Coming July 1 to a LEGO store near you, the 2863 piece Mountain Cave set is the most ambitious (and most expensive) official LEGO Minecraft set yet. As an added bonus, it actually looks like a mine someone has crafted.
Last year's Village set was nice, but it didn't exactly scream "mine". Standing 31cm tall, 53cm wide and 29cm deep, the Mountain Cave set is a relatively massive monument to the practice of removing cubes from the blocky Earth.
The set features a motley cast of character primed to plumb its depths, careful to avoid things like spider generators...
... which seem like a very bad idea, as well as lighted lava elements...
... which are a much better one.
LEGO has released a video for the set, including an unboxing and building by the folks at Mojang.
And here's a handy list of features:
- Features a minecart track with an integrated redstone-powered minecart elevator; two 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 armour, grab your diamond sword and shield, and prepare for battle!
It's an entire child's birthday in a box, basically. The LEGO Minecraft Mountain Cave set will be available in LEGO stores and the online LEGO Shop on July 1. Australian pricing has not yet been confirmed, but it's $US249.99, so judging by previous sets we expect it to cost $399.99 in Australia.