Here I am finishing out my reviews of the Series 5 Mixels with the Klinkers. These steampunk goofballs really caught my eye when I first saw them a couple of months ago. It doesn’t take much to see their potential as parts packs for a number of fun pearl metallic elements and other accoutrements.
Continue reading Klinkers
I’m enjoying the fact that Lego is revisiting some of the earlier tribes in this year’s Mixels. I can’t say that the Frosticons were one of my favorite tribes the first time around, but I am enjoying this new trio of blue monsters. Continue reading Frosticons (Mixels: series 5)
This last weekend I found all of the new Series 5 Mixels at my local Lego store. It was an easy decision to grab one of each (and quite a few of the older Mixels that were marked half-off). I’m always looking forward to new Mixels, but these Lixers, with their bright shades of yellow and orange looked like a lot of fun. Who doesn’t like little monsters with big tongues?
Continue reading Lixers (Mixels)
They aren’t new anymore, but I just picked mine up recently, so I figured that I should talk about the second incarnation of the Infernites. If you’re like me, you might have written off this trio as a rehash, but don’t be so quick to dismiss. Continue reading Infernites (Series 4 Mixels)
As the Mixels enter their second year, Lego seems to be struggling to find their footing design wise. This fourth wave of sets takes some interesting chances, which work to varying degrees. I have some nostalgia for glow-in-the-dark toys, so I snapped up the Glowkies as soon as I saw them all in the store.
Continue reading Glowkies (Mixels)
This last weekend I took a trip up to Seattle. While I was there, I took in the local Lego stores to see what regional treasures there were to find. Sadly, the Pick-A-Brick walls were a bit disappointing. As a consolation, I did pick up one of the new Mixel tribes and assemble them on the train ride home.
Continue reading Orbitons (Mixels)
Last month I participated in a fun little contest on Flickr. The competition involved building Mixel-ized versions of classic Dungeons & Dragons monsters. I’m a fan of both, so it really didn’t take much to get me started.
Continue reading Iron Builder Mixels Dungeons & Dragons Contest
Every wave of the Mixels has been awesome. I don’t always love the models themselves, but it is hard to argue with a combination of cute models with low price points and a wealth of lovely elements, many new or in new colors. Join me as I assemble my first tribe from the third series: the Spikels. Continue reading Spikels
Also, check out Kwi-Chang’s latest. (click through to see it, as he doesn’t allow sharing of his Flickr images)
- Trevi Review – The latest architecture set has some subtle techniques and interesting elements.