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Largest ever LEGO Minecraft set announced: 21137 The Mountain Cave [News]

The LEGO Minecraft world just got a whole lot bigger. Today LEGO has announced the largest set yet for the minifigure-scale theme, 21137 The Mountain Cave. Coming in at a staggering 2,863 pieces and a retail price of $249.99 when it arrives July 1, young Minecraft fans had better hope Grandma has deep pockets if they put this on the wishlist (though the set does also hit the highest age target in the Minecraft theme at 12+). This is the second large exclusive for the Minecraft theme, following last year’s 21128 The Village.

21137 The Mountain Cave

21137 The Mountain Cave

As the name implies, the set features a sizable stone mountain (12in, or 31cm, high at the peak) that’s riddled with caves. The mountain’s footprint is 20x11in (53x29cm), and has minecart tracks, a small home, and a light brick that can be positioned to light a jack o’ lantern, lava, or several other features. The set features lots of new printed elements, along with two minifigures and 13 mobs, including some new ones such as a baby wolf, bats, a charged creeper, and a giant slime. As with other large exclusives, we expect it to be available about two weeks early for LEGO VIP members.

See more images and read the official press release below

This week’s Amazon Sales and Deals include Star Wars, Minecraft, Technic, and Creator Sets [News]

This week’s Amazon deals include sets from Star Wars, Super Heroes, City, and Trains! Plus, see more of Amazon’s LEGO Sales and Deals for discounts on many other sets and themes. And don’t forget that sets from the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are now available.

LEGO Star Wars TIE Striker 75154 is 30% off, currently listed at $48.99. See what we thought of this set in our review.

Check out the other highlights from the sale below.
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LEGO Minecraft sets on sale on Amazon up to 44% off [News]

Amazon has a number of sets on sale today, including many of the current Minecraft line. If you’re looking to pick some up, today is a great day to do so. By clicking on the links below, you’ll be able to pick up some excellent sets and support The Brothers Brick!

Click on any set to order it from Amazon…

21122 The Nether Fortress

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LEGO Minecraft 21128 The Village [Review]

Ah, LEGO Minecraft… Some consider it the perfect pairing of the physical and virtual worlds of building, while others are left scratching their heads at what they consider glorified basic brick boxes with Minecraft branding. Either way, the latest offering in the LEGO Minecraft line is the largest one to date. It’s a playset version of one possible arrangement of a village randomly generated when loading a new Minecraft world, a recognizable landmark for even an occasional player like myself. How does 21128 The Village, with 1600 pieces, eleven minifigures, and a price tag of $199.99 USD, hold up to a LEGO fan like myself, or to a hardcore Minecraft fan?

Minecraft 21128 The Village

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LEGO unveils massive new Minecraft set: 21128 The Village [News]

LEGO Minecraft has come a long way from its humble origin as a crowd-sourced idea back in 2012. The latest addition the ever-expanding LEGO Minecraft theme is a massive new exclusive set, 21128 The Village. The set features a minifig-scale Village, one of several naturally-generated structures in the Minecraft world. The Village will have 1600 pieces, and be available for $199 USD for VIP members on May 18, and for everyone else on June 1.

LEGO Minecraft 21128 The Village

LEGO Minecraft 21128 The Village

Click to read the press release and see more of The Village

LEGO Minecraft sets now available on Amazon

The minifig scale Lego minecraft sets are now available on Amazon. The official release date is November 15th. Below are the sets and their retail prices.

21118 The Mine ($109.99 USD)
21117 The Ender Dragon ($69.99 USD)
21116 Crafting Box ($49.99 USD)
21115 The First Night ($39.99 USD)
21114 The Farm ($29.99 USD)
21113 The Cave ($19.99 USD)

LEGO 21116 Minecraft Crafting Box 8-in-1 [Review]

LEGO has sent The Brothers Brick a copy of the Crafting Box, one of the larger sets from the new minifig-scale Minecraft line. The set includes 518 pieces, and will be $49.99 USD. LEGO hasn’t given us an exact release date, but it should be available in stores around the beginning of November.

LEGO Minecraft 21116 Crafting Box

Now, I know many LEGO fans roll their eyes at the fact that LEGO picked up the Minecraft license at all, but I love it. I’m a huge Minecraft fan, and I have a bit of history with combining LEGO and Minecraft. I created the first minifig-scale Minecraft creation back in 2011, and was one of three fans involved in the development of the first official LEGO Minecraft set, 21102 Minecraft Microworld. During the development phase of that set, we started off trying to create a minifig-scale set. We quickly realized, however, that it would be very hard to do justice to Minecraft at that scale within the price range that the LEGO Ideas (née Cuusoo) program was targeting, namely $30-$40 USD. The current lineup of six minifig-scale sets is a valiant — but flawed — attempt at doing what the original set could not.

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First images of minifigure-scale LEGO minecraft sets [News]

Pictures of the upcoming minifigure-scale minecraft sets have surfaced on a UK toy website. No word yet on the release date or MSRP.
LEGO Minecraft The Cave (21113)
The Cave (21113)
Venture into The Cave on a dangerous quest for vital resources! Wield the iron pickaxe to dig and battle against hostile zombie and spider mobs. Blast out valuable ores and minerals with the TNT and combine the flowing water and lava to create precious obsidian! When youre done battling and mining, restore your energy levels with the chest of bread. Proceed with caution! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations! Includes 2 minifigures with assorted accessories: Steve and a zombie, plus a spider.
LEGO Minecraft The Farm (21114)
The Farm (21114)
Yield renewable resources with The Farm! You’ll need food to survive, so fence in the livestock and channel the flowing water to nurture the crops. Harvest pumpkins, wheat, sugar cane and carrots. Use the crafting table to create a pumpkin helmet or jack-o-lantern. But watch out for the skeleton with his bow and arrow after nightfall! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations or combine with 21115 The First Night and other sets in the series for an even bigger Minecraft adventure! Includes a Steve minifigure with an accessory, plus a skeleton, cow and a sheep.

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LEGO Minecraft The End 21107 coming in June

The next set from LEGO Minecraft depicts the dimension known as The End. It will be released in June and retails for $34.99. Here’s the product description:

Once you’ve equipped yourself for the ultimate battle, you’re ready to enter The End. The Ender Dragon is a fearsome foe, and you’d better be prepared for anything when you enter his domain. Now you can relive the adventure of The End with this LEGO micro-world set. The set also includes the Buildable Ender Dragon and Enderman Micromob figures.

LEGO Minecraft The End (21107)LEGO Minecraft The End (21107)

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Lego Minecraft The Nether 21106 [Review]

Lego Minecraft The Nether is among the two new Lego Minecraft sets released in September. The set contains 466 pieces and retails for $34.99, which you can buy from Amazon.

Here is my summary of the highlights of the set, which are elaborated in the review video below.


Pros:

  • Lots of dark red 1×1 tiles and bricks, the gray and black tiles can also be useful.
  • The 1×1 bright light orange tiles are unique to the set


Cons:

  • There is limited modularity of the set compared to the other two Minecraft sets
  • The top surface does not have any notable features

This set is not as great as The Village. It has fewer features and modular components. I feel like this is the weakest of the 3 Minecraft sets. It’s a different story if you like dark red of the setting of The Nether. As with Minecraft sets stock can be unpredictable, so now is as good as any time to get it. It does not appear that Lego stores has them for sale.

Lego Minecraft The Village 21105 [Review]

Lego Minecraft The Village is among the two new Lego Minecraft sets released in September. The set contains 469 pieces and retails for $34.99, which you can buy from Amazon.

Here is my summary of the highlights of the set, which are elaborated in the review video below.


Pros:

  • Includes extra copies of the printed pieces on all 3 micro mob characters
  • Features 2 removable wall panels
  • The 1×1 dark green and dark tan tiles are unique to the set


Cons:

  • Nothing! Unless Lego Minecraft isn’t your cup of tea.

I recommend this set to both builders and Minecraft fans. It is an improvement over the first Lego Minecraft set with the addition of the removable walls. The currently exclusive dark green and dark tan tiles is a huge bonus for builders, and the extra printed parts for the micro mob characters means you’ll easily be able to make 2 of each with a few parts from your own collection. Don’t hesitate to pick up this set as stock can be unpredictable. It does not appear that Lego stores has them for sale either.