This post is sponsored by Niko and The Sword of Light, debuting on Prime Video on July 21. As always, all opinions are my own.
Hold on to your tiaras, and get ready for a brand new sword-sational Amazon Original Kids series, Niko and the Sword of Light, which debuts on Prime Video, Friday, July 21! This new Emmy-winning fantasy adventure series takes young viewers to a magical land where a lone champion battles the darkness with his magic sword and the guidance of a determined princess. Niko and the Sword of Light follows Niko as he journeys to the Cursed Volcano to free his people and return the world to the light. Make Your Own Play Sword + Inspired by Niko and the Sword of Light
Niko is 10 and the last thing that Princess Lyra expected to save her people. He’s the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world, as he embarks on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic Sword of Light, the brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past. His sidekick is Mandok, who is a pretty funny creature. I’m not really sure what he is exactly, but he’s very comical. Princess Lyra of Carondolet is a tougher nut to crack. She’s been 14 years old.. for over 700 years.
In the first episode, Mandok (whatever he is) accidentally releases Niko from a magical chrysalis. Instead of a fully-grown Champion of Carondolet, ghostly princess Lyra finds a ten year old boy. He has no clue who is he and what powers he has, but he has to trust Lyra, who must lead Niko across the Bridge of Doom, but when the horrible Xerxes returns and attacks, Lyra has no choice but to put her faith in untested Niko.
This show is probably best for kids over 8 or 9 – as it was a little scary. My almost 7 year old, 9 1/2 year old and almost 12 year olds were all intrigued and we were literally jumping out of our seats. We really liked the show!
In honor of this new show, I’m going to show you how to make your own sword of light.
A wrapping paper tube
Duct tape (I used one roll of silver glitter and one roll of charcoal glitter duct tape)
Thinner back electrical tape
Paper towel roll
Watch the video for instructions on how to make this — it’s super easy and fun.
Niko and the Sword of Light features the voice talent of Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Andre Robinson (Doc McStuffins), Steve Blum (Star Wars: Rebels), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Penguins of Madagascar), Jim Cummings (Shrek), and Kari Wahlgren (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness). Based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc., the studio behind character and concept designs for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3, and Studio NX (The Carrot and Rabbit Show, Tree Fu Tom), Niko and the Sword of Light is animated by Titmouse (Motorcity, Metalocalpyse) and executive produced by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, Teen Titans), who also serves as showrunner.
Find Niko and The Sword of Light only on Amazon Video.
Check out the offical video trailer here:
So, are you going to watch it? Let us know in the comments what you think!