In this LEGO Minecraft: The Mushroom Island Review, we take a look at the next LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Mushroom Island is a low-priced Minecraft Set released in 2017 and contains 248 pieces working out to be a reasonable 8.1c per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
I suspect this lower price is achieved due to the inclusion of a number of small plates and pieces, and very few custom pieces.
So let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Mushroom Island set.
LEGO Minecraft: The Mushroom Island Review – Set 21129
The front of the box gives the impression of a much larger set, and it would be nice to have that background included in the set but it’s only a 248 piece set, so brace yourself. This is only a small build.
But that said, you get 4 minifigs included in this set and buying them on the second-hand market would cost you more than half the price of the set, so there’s plenty of reasons to buy this LEGO Minecraft set at retail.
In fact, you could quite easily justify buying a couple of sets to make a larger version of the Mushroom Island without breaking the bank.
Although this exploding fence feature doesn’t have the same playability as some ‘exploding’ features LEGO have included in other LEGO Minecraft sets that include the creeper.
I guess having something ‘exploding’ is going to be a standard feature in all sets that include a creeper in the Minecraft Theme.
The only new LEGO part we have in this set is the Minecraft Compass, but I guess you can also call the two person boat new as well, but this could always be made with existing LEGO.
So overall, it’s a great LEGO Minecraft entry level set and you certainly have enough elements to play out your Minecraft Mushroom Island Fantasy in LEGO.
Here’s a look at the complete build of the LEGO Minecraft: The Mushroom Island
LEGO Minecraft The Mushroom Island Set
As you can see LEGO have included the two types of Mushrooms from the Mushroom Island Biome and dark gray is used to represent the tops of the Mycelium blocks. I think it works well given the gray is on brown.
Here is one of The Mushroom Island alternate builds.
It’s simply another way to join this modular set.
So now 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, Alex, two Mooshrooms, and a Creeper.
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 Mooshroom is an unusual minifig and first appeared in the LEGO Minecraft Crafting Box in 2016. It’s actually made of quite a few pieces and has a unique custom minifig head.
The Baby Mooshroom uses the same head piece as the adult, with a different body configuration, similar to the baby pig.
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 customized LEGO Minecraft MOBS you’ll find in the theme, so you must expect to pay a little extra.
For the minifig accessories, we get a diamond pickaxe, a compass, crafting box, wheat, sugar cane and of course plenty of mushrooms. Plus we get the first two person boat in the LEGO Minecraft Theme.
There 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.
The Mushroom Island Official Model Presentation
New LEGO Minecraft sets for 2017 are always going to be interesting as we see what LEGO bring to the Minecraft table this year, and it’s always expected there will be a budget set, and without fail LEGO have delivered. And for the price, it’s actually quite a decent set for the budding LEGO Minecraft Builder.
However, as previously mentioned you might like to grab a couple to get a more realistic Mushroom Island feel.
I love the compass in this set and it caught my eye almost immediately.
So overall, LEGO have delivered again.
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