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Ninjago fans! The Fold, the band behind the theme music for LEGO Ninjago, is hosting a neat opportunity over the next couple 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.
The first of the three Glorp Corp members is Glomp, the leader of the tribe and a keen inventor. Glomp is rather tall for a Mixel, a similar height to Seismo from the Cragsters in series one. There are eight ball joint components included, a 2x2 round tile with eye printing and a useful selection of green and lime green slopes which are rather nice.
Glomp has an impressive range of articulation, although the inclusion of moving fingers is particularly unusual. Despite the height of the character, he nevertheless seems suitably bulky and is unlikely to topple over as his feet are rather large. The trans-neon green 1x1 round plates on his fingers look suitably sticky, and a pair of Ninjago snake weapons are used to great effect, representing some gooey drool. This is only the fourth set this piece has appeared in, and only the second in this colour (the other being 9557 Lizaru).
Glurt is the only quadruped among the members of the Glorp Corp. Not only does he resemble a dog, but he apparently acts like one too, eating up after the rest of the tribe and acting excitably at all times. He has the least articulation of the three, with movement only in his tail and jaw. His feet can also be moved, although the are simply connected using a stud on each, so there is no actual joint.
Like Glomp, Glurt uses some trans-neon green snake pieces to represent drool, and his colour scheme is predominantly green, with a smattering of black and dark bluish grey also included.
A Nixel is included with this Mixel, and this is one of the same variety as in the previous two series, which is a bit of a shame.
The last of the swamp-dwelling Glorp Corp is Torts, and he is apparently the gooiest of the three! This is perhaps not surprising when one looks at Torts as the eye is immediately drawn to his sticky hands, which are formed brilliantly using starfish. His arms can be moved at the shoulder and his legs at the hips, so although the articulation is fairly standard, the use of ball joints on his legs yields a great range of movement.
His head is probably my favourite element of this character though as he has a lime green nose (or perhaps a beak), three teeth in his mouth and a slobbery jaw. I am not sure whether this is supposed to be a beard or simply some more goo, but either way it is unique to him and it looks great.
The Glorp Corp is probably my second favourite of these three new tribes, and it is Torts who stands out for me as he seems to have the greatest character, which is the most important thing in a Mixel as far as I am concerned.
The lime green and green colours look great together and I like the idea of a slimy tribe who live in the swamp. The colour choice may also appeal to those looking for some useful pieces as there is plenty of green for your money if that is what you are looking for. Although a new Nixel would have been great and Glurt in particular could use a little more articulation, I am still quite pleased with this tribe as a whole.
Reviews of the Spikels and Wiztastics will be coming over the next few days, so stay tuned...
WhiteFang over at Eurobricks has posted his review of the new Series 12 minifigures, scheduled for an October release.
Kris M has also written in to let us know that they were able to purchase 8 packs yesterday in Canada.
The distribution of each figure in the review box was the following:
- 4 Wizards
- 3 Hun Warriors
- 3 Fairytale Princesses
- 5 Video Game Guys
- 4 Battle Goddesses
- 5 Space Miners
- 3 Lifeguards
- 3 Prospectors
- 3 Jesters
- 4 Dino Trackers
- 4 Pizza Delivery Guys
- 4 Rock Stars
- 5 Swashbucklers
- 4 Piggy Guys
- 3 Genie Girls
- 3 Spooky Girls
Therefore there are 3 complete sets in each box, with 12 extra figures.
To read the review head over to the Eurobricks topic.
Thanks LEGO_Star for the tip.
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:
- Advent calendars
- 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.
|Latest 30% or more discounts||Price||Saving||Discount|
|31011 Creator Aviation Adventures||$41.34||$18.65||31%|
The Current LEGO Ideas Review deadline is in just 3 hours. With quite an exciting surge in support, the Hubble is now a mere 85 support from 10,000.
Will be fun to watch.
Update: Okay, reaching 10,000 with two hours and forty minutes to go is not quite as nail biting as it could have been, but congratulations all the same.
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