After what has seemed like heaps of teasers via social media recently, LEGO has finally announced the LARGEST Minecraft set to date. LEGO Minecraft The Mountain Cave 21137 comes in at a crazy eye boggling 2,863 pieces and will definitely be a talking piece for the AFOL community or hours upon hours upon hours of fun and joy for kids (the latter for me).
Though I’m not a personal fan I have seen from the sideline the Minecraft theme growing from strength to strength. This set really does take the playability to a new level with lots of incorporated features and functions. Of course the most noteworthy being the mincraft track/cart and the old trustworthy light brick for that added magic. To cap off the set is modular allowing for multiple configurations.
The Mountain Cave will retail at USD $249.99 / CAD $299.99 / GBP £259.99. No official news on the Australian pricing, but would hazard a guess in the region of AUD $349.99. General release is pegged for the 1st July, but for those who order online via the LEGO Shop you will get early VIP access from the 15th June.
Full Press release below:
Experience the Mountain Cave!
Build and experience the Mountain Cave, featuring an amazing minecart track with an integrated redstone-powered minecart elevator, and an array of other features and functions, including TNT blasting, rotating spider-spawner, charged Creeper explosion and a lava burst.
Position the light brick to illuminate the rotating spider-spawner, wall of redstone, jack o’lantern, first-night shelter, furnace, lava or the torch above the cave entrance. Enjoy hands-on Minecraft adventures featuring your favorite characters and objects with this easy-to-reconfigure, modular LEGO Minecraft set designed for young fans of the highly successful sandbox video game. Includes Steve and Alex minifigures, plus 13 mobs including a charged Creeper.
- Includes 2 minifigures: Steve and Alex, plus a cave spider, wolf, baby wolf, slime, 2 small slimes, 2 bats, zombie, enderman, skeleton, sheep and a charged Creeper™.
- Features a minecart track with an integrated redstone-powered minecart elevator; 2 minecarts; first-night shelter with bed, crafting table and torch; a mountaintop shelter with bed, torch and furnace; plus a light brick, trees, waterfall, lava and extra torches.
- Open up the model to access the detailed interior and remodel with easy-to-connect modular sections.
- Remove the diamond ore elements and activate the lava burst function.
- Activate the revolving cave-spider spawner.
- Trigger the charged Creeper™ explosion function.
- Jump aboard the minecart and race around the track, and travel to the mountaintop aboard the redstone powered minecart elevator.
- Blast through the mountain with the TNT to extend the rail track.
- Position the light brick to illuminate the rotating spider-spawner, wall of redstone, jack o’lantern, first-night-shelter, furnace, lava or the torch above the cave entrance.
- Enjoy easy access to the detailed interior.
- Put on your golden armor, grab your diamond sword and shield, and prepare for battle!
- Weapons include a sword and a bow.
- Accessory elements include a Minecraft™ clock, spider eyes, signs, map, golden armor, shield, TNT and 8 ore style elements, including diamond, lapis lazuli, emerald, redstone, golden, iron and 2 coal ores.
- Easy-to-reconfigure, modular design—choose from 3 different model configurations.
- Set your imagination free—rebuild the set for more LEGO® Minecraft™ creations!
- Measures over 12” (31cm) high, 20” (53cm) wide and 11” (29cm) deep.
For all those Minecraft fans I would love to know if you think LEGO have hit the nail on the head or if they have missed and you have a bloody thumb?!