LEGO Mixels – the cute little buildable monsters that LEGO introduced last year – continue to be popular with LEGO fans as fun and playable collectibles. They are also great sources for unique LEGO elements and for learning interesting building techniques. LEGO Mixels come in series, with each series including 3 tribes and each tribe including 3 characters per series (some of the tribes appear in more than one series). There is also a TV show related to LEGO Mixels aimed at young children. This year we will get Series 5 and Series 6 of LEGO Mixels, which were first revealed at the toy fairs earlier this year, and are now added to the Brickset database (see here: Series 5 & Series 6). While some of them start to look a little repetitive, others are quite brilliant new designs. 🙂
➡ LEGO MIXELS SERIES 5: The two new tribes of this series are called the Klinkers and the Lixers, along with three new Frosticons. The three brown/gray/gold Klinkers are steampunk-ish looking little guys, and their names are Gox, Jinky and Kamzo. The new members of the blue Frosticons are Krug, Chilbo and Snoof. And the yellow/orange Lixers are Spugg, Turg and Tungster. They are scheduled to be released in June of this year.
➡ LEGO MIXELS SERIES 6: The two new tribes of this series are the Weldos and Munchos, along with three new Glorp Corp members. The three yellow and black characters that look like construction-vehicles are the Weldos, and their names are Kramm, Forx and Wuzzo. The three green Glorp Corp members are Dribbal, Gurggle and Slusho. And the three absolutely wacky purple Munchos are Snax, Berp and Vaka-Waka. They are scheduled to be released in October of this year.
Just like in the previous series, here you can also build LEGO Mixels MAX models, by combining the three characters from each tribe into a larger monster. Building instructions for these combined models are available at the official LEGO Mixels website.
So far I have collected all the LEGO Mixels and I find them to be very fun. Originally I bought them only for the interesting parts (including the new small ball-joints and printed eyes), but once I built the characters I actually really liked some of them, and I kept them assembled and displayed on my desk. They do have quite a bit of personality and lots of big teeth! And the parts selection in these small sets are definitely very interesting; you get a lot of unique parts and colors that would otherwise be hard to find. They are also good for doodling and experimenting with new building techniques.
If you have never bought any LEGO Mixels sets, I recommend you check them out. You don’t have to collect the whole collection, just get the character that most appeals to you or have the most interesting parts that you would like to get. I’m pretty sure that you will have fun with whichever you choose. LEGO Mixels is available at most LEGO retailers and you can also find them both individually and as a full collection of tribes or even full collection series at the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the upcoming LEGO Mixels? Which one of the tribes and characters do you like bets? And which one do you think have the best parts-selection? Are you planning to get them when they become available? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below. 😉
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