In this LEGO Minecraft: The Nether Railway Review, we take a look at the next LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Nether Railway is a low-medium priced Minecraft Set released in 2017 and contains 387 pieces working out to be a fantastic 7.7c per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
And I say fantastic because this LEGO Minecraft set also contains a number of unique pieces that only appear in this set, which usually bumps up the resale price on the secondhand market.
So let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Nether Railway set.
LEGO Minecraft: The Nether Railway Review – Set 21130
The front of the retail box is actually a good representation of what you’ll get in the box, as LEGO hasn’t tried to over sell the set with fancy images.
It’s a case of what you see is what you get, and although a seemingly small railway circuit, it’s much different to the previous minecart railway system used in the set called ‘The Mine‘
The corners are now rounded and there are custom pieces used to mount the railway track to the baseplates. Additionally, you’ll see that the minecart is also a new design and we haven’t even started to explore the new Magma Cube MOB designs yet.
There is also a graphic showing how the large Magma Cube can become animated as it springs around your LEGO Minecraft World. Super cool hey?
So if the Nether is a must for your Minecraft World then this LEGO Minecraft Nether Railway set is also a must and would complement the other Nether Minecraft sets for this biome.
This railway track also makes an appearance in The Mountain Cave set 21137 so the systems are totally compatible.
Overall, it’s a great little playset and having a couple of these sets opens the opportunity for even greater Nether Railway systems.
Definitely, put this on your wish list.
Here’s a look at the complete build of the LEGO Minecraft: The Nether Railway
LEGO Minecraft The Nether Railway Set
Above is the standard build for the Nether Railway and it’s a looping track with a special mechanism to activate the small magma cube as you pass on by, but as mentioned before the modular nature of this set allow you to reconfigure into a number of different scenes.
Here’s one of The Nether Railway set 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, Steve, a Zombie Pigman, a Large Magma Cube and a small Magma.
The Minecraft Steve has a blue top and gold 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.
The Large Magma Cube is a multi-piece MOB with the ability to open into a number of layers, thus giving the impression of springing into action. It’s kinda’ cool as certainly adds to the playability of this set
For the minifig accessories, we get a diamond pickaxe, a gold sword, a torch, two types of mushrooms and Nether Quartz Ore. Plus there is a new minecart design for the LEGO Minecraft Theme.
The accessories are a bit light on but the new track system and Magna cubes make up for it. And with the 4 mini-figures you are getting quite good value for money.
The Nether Railway Official Model Presentation
At first, I didn’t have a real need to improve my Nether Biome but after seeing this set and the improved track system I wondered how I could live without it. I’m also wondering how I can update my old ‘Mine’ set with the new track. It should be possible given enough time and patience to work through the problems.
The Magma Cube MOBS are awesome and the new minecart design is more realistic and in keeping with the design in the Minecraft Game.
Overall this LEGO Minecraft set is great value for money and works with the existing Nether Biome sets that have already been released.
Great Job LEGO! And keep them coming.
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