TOY FAIR 2016: LEGO’s Nexo Knights scoops Editor’s Choice award

LEGO has managed to hold on to its title of Toy of the Show at this year’s Toy Fair, as its new interactive launch Nexo Knights scooped the Editor’s Choice accolade for the second year running. 

The new line – an expansion on the ideas explored in the LEGO Ultra Agents range – combines character based LEGO kits with a tie-in game that can be played on a smartphone or tablet on Android or iOS. 

Nexo Knights was selected as this year’s Editor’s Choice by a panel of journalists from across broadcast, national, consumer and trade titles who were asked to name their top three products of London Toy Fair 2016. 

LEGO’s new launch came in at first place, ahead of Spin Master’s Paw Patrol Air Patroller and VTech’s Toot Toot Splash Bath Island which placed second and third respectively. 

Last year, LEGO was handed the award for its LEGO Minecraft range.

“We’re thrilled to have won Editor’s Choice for LEGO Nexo Knights,” said Emma Owen, PR and promotions manager at LEGO UK.

“It’s a fantastic new property for the business that perfectly combines physical and digital play.” 

Majen Immink, Toy Fair head of operation and sales, added: “We’d like to say a big thank you to all of the journalists who attended Toy Fair and who took the time to vote in the Editors’ Choice awards – it’s always interesting to see what product launches catch the eye of different visitors to Toy Fair.”

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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