LEGO Minecraft The Polar Igloo review! 21142

LEGO Minecraft The Polar Igloo review! 21142


hello hello this is the LEGO Minecraft
set called the polar igloo and I really love that name because it has polar in
it so you immediately associate it with polar bears and this comes with two of
them in addition to of course the igloo I’m just gonna look at these first
because I want to one adult and one baby or cub version of a polar bear you’ll
notice that the faces are not exactly the same between these two I don’t think
that’s intentional I think that’s just a production error a little bit of
production variation I got two extremes where the black is just printed much
lower for the eyes for this one on the Left I think it’s supposed to be
something between these two like this one is printed a little bit too low and
then this one’s printed a little bit too high I think that most of the time you
won’t see that much difference obviously the eyes are supposed to be below the
eyebrows but okay one adult one baby cub cub looks pretty perfect to me obviously
they use the same head or they’re supposed to use the same head yeah that
this is good this is also good in its shape but of course you know I don’t
like the the blue Technic pin showing up there this looks cool from the back but
the Technic pin is there so that you can have this rotation and rear it up like
so okay hmm not sure what I think about that I like the idea of being able to
make it stand up but I don’t think it looks particularly good like that
especially since the head has to go with it you know the head can’t angle down to
look at a player that it’s attacking or something and you know you see some of
the mechanism underneath there and you always see the mechanism on the side
fortunately you know most of this is made of fairly standard normal pieces
and it’s really easy to modify this so if you don’t like that if you don’t want
that feature there or if it kind of ruins the look for you
you know just use some plates and bricks it’s very easy to modify but I’m
definitely glad to get these at the fair least for their heads so if you want to
do something custom you can but the baby is perfect and I think the overall shape
of the adult is really good too my first impression of the igloo or really the
whole terrain build is actually very positive I expected it to be or to feel
kind of like just a white blob but they provided so much extra terrain around it
and of course I love the sand green over here but also the water space you know
there’s just there’s a good volume here and there’s enough sprawl that it really
feels like a piece of a terrain and not just a component that needs terrain
added around it you know this feels like an entire scene I like the the balance
of the flat and the slight differences in elevation the kind of the arrangement
of color and where they put the the foliage in and such you got a small
little trap over here I think that’s supposed to represent a pressure plate
that you know somebody would stand on and then the the kind little dispenser
of arrows that our flick fire missiles with do its thing
that can work pretty easily because it’s just completely out there in in the open
but I feel like just just immediately I’ve gotten a pretty good value with
this even relative to some of the other better Minecraft sets to date especially
for this medium to low price point you get a banner there which is an exclusive
new printed piece that shows the you know the fish on it that’s actually a
metallic print so depending upon how the light hits it there’s there you go
there’s the shine that I was looking for that’s pretty cool and the build of the
igloo does a really nice thing for the the roof the removable roof you see they
use hinge pieces hinge bricks around the outside of this and those are not for
structural stability not to really hold things together and obviously not to
create the 90 degree angle those are just to create those little shelves in
in the corner onto which ultimately this roof assembly just all sits it’s so
simple it means that when you pick this up there’s not a whole lot of stuff
underneath here right there’s nothing that is just
dedicated to holding the roof up and you can rotate this around because it fit
anyway this is finished around the back more than it even needs to be they could
have left those plates just completely exposed and open the little tree looks
nice to me it just it just feels like it was made with love the whole thing let’s
take a look at the interior as well oh yeah
this is one of the newer pieces we haven’t seen this before it’s a new
grass piece or or flower stem piece that actually has a bar at the base of it
rather than an anti stud interesting useful can be held in the hand of a
figure can be stacked with the hole on the top there and you can put any
regular kind of flower over it inside this igloo I think it’s supposed to be
at least inspired by a naturally generated one might be slightly player
modified got a green bed over there and mostly just on this side you get the
crafting table and the furnace and the redstone lamp this is the newer style of
furnace it has two printed bricks so one of them shows it out one of them shows
it actually working and you can turn one of those around they’re not double-sided
so you turn one around to you know just hide it if you’re not gonna have it in
the corner like that this is a good space to put the chests so if you want
to bring your chest indoors or if you want to just discover it in there in the
first place you can although this does trying to find the spot for it there we
go oh yeah I just have realized that had that spot the the indentation there
that’s made with the panel piece here to actually allow you to open that up okay
well good smart design choice there and inside this chest you get the diamond
sword and a single Salman actually Jang it’s called salmon or salmon depending
on where you’re from the player figure included is Alex and
yeah we’ve gotten a lot of Alex’s and a lot of Steve’s and not much for anything
else to date from the Minecraft line but I really feel like this one matches this
set perfectly just her color scheme with this exact setup that they’ve given her
was just one piece of diamond armor you know it just I don’t know it just looks
right to me I think it just it just complements things so well the sand
green just speaks a little bit to the the sand green grassy area you know at
the edge of the set and just just the whole coast game just just matches
perfectly so I’m I’m very happy with this inclusion it just feels right to me
and she can go fishing and she comes with one single regular fish last but
not least the set comes with a stray and I think this is perfect I don’t think
they could have done any better on this whatsoever I love it I love it just how
it is the cloth piece that they have for it’s tattered cape or clothing it’s
really really nice it’s it’s well die-cut and you know you can give it a
little bit of a little bit of motion like that by not folding it down all the
way in the back or you can get it to be nice and tight if you want to just make
a good crease there yeah the colors the print for that head it’s
all just it’s all just right so right this one really turned out well I mean
it’s kind of simple I guess but I like it I couldn’t have asked for anything
better so I really liked the the whole set here the only thing that I don’t
like is just you know the back end of the adult polar bear but like I said
that’s definitely easy to customize and I understand why they they kind of
compromised the appearance for the sake of a little bit of emotion there but
colors variety usefulness you know having actual useful space around which
to play good sized igloo nicely done generous roof that gives you plenty of
room to get in there just everything here pretty much is done exceptionally
well it’s difficult I feel to make anything that that’s a snowy scene
especially in such a simplified resolution as a Minecraft world and make
it actually interesting to look at it’s it’s so easy to make just a big ol white
blob or to go overboard and to use way too many pieces for a reasonably priced
set just trying to add interesting stuff around the edges with you know different
heights of terrain and everything this just has so much variety in such a small
space for something that could potentially be just all whiteout
conditions so kudos to the designer of this one I think that this is a winner
and I’m happy with with the value as well I feel like the price for the
amount of stuff that you get and the amount of stuff that you can do with it
is very good and that’s it for my thoughts about the polar igloo oh yeah
really good name for the set as well so thanks for watching and I’ll talk to you
again soon you you

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