It was a Swedish computer programming expert named Markus Notch Persson that created Minecraft and it was first released in the latter half of 2011. The game has maintained its high global popularity levels even after the arrival of mobile based gaming because of its compatibility with PlayStation, iOS, Android and other gaming consoles like Xbox. LEGO and Microsoft have teamed up to create many offering related to the game and LEGO Minecraft 21117 The Ender Dragon is one such good offer. Probably you also know that Microsoft is the new owner of Minecraft after a multi billion dollar purchase in 2014.
Key Characteristics of LEGO Minecraft 21117 The Ender Dragon
- 634 pieces of play
- 3 Endermen are included in the set
- Ideal for Minecraft and LEGO fans
- Ender Dragon and minifigure Steve are included too
- Recommended for children age 8 or higher
Why LEGO Minecraft 21117 The Ender Dragon is a Good Purchase?
If you are fan of Minecraft or LEGO, then this is a must purchase. The price tag attached to it is similar to other such sets with these number of pieces.
The main theme of the set is that you create a physical LEGO creation featuring Ender Dragon, Sand Island and dragon egg. The instruction guide is included. It is possible to create your own monsters, environments and scenarios.
Compatible biomes has been included in this series to allow possibilities of virtually unlimited creations based on your imagination. The Ender Dragon is not included as a minifgure which is kind of nice.
It is actually a large winged creation which is quite impressive in the looks. Praise goes to LEGO for actually creating the wings and not forcing some poor block based adaptation on fans of Minecraft. The dragon is 13 inches wide, 13 inches long and with a height of 8 inches.
In fact Dragon is kind of imposing on Sand Island which itself is 8 inches deep, 9 inches wide and 6 inches high. The weapons that are included are a sword and a bowl. LEGO Minecraft 21117 The Ender Dragon play-set also come with obsidian pillar elements and light brick Ender Crystals which all Minecraft players are already familiar with.
Steve the hero is protected with an armor and a helmet from vagaries of the dangerous Endermen and the deadly dragon on his mission as a savior of Sand Island. If you luckily manage to kill the dragon that is protecting the Ender Crystals, you can collect the eggs which reveal an exit portal and from there you can leave the day-less dimension of the game that is The End.
A really cool looking detail is the glowing red brick fixed in the Sand Island tower which is battery powered and energizes the crystals when you push it down.
All these details make it a definitely recommended purchase for fans of Minecraft LEGO marriage. The dragon is created to perfection and is quite large and the glowing tower provides that real world feel and look which is not available in majority of other Minecraft products. The purchase price is also perfect and in the range of similar products with more than 600 pieces. The product appeals to children of age 8 and up to 12 years.