In this LEGO Minecraft: The Mine Review, we take a look at another LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Mine is a higher priced Minecraft Set and contains 922 pieces which works out at around 10.8c per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
However, as this set has been discontinued you’ll be hard pressed to still find it for anywhere near the recommended retail price.
But, it’s still worth trying to get your hands on one, as the build is quite good.
Anyway, let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Mine set.
LEGO Minecraft: The Mine Review – Set 21118
Based on the front cover of the box, this LEGO Minecraft set looks awesome, although there is a lot background imagery that really makes this set pop on the front cover.
However, the back cover of the LEGO Minecraft – The Mine box is much more indicative of what it’ll look like when built.
It’s really quite a cool looking LEGO Minecraft Set, and complete with a touch of the overworld on top.
Now it’s quite a complex build, as there a number of small pieces used to create the rail tracks, and the three storey design requires a bit of patience to put together. And even more patience when moving the LEGO model to another surface.
Yes, moving it was a complete pain, but I discovered by sliding it onto a 48×48 Grey baseplate and fixing it there is a smart move, for those wanting to move this model around.
The features for this set include exploding TNT Blocks, you can activate with a flick of the wrist, a beautiful waterfall, a realistic minecart for Steve to travel through the mine and a host of LEGO Minecraft Mini Figures.
One down-side to this set, is the minecart track isn’t completed in any section which kinda breaks the gameplay a lot.
I fixed this problem by adding parts from a second LEGO MINECRAFT – The Mine set and was able to complete the circuit as you’ll see in the stop motion below.
Just a few dollars more may have been enough to include more pieces to create a complete minecart circuit and kept the peeps happy. Anyway we move on.
So let’s take a look at the LEGO Mini Figures included in this set.
Minecraft Mini Figures and Accessories
There are five, yes 5, regular mini figures in this set, a Steve, a Skeleton, A Creeper, a Zombie and Spider.
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
The Minecraft Creeper uses one piece for the body, so the legs are fixed in place. It has a Creeper styled block head and some green tiles are used for arms. It’s definitely one of the most custom LEGO Minecraft MOBS you’ll find in the theme, so you must expect to pay a little extra.
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 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 Mine set.
For the minifig accessories, we get a wooden bow, an iron pickaxe, and iron sword, iron helmet and vest, redstone torches, chest, bread, plenty of TNT and a number of resource blocks including redstone, diamond and coal.
In this LEGO Minecraft -The Mine Alternate Build, we see the set is scaled down to a double storey model. Although, it’s really just the top part moved to the sides and doesn’t really offer an improved gameplay.
Of course, you could remove that minecart ramp and use it to complete the track circuit but that’s hardly going to be much fun either.
Stop Motion Video Example
Now it wouldn’t be a proper LEGO Minecraft – The Mine review at BrickFlicks TV without showing you a stop motion that uses the LEGO Minecraft – The Mine set.
So sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Mine Review and was lucky to get my hands on one of these complete sets. However, I did try to build one with pieces I already had but was missing a few key pieces to complete the build.
I then used these pieces to make an awesome track circuit as seen in the video above, so it wasn’t a complete waste of time.
This is the only LEGO Minecraft set to be discontinued so far and perhaps it’s largely because all the pieces can be sourced from other LEGO Minecraft Sets. Tha’t right, there are no longer any unique pieces in this set.
My only gripe is the lack of minecart track which would have made for better gameplay.
Anyway great Job LEGO!
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