Thank you, LEGO® for sending us “Clay’s Rumble Blade” in return for our honest feedback and review. Spoiler alert: The kids LOVED it! – But then again, I have yet to find a LEGO® set that they don’t love!
Our Kids Found Their Calling in Life
Nap time! The most sacred time of day for parents throughout the world. It’s a time for us to either kick up our feet and enjoy the peace and quiet, or for us to get stuff done around the house without having to “watch this” and “get me that.”
Today was a “hopefully I can dig my way out of the mountain of laundry” day. I was running dirty clothes here and bringing clean clothes there, busy and preoccupied with my own thoughts… when I heard something. Parents are normally on high alert when the kids are too quiet, but this time, it was “strange voices” that caught my attention.
I knew our two big kids were in their room, but it sounded like they may have had one or two other people in there. I heard voices I didn’t recognize… what in the world?
I wasn’t sure what to prepare myself for when I carefully opened the door to their room. Did they sneak in a friend? (They are only 7 and 9, so chances of that would be slim) – so I was at a loss.
Relief rushed over me, and laughter, lots of laughter burst out – a good belly laugh, as a matter of fact. The unfamiliar voices came from none other than my kids. There were no one else in the room, other than the two I expected to see.
The kids were fully engaged in making a YouTube review of the unopened LEGO box containing “Clay’s Rumble Blade”, a set in the NEXO KNIGHTS series. The voices that I heard were apparently their “YouTube” voices. I should have known.
Their performance was carefully choreographed. They had planned who should say what, who should hold the box and point to the appropriate pictures. The two boys were beaming with pride, as they told me they had found their calling in life: becoming professional “YouTubers!” (“Oh joy,” I thought, there’s a solid future for you!)
We took their performance downstairs so we together could make the first YouTube video for their new channel. (Their prior videos were loaded onto my channel, but now they wanted to have their own channel: The 2 J Brothers! (Please follow them on YouTube – it will make them INSANELY happy – and propel their careers!)
LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS Explained
As it turned out, the LEGO® NEXO KNIGHTS set was a huge hit with Jacob and Jordan. They loved the versatility of the series.
If you are not familiar with NEXO KNIGHTS, it’s a line of LEGO® set in a futuristic world in a medieval kingdom. The story line includes lots of KNIGHTS (obviously), a royal court and of course lots of evil forces that must be battled.
This set and the others in the series have innovative built-in features that expand the play possibilities. I don’t want to spoil it for you, so please watch their video.
The interactive feature within the line is the Merlock 2.0 app. Kids can download and collect special powers directly from building sets, online and even from the TV series. (The image above shows awesome screenprints from when we scanned a shield. It a great way to incorporate technology into playing with LEGO® bricks.)
The kids and I already have a “date” scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2016. We are going to watch the premiere of NEXO KNIGHTS Season 2 on Cartoon Network. Why don’t you join me from your couch?
NEXO KNIGHTS recently released a new series of sets on August 1, 2016. Our kids have already drooled over all the new sets released and I heard myself say more times than I care to remember “that’s nice, honey. Let’s put it on your birthday wish list” – that’s mom-speak for “you are not getting that set right now, so don’t even ask…”
For a complete review of the Clay’s Rumble Blade, please do yourself (and my kids) a favor and watch their YouTube video. It’s truly much better in video format than anything I could have written.
Don’t forget to “like” their video and follow them on YouTube. They are hoping for long lasting careers as “YouTubers,” while I am over here, just proud that they didn’t argue while shooting the video.