Lego Minecraft – The Dungeon (21119) Review

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Lego Minecraft – The Dungeon (21119): So I know I just did a bunch of Minecraft reviews due to Christmas gifts, but I swear the random order from Pley decided to give me this (and make me want to again add it to my existing combo) This time we have something more underground – particularly a monster spawner.

 

Time to Knoll: 14 Minutes

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Time to Build: 18 Minutes

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Time to Build: 0.5 Minutes (Rebuild)

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Metrics:

  • Pieces: 219 and 31 Steps – Manual (46 Pages)
  • Price: $19.99 on Lego and $19.35 on Amazon
  • Weight 245 grams
  • Combo Points: (2X6X1X2) = 24 points
  • Volume (Based on Blob length/width/height): 64mm x 80mm x 83.2mm or 435.98 cm³ however it doesn’t go all the way so it’s more like ~428.62 cm³

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Scores:

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

 

Spectrum:

 

What Else?

So we have the Monster Spawner here, and this set has a rare two mobs of zombies included – so let’s imagine if we had one in the real world – how long would it be before the world was covered in zombies?

Well Earth’s total land mass is 148,939,063.133 km2 and Minecraft’s spawners create 4 mobs every 10-39.95 seconds. Let’s be as forgiving and say that all mobs are zombies and it spawns always 10 seconds.

Officially Minecraft’s scale is 1 meter per block. Now Zombies are the same size as Steve, but considering the sizing let’s say you can fit 2 zombies in 1 block if they were packed. With that size it’s easy to determine we would need 148,939,063,133 zombies. Multiply that by the spawn rate of 4 every 10 seconds and we get a total of 372,347,657,833 seconds.

This means that it would take a total of 11807.0667755264 years to fully fill the world’s landmass with zombies. So I think until the year 13823 rolls around we will be fine. (Though tbh we might start worrying before then)

 

Remix: So for this remix I thought about making one of those island/sandy beach type billboards. It worked out sort of how I like with the treasure chest, sun, and tree, but I did need to use a bunch of pieces as counterweight.

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Final Thoughts: Of the Minecraft sets, this provides a nice amount of pieces, and 2 zombies – but it really lacks enough uniqueness of overall look to be a good set to buy compared to other Minecraft sets. If you find it cheap it’s a great addition, but I think it should have tried to be more cavelike and not have so much sand/ground.

Final Score: 2 out of 5 Stars

Lego Minecraft – The Cave (21113) Review

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Lego Minecraft – The Cave (21113): So for Christmas I managed to get 2 nice Minecraft sets to augment my Crafting Box, and the first is the Cave. It seems though that rather than satiating my need, this has only made me want further sets to get all of the special bits. Normally additional sets of the same type are either to complete a display, or to kludgily add on another setpiece. However because of the Lexicon created in Minecraft here this set can be less one of a number, and more something you can try to get multiples of in order to make something grand.

 

Time to Knoll: 14 Minutes

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Time to Build: 20 Minutes

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Time to Build: 2 Minutes (For redesigns)

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Metrics:

  • Pieces: 249 and 17/5 Steps – Manual (36 Pages)
  • Price: $19.99 on Lego and $16.99 on Amazon
  • Weight 260 grams
  • Combo Points: (11X29X1X2) = 638 points
  • Volume (Based on Blob length/width/height): 64mm x 80mm x 92.8mm or 475.1 cm³

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Scores:

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

 

Spectrum:

 

What Else?

For this review I would like to just have you watch this video of a drone going through Hang Son Doong cave in Vietnam:

 

Remix: So with all of the piece types here I wanted too see how well I could make something asteroid-like. It has sort of worked here, and aside from a ladder and bucket I managed to hide all of the pieces into the core of the asteroid.

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Final Thoughts: This is a nice little set to have as an addition to my existing Crafting Box, and for those who are wishing your Minecraft sets had a bit more underground to mimic what Minecraft is really like than this is certainly the set to get. I also love how well done the spider looks in Lego form here.

Final Score: 2 out of 5 Stars