The summer time tends to be a bit slow for me for a variety of reasons, so I’m looking forward to my monthly dose of magazines even more. The LEGO Minecraft magazine is of course par for the course, so let’s have a look at the June 2023 issue.
The comic has four ninjas crossing the Iron Mountains, and while I’m familiar with the name, my lack of knowledge on Minecraft lore prevents me from putting it in context and providing a better explanation. Anyway, the advantage with this location is that we get rather varied panels, sometimes on top of the mountains, sometimes in the caves below them and ghost blocks, i. e. parts that just materialize, play a role, too.
The poster isn’t much of an artistic achievement, but still kind of funny with its raining frogs and slime blobs. The back side has the warden/ demon from the The Deep Dark Battle (21246) set. In any case, the posters are at least different enough and don’t just repeat the same motives for the umpteenth time.
The extra isn’t anything surprising, but at least we get one of the ninjas to expand the diversity of the minifigures in your collection. Since it’s one of those one-offs that literally has only been available in a single set, this is even more true and collectors chasing the minifig may appreciate getting it easily and cheap this way. The rest is mundane stuff with another exploding block and another of god knows how many zombie Steves. One of the frogs would have been much cooler, obviously.
Overall not the most exciting edition of this magazine, but that’s not really much of a surprise. The last two issues simply raised the bar with some good minifigures. As always I’ll be the first to admit that of course Minecraft nerds will get more out of it than people like me only valuating the contents on its abstract merits.