Minecraft is absolutely huge now, and it's been a feature in our house since it was in alpha version, and I remember very well the excitement when it came to the full game release. Ideally suited to LEGO on so many levels, I got hold of one the first LEGO Minecraft Micro World 'The Forest' set 21102 for Christmas 2012 for my partner.
The official UK launch of the new LEGO Minecraft sets took place the other day. Sadly I wasn't there, but I will be reviewing and launching a giveaway for a set or two within the next few days, so keep your eyes open!
There are 6 sets ranging from £19.99 to £89.99 - The Cave, The Farm, The First Night, The Crafting Box and The Ender Dragon and The Mine. All of the sets are quite complex with some small fingerwork and therefore have a recommended age range of 8+. Very different to the Micro Worlds and designed for a full size minifigure, these aren't encased in the cube shape, and are more usual LEGO style.
The Cave 21113 is the smallest set at £19.99. With 249 elements it's nice value and a good little playset with Steve, a spider and a zombie, and includes your all-essential pickaxe, TNT, lava, bread and a selection of minerals - including Obsidian naturally! This is in my opinion by far the best value LEGO Minecraft set, and not beyond the reach of pretty much anyone who'd request it this Christmas.
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The Ender Dragon Review is here).
All new LEGO Minecraft sets are now available to buy at LEGO Shops and LEGO.com online. For all things LEGO Minecraft including designs, games and challenges go to LEGO Minecraft.