For the upcoming line of Ninjago, a new creature building system is introduced. SCCBS stands for System Character and Creature Building System. This new system expands on the use of mixers in a way that resembles ccbs.
Like technic and ccbs, sccbs allows for the easy attachment of parts for character building.
Here are sketches that were proposed by the designers at the LEGO group which compares it to ccbs.
While it is nice that Lego is revisiting character building, it saddens me that ccbs is essentially dead. It looks promising but I’m concerned that Lego’s track record with knees may limit its potential.
UPDATE: Lego is also reworking socket joints for reasons unknown.