In this LEGO Minecraft: The Village Review, we take a look at the next LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Village is an high-priced Minecraft Set released in 2016 and contains 1600 pieces which works out at around 12.5c per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
The LEGO Minecraft The Village Set is so far the biggest and most expensive LEGO Minecraft set and it’s price has many hesitant at purchasing this set.
But I’m happy to say the value in this set totally justifies the price.
Sure I was too one of these doubters at first, but after buying and building this LEGO Minecraft set I’ve come to realize why it commands such a high price.
LEGO Minecraft: The Village Review – Set 21128
Should we start with the Minifigures?
There are 11 Minifigures in this set and quite a few fetch a premium price as they are exclusive to this set. For instance, the villagers sell on BrickLink for over $10 each and the Iron Golem, Enderman and Creeper all are unique pieces so they also sell at a premium.
Of course, none of this matters if LEGO decide to release another LEGO Minecraft Set with villagers in it, but when rubbing my crystal ball I can’t see this in the foreseeable future.
You get a marketplace, watchtower, library, blacksmith and butcher as can be seen on the back of the packaging.
Plus you’re getting a well, a vegetable garden and animal pen.
This set also touches on a few different biomes to ensure seamless integration with your other LEGO Minecraft Sets.
These Biomes are rainforest, snow and desert biomes.
And each of the village houses can be folded open to enhance the playability in this set.
Here’s a look at one of the builds for the LEGO Minecraft: The Village set.
LEGO Minecraft – The Village
As you can see there is plenty of detail in this set and the module design allows you move pieces around to create your own unique village. I especially love the elements on offer at the marketplace. The LEGO Minecraft designers do a great job.
Here’s another example of the Minecraft Village with the buildings swung open.
Instantly, your LEGO Minecraft World just got so much bigger. And this image cleverly incorporates the Blacksmith building with the watchtower and shows a Zombie Villager kicking the bucket. Literally.
The attention to detail really shines in this set and although building the roof’s on these buildings can be a little repetitive, they are in keeping with the actual game designs. Yes, Minecraft the game can also be repetitive when building structures.
Overall, it’s a great set, although adding the different biomes probably wasn’t necessary.
As you see the whole building swings open and gives you access to more detail inside. There’s even a loft which looks to have housed a spider at some stage.
Or maybe it’s just because the library doesn’t get used by many of the residents in this village. However, a few more books would have been nice.
So let’s take a closer look at the LEGO Mini Figures included in this set.
Minecraft Mini-Figures and Accessories
There are eleven, regular mini figures in this set, a Steve, an Alex, an Iron Golem, a Pig, a Baby Pig, two different Villagers, a Zombie Villager, a Zombie, A Creeper and an Enderman.
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 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 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 Villagers are a popular minifig and ‘The Village’ is the only set where you can pick some up. This set has two villagers, a farmer and a librarian, one in white and one in brown and their torso is a new design from LEGO. The heads use the same mold as the Iron Golem and the legs are just short minifig legs.
The Zombie Villager has a villager styled head, but in zombie green and LEGO just use the normal Zombie body for the torso and legs.
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 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 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 1 Enderman in this set and it’s carrying a Grass Block.
The Minecraft Pig is one of the cutest MOBS I’ve seen. How can you possibly want to turn him into pork chops. It’s strictly a vegetarian diet for my Steve.
For the minifig accessories, we get a crafting table, a water bucket, emerald ore, 2 pumpkin heads, plenty of vegetables, a Minecraft cake, an eye of ender, iron ore and iron sword and a diamond pickaxe.
The are quite a lot of accessories in this set and when you include the 11 mini-figures you are getting plenty of LEGO Minecraft to play with.
Stop Motion Video Example
Now it wouldn’t be a proper LEGO Minecraft: The Village review at BrickFlicks TV without showing you a stop motion that uses the LEGO Minecraft – The Village set.
Anyway sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve really enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Village Review and it’s such an awesome set and totally worth the money in my opinion. I’ve read other reviews and always hear it’s too expensive, and how they can Bricklink it for $100 which is a totally lie. The Minecraft pieces you’ll need to put together won’t be available in the same store and you’ll be smashed by postage.
So do yourself a favor and just buy it retail, even if you need to wait until it’s on sale.
The modular system, allows you move the buildings around into any configuration you desire and because this set covers a few different biomes it allows you seamlessly add other sets to expand your Minecraft World.
So, great job again LEGO!
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