I really like all the character in this surf wolf by Patrick Biggs.
I’m enamored with the idea of future city builds like this driverless car by Shannon Sproule.
I’ve been looking forward to these cheerful guys for a while. It is exciting to get a nice selection of purple (and medium lavender) elements. They have fun little food accessories too! Continue reading Munchos (Mixels series 6)
I liked the last round of Glorp Corp (though apparently I never reviewed them). When they went on clearance, I stocked up on all that lime green goodness. This second round of goopy weirdos have a host of new character.
We start out with this nerdy little guy, Dribbal. I loved the look of his spectacled eyes from the first.
My first impression, when I saw pictures of Dribbal months ago, was that he had printed magnifying glass eyes. Nope, just regular magnifying glasses in that bag.
This guy was a fun build. Lots of clever snot techniques to mount the magnifying glasses in front of his eyes and get that drippy snot. With this much character, I can easily forgive him for the low piece count (only 52).
Next up is Gurggle. He has that long legged-shape that I’ve seen before in a number of Mixels, but I still like his cheerful face.
A lot of lime in there, but that’s okay for me.
No surprises in this build, but still a lot of fun. I’m really digging the translucent neon green cheese slopes, which I’d never seen before. I like the way brackets have been used to beef up his otherwise spindly legs and give them a slimy look.
Lets take a closer look at that printed tile that Gurggle is holding. It’s a clever rainbow pattern (though not quite a neat pin wheel). My son tells me that it has something to do with the Mixel’s mixing abilities, but I just think it looks cool. It might be a bit too weird to get much use, but I like it anyway.
Last, but not least, we have Slusho. He has a nice dragonfly look (even if he is missing a pair of wings).
Those trans green wings are cool, but otherwise the bag is looking a bit sparse.
All put together Slusho is a bit disappointing. This is my least favorite from the Glorp Corp. I definitely appreciate the elements inside, but otherwise there isn’t much to recommend here. If you aren’t feeling the need to complete the trio and build the Max, this guy could be a passer.
When I get the gang together it’s hard to stay mad at Slusho. The three slimy dudes make a nice trio, each with a distinct character.
Disassembled and rebuilt into the Max, we get a strange character. As my son pointed out to me earlier, each of the Maxes in this series seem to be amped up versions of one of the smaller Mixels in the tribe. This guy is definitely a pumped up Slusho with elements of some of his compatriots tossed in.
The result is a bit awkward, but fun.
Keep building and enjoy!
Those scrappy Mixels just keep on keeping on. With every wave they manage to stay just fresh enough to hit the sweet spots. My son loves the goofy characters and I love the elements. The lastest wave is no exception, so lets start with the Weldos, a clan of construction themed Mixels. Continue reading Weldos (Mixels series 6)
Check out this awesome model by Moko! I need to work on my constraction skills.
Last week I built three very different houses in the Micropolis scale. This week I’ll add each house to a lot and give it appropriate landscaping. I’ve tried to make sure to place the houses in a landscape that fits their character. Continue reading Residential Micropolis (part 2)
I’ve been quite pleased with the books that I’ve gotten from No Starch Press, so it didn’t take much of a leap to preorder their book on LEGO architecture back in April. I had hoped that it would arrive in early August for my birthday (sadly publication was delayed), but it was still sweet to have it waiting for me when I got home from BrickCon. Continue reading The LEGO Architect