21137 The Mountain Cave press release

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The Mountain Cave

The Mountain Cave

©2017 LEGO Group

Following the teasing out of image snippets on social media recently, LEGO has now issued a press release for this year's direct-to-consumer Minecraft set, 21137 The Mountain Cave.

It weighs in at 2,863 pieces -- 1263 more than 2016's 21128 The Village -- and will be available on July 1st, with early access to VIPs from June 15th.

21137 The Mountain Cave
2,863 pieces
US $249.99 - CA $299.99 - DE 249.99€ - UK £259.99 - DK 2099.00 DKK

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.

You will find additional images on the set details page.

53 comments on this article

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By in United States,

I like it, but looks a little pricey for me.

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By in United States,

Very neat!

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By in United Kingdom,

'A full set of images can be found on the set details page.'

Erm, nope... :/

I'm curious to see what it looks like from the back.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking at this, I feel like you could get 90% of the parts from a pick a brick wall.

Glad I'm not into Minecraft. Not a a good UK price, plus already way too many expensive sets already on my wishlist.

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By in United States,

That's a huge set! Really amaze s by the size of this model, and it looks really interesting.

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By in United Kingdom,

Can't say I'll be buying it meself (not really my area of interest honestly), but as far as Minecraft stuff goes it's pretty impressive for what it is. May have to see if I can grab some of those signpost bits separately though...

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By in Russian Federation,

Its funny when this set is almost twice as bigger than village wich is 200$ , but its just 250. But overall the price looks reasonable

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By in United States,

NVM I thought it was $299. Way better than Ocean Monument and Village at $249.

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By in United Kingdom,

UK price is not good!

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By in United Kingdom,

Great looking set, but we're being stiffed in the UK again, regarding price... Grrrrr!

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By in United States,

Fantastic set! I love how you can customize it. There is so much in this set that I feel like you would basically have the whole Minecraft theme in this one set. I can certainly see that this would appeal to many Minecraft fans.

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By in United Kingdom,

Alternative pics are now on the set details page. Sorry for the delay.

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By in United Kingdom,

Won't buy this, not at that price, but there looks to be some interesting parts included, so I'm hoping a few sets get split on bricklink

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By in United States,

I remember when I first saw this!

I was a kid.. and I had just started playing with LEGO.

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By in United States,

I was dreading the price reveal, but $249.99 USD looks OK to me! The almost $100 more to buy it in the UK sure stinks though :/
The alternate models are a bit too similar to the main model, although I do like the way part of the track can be switched around. Heh, we still have yet to see a picture of the entire back of the model - the parts of it that are pictured look good. I dig the winter/taiga biome look represented by the white and sand green plates. I want those spruce trees to be taller, but that's a quick fix with some extra reddish brown 2x2s.
Suffice to say, my little LEGO/Minecraft heart is all aflutter.

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By in United Kingdom,

Here you have your Brexit UK folks. Enjoy your stay.

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By in United States,

There are some really neat features - I really like the way the light brick can be used to light up different objects, and the slime that actually has smaller slimes when it dies. For something that's mostly basic bricks, that's a good price too.

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By in United States,

I designed my own Lego set that looked EXACTLY like this one. I was five at the time, but the one I built had more play features.

Reminder that we live in a world where the target market for these sets (6-12 years-old) can't keep even $20 in their pocket.

So why does this set exist?

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By in United Kingdom,

UK price higher than US price is this a first for a large set? Not a good at all.

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By in United States,

@Penkid11: Not sure if you have any kind of source for that statistic or if it's just a stereotype. But by that logic the City and Friends themes should be bleeding money, what with all their high-dollar sets aimed at 6–12-year-olds. The reality is that as has always been the case, a lot of kids get their sets not with their own pocket money but rather as gifts from family members. Plus you're off the mark about the target audience for Minecraft sets anyway. Even the smallest ones tend to be aimed at ages 8+, and this one is aimed at ages 12+, same as other exclusives like https://brickset.com/sets/10193-1/Medieval-Market-Village, https://brickset.com/sets/10223-1/Kingdoms-Joust, https://brickset.com/sets/10241-1/Maersk-Line-Triple-E, and https://brickset.com/sets/10937-1/Batman-Arkham-Asylum-Breakout. So what's the issue here?

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By in United States,

Maybe they should change the set name to Mountain of Basic Bricks with Cave. Although if I had the extra money (I wish) I'd probably get it, my city needs a mountain.. and cave!

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By in United States,

Per Aanchir. Also, The Village obviously sold well enough to not only demand another D2C Minecraft set, but an even more expensive one - and just a year later, at that! It's impressive, really. Not even Ninjago, an even-better selling theme, can boast such an achievement!

But personally, I really like it for what it is.

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By in United Kingdom,

@AmonGoeth yes that also explains why the Denmark price is $60+ higher than the US price. Oh wait, no it doesn't.

The set looks rubbish to me. Just a random assembly of bricks.

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By in Poland,

Ugly set, great partpack :)
Love all new additions for Lego minecraft universe!

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By in United States,

I like the jungle style!

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By in United Kingdom,

@EvilTwin UK Price is eq to 305Euro. Deal with it.

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By in United Kingdom,

Sure, it's nice, but not £260 nice.

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By in United States,

How little do you have to live for if you get your kicks insulting others' preferences in LEGO sets?

Don't like it? Don't buy it. Minecraft sets generate profit for LEGO and that profit allows LEGO to continue investing and making sets that you do like.

At the end of the day, EVERY LEGO set is just a pile of plastic bricks. It's kind of the point.

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By in United States,

Looks like a nice set! I don't understand why people are complaining that it's just a lot of basic bricks. Last I checked normal LEGO sets weren't meant to be bought as parts packs.

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By in United States,

A slime feature that breaks into smaller slimes is cute and accurate. The inclusion of the light brick is an amazing idea. The cave-in TNT feature is cool too. Spider spawner is a nice bonus. Overall this set pleases me in every way, except for the fact that I don't see a door for the hideout area.

You can tell the designers have gotten better and have taken more in-game inspiration. The first wave models were quite flimsy and had the tendency to break easily. Now we have little features that come to make the models Minecraft accurate. Look how far we've come with this! I will for sure be picking this up.

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By in United States,

^^ what speedorz4ever said.

Also it makes a lot more sense why these sets would be popular if you like the game, because it's cool seeing features recreated in LEGO (e.g., big slime which breaks down into smaller ones), and these sets recreate the Minecraft aesthetic really well. My only complaint is the dark bley plates - they should be the same color as the other stone blocks.

Plus, since this is mostly relatively large basic bricks (2800+ mostly basic bricks), the volume and weight is probably higher than similarly sized sets that use tons of specialized and small parts, so arguably you get better value with this than with other sets.

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By in United States,

I want this one!! I don't think I'll be able to get it though. That's a lot of money. Good value, but out of my budget.

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By in United States,

I need to know more about this light brick. Is there a toggle that actually leaves it turned on as opposed to the old style of having to press and hold?

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By in United Kingdom,

@AmonGoeth "Deal with it"? What on earth does that mean? What exactly is there to "deal with"? The point is that the difference in price is not explained by Brexit. There has always been a difference in prices in different countries, even in neighbouring countries. Maybe that's what some people need to "deal with".

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By in United Kingdom,

@speedorz4ever this is a "comments" section not an "everyone must agree with me" section. Look back at a few other articles, there are plenty of positive and negative comments about practically everything that has ever appeared. Minecraft sets are not exempt from that.

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By in United States,

I won't get this, as I'm not a big fan of Minecraft, but the price is good in the US for the almost 3k pieces. An interesting set, but just not for me.

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By in Sweden,

Well I know people in the UK are getting stiffed on the price but for the bricks and the set itself this is good value in may book (I am in Sweden so around 2800SEK). I am very pleased with it. Light brick use, lift system, loads of play features and new Minecraft parts. Its a winner.

As has been mentioned above, all LEGO sets are a just a pile of bricks, and if this set has not fired your imagination that is fine you are just not for the LEGO Minecraft theme. For quite a few people this is all sorts of Minecraft LEGO loveliness .... :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Does anyone else want to combine this with #60161: Jungle Exploration Site?

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By in New Zealand,

Have LEGO never heard of XE.com? Their pricing department are living in some weird parallel universe fantasy land.....

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By in United Kingdom,

I haven't really bothered with minecraft sets before but this looks interesting. Look at the UK price though!!! If this is a result of brexit then we need another referendum lol!!!

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By in United States,

^^ OMG good idea, those explorers might want to hire Steve and Alex as bodyguards though.

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By in Australia,

@Block-n-Roll Haha, so true.

Damnit, TLG! I still haven't even gotten The Village, and now they're coming out with the ocean monument and mountain cave. And then there's also Assembly Square and the Apollo 11 Ideas set...
I need to get a bank loan.

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By in United States,

I really don't care for Minecraft, but I must admit, this set looks fun to play with... Just not $250 fun.

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By in United Kingdom,

@EvilTwin The issue we have to 'deal with' is not that different countries have different prices, but that a year ago a $250 US set would be priced at £220 not £270.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think I'm Gona wait until the price goes down because £259.99 is for too expensive.

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By in Sweden,

A day one purchase for sure, can't wait!

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By in Venezuela,

I only have The Cave and stopped playing Minecraft like 3 years ago, but dude, this looks cool as Zane.
And yes, it is basic bricks, but then again, this is a modular set on a block-based sandbox game. It's actually quite awesome that the LEGO theme of a game about creativity is developed in a way that looks, feels, and is meant to be used exactly like that.
Properly used, LEGO Minecraft can teach the 8-12 age group how to be imaginative with the most essential System bricks.

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By in United States,

I think this is a very solid set. I'm so tired of people hating on some good sets just because they don't have rare pieces in them. I mean what were were you expecting out of a game made out of primarily blocks and pixels! It looks great to me, and very accurate to the source material.

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By in United States,

2,863 pieces for $250 is actually a good deal.

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By in United Kingdom,

INSANE prices.

$222.04 if bought in Canada. $325.89 if bought in UK. Insane.

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By in United States,

I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like the Minecraft theme is kind of running out of new material for sets. I mean, besides a few new mobs, what is so specifically special about this set, besides being big? I look at this set and just see a big stack of grey bricks.

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By in United States,

^And if a Minecraft set was made with a bunch of wedge plates, hinges, brackets, etc. with rare and unusual colors people would complain it would be inaccurate...

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By in United States,

I think it is an awesome looking set. Those people complaining about it being basic bricks, well that's just silly. Minecraft is a game of building using... wait for it... basic bricks! My son is 7 years old and has been building lego sets since he was four. He has all the minecraft sets except the Village (that will most likely be an xmas present this year), and we are waiting for the prices to come down on the 2017 sets--or getting them as gifts. He is looking forward to constructing something of this magnitude, my only problem is, where will it go? I don't think his 11" shelf will hold this! As far as price goes, I feel $.10/piece is a fair price, so for us USers $250 for over 2800 pieces is a great starting price. And as a collector, search for bargains!

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