We are all love Lego. The imaginative coloured blocks which give our children hours of fun. The creations my children have put together have amazed me and I see the joy on their faces when their ideas literally come to life.
Lego is an institution. We are used to the look and feel of it. But, have you see the Mixels range? Mixels are now on their 4th series and these quirky little packets of fun are the next generation of Lego.
Mixels allow you (and the kids!) to get even more creative.
There are three tribes: Orbitons, Infernites and Glowkies. Each tribe has three different characters with their own special powers and specific builds. When all three characters of each tribe are put together, they then become a Max Mixel (a giant mega Mixel who has all their combined powers).
We were lucky to try out some of the Mixel range. When I saw the packets, they were quirky little creatures, tempting you to open the packet and start building. Lego have really got the design right with the packaging and imagery. I love the little devils!
|Combine the characters to create a Mega Mixel!|
The kids shrieked when they saw the packets. They were so excited.
|The kids favourite was this Vampos Glow in the Dark Mixel|
The kids got right into making the each character. Within each packet, there was an a comprehensive instruction booklet. Easily understood by my 5 year old.
They boys only needed a helping hand a couple of times, but they mostly built the characters by themselves.
Once the glow in the dark Mixel was ready they ran into the cupboard to see how it glowed in the dark. They had so much fun with it. That's a lovely dimension to the character.
There are around 30 + pieces to put together in each packet.
Just enough to keep the little ones from not losing interest (sometimes they want them built really quickly).
You can see me in the background still trying to create a Mixel whilst the kids finished theirs (yes....they beat me!)
The boys loved putting the Mixels together, especially the glow in the dark Mixels. They were their favourites. Series 4 Mixels are great fun. And when they are combined to become a Mega Mixel, gives the characters an additional benefit.
The RRP is £3.00 for each packet. Hours of fun for a little pocket money. These would also make great party bags fillers or prizes during party games. AND suitable for boys and girls!
Disclaimer: I was sent these products to give an honest review. All ideas and opinions expressed are my own.