Mixels competition winners

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The fantastic standard and high number of entries has made the judging very difficult, but after much deliberation the panel of 6 judges has made their decision...

First place

So, in first place, winner of Benny's Spaceship, is Captain Flex by Nicolas Bossons:

Captain Flex 1 - Flexors Max

The judges said:

  • I love Captain Flex because he has so much character and I like how the builder has incorporated "classic" recognisable pirate features like a peg leg and hat, whilst still retaining a mostly Mixel-like appearance -- LostInTranslation
  • Loaded with personality, love the hat ! -- DrDaveWatford
  • Arrr! Captain Flex is a real beauty of a model! -- Huw

Second place

In second place, winner of the Police Drop-Ship, is img_2086 by Sean Martin:

IMG_2085

The judges said:

  • Wonderfully life-like creature beautifully photographed.-- Huw
  • Instantly recognisable, nicely posed and photographed, I particularly like the 'arms' ! -- DrDaveWatford
  • Remarkable to achieve such realism with limited parts. The front legs are a lovely shape with a nice little illegal technique used! -- Caperberry

Third place

In Third place, winner of Emmet's Construct-o-Mech, is Hudson by mmillers0001:

Hudson

The judges said:

  • mmillers0001 submitted several entries to the competition. All were outstanding and most of them were on our shortlist. Hudson has such character, he almost looks cuddly although I suspect he bites! -- Huw
  • Unique, odd look that gives the creature a lot of character. Looks stable and posable -- Rocao

mmillers0001 has provided photo instructions for his submissions on flickr so you can have a go at building him yourself.

Joint third place

And, also in third place, also winner of a Emmet's Construct-o-Mech, because we couldn't decide between them, is Old Father Flex by theaface22:

Old Father Flex

The judges said:

  • Such an original concept, and for so few pieces the face is massively characterful. Really does look like an old man's face! -- Caperberry
  • Unique idea; simple, elegant execution -- Rocao
  • Unique design, and well realised given the restricted parts palette -- DrDaveWatford

Congratulations to our winners and commiserations to everyone else. Thank you all for entering. Let's do it again in September when Mixels series 3 hit the shelves!

Winners, please get in touch with your address (huw[at]brickset.com) so I can arrange to get your prizes delivered.

41 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Great competition and some excellent winners - all very deserving. I can't believe the creativity and imagination on show. I would never have thought of making a pirate from mixels.

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By in Switzerland,

Congratulations to the winners. I love all of the winners for different reasons. The standard is just improving each time. The Mixels 3 competition is going to be tough!

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By in Australia,

gotta love the blue one

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By in Australia,

I had originally passed on the Mixels, but once I saw the results of the first competition I rushed out and grabbed them (and am very glad I did). This round has inspired me no less. Great work all.

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By in United Kingdom,

Well done to all the winners, very deserving.
Also well done to the judges, it must have been a very hard decision with the standard so high!

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By in United States,

I thoroughly enjoyed playing along with this! I'd never even considered the Mixels range before reading the reviews of series 2 on here. Now, I think I'm addicted!

Congratulations to all - especially the winners!

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By in Belgium,

Am I nuts or did LEGO already stop selling Mixels in Europe (or Belgium at least)? Can't find them on [email protected], for one. Seriously, am I now supposed to pick up sets immediately in fear of them being not available anymore in three months?

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By in United Kingdom,

Yay, joint third place! Thanks Huw for organising a fantastic competition. It was great fun taking part, and some of the entries were, frankly, astonishingly good.

I'll ping you an email shortly. Thanks again. :D

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ More than likely, they only have a 4 month lifespan after all.

^ Congratulations again!

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By in United States,

Our LBR in Austin still has all of series 1, plus series 2. Sure looking forward to series 3 and beyond, should beyond actually happen.

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By in United Kingdom,

Great work all round, its a pleasure to see such inventive use of the parts available.

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By in United Kingdom,

Honestly, with such a high standard of entries, I would have perhaps liked to have seen a little list of judge's favourites (so, those that didn't win, but were liked by the judges). It might have softened the blow for some disappointed builders that didn't win but had exceptional builds. Also, may I say that more entries + higher standards + less prizes = possibility of mass disagreement? Well, that's just my opinion.

Anyway, congrats to those lucky enough to win, and may I say that there's a building contest going on in the forum at the moment for those of us that aren't done being creative yet?

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By in United States,

Thanks so much to the judges and everyone who commented! Please click the link Huw provided if you'd like to check out my other submissions.

There were too many amazing entries to name here but I'll be giving out plenty of compliments all day on flickr. I know I personally wouldn't have participated in this round if it weren't for some select encouragement from our wonderful community.

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By in Norway,

Great winners, I also fell for the wheelchair mixel. That one was a bit unique.
I also had problems to get all mixels this time. My first 2 of series 2 was bought from [email protected] but they was not avaliable yet in the local shops. until recntly i got the last tribe from local shops but then i was not avaliable at [email protected]
If they have 4 mounth in the run. I think they was avaliable in june/July in norway and they is no longer avaliable on the net.

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By in United States,

Congrats to the winners! Huw, may I suggest for the next contest that the submissions not be limited to a monster? I noticed someone else also asked if they could do a spaceship...

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By in United States,

WOOO! Congrats winners! Thank you Huw for organizing this. My daughter and I had a blast whipping up daily creations.
In all likelihood I'm going to order the whole set of season 3 mixels from [email protected] as soon as they are available. There was mixed availability here on the eastside of seattle. Many of the box stores only received 2 sets (boxes) it appeared. And they were pilfered quickly.

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By in United States,

Now I'm not terribly upset that I never got around to submitting anything to the contest, as the winners had far better entries than the maxes I had made at the time. However, I'm totally inspired by this and I am definitely participating with series 3. Congrats to all the winners, I'm jealous!

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By in United States,

Huw, you should post the short list of models that came close to winning, after all we did have to wait an extra 4 DAYS for the results.

GG everyone, the competition was tough

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By in United States,

Congrats to all the well-deserved winners!

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By in United States,

I love seeing all the entrees. The hard part really is the calibre the entrees are at. There are so many good ones. Congrats to the winners!

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By in United Kingdom,

Congrats, some worthy winners there! However, I do agree with those who are saying about the favourites list.

... One day I will win a competition :'(

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By in United States,

I think the third place winner is the most Mixel related item. Definitely a lot of creativity, but I don't personally see Mixels (as in what they would look like in a set). Maybe I misunderstood the point of the contest.

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By in United States,

The second place winner has to be my favorite.

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By in United Kingdom,

In fact, I was wondering: I made the shortlist last time, did any of my 6 builds make it to the shortlist this time? Come on, I'd love to see the shortlist, and so would others! We've waited too long for these results... give us a little extra tidbit :-)

I WILL win something one day...

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice Mixels! Didn't upload to the comp - I prefer Castle to any other theme, with maybe a couple of exceptional sets... Might enter next time!

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By in Norway,

@mrfuture I have had no trouble getting them all at BR Leker stores here in Norway, including at Oslo City...

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By in Singapore,

Congrats to winners. I will try harder next time in Series 3 .

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By in Norway,

@joakimthorsen. My last missing tribe was found there. Got a tip from a member on our LUG that they still had some left. But then it was after the contest was closed. But I entered With a Frosticon Mixel creation.

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By in United States,

Oh well, i just got my mixels so i did not even get to enter. at least i am getting benny's spaceship today.

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By in United States,

Add me to the crowd baying for a peek at the short list--not that I'm inclined to second-guess the judges, but with such a large entry a "shout-out" to the other models that caught their eye seems very appropriate!

And congratulations to the winners--all of them superb!

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By in United States,

Congrats to all the winners. It is amazing what each of them built with such as small selection. All the characters were very distinctive.

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By in United States,

Awww I can't believe the artist with the beret, mustache, paintbrush, and easel didn't end up with the finalists. That was my favorite.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Me too, I was surprised that didn't make the shortlist.

I'm honestly surprised how you even managed to narrow it down to those builds. I bet there was many arguments between the judges about what went on the shortlist this time ;-)

None of mine were on there either, not even my frostbitten Mixel :-( Maybe it's because I didn't make ten million entries in the hope that the judges would really like one this time ;-P

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By in United States,

@trennerdios and @TheOneVeyronian -- Thanks for the support! I was bummed Inkasso didn't make it to at least the short list... But at least I had fun building!

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By in United States,

Thank you for sharing the shortlist with us--now I pity the judges more than ever! So many very worthy entries; so much fun for everyone to enjoy!

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By in United States,

@Huw, I know this is off-topic but just thought I'd let you know that the UCS AT-AT on LEGO Ideas almost has 10,000 supporters.

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By in United States,

Huw is as transparent as they come, so I'm not surprised that he published the top contenders when it was requested, but I must profess that I don't really see the value in the request. Six judges reviewed all the models and went through two rounds of undisclosed voting, so it was a thorough process done with integrity.

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By in United States,

Nothing to do with integrity, rocao--as I said, I wasn't trying to second-guess the judges--just a sense that making the shortlist in such a competitive field was a considerable achievement, and all those models deserved a bit of a shout-out, even if they didn't win a prize.

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By in United Kingdom,

Can I request that in the series 3 competition, that we'd be allowed to mix different tribes like in the first comp? It was quite strict this time around IMO.

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By in United Kingdom,

The reason for not allowing them this time was because such mixes rarely result in an aesthetically pleasing model so are at a disadvantage when it comes to judging them.

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