In the second of our reviews of the three new Mixels tribes we take a look at the Spikels, a group of playful characters who live in the Spiky Desert, as one might expect I suppose. They reportedly like having fun despite their outwardly harsh appearance, and their favourite hobbies include dancing, chatting and hugging. They sound like a nice bunch don't they?
As ever the Mixels are priced at £2.99 or $4.99, which seems like a reasonable price for some useful parts, as well as plenty of potential for play.
Ninjago fans! The Fold, the band behind the theme music for LEGO Ninjago, is hosting a neat opportunity over the next couple of days where you have the opportunity to be in their music video for the upcoming song "Spinning Out In Color"! All you have to do is take a quick video of yourself spinning around wearing the color of your favorite ninja. You can watch the full announcement of this opportunity on the band's YouTube channel. This opportunity is mainly intended for younger Ninjago fans, so if you're a kid who loves LEGO Ninjago or a parent or friend of a Ninjago fan, don't miss out on this fun offer from The Fold.
The third series of the ever-popular Mixels series is available from today, and as such we will be bringing you reviews of all three tribes over the next few days. They are still priced at £2.99 or $4.99, which I think is a good price.
The first of these tribes is the Glorp Corp, a group of swamp based creatures who each appear to secrete significant amounts of goo, which certainly gives them an unusual appearance.
It's the first of the month which invariably means there are new products available at shop.LEGO.com. Unfortunately I don't know exactly what they are because I'm writing this article in the middle of August, ahead of my trip to Ontario and upstate NY.
Mixels series 3 are due to be launched today, and looking at the list of unreleased 2014 sets the following are also likely to be available:
Friends animals series 6
Possibly three new Speedorz
Collectable minifigures series 12
Minecraft sets will, I predict, be available in October. The Hobbit sets will most likely be released in late November/early December given they are not being officially unveiled until the middle of October.
The offers in the US and Canada for September are a free classic spaceman minifig with orders over $99 (US), and 30265 Worriz' Fire Bike with orders over $50. As I type, I don't know what the European offers are but I'm sure you'll find out soon enough.
Here are links to the Mixels page at shop.LEGO.com: UK | USA | Canada.
Our new sets listing (UK | USA | Canada) should be updated overnight tonight once the new items appear in the product feed.