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LEGO Minecraft The End – review & thoughts

by admin on June 23, 2014

in LEGO Exclusives

As you may remember the latest LEGO Minecraft set the #21107 LEGO Minecraft The End has been released recently. This is the fourth LEGO Minecraft Micro World set, and most likely the last in the collection, as LEGO has been working on a minifigures-scale LEGO Minecraft series, which will be revealed shortly. 🙂

LEGO Minecraft Micro World Collection

I recently built the #21107 LEGO Minecraft The End set, so I thought to share my thoughts on it with you. Just like the previous LEGO Minecraft Micro World sets, The End comes in a cube-shaped box, but this time in black and purple. It in interesting to note that this set has the least pieces at 440 (the others include 480, 466 and 469 pieces), however it ends up being the same size as the others, so it is not like we are missing out – there are just more larger pieces used. Plus we get an awesome brick-built Ender Dragon.

#21107 LEGO Minecraft The End Review

Like the previously released LEGO Minecraft sets, this one comes with tons of small elements excellent for micro-building and detailing your LEGO creations. I mean there are 62 1×1 tan plates, 101 1×1 tan tiles, 25 dark-tan 1×1 plates, 23 dark-tan 1×1 tiles, 12 dark-bluish-gray and 12 black 1×1 tiles – that’s a lot of 1×1 elements! Plus there are also those really sweet 1×1 round tiles in trans-purple – 6 of them!

#21107 LEGO Minecraft The End Details

The layout of the set is the same as the previous ones; it is made of four sections connected with LEGO Technic pins, and can be configured in any way you like. In addition, the top of each of the sections are removable and they can also be configured in whichever way you prefer. I would say that the bottom sections are not as interesting as in the other LEGO Minecraft sets, but The End is not supposed to be a particularly interesting place…

#21107 LEGO Minecraft The End Layout

The main feature of The End is the black Obsidian pillars, the Endermen, and the Ender Dragon. I really like the four Endermen; they are a simple, but effective build. In case you didn’t know; the features on their faces are printed on 1×1 plates, just like in the other LEGO Minecraft sets.

#21107 LEGO Minecraft The End Endermen

One thing I was not happy about is the much reduced extra pieces (these are small additional pieces in case you loose some, and are not included in the total piece-count for the set). In the first LEGO Minecraft set 41 extra pieces were included, in the second 24, the third 20, and in The End only 15. These extra bits of 1×1 elements are quite useful both for replacing lost pieces and for using them in your own LEGO creations, but I guess LEGO decided they will cut back on their generosity. Not very cool. 😕

All in all I’m very happy with this LEGO Minecraft set, as it is a worthy addition to the previous ones (see video above by the BrickQueen on how they all look together). It is not my favorite, simply because the colors are not as interesting as in the other sets, but it is a good representation of The End and it adds a good variety to the line-up. My favorite LEGO Minecraft set remains The Village, due to it being so interesting. I also really like The Nether because of the beautiful rare colors.

As I mentioned at the beginning, I’m fairly certain this is the last LEGO Minecraft Micro World set, as LEGO is planning to release a minifigure-scale LEGO Minecraft line in the near future. So if you are interested in collecting interesting LEGO sets, or sets with useful elements The LEGO Minecraft Micro World series is a nice collection that will not break the bank or take up too much space. Actually, I will say here that in the LEGO Minecraft sets there is not a single worthless element – every single piece is useful and even highly desirable, so yeah, they are good investments as well. You can get the entire collection at the Online LEGO Shop.

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As far as the release of larger LEGO Minecraft sets this is a interesting development because the original LEGO Minecraft idea that was submitted to LEGO CUUSOO was in fact minifigure scale. LEGO decided to redesign it into micro-scale, but apparently now they see the benefit of switching back to minifig-scale. This is probably due to the popularity of the LEGO Minecraft sets, likely more than expected. I have seen preliminary images of the larger sets, and although I’m sure some people will like them, I much prefer the smaller sets – perhaps because I really like micro-building with LEGO and I like small elements in general for detailing.

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What about you? How do you like the LEGO Minecraft Micro World sets? And what do you think of The End? Are you looking forward to the larger LEGO Minecraft sets, or do you prefer the smaller ones? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Inventrious June 23, 2014 at 10:43 AM

I think these are awesome.. I really want the Cave set (not yet out), as well as the Farm set…

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LegoUniverse Bob June 23, 2014 at 11:18 AM

I am liking the sound of minifig scale Minecraft LEGO. I didn’t really like the micro-scale anyway :S

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admin June 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Well, they will be out soon enough, so your wish is coming true. 🙂

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Chris July 17, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Its so awesome that they r doing that!!

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ninja master Lloyd July 18, 2014 at 1:07 AM

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BLProductions June 23, 2014 at 1:22 PM

This is the one Minecraft set I might get, since I’m not particularly interested in the game. But this is my dream come true… Tan 1X1 Plates! YES! 😀 I need two for my DA Urban Avenger (though that needs tons of pieces I don’t have). Also, my brother needs the Dark Grey 1×1 tiles.
Admin, there are tan 1×1 plate extras, right? 😕

And there’s an image here of a Minifig-scale the End: http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/15178/lego-minecraft-minifigure-scale

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admin June 23, 2014 at 1:38 PM

As I mentioned in the article there are very few extras in this set compared to the previous ones. There are 3 extra 1×1 tan plates in the set, and of course there is the 101 that comes with it officially.

As far as the minifig scale Minecraft sets, I actually have pictures of all of the upcoming sets, but I haven’t shared them yet. I may do sometime soon, or just wait until better pictures are available.

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BLProductions June 23, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Don’t you mean the 62 that it comes with it officially? Piece count and your article say 62. 😉
And how do you get pics of un-released sets that haven’t been shown to the public?

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admin June 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Sorry, my bad. I mis-read your question. I thought you asked for tan tiles, not plates. So to clarify, there are 62 1×1 tan plates with only 1 extra in the box. As far as the pictures of the minifig-size sets, one of our readers sent them to me. We have some insiders around here. 😉

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admin June 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Oh, in case you want to know why I was spaced out, a bunch of birds (cardinals, bluejays, titmice, chickadees – what I can see thru the window) are making a lot of noise because there is a big black snake in my front yard. Life in Florida is never boring. 😀

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BLProductions June 23, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Aw, only one? Why do tan 1×1 plates never get extras? My Falcon comes with two, but no extra. However, that’s from 2011, when Lego didn’t give out so many extras. 😕

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Chris June 25, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Man, I wish lego could make the whole minecraft world set.

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admin June 25, 2014 at 10:47 PM

Chris, there is nothing to stop you from doing that. 😉

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