Release Year: 2014
Pieces: 249 (with 2 minifigures)
Obviously, with this set you get a whole stack (43) of 2×2 bricks in various colours. There are also plenty of the 2×2 plates with knobs in the middle, and a few larger plates thrown in here and there as well. The interesting parts include two black T-pieces, a 2×4 chest and lid in medium nougat, a little bucket (that’s great for holding the 1×1 plates of water and lava, and two 1×2 TNT bricks. The minifigures are pretty cool. Of course, they have the iconic square heads, and the spider looks pretty awesome. To me the tools look a little too detailed, but that’s a very minor thing. One detail I was really happy with was the bread. I get really excited every time I get a set with some food items in it!
Because of the way the set is intended to be modular, and fit in with the other sets in the range, it has to be able to come apart easily. This isn’t easy, as the stability of the set is sacrificed. I kept knocking over the walls because of this, and got a little frustrated. The lava flow is a great visual, and the torches just look awesome. For such a simple little detail, they really nailed it. The beauty of this set comes in it’s playability, especially when combined with the rest of the range. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on them soon.