Mixels
Mixeltvshowlogo.png
Logo for the series
Also known asMonsters
GenreAnimation
Comedy
Fantasy
Created byJohn Fang
David P. Smith
Story by
  • David P. Smith and John Fang (Season 1, eps. 21–22)
  • Jordan Reicheck (Season 2)
Directed by
  • John Fang (Season 1)
  • Jordan Reicheck (Season 2)
Creative directorDavid P. Smith (Season 1)
Voices of(See Characters)
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Pernelle Hayes (Season 1-2, eps. 1–7)
  • Donna Smith (Season 2, eps. 7–9)
  • Supervising producers: John Fang (S01) and Jordan Reicheck (S02)
Editors
  • Rob Getzschman
  • Tony Tedford ("Mixed Up Special")
Running time
  • 30 seconds–3 minutes (shorts)
  • 5–9 minutes (minisodes)
  • 21–22 minutes (specials)
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
The Lego Group
Original releaseFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12) –
October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)

Mixels is a 2014-2016 comedy animated television series that aired on Cartoon Network and was co-produced by The Lego Group and Cartoon Network Studios.[1] The series first aired on February 12, 2014, with a new episode of Teen Titans Go!. The series revolves around the Mixels, small creatures that can mix and combine with one another. Mixels are opposed by the evil Nixels, small, discolored and evil creatures led by King Nixel.

Although previous Lego series, such as Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and Lego Legends of Chima, use CGI animation, Mixels made use of Toon Boom Harmony software, animated at Atomic Cartoons, Inc., before later being animated traditionally at Digital eMation, Inc., Big Star Entertainment, Inc., and Saerom Animation, Inc. A mobile app was released for the series on March 4, 2014, named Calling All Mixels, and even earlier two websites, one on the LEGO website and another owned by Cartoon Network, were launched where fans can learn about the Mixels. Nine series of collectible Lego building toys were also released, based on the characters. On February 19, 2014, the series began airing as an interstitial program on Boomerang, and still currently airs as such.

The TV series wrapped up production in July 2016, and the series finale aired on October 1, 2016, marking the end of the franchise, with bar references in Uncle Grandpa[2] and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.[3]

Premise

Mixels consists of 24 tribes who each have a different color scheme and inhabit a fantasy landscape. These creatures can Mix (a two-Mixel combination), Max (a three-Mixel combination and the tribe's own one), and Murp (a failed Mix) in all kinds of situations, using items called cubits, which inhabit the Mixels.

Characters

Mixels

Mixels consists of many different, fun-loving tribes who each have a different color scheme. It is noted that American voice actors play Gox (Chris Cox), Camillot (Jeff Bennett), Jinky (Jeff Bennett), Mixadel (Richard Steven Horvitz), and King Mixelot (Dave Fennoy), who are all British-accented characters.

Series 1

Infernites

Based on fire, the Infernites are the primary tribe of Series 1. They live in the ‘Magma Wastelands’ near the center of ‘Mixel Land’.

Cragsters

Based on rock, the Cragsters are the secondary tribe of Series 1. They live in tunnels that they have dug deep under the surface of Mixel Land.

Electroids

Based on electricity, the Electroids are the tertiary tribe of Series 1. They live in the Mountain Forest and stay as close as possible to the lightning storms that energize them.

Series 2

Frosticons

Based on ice, the Frosticons are the secondary tribe of Series 2. They live near the crystalized shells of dead volcanoes.

Fang Gang

Based on eating and wood, the Fang Gang are the primary tribe of Series 2. They live on a farm.

Flexers

Based on rubber, the Flexers are the tertiary tribe of Series 2. They live in the Rubberlands, in line with what they are based on.

Series 3

Glorp Corp

Based on slime, the Glorp Corp are the primary tribe of Series 3. They are swamp-dwelling thrill-seekers.

Spikels

Based on spikes, the Spikels are the tertiary tribe of Series 3. They live in a feminine-like home.

Wiztastics

Based on magic, the Wiztastics are a traveling troupe of magicians and the secondary tribe of Series 3. They live in a magic tent and put on shows for the Mixels.

Series 4

Orbitons

Based on space, the Orbitons are the secondary tribe of Series 4. They live in Orbitopia of the Mixel Moon.

Infernite Cousins

Based on fire, the Infernite Cousins are the primary tribe of Series 4. They, like the Infernites, live in the Magma Wastelands near the center of Mixel Land.

Glowkies

Based on bioluminescence, the Glowkies are the tertiary tribe of Series 4. They live in a cave on the Mixel Moon.

Series 5

Klinkers
Frosticon Cousins
Lixers

Series 6

Weldos
Glorp Corp Cousins
Munchos

Series 7

Mixopolis City Police Department
Medivals
Mixies

Series 8

Mixopolis City Fire Department
Pyrratz
Medix

Series 9

Trashoz
Nindjas
Newzers

Other characters

Nixels

Nixels are evil creatures, unlike the Mixels. These include:

Mixamals

Mixels

In addition to the original Mixels, there are other Mixels who don't have a Lego set. These include:

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122February 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)
24March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)

Season 1 (2014)

No. in
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Title Written and storyboarded by Original air date Production
code
11"Coconapple"TBAFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)501-296-01A
Seismo and Zorch try to get a coconapple (combination of "coconut" and "apple") hanging from a tree.
22"Hot Lava Shower"TBAFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)501-296-02F

Vulk gets the Infernites to fix the Lava Shower, and they Max to unclog the pipes, but they heat a toilet and water fountain, resulting in burning Teslo's mouth and Krader's rear.

Note: This is the third short of the Mixed Up Special.
33"Cookironi"TBAFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)501-296-02B
Nine first-wave Mixels fight over a single cookironi (combination of "cookie" and "macaroni").
44"Electrock"TBAFebruary 19, 2014 (2014-02-19)501-296-01D
The Cragsters have a digging contest, but Krader digs into the Electroid kingdom. The other Cragsters find him and everyone ends up dancing in an Electrock (mix between electric and rock) dance party. They later Max and have another contest.
55"Nixels"TBAFebruary 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)501-296-01E
Flain and Seismo want to have fun on the lava slide, but some Nixels try to nix their fun. Therefore, they fight off the Nixels by mixing.
66"Murp"TBAMarch 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)501-296-01C
Flain and Krader try getting across a river to get to the Fun-Fun Barbecue Party which Teslo calls super-fun, but they keep making a Murp no matter what they try. They eventually mix, and the party turns super-lame.
77"Pothole"TBAMarch 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)501-296-02A
Zaptor and Vulk mix to get rid of a pothole on the road, making a white background appear.
88"Mailman"TBAMarch 12, 2014 (2014-03-12)501-296-02E

When his ceramic Teddy Butterfly doesn't arrive on time, Shuff teams up with the other Cragsters to catch a lightning-fast mailman, Zorch.

Note: This is the fourth short of the Mixed Up Special.
99"Another Nixel"TBAMarch 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)501-296-02D

Major Nixel tells the Nixels to bring him cubits.

Note: This is the sixth short of the Mixed Up Special.
1010"Changing a Light Bulb"TBAMay 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)501-296-01B

The Electroids (in a lesson) make their Max to change a lightbulb when the old one goes out.

Note: This is the second short of the Mixed Up Special.
1111"Rockball"TBAMay 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)501-296-02C
Krader and the Cragsters challenge Flain and the Infernites to a game of Rockball.
1212"Wrong Colors"TBAMay 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)501-296-03A

Volectro and Shuff get chased by hundreds of Nixels, but the only cubit that they have has the wrong colors, so it is up to Flurr and Gobba to save them.

Note: This is the fifth short of the Mixed Up Special.
1313"Mix Over"
"Nixel 'Mix Over'"
TBAMay 28, 2014 (2014-05-28)501-296-03F

Major Nixel tells the Nixels to steal cubits from Balk and Lunk by painting them like Mixels.

Note: This is the eighth short of the Mixed Up Special.
1414"Bar B Cubes"TBAMay 28, 2014 (2014-05-28)501-296-03B
Vulk and Slumbo mix and open a Bar-B-Cube stand, while Krader and Volectro mix and open a Rock-Pop (parody of Pop Rocks) stand. Both try to get Gobba to buy free samples of their snacks because he has only one muck.
1515"Snow Half Pipe"TBAJune 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)501-296-04C
Flain, Krader, Jawg, Kraw, Slumbo, and Flurr do tricks and mix on an ice half-pipe (save for Flain and Krader, who make a Murp).
1616"Hamlogna Conveyorbelt"TBAJune 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)501-296-03G
Zaptor wants more Hamlogna sandwiches, so he makes the conveyor belt go too fast for Lunk and Tentro, who then mix to help. Jawg eventually eats all the Hamlogna sandwiches.
1717"Vaudeville Fun"TBAJune 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)501-296-04B
Kraw and Gobba mix to make an audition judged by Vulk, Slumbo, and Volectro. Nothing goes well, though.
1818"Fang Gang Log Toss"TBAJune 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)501-296-04A
Chomly and Jawg play Log Toss, despite Slumbo and Flain's protests. Therefore, they make them into a log-shaped Murp and continue playing.
1919"High Five"TBAJune 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)501-296-03E
Slumbo and Kraw mix to give Chomly high-fives. They eventually make a Murp.
2020"Elevator"TBAJune 26, 2014 (2014-06-26)501-296-03C

Lunk has to quickly get to Balk's birthday party. However, he is too slow to reach the elevator. Therefore, he mixes with Tentro to make it in time.

Note: This is the seventh short of the Mixed Up Special.
2121"The Biggest and Most Epic Mixels Minisode Ever"
"Epic Comedy Adventure"
David P. Smith, John Fang, and Dominic BisignanoAugust 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)701-???-200

Major Nixel attempts to ruin the Mixels' annual event the Mixfest, so the first two series tribal leaders must stop him and his Nixel army to save Mixel Land.

Note: This is the first short of the Mixed Up Special.
2222"Murp Romp"
"Murp Rump"
David P. Smith, John Fang, and Dominic BisignanoAugust 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)701-???-200

Scorpi and Glurt accidentally Mix into a horrible Murp that goes loose and starts to destroy everything, so Glomp, Torts, Footi, and Hoogi must stop him from sliming and slicing everything up before it is too late.

Note: This is the ninth and final short of the Mixed Up Special.

Season 2 (2015–16)

No. in
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No. in
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Title Written and storyboarded by Original air date Production
code
231"Moon Madness"Michael Diederich, Douglas McCarthy, and John Fang
Miranda Dressler (additional storyboarder)
March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)701-???-400

The Infernite Cousins go on a camping trip, which quickly turns into an alien abduction, revealing new Mixels on the Mixel Moon.

Note: This special was divided into six shorts: "Only You Can Prevent Forest Freezes, Only You!", "Houston, We Have a Problem!", "Crater Tots!", "Things That Go Murp in the Night!", "Don't Pull the Gravity Plug!", and "Tall Tales From Da Moon!"
242"Quest for the Mixamajig"
"A Quest for the Lost Mixamajig"
Michael Diederich and Skip JonesSeptember 26, 2015 (2015-09-26)701-029-600
A group of Mixels set out on a quest for the mythical Mixamajig without knowing that it is part of King Nixel's plot.
253"Every Knight Has Its Day"Michael Diederich, Skip Jones, and Steven BanksMarch 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)701-030-700

Camillot and Mixadel go to Mixopolis Middle School to learn how to mix with the "common" Mixels.

Note: This episode isn't available on YouTube by Lego.
264"Nixel Nixel Go Away"Michael Diederich, Skip Jones, and Steven BanksOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)701-???-900

Booger must stop King Nixel from replacing Cubits with "I-Cubits" and taking over Mixopolis.

Note: This episode isn't available on YouTube by Lego.

Merchandise

Lego Mixels

Lego Mixels
Mixels sets.jpg
Three of the sets from Series 1 (from left to right: Flain, Volectro, and Seismo).
SubjectCombining
Licensed fromThe Lego Group
Availability2014–2016
Total sets90[4]
Official website

Lego Mixels is a Lego theme based on a variety of tribes living in a fantastical diverse world and are small creatures that can mix and combine with one another to create new characters. The theme was first introduced in 2014. It was eventually discontinued by the end of 2016.

Overview

The Lego Group handles all toy merchandise for the Mixels franchise, and Cartoon Network handles all non-toy merchandising. The Lego Mixels buildable collectible figurines went on sale on March 1, 2014. Each character has their own set, and nine were released as part of series one. For each tribe, one of the three sets contains a Nixel. Series 2 was released at the end of May, and Series 3 was released at the end of August. Series 4 was released on February 1, 2015.[5]

Development

Before Cartoon Network came to Lego, Mixels was called Monsters. It had sets of five in a tribe with overly simple designs. Some design changes include Shuff and Seismo's names being swapped with each other, Shuff having a looser crystal on his head that would have looked more like hair, Vulk's ears being red instead of black, the Nixels coming in various shapes, and Balk originally being shorter and squatter with thinner tentacles and smaller pupils. Kraw was originally named Bouncer, Gobba was Chippo, and Tentro was Flexi; other sources still slip up on Tentro and call him Flexi, though, including the Lego Magazine once.[citation needed]

Lego designer Gemma Anderson explained the importance of the Max figure in designing each tribe's individual figures and stating that, "During the sketching phase, I would consider what the tribe theme is and then work out what the max could be, at the same time wondering how I can use certain parts from the Max in the 3 small Mixels. It's often a case of going back and forth between the 3 models and the Max." Anderson also highlighted the importance in the characters' faces in capturing a unique personality and explained, "The eyes and mouths are a huge part of the personality of the Mixel, changing the eyebrows for example can drastically change the expressions from sad to happy, or even angry! We would often brainstorm on the names of the character; some of them might be inside jokes with the team. One example is 'Tuth' in Series 8, it was a joke in the team that me being from Wales, I pronounce some words a little differently, such as 'tooth' sounding more like 'tuth'. We decided during the naming process, we would try to name that one Mixel how I pronounce it, and we succeeded."[6]

Sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released 90 playsets as part of the Lego Mixels theme.[4] The product line was eventually discontinued by the end of 2016.[7]

Series 1

Series 1 was released on March 1, 2014, and consists of the tribes the Infernites, the Cragsters, and the Electroids.

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
Infernite 41500 Flain March 1, 2014 58 pieces
Infernite 41501 Vulk and Nixel March 1, 2014 69 pieces
Infernite 41502 Zorch March 1, 2014 45 pieces
Cragster 41503 Krader and Nixel March 1, 2014 66 pieces
Cragster 41504 Seismo March 1, 2014 50 pieces
Cragster 41505 Shuff March 1, 2014 51 pieces
Electroid 41506 Teslo and Nixel March 1, 2014 54 pieces
Electroid 41507 Zaptor March 1, 2014 61 pieces
Electroid 41508 Volectro March 1, 2014 70 pieces
Series 2

Series 2 was released on June 1, 2014, and consists of the tribes the Frosticons, the Fang Gang, and the Flexers.

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
Frosticon 41509 Slumbo and Nixel June 1, 2014 61 pieces
Frosticon 41510 Lunk June 1, 2014 51 pieces
Frosticon 41511 Flurr June 1, 2014 46 pieces
Fang Gang 41512 Chomly and Nixel June 1, 2014 68 pieces
Fang Gang 41513 Gobba June 1, 2014 57 pieces
Fang Gang 41514 Jawg June 1, 2014 61 pieces
Flexer 41515 Kraw June 1, 2014 70 pieces
Flexer 41516 Tentro June 1, 2014 69 pieces
Flexer 41517 Balk and Nixel June 1, 2014 68 pieces
Series 3

Series 3 was released on September 1, 2014, and consists of the tribes the Glorp Corp, the Spikels, and the Wiztastics.

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
Glorp Corp 41518 Glomp September 1, 2014 64 pieces
Glorp Corp 41519 Glurt and Nixel September 1, 2014 62 pieces
Glorp Corp 41520 Torts September 1, 2014 48 pieces
Spikel 41521 Footi September 1, 2014 72 pieces
Spikel 41522 Scorpi September 1, 2014 70 pieces
Spikel 41523 Hoogi and Nixel September 1, 2014 69 pieces
Wiztastic 41524 Mesmo September 1, 2014 64 pieces
Wiztastic 41525 Magnifo and Nixel September 1, 2014 61 pieces
Wiztastic 41526 Wizwuz September 1, 2014 70 pieces
Series 4

Series 4 was released on February 1, 2015, and consists of the tribes the Orbitons, the Infernite Cousins, and the Glowkies.

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
Orbiton 41527 Rokit and Nixel February 1, 2015 66 pieces
Orbiton 41528 Niksput February 1, 2015 62 pieces
Orbiton 41529 Nurp-Naut February 1, 2015 52 pieces
Infernite Cousin 41530 Meltus February 1, 2015 66 pieces
Infernite Cousin 41531 Flamzer and Nixel February 1, 2015 60 pieces
Infernite Cousin 41532 Burnard February 1, 2015 58 pieces
Glowkie 41533 Globert February 1, 2015 45 pieces
Glowkie 41534 Vampos and Nixel February 1, 2015 59 pieces
Glowkie 41535 Boogly February 1, 2015 52 pieces
Series 5

Series 5 was released on June 1, 2015, and consists of the tribes the Klinkers, the Frosticon Cousins, and the Lixers.

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
Klinker 41536 Gox and Nixel June 1, 2015 62 pieces
Klinker 41537 Jinky June 1, 2015 59 pieces
Klinker 41538 Kamzo June 1, 2015 58 pieces
Frosticon Cousin 41539 Krog and Nixel June 1, 2015 60 pieces
Frosticon Cousin 41540 Chilbo June 1, 2015 65 pieces
Frosticon Cousin 41541 Snoof June 1, 2015 52 pieces
Lixer 41542 Spugg June 1, 2015 51 pieces
Lixer 41543 Turg and Nixel June 1, 2015 56 pieces
Lixer 41544 Tungster June 1, 2015 60 pieces
Series 6

Series 6 was released on October 1, 2015, and consists of the tribes the Weldos, the Glorp Corp Cousins, and the Munchos.[8]

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
Weldo 41545 Kramm October 1, 2015 68 pieces
Weldo 41546 Forx October 1, 2015 65 pieces
Weldo 41547 Wuzzo and King Nixel October 1, 2015 74 pieces
Glorp Corp Cousin 41548 Dribbal October 1, 2015 52 pieces
Glorp Corp Cousin 41549 Gurggle and Cubit October 1, 2015 66 pieces
Glorp Corp Cousin 41550 Slusho and Nixel October 1, 2015 53 pieces
Muncho 41551 Snax October 1, 2015 51 pieces
Muncho 41552 Berp and Nixel October 1, 2015 68 pieces
Muncho 41553 Vaka-Waka October 1, 2015 69 pieces
Series 7

Series 7 was released on February 1, 2016, and consists of the tribes the MCPD (Mixopolis City Police Department), the Medivals, and the Mixies.

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
MCPD 41554 Kuffs February 1, 2016 63 pieces
MCPD 41555 Busto and Nixel February 1, 2016 69 pieces
MCPD 41556 Tiketz February 1, 2016 62 pieces
Medival 41557 Camillot February 1, 2016 64 pieces
Medival 41558 Mixadel February 1, 2016 63 pieces
Medival 41559 Paladum and Nixel February 1, 2016 64 pieces
Mixie 41560 Jamzy and Nixel February 1, 2016 70 pieces
Mixie 41561 Tapsy February 1, 2016 57 pieces
Mixie 41562 Trumpsy February 1, 2016 54 pieces
Series 8

Series 8 was released on June 1, 2016, and consists of the tribes the MCFD (Mixopolis City Fire Department), the Pyrratz, and the Medix.

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
MCFD 41563 Splasho June 1, 2016 67 pieces
MCFD 41564 Aquad June 1, 2016 70 pieces
MCFD 41565 Hydro and Nixel June 1, 2016 70 pieces
Pyrrat 41566 Sharx June 1, 2016 55 pieces
Pyrrat 41567 Skulzy and Nixel June 1, 2016 66 pieces
Pyrrat 41568 Lewt June 1, 2016 62 pieces
Medix 41569 Surgeo June 1, 2016 63 pieces
Medix 41570 Skrubz and Nixel June 1, 2016 68 pieces
Medix 41571 Tuth June 1, 2016 67 pieces
Series 9

Series 9–the final series of the line–was released on October 1, 2016, and consists of the tribes the Trashoz, the Nindjas, and the Newzers.[9]

Tribe Reference Name Released Notes
Trasho 41572 Gobbol and Nixel October 1, 2016 62 pieces
Trasho 41573 Sweepz October 1, 2016 61 pieces
Trasho 41574 Compax October 1, 2016 66 pieces
Nindja 41575 Cobrax and Nixel October 1, 2016 64 pieces
Nindja 41576 Spinza October 1, 2016 60 pieces
Nindja 41577 Mysto October 1, 2016 64 pieces
Newzer 41578 Screeno October 1, 2016 73 pieces
Newzer 41579 Camsta and Nixel October 1, 2016 62 pieces
Newzer 41580 Myke October 1, 2016 63 pieces

Discontinuation

Shortly after Cartoon Network announced that the episode "Nixel Nixel Go Away" will be the series finale, The Lego Group cancelled production of the toy line. As a result, the theme was discontinued.[10][11]

Awards and nominations

In 2014, Mixels won the Pocket Money award at the London Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards.[12]

See also

References

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  6. ^ "Mixels LEGO Sets". BrickEconomy. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
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