In this LEGO Minecraft: The Cave Review, we take a look at the first LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
It’s priced at the low end and contains 249 pieces which works out at around $0.08 per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
However, you can buy this LEGO set much cheaper if you wait until it’s on sale. I’ve picked one up for as low as $13.99USD from Target in the past which brings the per piece value to $0.06, what a bargain!
Anyway, let’s take a look at what’s inside.
LEGO Minecraft: The Cave Review – Set 21113
Based on the front cover of the box this LEGO Minecraft set looks awesome, but as with most artistic licenses, there are extras added to this scene.
Like the flowing lava, grass and extensive background image.
Of course, your end product never looks like this when built, however, LEGO should consider adding a paper playmat to the set as was added in the crafting box. It wouldn’t cost much to add and would make the scene way more realistic, IMHO.
As you see it’s quite a robust build and actually has good play-ability.
It contains a lot of the standard Minecraft building blocks like Grass Blocks, Stone Blocks, IronOre, Coal and even Gold Baby!
Plus you get lava, water, obsidion and TNT. Wow!
So let’s take a look at the LEGO Mini Figures included in this set.
Minecraft Mini Figures and Accessories
There are two mini figures in this set, Steve and a Zombie.
The Minecraft Steve has a blue top and purple pants and a square head as you’d expect from a LEGO Minecraft Minifig. And although the body is that of a standard LEGO minifig, the head certainly gives you a feel you’re playing with Minecraft.
Given Steve is the main character in Minecraft I’m glad they got this one right.
The Minecraft Zombie again has purple pants and a blue top but this time there’s a green blocky ‘V’ near the neck which matches the green hands and the face of the zombie. Again the head is a block and looks very similar to the one in-game.
Great job on translating the Minecraft Characters to LEGO. And although the Minecraft purists probably expected more, for us LEGO fans its something we can work with.
The Minecraft Spider is a complex build and the legs keep falling off during play, but it’s exactly what you’d expect to find in a LEGO Minecraft – The Cave set.
For the minifig accessories, we get an iron pickaxe, a ladder, a bucket, lamps, chest and bread. And the bucket has water and lava made from single lego 1×1 studs.
The time to build this LEGO Minecraft -The Cave set will vary depending on your experience with LEGO, but it shouldn’t take much more than 30 minutes to build.
As we’ve come to expect with LEGO, there are always other ways to put these pieces together and this is why Minecraft + LEGO is a perfect match.
Here’s one alternate build suggestion, LEGO includes within the instruction book.
Essentially the top level is moved over to the side and makes this build longer than it is high. It’s perfect for a LEGO chase scene. But watch out for that Minecraft Spider. eeek!
Stop Motion Video Example
Now it wouldn’t be a proper review at BrickFlicks TV without showing you a stop motion that uses the LEGO Minecraft – The Cave set.
So sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Cave Review and how LEGO translated the Minecraft System into LEGO. And although it’s not exactly the same as Minecraft, you get a good representation of the game in this LEGO theme.
Personally, I think this set is outstanding value if you can find it on special. And you could simply buy multiples of this set to create an entire LEGO Minecraft World.
Of course, you’ll want other LEGO Minecraft Minifigs too but LEGO includes them with other sets as you’ll soon see.
Great Job LEGO!
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