Just a quick note that the minifig-size LEGO Minecraft sets have been officially released and are now available at the Online LEGO Shop. We have discussed the sets previously (see links at the end of this post), so I won’t talk about the sets in great detail, but I would highly recommend you check them out. Even if you are not a Minecraft fan, the parts-selection of these sets is excellent with some unique pieces and really nice colors. 🙂
➡ #21113 LEGO MINECRAFT THE CAVE – Join Steve on his quest for vital resources in The Cave! 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. 249 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #21114 LEGO MINECRAFT THE FARM – Nurture vital crops and supplies at The Farm! 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. 262 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #21115 LEGO MINECRAFT THE FIRST NIGHT – Help Steve survive the hours of darkness with the The First Night! Use the daylight hours wisely to survive The First Night! Build a shelter and enclosure to protect your livestock, craft a bed, oven and a chest, but make sure you’re finished before nightfall if you wish to avoid the hissing Creeper! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations or combine with 21114 The Farm and other sets in the series for an even bigger Minecraft adventure! Includes a Steve minifigure with weapons and assorted accessories, plus a creeper and a pig. 408 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #21116 LEGO MINECRAFT CRAFTING BOX – Expand your imagination with the LEGO Minecraft Crafting Box! Set your imagination free with the LEGO Minecraft Crafting Box! Create your own Minecraft models, build from the 8-in-1 instructions or follow the inspirational pictures and scenarios to complete other awesome Minecraft biomes. Use the periodic table poster to identify the LEGO Minecraft elements. You can even try out a diamond pickaxe! This set really boosts your creative potential! Includes a Steve minifigure with an accessory, plus a skeleton and a mooshroom. 518 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #21117 LEGO MINECRAFT ENDER DRAGON – Slay The Ender Dragon at the End dimension! Enter the End at your peril! Don your diamond armor and helmet, grab your weapons and step into this dayless dimension that floats in the void beneath starless skies. Seek out the dangerous Endermen that dwell in the darkness. Wield your diamond sword and bow to defeat the enemy. Then summon all your powers to confront the mighty Ender Dragon that hovers above the regenerative Ender Crystals. When you’ve slain the dragon, collect the dragon egg to create an exit portal. Prepare yourself for the ultimate battle! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations. Includes a Steve minifigure with assorted weapons and accessories, plus 3 Endermen and the Ender Dragon. 634 pieces. Price: $69.99 – BUY HERE
➡ #21118 LEGO MINECRAFT THE MINE – Jump aboard the minecart and enter the darkness of The Mine! Enter The Mine at your own risk! You’ll need to don your iron armor for this dangerous expedition. Grab your iron pickaxe and venture into the darkness, keeping an eye out for hostile mobs that lurk deep in the mine. Plant the TNT and activate the explosion function to blast away the rock face. Then load up the precious ores, jump aboard the minecart and hurtle past the Creeper, zombie and skeleton, using the iron sword to keep them at bay until you’re safely above ground. All in a days work for a LEGO Minecraft hero! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations. Includes a Steve minifigure with weapons and accessories, plus a skeleton, zombie, spider and a Creeper. 922 pieces. Price: $109.99 – BUY HERE
A very interesting selection, isn’t it? You can check out the reviews on all of the sets, listed at the end of this post. Also, now that they sets are officially released, they should also be available at LEGO retailers, they have been already listed on Amazon in case you prefer to shop there, and of course at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the minifigure scale LEGO Minecraft sets? Do you like them better than the micro versions? Or no? Are you planning to get any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
And you might also like to check out the following related posts:
- Minifigure-Scale LEGO Minecraft Sets Review
- Minifig-Size LEGO Minecraft Sets Pictures!
- LEGO & Minecraft Extend Partnership
- LEGO Minecraft The End – Review & Thoughts
- LEGO Minecraft: The End is Coming!
- LEGO Minecraft Minifig-Scale Sets Coming!
- LEGO Minecraft Sets – Reviews & Thoughts
- Brick Breakdown: LEGO Minecraft Sets
- NEW LEGO Minecraft Sets Available Now!
Oh, yes, the long-awaited Minecraft sets, very nice indeed, and – oh my!- look at how overpriced this large sets are! 😮 😀 I still like the Ender Dragon, but I wish it was $60, not $70, all the sets I really want seem to be $70. 😕 Ok, after looking at the set’s parts on Brickset, I really like the Ender Dragon. 🙂 But admin, your price for the Mine is off, though $100 would be a way better price, it’s actually $109.99. 😉 Also, I’m going to try to get my article about new pieces to you today or tomorrow, I just have to stop finding new pieces. 😐
Sounds good! 🙂
One question, though. Can you put two different pictures side-by-side (as in between the same two paragraphs)? Or would I need to put them in a text box, so they make one picture?
Well, it depends on how wide the pictures are. As you know, we are working with a pretty narrow middle-column (480 pixels), so the two pictures need to fit there side-by-side. In the article by legogeek the other day, I actually took two of his pictures, cropped them, and put them side by side as one picture. It was possible because he had a lot of empty space on his photos that I could crop away.
If you want you can do your own cropping and chopping and make two (or however many) pictures into one in a photo-editing program. Again, the width has to be 480 pixels. The length is more flexible, but I don’t like to go over a 1000 pixels for one image as it may load too slow on some devices and connections. Or I could do it for you. In this case just leave instructions inside the text. Something like: please put picture #1 and #2 next to each other. But again, I can only do the images are narrow enough.
Please do not use text boxes in your article. I will have to strip them out, reformat them and add them back in. A bunch of extra work. It is best to always attach the pictures separately as simple jpeg or png images.
Hm…ok, I won’t do text boxes. The two pictures I want side by side are actually pretty small, as I took the set image, cropped it to show only the piece, and then removed the background. So they’re already small. I don’t know anything about pixels, I use Word to crop these, as they are just copied images from the Web.
The reason I ask is because one picture is literally just the green blade in this picture: http://brickset.com/sets/70753-1/Lava-Falls Nothing else. So I figured I could add another picture next to it, to fill in the empty space. The other picture is just the orange piece being used as an eyebrow in Flinx’ Ultimate Phoenix.
Now that I think about it, though, maybe you could put the tall picture to the right of the paragraph in question, and cut the other one. Like on some of the contributor pages. Will that help?
You can just send the pictures as they are. I should be able to figure it out. I could do as you said, and put the two pictures together, or insert the picture into the text to either the left or right. Don’t worry, pictures have never been a real big problem. I can always edit them, crop them, clean them up, or whatever is needed to make them look as good as possible. As long as the photography (or in this case cropping) is decent, I can work with them.
Great! 🙂 BTW, I did some fiddling, and found that the resolution of the picture of Lava Falls I used was 150.01 pixels/inch. So the cropped image is about 112.51 pixels in width by 196.51 pixels in height. So it fits your limits. 😉 Now all I have to do is find all the pics I need.
FYI, Word is not a good software for image editing. Gimp is much better, available for most common operative systems, and totally free.
(Photoshop is even better, but it’s rather expensive.)
I’m aware it’s not the best for editing pictures. In fact, I have only used its editing tools for the 2015 new pieces, since otherwise I’d have to save the set images to my computer. Normally I use iPhoto or Picasa to edit my photos. 😉
I’m really curious to see how these Minecraft sets perform. I would love to see someone do a really big Minecraft world with them. There is a poster in the latest LEGO Club Magazine with a really large Minecraft layout using the new sets, and it looks really good. But they must have used like 100 sets for that!
Hi! Nice article, just an edit that the mine is $109.99 and not $99.99… Thanks!
Sorry, I see someone already said this… My bad
Thanks, I fixed that. I guess they added another $10 to it. 🙄
I can’t see why they did that. It’s pointless, and therefore bound to make sales of the Mine lower than the other sets. And I suppose we won’t be seeing they sets on sale any time soon. 😕
If the sets perform really poorly they will go on sale eventually. But I don’t see that happening for a while. Probably not until towards the end of next year. If they do go on sale though they will be excellent parts-packs for basic elements in really nice colors. I have two of the sets and really enjoy those nougat pieces. 🙂
I hope that they lower the price of the enderdragon set. I like the armor pieces that are shown in the enderdragon set.
I would think about getting one of these, cause i sometimes play the game… but they are just so expensive, and you cant really combine those sets with city. The only useful ones(To me) are the crafting box and the farm.
If you can only get one set I would also suggest the crafting box. Comes with plenty of pieces and characters. Interesting you mention that they can’t be combined with LEGO City. One of my favorite LEGO reviewers from YouTube is JANGBRiCKS and he in fact does combine a Minecraft scene into his LEGO City layout. It actually looks really good. Let me see if I can find a video for you, just a sec… okay, here: http://youtu.be/nSDlOtIaMq0
Oo I’m gonna have to subscribe to him. I love his city. I don’t play Minecraft at all but these sets intrigue me. I may at least get a crafting box or the farm or something. I feel like I could fashion it them in to something useful.
I really like the Pixel-ized weapons, other than that. eh, not my thing. Plus LEGO is finally getting into detailed bricks! YAY!
My son has been trying to get me to buy him some of this. I didn’t know it actually existed until now. Now he’s going to bug me even more