It might be another piece of sad news for LEGO fans. After the recent curtain call for one of LEGO’s longest running original theme which is LEGO Bionicle, Brickset has reported that another of LEGO’s theme sets may also be axed by next year. According to Jordan Reichek, Supervising Producer for Cartoon Network, the LEGO and Cartoon Network collaboration will finally come to an end, with its last episode to premiere next month.
LEGO / CARTOON NETWORK, “MIXELS”-
SHOWS FINISHED AND DELIVERED…LAST EPSIODE PREMIERS IN SEPTEMBER.
THANKS CARTOON NETWORK AND LEGO! GREAT FUN!
Though the conclusion of the Mixels TV show does not necessarily indicate or confirm that LEGO’s line of themed tribes will also be put to an end, it should be noted, however, that The LEGO Group has not offered any new series under the Mixels line after the debut of its Series 9 last February during the New York Toy Fair. Frankly speaking, the Mixels line was not as popular as compared to LEGO’s other themed sets. Perhaps due primarily to the fact that the TV series is viewed more like a comedy, slapstick kind of show, its corresponding LEGO sets were also viewed and treated similarly as a collection of weird brick-built oddities. I guess looking back, the Mixels line may have been welcomed differently by the LEGO community if they were given a different perspective or sort of ‘personality’.
To be fair, LEGO Mixels are one of those collectible themes that offer great value for your money. Being a price friendly brick-built collectible, it offers plenty of unique pieces that kids and AFOLs may find pretty useful. I also find its complimentary website as a very helpful springboard in encouraging young builders to explore the limitless possibilities of coming up with his/her own unique builds and have it shared with the rest of the online community. Personally, I love the fun creativity of these sets which offers the most number of options for creating your own ‘Mix’ or ‘Murp’.
Like any other LEGO themes that were put to an end, we hope that the LEGO Mixels will be replaced by another equally fun, and low-cost collectible sets. We’re certain that LEGO has something in store for us so we have to wait and see a little longer.
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