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A lot of Minecraft's appeal can be traced back to construction toys like plastic building blocks - a fact which is neatly acknowledged by the growing range of Lego toys based on Mojang's famous title. Lego's Minecraft sets have been pretty decent so far, but this latest offering is shaping up to be the most expansive - and expensive - yet.

Packing in 1600 pieces and boasting a price tag of £169.99 / $240, The Village set includes a series of buildings and several characters, all taken from the game itself.

The only truly original element is the trading post, which Lego has presumably included to better visualise the process of exchanging goods in the Minecraft universe. Don't expect to see this one in your local toy shop, as it's exclusive to Lego's online store.

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If you don't fancy splashing out that much cash, then perhaps you're better off sticking with the Wii U version of the game - at least you won't lose any of the pieces.

[via eurogamer.net]