In this LEGO Minecraft: The Wither Review, we take a look at the next LEGO Minecraft set in the Minecraft theme.
The Wither is a low-priced Minecraft Set released in 2016 and although only contains 318 pieces it works out to be a hefty 12.6c per piece if you buy this at the recommended retail price.
It’s certainly not the most cost-effective Minecraft set ever released by LEGO but it does contain a lot of custom pieces you’ll need for your LEGO Minecraft Nether Biome.
So let’s take a look at what’s inside the LEGO Minecraft – The Wither set.
LEGO Minecraft: The Wither Review – Set 21126
There’s quite a lot happening with the front cover of the box, although it’s a lot of smoke and mirrors as it reveals a clever use of background and foreground imagery to make you feel it’s a lot bigger than it really is.
But let’s face it, you’re not buying the LEGO Minecraft Wither set for its realistic recreation of the Minecraft Nether but rather it’s a must have because of the Nether MOBS included in the set.
And this set is clearly designed as an add-on to the LEGO Minecraft Nether Fortress set we reviewed earlier.
Yes, it’s the first LEGO Minecraft Set that can be used as a game. You see there’s an exploding platform that’ll tips back after a successful hit from the TNT Launcher.
And if you play with a friend you can take turns launching TNT blocks until the Wither Skeleton falls off the platform.
Yes, it’s the Angry Birds, LEGO Minecraft Edition 😀
But besides the awesome side game, you are getting a few Wither Skeletons and The Wither. Very Cool!
Here’s a look at the complete build of the LEGO Minecraft: The Wither Set.
The LEGO Minecraft Wither Set
And as previously mentioned there are some unique LEGO Minecraft mini-figures in this set.
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, a Steve, two Wither Skeletons, and The Wither
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 yes, it’s another Steve for your collection.
The Wither Skeleton uses the body of a normal LEGO Skeleton but is in black and has a block styled skeleton head, in keeping with the game. However, the main difference between the normal LEGO Minecraft Skeleton and The Wither Skeleton is the longer legs.
The Wither is a complex build and uses the Lava Platform, so it can stay upright. The Wither has three heads and then look similar to the ones used for the Wither Skeletons. It’s a good representation of the one in-game.
For the minifig accessories, we get iron swords, and iron helmet and vest, a wooden bow, a redstone torch, a TNT blocks, some soul sand, nether quartz ore and nether wart.
The 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.
Stop Motion Video Example
Now it wouldn’t be a proper LEGO Minecraft: The Wither review at BrickFlicks TV without showing you a stop motion that uses the LEGO Minecraft – The Wither set.
Anyway sit back and enjoy the show…
I’ve really enjoyed this LEGO Minecraft: The Wither Review and the Wither set is a great addition to the LEGO Minecraft Fortress. It has a neat gameplay feature and includes Wither Skeletons and of course The Wither which are great additions to the LEGO Minecraft Theme.
My only gripe would be it’s missing the 3rd Skeleton head needed to make the Wither and a 2 x6 plate so Alex can actually make one himself.
But for the price, you’re getting some good value for money here, so I can’t really complain.
Anyway, great job again LEGO!
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