Wednesday, 26 February 2014

LEGO Mixels - Proper Pocket Money Toys

I proudly announced my affiliation with LEGO earlier today, and my first job is to show you a brand new range of pocket money priced toys which will be released this Saturday 1st March - LEGO Mixels.

Familiar from the LEGO Mixels TV series on Cartoon Network, series 1 has 9 unique characters which are part of the 3 different tribes: Infernites, Cragsters and Electroids. All of the characters are in named bags with up to 70 pieces of LEGO in each, including some new and (as yet) unique elements. Aimed at the 6+ market mainly because of the delicate finger skills and strength required to put them together, they retail at only £3 each.


41507 ZAPTOR is the 'super-charged adrenaline junkie' of the Electroids.
A living lightening rod!

 


I couldn't wait for my 5 1/2 year old to come home, so I opened this one with my nearly 4 year old. 


He's very good at LEGO, having had a lot of practice already and was 'almost' able to complete the build himself.

Lego Mixels 41507 Zaptor character

Lego Mixels 41500 Flain bag

 

41500 FLAIN is the adventurous leader of the Infernites.
"The Smart One"

 


My no.3 boy had no issues with this build, although it did stretch him. The characters use some quite fiddly building techniques in order to fit so much into such a small model.

Mixels Lego 41500 Flain figure

Lego Mixels Pack 41504 Seismo

 

SEISMO 41504 is the quiet, shy Cragster who can cause an earthquake with a stamp of his feet. 

 



I think this was the easiest build of the 3, and my son's favourite. He was really impressed with the way you build the characters torso and head, and then make the feet and attach them. This use of ball joints gives a really poseable figure.

Lego Model 41504 Seismo Mixels Figure

Each group of 3 from a tribe can be put together into 1 larger model to make a new character - as shown on the back of the pack - or just mix it up and make your own.


For the collector there are lots of rarer elements in these sets, including eyes, teeth and ball joints, so they offer a lot to a wide range of LEGO enthusiasts, not just to younger fans. 

Lego Mixels figures uniques

Overall I'm really incredibly impressed. They're brilliant as a LEGO Mixels TV related toy, they're affordable for children with their pocket money and make a great value LEGO set in their own right. 


The elements included are interesting and can be used to enhance anyone's collection of parts. The fact that the characters can be combined into a larger build is brilliant and encourages creativity and imagination. 

For more inspiration go to LEGO.com/Mixels for more information, instructions and ideas on how to build your characters into different models!


We were sent our LEGO to review as part of our role as LEGO Family Bloggers.

22 comments:

  1. I love the look of these! A great price for a treat for the six year old! We don't watch the show but i'm sure he'd still enjoy them.

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    1. if I'm honest I very rarely let mine watch children's TV, they knew the characters though :D
      I agree it's an excellent price for when they've been good and deserve a little something :)

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  2. these are so cute! for £3, it is a good price.

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    1. I think it's excellent. It's the price of a magazine, and far better than sweets! :)

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  3. I think these are a brilliant idea. I'm so pleased that Lego didn't go down the blind bag route with them so it will allow children to indulge their inner collector and buy all of the sets with pocket money, if they can save up, The fact that sets can be combined is brilliant too.

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    1. I know what you mean. I think the minifigure blind bags are a bit of fun, although we've stood and tried to work out what they are far more than we've just taken the first one off the shelf! I think when children will likely be buying these with their own money, it's nicer that they don't end up disappointed :)

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  4. These look great, and I think a good idea to have a pocket money toy that you can build. I love Mini figs but they are limited with what you can do these look amazing, and I might have to get a few to play with.

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    1. I think the price is fantastic, you get so many pieces for your money and they're properly affordable for children :)

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  5. They look great, I have no idea about the TV series either, but I'm sure my niece's son would love these.

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    1. They'll make an ideal gift for a youngster when you don't really know what they have already or what they are into - definitely! :D

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    1. Indeed! Everything is awesome :D (Lego makes everything awesome, always).

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  7. Oh I love those! What a great idea and a fab price - I'm sure E will be delighted when he sees these!

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    1. I bet he will! They are brilliant - loads of scope :)

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  8. A little man in the family has a birthday next month & these look great. Hopefully he'll let me play too! :)

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    1. Hehehe....I wait until they've gone to bed - but then I have to put it back to how they left it before they notice ;)

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    1. It is! My son has already said he wants to spend some of his money buying more :D

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  10. I think before Abby can save up enough money I'd have bought the rest of series 1 already! £3 a pack is very affordable and they were so fun to play with! I'd definitely want Zaptor next :)

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    1. Hahaha....My son is after Volectro - he wants the hair :D

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  11. Excuse me whilst I revert back to the child me "These are awesome, I want them, no I need them otherwise life is not worth living!"

    Thanks :)

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    1. Hahahaha.....I need more - they're really cute. I've been playing with Flain all day :D

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