Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Review: 41509 Mixel Slumbo

The last of the Blue Mixels of Series 2.

Bag.  $4.99 MSRP gets us a Price per Piece of $0.08.


Parts.  Plenty of Cheese Slopes, a couple of 1x4 Hinge Plates, a few Bar Claws, some Mixel Joints, two new Headlight Bricks, a handful of Clip Plate, Horizontal, some plates, some slopes, some brackets, a couple of those funky Alien Galaxy Squad pistols, and a few other parts.

Build.  Beetle Walker.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?
Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Below.  (+5)  
(The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Not really.  (-5)
Score: +10 (A-).  A few less Cheese Slopes and a few more Mixel Joints and this would be a really fun set.


  1. One of my favorite Mixel sets and possibly the best SSC I've done. I'd argue the 4th question though; as for useful parts, there are only a few that I wouldn't use regularly. This set's an A+ in my book.

    1. Wm Bryon Duncan, I felt like I needed more pieces while I was doing the build for this one. Maybe I'll give it another shot before I strip it for parts.