If you’ve heard your child talking about creepers, Enderman, texture packs and mods, chances are they’re big fans of the world of Minecraft, a kid-friendly video game that is almost like a virtual LEGO world of sorts.
It’s no wonder that the LEGO company started launching Minecraft sets, like the LEGO Minecraft Nether set. This set is one of the most popular ones on the market right now.
It comes with 469 pieces of LEGOs, but these are not LEGOs that are right for very small kids, like the DUPLO version is. The LEGO Minecraft sets are miniature packs, so they have really tiny pieces.
People always want to know if it’s an easy to use for kids as young as age 7. The box states that it’s for 10 and up. That said, we all know that kids vary in terms of motor skills and maturity, so if you know your child loves LEGOs and has no problem with advanced kits, then you can see how he or she will like it.
In this set, you get three Microbomb figurines – one zombie pigman and two of the ghasts. The zombie pigman is just what it sounds like – a cross between a pig and a zombie. The ghast is a ghostly figure that flies in the air, shooting fireballs at the characters.
Using this LEGO Minecraft Nether set, your child can make a replica of the video game world on a micro scale. This set is a scary Minecraft world, with lava all over and many enemies trying to take you down.
There are other biomes that you can buy and add to this one and create portals from one biome to the other. As micro sets, they’re not very big – about 3 inches deep, 3 inches in length and 3 inches in height.
Most of the Minecraft LEGO fans have purchased the other sets to go with this. Once you put them all together, you can start using other LEGO pieces to customize the look and feel for your Minecraft world.
Once your child puts this together, he or she will have hours of fun playing with the Ghasts and Zombie Pigman. There are no Creepers in this set, but you can get one in the main LEGO Minecraft original set, along with one mini figure of the character you’re supposed to be playing.
If you also pick up the LEGO Minecraft Village, then you’ll also have a pig, a zombie and a villager to play with, so it’s like having an entire world of Minecraft at your fingertips!