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2018 LEGO Minecraft summer/fall sets review

Three new LEGO sets were released for Minecraft fans that we haven’t talked about yet, and there is also a LEGO Minecraft BrickFanz pack with a very cute Steve and even cuter Creeper. LEGO Minecraft is a very popular theme both with Minecraft fans and those who are looking for basic building bricks in nice earth-toned colors. So, let’s take a closer look at the latest new sets. 🙂

#21145 LEGO MINECRAFT THE SKULL ARENA: This is the smallest of the new sets, that mostly works well as an add-on to some of the other LEGO Minecraft sets. It features a large skull-shaped structure as the main attraction in the middle of a lava arena, with a green and blue player podium at the sides. Players suppose to dodge the slime shooter and defeat their opponent to claim the golden apple, and battle the killer bunny to get the healing potions and a chest containing a shield and bow. The three characters included are two minifigs with unique Minecraft skins, and a brick-built killer bunny. Measures over 4” (11cm) high, 9” (24cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep. 198 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

#21146 LEGO MINECRAFT THE SKELETON ATTACK: This set works much better as a stand-alone than the previous one, and of course, if can also be added to other LEGO Minecraft sets. It features a buildable 3-level shelter with a crafting table, bed, furnace, chest, flames, fence, crops, 2 ladders and an opening trapdoor. You can shear the red sheep to yield a red wool block, craft a stone sword and prepare for battle, look out for the skeleton horseman, and activate the trapdoor function to sink the skeleton invaders. And, like with most of the LEGO Minecraft sets, you can easily swap building sections to redesign the layout. As far as characters, you get Steve, a skeleton horseman, two additional skeletons, and a red sheep. Measures over 6” (16cm) high, 10” (26cm) wide and 7” (19cm) deep. 457 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE

#21147 LEGO MINECRAFT THE BEDROCK ADVENTURES: This is the largest of the new LEGO Minecraft sets, featuring the depths of the Minecraft Overworld. The different mine and bedrock levels are connected by a series of ladders, and there are also water and lavafalls. Here also, you can easily swap the modular sections to redesign the layout in a number of configurations. Your character can activate the TNT function to mine obsidian and 7 types of ore, and venture through caves while trying to avoid an array of hostile mobs, including a cave spider, zombie, Creeper and silverfish that spawn when you mine the rock face. Check out the video-review below by JANGBRiCKS to see all the play-features in action. It’s also worth noting that the silverfish is a very interesting new design and is unique to this set. Included characters are Alex and Steve, plus a Creeper, cave spider, zombie, bat and two silverfish. The Bedrock Adventures set measures over 7” (20cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 5” (14cm) deep. 644 pieces. Price: $89.99 – BUY HERE

#41612 LEGO BRICKHEADZ MINECRAFT STEVE & CREEPER: From all the new BrickHeadz characters these little guys are some of my favorites. The BrickHeadz style matches the Minecraft style really well, ending up with two adorable characters. All the decorations are printed, and Steve comes with a standard LEGO Minecraft diamond sword. There is not much playability with BrickHeadz characters, but they are fun to build and look great on display. LEGO also suggests to “mash up your LEGO BrickHeadz construction characters to create supercool hybrids or your own amazing characters”. I haven’t seen anyone do this yet, but I suppose it could be fun. 160 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

If you are a LEGO Minecraft fan, just get the set(s) that matches your layout the best. If you are new to LEGO Minecraft, my suggestion would be #21146 Lego Minecraft The Skeleton Attack. It has a varied enough layout and enough play-features to give you a taste of what LEGO Minecraft is about. Interestingly, while the two smaller sets (and LEGO Minecraft sets in general) have a very reasonable price, the #21147 Lego Minecraft The Bedrock Adventures is way overpriced for some reason. With 644 standard pieces, it shouldn’t be more than $60-$65 the most. If you are interested in this set, my suggestion would be to wait until it goes on sale, or until you can take advantage of special promotions like Double VIP Points. The other sets are fairly priced and would be a good buy even without any promotions. They are available (along with previous LEGO Minecraft sets) at the LEGO Minecraft section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Minecraft collection? Do you have any of the sets already? How do you like them? And are you planning to get any of the newest sets? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below! 😉

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  • sammy October 9, 2018, 10:53 AM

    Who is buying the Minecraft sets? It’s crazy that it has been around for like four years now, and afols hardly ever talk about them. But someone must be buying them if Lego keeps making them.

    • TomTom October 9, 2018, 11:09 AM

      It’s kids. Minecraft and Minecraft Lego are very popular with kids. I just get them for the bricks because the colors are so nice.

      • admin October 9, 2018, 2:12 PM

        That’s my understanding and experience as well. Kids love Minecraft, and the LEGO Minecraft sets are a good creative outlet.

  • jabber-baby-wocky October 9, 2018, 12:35 PM

    I like the Brickheadz. Plan to pick those up. BTW, did you guys hear the rumor that Brickheadz may get discontinued next year?

    • LEGOJeff October 9, 2018, 1:01 PM

      I read that also. Not sure what to think, but I think they have been releasing too many at the same time. All the stores near me have tons of them on clearance.

      • admin October 9, 2018, 2:14 PM

        That’s still pretty much just a rumor, so I will take it with a grain of salt. I wouldn’t be surprised if they discontinue, nor if they do continue. Some people are just starting to get to like them. 😀

    • admin October 9, 2018, 2:13 PM

      I plan to get that one as well. The creeper is too cute! 😀

  • Sith015 October 9, 2018, 1:16 PM

    It’s awesome that they included new skins in the skull arena!!!! That’s my favorite of the new sets! They should make more skin packs like they have done before. Those were awesome.

    • admin October 9, 2018, 2:15 PM

      Yes, those skin packs were sweet! 😀

  • Peter October 9, 2018, 2:27 PM

    Those are cool. I like the skeleton attack with the three skeletons and skeleton horse.

    • Peter October 9, 2018, 2:28 PM

      The price on the Bedrock Adventures is way out of line. I bet it will be on sale soon. So, at least that’s a good thing. I don’t see Minecraft sets on sale very often.

      • admin October 10, 2018, 3:14 PM

        I expect that set to go on sale as well. The pricing is very strange.

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