After several teaser images via social media, yesterday LEGO finally revealed the largest LEGO Minecraft set to date, the #21137 LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave. While it is not the biggest amongst all LEGO sets ever released as far as piece-count, it is enormous due to the large number of standard LEGO bricks (instead of small embellishments). Below is the full press-release with all the details. 🙂
Experience the Mountain Cave! Build and experience the Mountain Cave, featuring an amazing minecart track with an integrated redstone‑powered minecart elevator, and an array of other features and functions, including TNT blasting, rotating spider‑spawner, charged Creeper explosion and a lava burst. Position the light brick to illuminate the rotating spider-spawner, wall of redstone, jack o’lantern, first-night shelter, furnace, lava or the torch above the cave entrance. Enjoy hands‑on Minecraft adventures featuring your favorite characters and objects with this easy-to-reconfigure, modular LEGO Minecraft set designed for young fans of the highly successful sandbox video game. Includes Steve and Alex minifigures, plus 13 mobs including a charged Creeper.
- Includes 2 minifigures: Steve and Alex, plus a cave spider, wolf, baby wolf, slime, 2 small slimes, 2 bats, zombie, enderman, skeleton, sheep and a charged Creeper.
- Features a minecart track with an integrated redstone-powered minecart elevator; 2 minecarts; first-night shelter with bed, crafting table and torch; a mountaintop shelter with bed, torch and furnace; plus a light brick, trees, waterfall, lava and extra torches.
- Open up the model to access the detailed interior and remodel with easy-to-connect modular sections – choose from 3 different model configurations.
- Remove the diamond ore elements and activate the lava burst function.
- Activate the revolving cave-spider spawner.
- Trigger the charged Creeper explosion function.
- Jump aboard the minecart and race around the track, and travel to the mountaintop aboard the redstone powered minecart elevator.
- Blast through the mountain with the TNT to extend the rail track.
- Position the light brick to illuminate the rotating spider-spawner, wall of redstone, jack o’lantern, first-night-shelter, furnace, lava or the torch above the cave entrance.
- Put on your golden armor, grab your diamond sword and shield, and prepare for battle!
- Weapons include a sword and a bow. Accessory elements include a Minecraft clock, spider eyes, signs, map, golden armor, shield, TNT and 8 ore style elements, including diamond, lapis lazuli, emerald, redstone, golden, iron and 2 coal ores.
- Measures over 12” (31cm) high, 20” (53cm) wide and 11” (29cm) deep.
- Recommended for ages 12+.
- 2,863 pieces.
As you can see, the set is huge! And it has a modular design, which has been such an excellent feature of all the LEGO Minecraft sets, with a number of easy configurations. Also, notice that the same rail system is used as in the #21130 LEGO Minecraft The Nether Railway that was released earlier this year. Basically, LEGO Minecraft developed its own rail system!
Below is a video LEGO published on their Facebook page about how the set came about. It has some interesting details about the design process.
I find it amazing how many large sets LEGO Minecraft can support! You don’t hear much talk about LEGO Minecraft at the online LEGO fan communities, but the theme is clearly very popular. Minifig-scale LEGO Minecraft sets have only been around since 2014, and we already got the #21127 LEGO Minecraft The Fortress (984 pieces), the #21128 LEGO Minecraft The Village (1600 pieces). And there is also the upcoming #21136 LEGO Minecraft The Ocean Monument (1122 pieces), and of course the #21137 LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave. Plus a large number of small to medium sets as well.
The #21137 LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave is going to be available on July 1st, with early access to LEGO VIP members on June 15th. Prices are as follows: US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £259.99 – DK 2099.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). It will be listed under the LEGO Minecraft section of the Online LEGO Shop.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave? Do you play the game? And do you have any of the other LEGO Minecraft sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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