In this LEGO Minecraft: The Crafting Box Review, we take a look at the next LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Crafting Box set 21116 is a mid-priced LEGO Minecraft Set and contains 518 pieces which work out at around 10.6cUSD per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
This LEGO Minecraft set is perfect for kids and AFOL’s who like to create their own Minecraft MOC’s and just the need the pieces and colors in the Minecraft Style. This set can also be used to supplement existing sets to add additional Minecraft Elements.
Anyway, let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Crafting Box.
LEGO Minecraft: The Crafting Box Review – Set 21116
The front cover of the box, gives a strong hint of what you’ll find in this LEGO set. Yes, it’s a pile of LEGO bricks with a few notable elements like the Mooshroom, Skeleton, TNT Block and of course a Steve.
You’ll also see a few of the builds that are possible from pieces in the set, and although they provide instructions for 8 builds, LEGO also provide another 10 inspiration ideas for you to try at home.
Here’s my favorite alternate build using pieces from The Crafting Box, and you can see how it’s made in this video.
But your ideas are only limited by your imagination.
The LEGO Minecraft – The Crafting Box is a perfect compliment to any other LEGO Minecraft set and will enable you to build those extra structures that your other sets may not include.
However, it’s not until you’re in the box that you realize the true value of this set.
It includes a Block Translator Poster. Woohoo!
Yep, this is a must have for any aspiring LEGO Minecraft Builder.
Well, it’s the map you’ll use to translate normal Minecraft Blocks into their LEGO Minecraft equivalent.
And although LEGO have tried their best to replicate all Minecraft Blocks accurately, some might require a little more imagination to work out.
This is where the LEGO Minecraft Block Translator really shines.
As you can see in the image, it lists all the Minecraft Blocks and shows you what pieces are used to make them with LEGO. Neat huh?
My Block Translator has found its place next to my build table so I can ensure I’m using the right LEGO pieces for the right Minecraft blocks.
Which makes me wonder why LEGO wouldn’t include one of these posters with every LEGO Minecraft Set. Or even add it as a bonus for buying the LEGO Minecraft sets from the LEGO store. I understand why they can’t discount the price, but adding a little extra will encourage others to buy from their own online store.
I’m just saying LEGO, if you’re listening.
Anyway, let’s finish off this review by looking at the Minecraft Mini Figures and Accessories you’ll find in this box.
Minecraft Mini Figures and Accessories
There are two regular mini figures in this set, a Steve and a Skeleton.
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.
And don’t worry about not having enough Steve’s to play with as you get either a Steve or Alex in every LEGO Minecraft set.
Skeleton’s and Zombies are some of the most common MOBS in Minecraft so you’ll want to have plenty on hand if you want to build a MOB army 🙂
And now onto the LEGO Minecraft Animal MOB included in this set.
The Minecraft Mooshroom is an unusual Animal MOB to include in this set, but it is the only way you’ll get this custom printed head in your Minecraft World for now. A later LEGO Minecraft set to be released is the Mushroom Island which I expect will include more of these Mooshroom MOBS.
For the minifig accessories, we get a diamond pickaxe, a wooden bow, torches, chest, bread, a furnace and crafting table, a TNT Block and a number of Minecraft Resource Blocks including, coal, redstone and diamond.
There’s definitely value in this box, and although the price per piece isn’t the best I’ve seen, it’s a must have set for the budding LEGO Minecraft Builder.
The LEGO Minecraft -The Crafting Box set will provide hours of fun and each build will take 30-60 minutes to put together. However, the inspiration ideas might take a little longer to figure out.
Stop Motion Video Example
Now it wouldn’t be a proper LEGO Minecraft: The Crafting Box review at BrickFlicks TV without showing you a stop motion that uses this LEGO Minecraft Set.
So sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Crafting Box Review and getting a Mooshroom is really unique in this set. Plus those posters are absolutely a must if you’re serious about building your own LEGO Minecraft World.
There’s just the right amount of pieces in this set, but if you get the chance then why not pick up a few as you can never have enough LEGO Minecraft to play with.
Great Job LEGO!
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