In this LEGO Minecraft: The Ender Dragon Review, we take a look at another LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Ender Dragon set 21117 is a medium-high-priced LEGO Minecraft Set and contains 634 pieces which works out at around $0.11USD per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
And although the price per piece count isn’t the greatest, you’ll get a lot of unique pieces in this set, so you’d be hard pressed trying to match the price building the set piece by piece from Bricklink.
Anyway, let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Ender Dragon set.
LEGO Minecraft: The Ender Dragon Review – Set 21117
The front cover on the box, suggests you’re in for an epic battle once you reach ‘The End’ in LEGO Minecraft but the actual size of the set may suggest otherwise.
No, the Ender Dragon doesn’t fly and neither does Steve.
However, one of the tops of the obsidian pillars does in fact glow, through the clever use of a LEGO light-up brick which represent the Ender Crystals in LEGO. It’s a pity they all don’t glow, but there is only one light-up LEGO brick in this set.
And the Exit Portal is a fair representation of the Minecraft Exit Portal although the dimensions could be a little larger as it is in-game.
To be honest this set has enough Minecraft Elements to build and play at ‘The End’ but adding another set could enable you to build a more epic scene.
Here’s what the LEGO Minecraft – The Ender Dragon set looks like when built.
Clearly, the standout feature in this build has to be the Ender Dragon. It’s tall and very big compared to Steve and the other part of the LEGO Minecraft Ender Dragon scene.
But that’s what you’d expect right?
In fact, the Dragon itself has many moving parts, so would look great in a LEGO Stop motion video, me thinks.
Now one thing I’m surprised about is why LEGO decided to release this set before actually releasing the End Portal, which typically gets you to ‘The End’
Perhaps they were so impress by the design of the Ender Dragon, it became a must have.
Granted, every Minecraft player wants to reach the end, but would also expect to do this in a logical fashion.
And up until now, LEGO have been very clever with their choice of sets released thus far. I guess only the marketing department would have this answer to this question.
But I digress, so let’s get back and finish this review.
Due to the extensive build of the Ender Dragon, and inclusion of the light-up LEGO Brick, there isn’t a lot of room for additional accessories, in this set.
But first, let’s take a look at the LEGO Mini Figures that are included in this set.
Minecraft Mini Figures and Accessories
There are four regular mini figures in this set, a Steve and a 3 LEGO Endermen.
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 Endermen have a one piece body, and two black LEGO tiles for arms. And their black block head with purple eyes makes them very similar to the game. You’ll get 3 Endermen in this set and each is carrying a Sandstone Block. So now we know where the Endermen take their blocks.
For the minifig accessories, we get the diamond armor for Steve, a diamond sword, a wooden bow, torches, and of course the Dragon Egg should our hero defeat the Ender Dragon.
The time to build this LEGO Minecraft -The Ender Dragon set will vary depending on your experience with LEGO, but due to the added complexities of the Ender Dragon it’ll take around an hour to complete this build.
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 Ender Dragon set. Now I couldn’t find a decent LEGO Stop Motion with the set, but this one has quite a few funny scenes in it.
So sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Ender Dragon Review and that LEGO Minecraft Ender Dragon is far the best Minecraft MOB yet. The set is a little small compared to the actual area in the game, but as suggested earlier, this is easily fixed by adding another LEGO Ender Dragon set to your collection.
I really like having a light-up LEGO brick, but it would be better if you could keep it on for a period of time, rather than having to press down on the Ender Crystal to activate it. However, I understand the battery just wouldn’t last that long if you forget to turn it off.
Anyway great Job LEGO!
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