Published on June 1st, 2015 | by Sharp-O0
Mint in Box: LEGO Mixels – Series 5
It’s a Mixel Mash! It’s not a graveyard smash, however.
Covering LEGO Mixels has become kind of my “thing” now. My most viewed review on yotube is Mixels-related and I’m consistently asked to cover these pocket money sets to the point where I’m now reviewing an entire wave! Much like the previous Series, this one features a returning Tribe in the form of the Frosticons but are joined by newcomers; the Klinkers and the Lixers.
Turg is like some horrific Sarlacc with legs. He’s described as half-frog/half-chicken and I can kinda see that. His giant tongue disturbs me a lot! He’s also the Lixer designated to come with a Nixel, which is a new variant, I believe.
Tungster is probably my favourite, coming with a segmented tongue and, for some reason, wings! It’s weird how I tend to gravitate towards some Mixels over others but I guess that’s the case for everyone.
Lixers Max takes a lot of design cues from Spugg and is pretty weak. He’s just a larger version of Spugg with Turg’s tongue (which gives the Max form a cool action feature) and Tungster’s wings. Then again, I can’t think of anything that follows a tongue theme and wouldn’t come across like something out of John Carpenter’s The Thing.
Frosticons Max (2015) is a ton of fun. He’s a rolly-polly brute and I loved building him. He’s like a big, stocky, polar bear but with a sweet action feature; he shoots ice missiles out of his hands! That’s so cool (pun intended).
Gox has a golden moustache. I did not realise this until I looked at his cartoon form and that retroactively makes up for his kind of boring design. Sure, he’s a mono-eyed steampunk crab but it’s the moustache that sells it! He’s also the one with a designated Nixel packmate.
Kamzo is a portly gearhead with one massive spinning clamp. His asymmetrical design was one of my favourites since this series was unveiled and he doesn’t disappoint in person. I adore the little dude.
Klinkers Max is really awesome! He’s a steam punk Frankenstein cyclops and I’m finding it really hard to choose a favourite between him and Frosticons Max. They’re both great but for different reasons. Because of the gears that make up the trio, Klinkers Max has a gear assembly in his torso that allows his arms to swing. Much like with the Bionicle figures that do this, it makes it bear to pose him and I can’t help but feel it brings the experience down a little.
Overall, I’m really happy with LEGO Mixels Series 5. The new additions are most welcome and I’m really getting into building Max figures and if they continue to have action features, that’s all the better. I’d recommend the Klinkers full-stop, the Frosticons for their Max form and your mileage may vary with the Lixers but it’s a fun series and you can’t grumble with the price point, piece count or character of this fantastic line.