Lego Minecraft – The Snow Hideout (21120) Review

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Lego Minecraft – The Snow Hideout (21120): Finally Pley has the new Minecraft sets, and I have to say I am pissed. This is however because once I had built this I realized that along with my current Building Box set I just wanted a bunch of these so I can link them altogether, and that is a clear problem. Mostly because that can get out of hand really quick, and I don’t think I’m ready to commit a table to mine to a Lego Minecraft masterpiece.

 

Time to Knoll: 22 Minutes

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Time to Build: 30 Minutes

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Time to Build: 3.5 Minutes (Change to alternate build)

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Metrics:

  • Pieces: 327 and 29 & 18 Steps – Manual (62 Pages)
  • Price: $39.99 on Lego and $47.98 on Amazon
  • Weight 407 grams
  • Combo Points: (11X28X1X2) = 616 points
  • Volume (Based on Blob length/width/height): 128mm x 128mm x 41.6mm or 681.6 cm³ but there is a bit more on the side so it’s actually 717.61 cm³

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Scores:

  • Uniqueness: 2 out of 5 Stars
  • Aesthetics: 3 out of 5 Stars
  • Fun to Build: 5 out of 5 Stars
  • Hoarding: 4 out of 5 Stars

 

Spectrum:

 

What Else?

As mentioned the true danger of this set for me was how it makes me feel about just getting more and more Minecraft sets. In that respect let’s consider the size of Minecraft and therefore how it would translate to Lego. Now a Minecraft block is about 16mm or about 2 blocks wide and 5 plates high. So then we just have to figure out how big Minecraft is.

That however is where things get a bit tricky because of something called ‘The Farlands” a programming quirk that exists in Minecraft (but prior to v1.8 where it was resolved) This Farlands can be found at ±12,550,821 in any direction. Calculating this into Lego we get 200km.

That’s quite far when you consider it as 2 times the thickness of the atmosphere, but then again it’s also the same distance as from San Diego to Santa Barbara a distance that Google says can be walked in 75 hours. However the Farlands itself seems to be taking it’s traveler a few years.

In short – Minecraft is a pretty big place, and therefore building it would be impossible – yet I still totally want more sets to expand my Lego Minecraft set.

 

Remix: So for the remix here I knew I had to use that massive 16×16 plate, and I figured the best way to do so without it being a landscape would be to make a clock. Of course the clock is a bit deep simply to hide all of the pieces, and I was half tempted to just call this the blob but there were 2 pieces I had to leave out.

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Final Thoughts: I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m going to just order some Minifigs and plunder my library to just make my current set much larger (maybe going underground). Overall though this a nice set, but it’s just not worth the price I would say. If you find this later though it’s a good set to get for pieces and usage in Minecraft.

Final Score: 3 out of 5 Stars

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