Happy New Year, all. I hope it’s off to a good start.
I love Lego, as I think I’ve mentioned before. I have a bunch back in the States, mostly of the now-discontinued Monster Fighters variety. Here in Japan my access to Lego is, alas, limited, though I’ve kept abreast of new stuff and snagged a couple of cool minifigures (including, at long last, my beloved banshee).
One of Lego’s new themes is called NexoKnights, a sort of futuristic tech/sword & sorcery melange. While I dig the weird scifi/fantasy vibe, it might have passed me by completely if not for the theme’s uniquely demonic villains. Led by the crazy jester/wizard Jestro, they seem to be officially labeled silly things like “lava monsters” and “globlins.” There’s really no hiding the fact, though, that these things are hell demons sent to bathe the world in the blood of the innocent.
In case it’s not already clear, I’m 100% on board with this. Demons are my joint. They even have some really cool Lego “book” pieces, including a Lego version of the Necronomicon (lamely titled the “Book of Monsters“) that is pretty wicked.
All of it is spun in typically goofy, family-friendly Lego style, of course; but my favorite character of the whole theme is just unequivocally a demon, no matter how they spin it. Behold Lavaria, perhaps the most metal thing Lego has ever released:
“Metal spider succubus” seems to be the only adequate combination of words to describe her (which I think is just swell). Needless to say I’ve ordered this set, and eagerly await its eventual arrival here in Japan sometime in the next thirty six months or so.