The new Lego Minecraft sets are almost here, and a bunch of early reviews are showing up. The sets look fun and are somewhat accurate to the video game. But, do they bring anything new to the crafting table? Thanks to New Elementary we know the answer is yes! New Elementary specializes in writing about new and exciting Lego pieces or elements. Their new review of Lego Minecraft (2113) The Cave goes into everything new about the set. They theorize that: “If these Minecraft sets ever go on offer they will disappear before you can say scalper.”
The most obvious of the new pieces all revolve around the Minifigures. In The Cave, you get new square Minecraft themed heads for Steve, the Creeper, and the Spider. For some people the new design is extremely weird, but it is pointed out that the standard round Minifigure head is weird too (when you think about it). Most people will get used to it over time.
The most exciting thing about The Cave, according to New Elementary, is a single new Lego piece. A Black Pneumatic T-Bar (6102782, 4697). For many years now this piece has only been available in gray. The new color allows the piece to be used in many more builds, and will blend in much better in most situations. For some people the price of this set will be worth it just for these 3 T-Bars.
Go check out the full Lego Minecraft, The Cave (21113) Parts & Set Review over on New Elementary: http://www.newelementary.com/2014/10/review-lego-21113-minecraft-cave.html#more
Lego seems to be doing something a little different this time around. With their new Lego Minecraft 2015 (Minifigure Scale) theme they have been releasing sets early to the fan community for reviews. That is completely normal. What is different is that instead of the usual sites getting the exclusive reviews (which normally focus on the AFOL scene), Lego has sent sets out to sites that target to a younger crowd, and famous Minecraft fans. It seems that Lego understands there are two completely different markets for Lego Minecraft. What is also cool, is that these lucky people are creating really slick video reviews. Here we have EvanTubeHD reviewing most of the upcoming Lego Minecraft 2015 sets. It seems that The Ender Dragon (21117) and The Cave (21113) are still pending review. These sets look a lot bigger when they are finished then expected. I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more Minecraft stuff from Lego in the future…
Check out these fun video reviews:
Lego Minecraft (21114) The Farm: http://youtu.be/SUkM-bggqeo
Lego Minecraft (21115) The First Night: http://youtu.be/wUJcXAxfFmQ
Lego Minecraft (21116) Crafting Box: http://youtu.be/5g86Y16BDhQ
Lego Minecraft (21118) The Mine: http://youtu.be/-203WBDtyK8
There is a lot more Lego Minecraft stuff out there, some of which you can find here: http://everydaybricks.com/tag/minecraft/
The Lego Minecraft theme has been one of the most successful lines. The first few Micro World sets capture the spirit and look of the super popular video game, but the tiny Lego pieces and small size were deterrents to the smallest Lego Minecraft fans (and people with large fingers). The good news is the there is a whole new theme for Lego Minecraft coming in 2015. There will be 6 sets in this release, including a super interesting Crafting Box. This new style of playset reminds me of the more imagination friendly Brick Boxes. This is a really interesting direction to explore, and it will more then likely prove to be very popular.
- Lego Minecraft: The Farm (21114)
- Lego Minecraft: The Cave (21113)
- Lego Minecraft: The First Night (21115)
- Lego Minecraft: The Mine (21118)
- Lego Minecraft: The Ender Dragon (21117)
- Lego Minecraft: The Crafting Box (21116)
Official set descriptions for two of these new Lego Minecraft sets have been found:
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 you’re 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
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.
Thanks to The Brick Fan for rounding up some of this information: http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-minecraft-minifigure-scale-sets-official-box-images/
Check out more Lego Minecraft stuff here: http://everydaybricks.com/?s=minecraft&submit=Search
Lego is going all in with the Minecraft theme this year. The upcoming Lego Minecraft Microworld: The End (21107) was revealed earlier this year, and is set to hit the market this summer. Now, some leaked release details have revealed six new Lego Minecraft themed sets for the future. Some, or all of these sets may be the official release of the Minecraft Minifigure scale theme. For the past year Lego has been posting regular updates on their Co-Build project over on Facebook, which has been focusing on the Minifig scale. So far, only the set names, release date (November 7th!), and price points have been revealed…
Lego Minecraft: The Cave (21113) — € 19.95
Lego Minecraft: The Farm (21114) — € 29.95
Lego Minecraft: The First Night (21115) — € 39.95
Lego Minecraft: Creative Box (21116) — € 54.95
Lego Minecraft: The Ender Dragon (21117) — € 69.95
Lego Minecraft: The Mine (21118) — € 99.95
Thanks to brickshop.nl for the early information about these new Lego Minecraft sets! — http://www.brickshop.nl/lego/lego-minecraft.html