In this LEGO Minecraft: The Desert Outpost Review, we take a look at the next LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Desert Outpost is a mid-priced Minecraft Set released in 2015 and contains 519 pieces which works out at around 11.6c per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
It’s not the most cost effective Minecraft set ever released by LEGO but it’s the only one where you’ll get a boat, a Minecraft Tamed Wolf and this set also introduces Alex to the LEGO theme.
So let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Desert Outpost set.
LEGO Minecraft: The Desert Outpost Review – Set 21121
There’s quite a lot happening with the front cover of the box, and yes the set looks just like this when built, minus the background. How cool would a Minecraft Desert Biome poster look for this set?
But we do get a cactus and sugar cane so maybe we can create our own custom background.
One of the cool features of this set is the TNT launcher and exploding platform.
And as we’ve come to expect, from LEGO the Desert Outpost building actually swings open so you can play inside as well as out.
I was just happy to get a Minecraft boat as this is a popular element in the Minecraft game.
The LEGO Minecraft Desert Outpost is really a clever build and will keep you amused for hours.
Here’s a look at the outside and alternative build of the LEGO Minecraft: The Desert Outpost Set.
Outside The Desert Outpost
The Desert Outpost Alternate Build
But it’s the brand new LEGO Minecraft mini-figures in this set, which makes it unique.
So let’s take a look at the LEGO Mini Figures included in this set.
Minecraft Mini-Figures and Accessories
There are four, regular mini figures in this set, a Steve, an Alex, a Skeleton and a Tamed Wolf.
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.
The Minecraft Alex has orange hair, an olive green top with some orange hair printed on the torso and has brown pants. It’s the fist time Alex appears in the LEGO Minecraft series and obviously she was included by popular demand and there are a lot of girls playing Minecraft.
The Skeleton uses the body of a normal LEGO Skeleton but it has a block styled skeleton head, in keeping with the game. 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.
For the minifig accessories, we get an iron sword and pickaxe, a wooden bow, an iron helmet and vest, torches, a crafting table, a furnace, a TNT block, a cookie and a boat.
The are quite a lot of accessories in this set and when you include the 4 mini-figures you are getting quite good value for money.
Stop Motion Video Example
Now it wouldn’t be a proper LEGO Minecraft: The Desert Outpost review at BrickFlicks TV without showing you a stop motion that uses the LEGO Minecraft – The Desert Outpost set.
Anyway sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve really enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Desert Outpost Review and the set looks great when built. It has neat playability features and includes an Alex and a tamed wolf which are great additions to the LEGO Minecraft Theme.
I can’t really pick any faults with this set, as it’s priced just right and included plenty of unique pieces. It definitely get’s a 9/10 from me, and that missing point is beacuse it doesn’t include a background poster for us LEGO Stop Motion fans.
Anyway great job again LEGO!
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