Hello fans of LEGO! Today I’ll be diving down into the water of Minecraft, as I review the Guardian Battle set!
After our eagerly-awaited LEGO Minecraft shipment from Zavvi, I was super excited to dive into this set! The second I saw this set leaked on YouTube, I just knew it would be amazing. Opening the box my anticipation was proved. So much goodness came out of a tiny box!
The set begins with a minifig, axolotls and the guardians, which are the mobs which guard the Ocean Monument if you didn’t know. The minifigure is an ocean diver with a diving suit which looks pretty sweet. On his back they have a transparent build that allows the axolotls to ‘swim’ beside him. The axolotls have a custom mould and a 1×1 stud with printing for the eyes. They can be connected to the transparent build to attach to the minifigure.
There are 2 guardians in the set, but you only build 1 of them first. Using SNOT bricks you make a frame that the outside of the guardian is attached onto. Then the guardian’s protective spikes can be clipped on and poked in different directions. The guardian also has a tail that can swing left and right.
After the first guardian is finished, the Ocean Monument is built. It is only a part of the full structure from the game, but it uses some rare blue colours and I think it clearly represents the monument very well. If you were a Minecraft fan you would easily know it’s an Ocean Monument. There is also lots of colourful coral around it and some sea pickles too!
Along with the monument, a Glow Squid is also built. These creatures glow in game and the designers used a vivid, colourful print on a 2×3 tile to show this. The squid has 4 tentacles and is held up by a transparent pole.
The final part of the set is the second, larger Elder Guardian. It is built much like the other guardian just on a bigger scale and with different colours. The main differences are that the Elder Guardian has more spikes, a longer tail and a spring shooter. The coolest part is that the spring shooter is activated but moving the Elder Guardian’s tail!
Overall, I think this was an amazing set and probably is one of the best ones of the early 2022 Minecraft wave. It is packed with so many creatures and parts for a great price! Hope you enjoyed this review!
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Set: The Guardian Battle
Set #: 21180
Number of Minifigs: 1
Number of Pieces: 255
A special thanks to our friends at Zavvi who supplied this set for us to build. Check them out for some great deals on LEGO sets.