Mixels: you either love them or hate them.
When these characters arrived, about three years ago, a lot of LEGO fans didn’t quite know what to make of them. Brightly coloured, with seemingly chaotic design initially, they have developed a reputation for disguising some advanced building techniques in what may otherwise consider a ‘weird, colour themed parts pack,’ with an attractive price tag.
Like Ninjago, Elves and Nexo Knights, I have not invested in the multimedia aspect of the series. Mostly for time based reasons. Other than some of the first wave, I haven’t focussed on Mixels at all in my collection. I have picked up a few for parts, and sometimes it is obvious, looking at the parts for sale, when a BrickLink store has just broken down a new wave of these sets for stock.
So, I thought I would take a look at a random selection of characters from my local department store and see what they have to teach us. I ended up with Tuth (41571) from wave 8, Compax (41574), Sweepz (41573), and Screeno (41578) from wave 9. Unfortunately there were none of the Ninja inspired Wave Nine Mixel sets to be found at my local shop- having been and gone already.