The big news is that wave 3 of Nexo Knights Lego sets have appeared on the UK Lego site with pictures, prices, and release dates.
The sets have not appeared on the U.S. site yet and there's no way to know if the sets will be released in both countries at the same time. But, let's take a look at the pictures and descriptions and check out what's coming.
The largest set for wave 3, Jestro's Headquarters will retail for £84.99.
- £84.99 (probably $89.99-$99.99 US)
- Scheduled for release on 20 Dec 2016 (most of the new sets are scheduled for this date)
- 840 pcs
- 6 minifigs: Jestro, Ava, Macy, Lance, 1 Gargoyle, 1 Stone Stomper
- 1 buildable Brickster, 1 buildable MONSTROX
- includes Ninja Strike and Mindbender Nexo Power and Forbidden Power - Corrupting Crush
Jestro seem to have outgrown his Volcano Lair from wave 2 and decided to go mobile. I guess that means wave 4 will bring some kind of good guy base/vehicle as the largest set.
Jestro is radically different in this set. And of course, he is only available in the most expensive set. He now has a transparent blue head and you can see lightning around his eyes and under his clothes. Macy and Lance get the same treatment as the other Nexo Knights: updated colors and printing, new pauldron.
I almost LOL-ed when I saw the Ninja Strike Nexo power. The shuriken is from Ninjago and the strike, well, that's not very ninja-like.
If you zoom in on the box image, the minifig lineup in the lower left corner of the box clearly identifies the black lightning cloud as Monstrox! We finally get a glimpse of what he is. My guess is that Jestro somehow discovered Monstrox (more likely, Monstrox discovered Jestro). Through this new alliance, Monstrox found a way to return to Knighton and has given Jestro a new army, a new color scheme, and new powers. This would explain the absence of Jestro's lava monsters and Jestro's transparent blue head could be a sign that Jestro is either significantly more powerful or has been possesed by Monstrox.
Macy gets a tiny Underminer vehicle. Wave 3 sets seem to include a few more blank Nexo Shield pieces that wave 1 or wave 2.
There's all kinds of action going on with this set. Jestro's Headquarters looks like a living "truck" with a flying Hatattacka airship. Yes, that vehicle is wearing a jester's hat and that hat detaches from the vehicle and is really named "Hatattacka". The trailer has a crane and a prison cage. There is a small vehicle called a Stone Wheeler AND a Stone Boat hidden in the back of Jestro's HQ. Seems strange for an 8-wheeled mobile headquarters to have an all-terrain vehicle and a boat. We also get another glimpse of a Nexo Knight carrying one of the Forbidden Powers.
VERDICT: MUST GET MUST GET MUST GET. Expensive, but lots and lots of play-ability.