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Future of Nexo Knights?

Zacharywathen97Zacharywathen97 Lenexa, KansasMember Posts: 41
From what I heard, The Legends of Chima (we'll call it LOC here on out) lasted about two years, from 2013 to 2015 before it was replaced with NEXO Knights (We'll call it NK). Since it is nearing the point where LOC was retired in comparison, I was wondering if they'll retire NK soon. I haven't heard much news about the theme, but since working at Toys R US, the number of NK sets has drastically reduced and they are discounting a lot of them like the $100 Fortrex for 40% off. What is the probability that'll NK will go the way of LOC by the end of next year?

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  • Penkid11Penkid11 Member Posts: 748
    Well three years is the norm for action themes, so it wouldn't be far fetched.

    CHIMA lasted that long with sets throughout all three years (despite how it succeeded). NEXO Knights has at least one more wave in bound next year, to add more info too it all.

    Though to be honest. No one outside of LEGO really has any idea how all this retirement stuff works. Only predictions.

    It does seem, however, that LEGO is starting to be very open about D2C sets retiring, what with their Facebook post about the Palace Cinema, and the "Last Chance" tags below the UCS TIE Fighter and Assault of Hoth in the Fall 2017 catalog.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 15,102
    Chima was around for THREE full years - 2013 (appeared right at end of 2012), 2014 and 2015 (went Nov/Dec, later still in independent stores).

    I expect they will retire NK at the end of next year if it follows the three year plan of 2016, 2017 and 2018. There are already sets 72001-72006 in the database, so I expect it will be around next year.

  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 396
    Yeah, I would not be surprised to see Nexo Knights end next year. It hasn't been unsuccessful, but I also haven't seen evidence of it having exceptional success on the level of Ninjago. And three years is generally where most non-evergreen themes cap out.

    That said, it's still too early to say for absolute certain. I had had similar worries about Elves ending after this year (its third full year of sets), but at this point it's looking more and more likely that it will be continuing after all.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,313
    Next year's theme for Nexo Knights is "tech infection". There were teasers in a recent magazine and on the Merlok 2.0 app. But you are correct that 2018 may be its final year, since three years is a pretty normal length for a moderately successful "Big Bang" theme like Chima or Nexo Knights.
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 1,776
    Lyichir said:
    Yeah, I would not be surprised to see Nexo Knights end next year. It hasn't been unsuccessful, but I also haven't seen evidence of it having exceptional success on the level of Ninjago. And three years is generally where most non-evergreen themes cap out.

    That said, it's still too early to say for absolute certain. I had had similar worries about Elves ending after this year (its third full year of sets), but at this point it's looking more and more likely that it will be continuing after all.
    maybe because there is far less competition between the different minidolls themes.
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