In this LEGO Minecraft: The Iron Golem Review, we take a look at the next LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Iron Golem is a low-priced Minecraft Set released in 2016 and contains 208 pieces which works out at around 9.6c per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
It’s actually very reasonably priced considering you are essentially buying 4 LEGO Minifigs with a few extra bricks thrown in.
So let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Iron Golem set.
LEGO Minecraft: The Iron Golem Review – Set 21123
As you see on the front cover the set is full of LEGO Minecraft mini-figures and very little else. Sure we get a few base plates, Minecraft resource blocks and a water feature, but that’s about it.
It is a very small set but you aren’t buying it for it’s Minecraft scene, but rather for the Iron Golem. And there are just enough pieces to build your Iron Golem using Iron Blocks and a pumpkin head.
This mechanic can be seen more clearly on the back of the box.
It’s rather a cool trick and with an Iron Golem ready to scare off the Zombie, Alex and the Baby pig can feel safe once again.
There’s also a version of the LEGO Minecraft Poppy included in the set, so the Iron Golem can even spawn a poppy for his friends.
Here’s a look at the standard build of the LEGO Minecraft: The Iron Golem Set.
The Iron Golem Build
But it’s the brand new LEGO Minecraft mini-figure in this set, which makes it really 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, an Alex, a Zombie and a Baby Pig and of course the Iron Golem.
The Iron Golem looks very similar to the one in game, although it appears a little wider. It has a printed block head and tiles with printed vines on them to give a similar appearance to the one in game. It’s quite a flexible mini-fig and looks great in stop motion videos, although it doesn’t always hold together very well during game-play.
The few studs holding the torso together isn’t always strong enough when a little pressure is applied to the mini-fig.
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 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
The Baby Pig is a smaller version of the standard-sized LEGO Minecraft Pig and uses the same Pig Printed block for a head. The body of the baby pig is one stud shorter.
For the minifig accessories, we get an iron pickaxe, a wooden bow, torches, a crafting table, a furnace, and a pumpkin 🙂
With only a few accessories in this set, the focus is definitely on the 4 mini-figures.
Stop Motion Video Example
Now it wouldn’t be a proper LEGO Minecraft: The Iron Golem review at BrickFlicks TV without showing you a stop motion that uses the LEGO Minecraft – The Iron Golem.
Anyway sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve really enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Iron Golem Review and the set looks great when built. It has neat playability features and includes an Alex and a cute baby pig and of course The Iron Golem which are great additions to the LEGO Minecraft Theme.
It’s a very basic set, but for the price you’re getting some cool mini-figs and of course the Iron Golem. Although this popular LEGO mini-fig is later included in another LEGO Minecraft set called ‘The Village’.
Awesome job again LEGO!
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