Review: Mixel Spikels (41524/41525/41526)

Spikel Mixels

The sets:

Spikel Footi (41521)

Spikel Scorpi (41522)

Spikel Hoogi(41523)

The price: £2.99 a bag

Bricks in the bag:

Footi: 72 pieces (0.04p a brick)

Scorpi: 70 pieces (0.05p a brick)

Hoogi: 69 pieces (0.04p a brick)

Time to build: 5-10 minutes each; maybe a little more for younger builders.

Age: 6+

What’s in the bag:

Each bag contains a bag of parts, and an instruction manual folded in half. The manuals match the cover packaging.

Spikel Mixels

Spikel Mixels

Spikel Mixels

Footi:

Spikel Mixels

From LEGO.COM:

… FOOTI just loves to skip, jump and dance. But give this Mohawk-haired character plenty of room when he starts stomping around – those huge spiky claw feet are dangerous so watch out!

Spikel Mixels

My my, what big feet you have! Check out this guys claws and his little popping out eyes! His legs and feet are sooo bendy! Just keep a check on his claws!

This guys is kinda similar in build and shape to Seismo – only slightly more slimline. And way cuter!

Scorpi:

Spikel Mixels

From LEGO.COM:

The leader of the playful Spikels tribe, SCORPI loves pillow fights, sleepovers and chatting all night. … The cutest-looking of the Spikels loves to hug and snuggle, but beware of that dangerous pointy tail!

Spikel Mixels

A little alien? A little fishy? Scorpi is pretty damn cute with some huge expressive eyes, just watch out for those spikes and that pointy tail.

Build wise, he is fairly straightforward, although all those legs can get fiddly! Little ones may need some help here!

Spikel Mixels

Hoogi:

Spikel Mixels

Spikel Mixels

From LEGO.COM

HOOGI is …  super-affectionate, giving the biggest hugs with its lanky arms. Nixels creatures better watch out! While HOOGI walks as slowly as a zombie, getting grabbed by those spiky claw hands can be very painful. So you may want to avoid a HOOGI hug!

Spikel Mixels

Oh Hoogi, what can I say. You are so adorable, I just want to pick you up and hug you. Only, you’re slightly dangerous with those claws! How about a nail trim?

Seriously, this guy is amazing. I’m tempted to combine this guy with Footi’s legs and get something even cuter!

Spikel Mixels

The Max:

Spikel Mixels

The instructions can be found over at LEGO.COM.

This Max is pretty damn awesome. Flexible, cute, and simply adorable! Can’t say much more than that, except that this is the only Max I have made that I don’t want to re-build into it’s other parts! I strongly suggest that if you like displaying the individual models, you buy two lots of this set!

Spikel Mixels

Nixel:

Nixel

Overall:
This was the set I was looking forward to the least from series 3, but actually, I think they are my favourites, despite the muted colour scheme. They have the posability and cute look that I like in my Mixels. The max is one of the best I have seen so far, and despite all the claws is pretty sweet.

I’m not sure what LEGO’s plans are for any more Mixels, as series 1-3 have been printed in the instruction manuals from the start. It will be interesting to see if they continue to make these characters. I look forward to seeing what happens if they do, as they have been great fun to build, and make the perfect small set to build and photograph.

Rating: 8/10

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