Introducing LEGO Minecraft: The Mountain Cave

Today, LEGO has announced Minecraft: The Mountain Cave (21137) to the world. This set has been rumored for quite a while with LEGO putting up teaser images for weeks, which were compiled into a single composite giving us a preview look.

The set positively dwarfs the The Village (21128) which had 1600 pieces, where The Mountain cave has an astounding 2863 pieces! This set will be heavy when you pick it up!

The price (US $249) is a bit high for just a parts set, which some people have mentioned. As it stands, with a price per part of just over $0.08, it’s pretty good but not super great. If you’re a fan of Minecraft it does looks like a great set.

The press release confirms that this set will be available to LEGO VIP members starting June 15, and then available to the public on July 1.

Here’s the full press release:

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.