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Mixels is a LEGO theme introduced in March 2014, as the main toy merchandise for the Mixels franchise. The sets consist of different brick-built creatures. It is unknown when production of the sets will cease.
Mixels Logo

The logo for the theme.

List of sets

2014

March Wave (Series 1)

Wave1

The first wave of Mixels sets.

June Wave (Series 2)

Series 2 Bags

The second wave of Mixels sets.

September Wave (Series 3)

Mixels Series 3 Bags

The third wave of Mixels sets.

2015

February Wave (Series 4)

S4 bags

The fourth wave of Mixels sets.

June Wave (Series 5)

S5bags

The fifth wave of Mixels sets.

October Wave (Series 6)

Mixels Series 6 packets

The sixth wave of Mixels sets.

2016

February Wave (Series 7)

June Wave (Series 8)

Designers

Packaging

Mixels packaging has a small transparent window in the shape of a Cubit to let the buyer take a sneak peek at the pieces included in the set. Their packaging is similar to the bags of some of the much smaller Friends sets (collectible animal packs).

The packaging also shows what the Mixels look like in their cartoon form in the top right corner. As the packaging shows the cartoon version, behind them is a burst of what element they are. (Ex: A Glorp Corp member would have gooey stuff behind it).

Finally, the packaging also shows the Mixel doing some pose in front of a background of Mixel Land. The first three waves had bags with rings around the Mixel's image.

The design changed with the fourth wave, with new-style artwork showing the respective tribe region behind them, and with striped light-style patterns. Also starting with the fourth wave, the bags were made with small slits at the top, letting them be easily opened by hand instead of having to be cut open.

Trivia

  • The Mixels have micro-sized ball-joints that are compatible with the old Technic towball piece. These were also seen on the Legends of Chima Legend Beasts.
  • Sets in each series include a Nixel (one from each tribe), and later, Cubits.
  • One of the main selling points for the theme is to collect three of a tribe to make Max Mixels out of LEGO, and also to make your own Mixes and Murps.
  • Each set sells for $4.99 in the USA, making the Mixels theme one of the cheapest on sale in LEGO's portfolio of lines, and one of the best in terms of price-per-piece ratios. However, in most stores, the prices vary.
  • This is one of the only LEGO themes to have sets without minifigures. However, the theme still uses elements from the minifigures, as some Mixels have eyes that are made with specially painted minifigure heads and use headgear as eyelids.
  • All of the sets include rare pieces in rare colors. A couple even have pieces exclusive to them. For example, Volectro's hair is a yellow bush that is exclusive to him or Forx's eyebrows are gray bananas which are exclusive to him.
  • The first time Mixels was advertised on a different website was on a popular kids game called Poptropica. They included three types of costumes based on Flain, Krader, and Volectro. There was also an item known as "Flamzer Scuttle", where Flamzer would run on the screen placing LEGO fire pieces on the screen once triggered.
  • Each set up to Series 3 included an in-booklet code to unlock a new power for the set's respective character and gain a small amount of Cubits in the Calling All Mixels app game. This returned in Series 5 for Mixels Rush.
  • The original, working title for Mixels was Hungry Monsters, or just Monsters.[1]
    • Its tagline was originally set to be "The more you collect, the wackier it gets!".
  • The Technic ball eye is one of the most common eye-pieces for the Mixels sets.
  • The minifigure head eye was not introduced in the theme until Series 2.
  • The half-closed large eye was not introduced until 2015, in Series 4.
  • A new tooth piece will be introduced in 2016; unlike most other tooth pieces, this one is not sharp, and is a molar.
  • Each box of bags contains 30 sets, with the headliner tribe having four complete sets and the remaining two tribes having three complete sets.[2]

Awards and Nominations

In February 2014, Mixels Series 1 won in the Pocket Money category at the London Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards.[3] The theme was also a 2014 Toy of the Year finalist.[4]

Gallery

Main article: Mixels (theme)/Gallery

Sources and References

External links

Mixels Universe

Franchise / Merchandise (LEGO Toys (Series 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9) / LEGO Mixels: Meet the Mixels / LEGO Mixels: Let's Mix! / LEGO Mixels: Flane's Adventure / LEGO Mixels: Ready, Steady, Paste! / LEGO Mixels: Activity Book / LEGO Mixels: Stick and Mix! / LEGO Mixels: Mixels Vs Nixels! / Mixels: 2015 Wall Calendar / Mixels: 2016 Wall Calendar / Mixels (VCD)) / Bootlegs

TV series (Season 1 / 2) / Cartoon Network / Boomerang / Boing / Arutz HaYeladim / Atomic Cartoons / Digital eMation, Inc / Big Star Entertainment / Saerom Animation / Hibernum Créations / Heavy Boat

Games (Calling All Mixels / Mixels Rush / Mixels Mania / Who's In The Mix / Mix Your Neighbor / Infernites Game / Cragsters Game / Electroids Game / Frosticons Game / Fang Gang Game / Flexers Game / Glorp Corp Game / Spikels Game / Wiztastics Game)

San Diego Comic-Con International / London Eye Mixels Launch Event / Toy Fair / Nixels Takeover / SuperAwesome / South by Southwest / LEGO Day / LEGO Days / Cartoon Network LEGO

Make a Mixel... Make a Story! Competition / Glomp's Gooey, Sneezy Cold! / Mixels in SPAAAAACE!! Puzzle / Mixed Up Maze / Mixels Convention Craze / Mixed Up Punchlines! / Make-Your-Own Mixels: The Game! / Mixopolis Music Mix-Up! / Nixels' New Adventure! / The Great Mixel Mix-Up! / The Mixopolis Times

Mixels Websites (The Wonderful World of Mixels / Breaking News)

Prototypes / Concept Art

Timeline / Mixels Story Guide

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