, it's a limited edition Lance figure - which is a great way of adding to your collection. There are also competitions inside the magazines, which give you the chance to win Lego sets. (Speaking of competitions, UK Mums TV currently have a competition running where you can win a year's subscription to the magazine.)

The pages are filled with comic strips, activities (mazes, spot the differences, colouring, ...), information about the Nexo Knights and readers' pages, where you can send in your artwork to be featured.

You also get a double page poster to put on your bedroom wall.

The magazine is aimed at children aged between 6 and 11 years old and their target audience within this age range is 90% boys and 10% girls. There's nothing to stop girls reading and enjoying it, but there is a distinct lack of female characters in the stories and features, so it's basically the boy-oriented equivalent of the more girly Lego Friends magazine.

Issue one is out today - normal price is £3.25 and it will be on sale every four weeks.

Disclosure : We received a subscription to the magazine in order to write an honest review.

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