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Minecraft and LEGO are a natural pairing. After all, Minecraft is essentially a digitized, massive LEGO set.
Perhaps that is why LEGO Minecraft is one of LEGO’s most popular and repeated themes.
Since 2012 with the release of LEGO Ideas 21102 Minecraft Micro World: The Forest, LEGO has released 97 Minecraft-themed LEGO sets.
That isn’t including the recently confirmed LEGO Minecraft 2022 summer wave of set releases.
There are rumors that LEGO Minecraft will continue on into 2023 with the release of at least one new set and three new BrickHeadz.
The 3 BrickHeadz (depicting Alex, a llama, and a zombie) are thought to be released on April 1st, 2023.
While the new set – LEGO Minecraft 21240 The Swamp Adventure – has a release date of January 1st, 2023.
Until LEGO officially confirms these sets, they should be treated as rumors.
However, there is still a lot of compelling evidence to suggest that LEGO Minecraft fans should be getting at least four new sets in 2023.
LEGO Minecraft 21240 The Swamp Adventure
In April 2022, LEGO uploaded a new LEGO Minecraft set to their Building Instructions Portal database.
Though it is now hidden, keen LEGO fans took note of the uploaded information.
LEGO Minecraft 21240 The Swamp Adventure was uploaded to the database with a release date of January 1st, 2023.
This would make the set part of the LEGO 2023 winter wave of releases.
On June 7th, 2022, Mojang Studios updated Minecraft with The Wild Update.
As part of the update, two new biomes were added – the mangrove swamps and the deep dark.
Accompanying these new biomes was a whole new selection of blocks (such as mangrove logs sculk cartalyst) and four new mobs: frogs, the allay, tadpoles, and the warden.
LEGO fans think this Minecraft update is reason enough to expect the rumored LEGO Minecraft 21240 The Swamp Adventure in January 2023.
In January 2023, it would have been long enough since the update’s release for Minecraft fans to get accustomed to the new biomes without LEGO ruining any of the fun with spoilers.
The set is rumored to only have 65 pieces but is thought to cost $9.99.
This may seem like a lot of money for very few bricks. However, the set will likely feature new and exclusive Minifigures based on the new The Wild Update mods.
Though the set may be small, LEGO Minecraft fans should still be excited about the potential of the 21240 The Swamp Adventure set.
It will be the first swamp biome-themed LEGO Minecraft set since the 2017 LEGO Minecraft 21133 The Witch Hut.
The Witch Hut was comprised of 502 pieces and two unique Minifigures. It retailed at $59.99 when it was released on March 1st, 2017.
While that may be drastically different from the rumored 2023 LEGO Minecraft 21240 The Swamp Adventure, there is a lot of potential in a new swamp-themed LEGO Minecraft set.
Especially given how much the design of LEGO Minecraft sets has improved since 2017.
Fans only need to compare the 2017 LEGO Minecraft 21133 The Witch Hut with the 2020 LEGO Minecraft 21165 The Bee Farm to see how far LEGO’s design and innovation have progressed.
LEGO Minecraft 21240 The Swamp Adventure is one of the smaller known Minecraft sets, but there are still high hopes for the set.
LEGO Minecraft BrickHeadz 40624 Alex
Surprisingly, LEGO has only ever produced 1 Minecraft-themed BrickHeadz set.
LEGO BrickHeadz Minecraft 41612 Steve & Creeper was a double BrickHeadz set released on August 1st, 2018.
The set was only 160 pieces, making it one of the smallest double sets in the LEGO BrickHeadz collection.
However, for Minecraft fans, the set was a must-have.
Considering how compatible LEGO and Minecraft are as concepts, fans thought it odd that there has only been 1 Minecraft BrickHeadz set.
Many monsters, characters, and mods would make effective, fun BrickHeadz builds.
Yet there has not been even a whisper of future Minecraft BrickHeadz since 2018. Until now.
Around the same time that LEGO uploaded the LEGO Minecraft 21240 The Swamp Adventure to the Building Instructions Portal database, three new Minecraft BrickHeadz were also added.
One of these was LEGO Minecraft BrickHeadz 20624 Alex.
For those unfamiliar with Minecraft, Alex is one of the two protagonists in the game. The other is Steve.
Players can pick which ‘skin’ they want to use when creating a Minecraft account. This is how they then appear in the game.
Compared to Steve, Alex has a more complex and colorful design. From her bright orange hair to her green shirt and detailed belt.
Several LEGO Minecraft sets already include Alex as a Minifigure.
The most recent example is LEGO Minecraft 21179 The Mushroom House, released on January 2nd, 2022.
It will be interesting to see Alex’s detail on a larger scale.
LEGO Minecraft BrickHeadz 20624 Alex is rumored to be a single build set released during LEGO’s 2023 spring wave on April 1st, 2023.
With 83 pieces total, the Alex BrickHeadz set will cost around $9.99.
This is a pretty average size and price for a BrickHeadz build.
LEGO Minecraft BrickHeadz 20625 Llama
Another set uploaded to the Building Instructions Portal database along with the above was the LEGO Minecraft BrickHeadz 20625 Llama.
Despite being 100 pieces, the retail price for the Minecraft BrickHeadz llama should also be $9.99 when released on April 1st, 2023.
A llama would perhaps not be the first choice of Minecraft mods fans would choose for a BrickHeadz adaption.
Though it will allow for the perfect follow-on set from the June 1st, 2022 LEGO Minecraft 21188 The Llama Village set.
A set that has proven to be very popular amongst LEGO Minecraft fans, leaving great reviews on the set’s official sale page.
LEGO has never created a llama-type BrickHeadz build before.
Regular LEGO fans and LEGO Minecraft fans alike can look forward to seeing an otherwise obscure animal brought to life… or brick.
LEGO Minecraft BrickHeadz 40626 Zombie
The final set to be uploaded to the Building Instructions Portal database was the LEGO Minecraft Brickheadz 40626 Zombie.
At a rumored 81 pieces, the BrickHeadz zombie will be the smallest of the three rumored BrickHeadz in 2023.
Do not be warded off by the slightly fewer pieces for the same $9.99 retail cost.
81 pieces is still an average size for a BrickHeadz set.
The Minecraft zombie has been depicted in various LEGO Minecraft sets in a range of designs.
But fans should expect the generic Minecraft zombie to be the inspiration for its BrickHeadz depiction. Mostly because it is the most identifiable to Minecraft fans.
According to the original database entry, LEGO Minecraft Brickheadz 40626 Zombie should have the same release date as the other two sets – April 1st, 2023.
Fans will be able to buy all three 2023 Minecraft BrickHeadz at the same time.