21185 Lego Minecraft The Nether Bastion
Lego Minecraft Minecraft Lego Lego Minecraft Nether Bastion

LEGO Minecraft is the ultimate combo of two of the world’s most loved and popular things – LEGO and Minecraft. It brings together the stimulating and imaginative world of Minecraft with the tactile and hands-on feel of LEGO, resulting in a toy that can satisfy both the visual and physical senses. You can build structures, create your own worlds, and even battle it out with your favourite mobs while surrounded by your own creations. And with the release of the LEGO Minecraft Nether Bastion set, fans have even more tools to build their own fiery fortresses. So whether you’re young or old, Minecraft LEGO is the perfect way to tap into your inner creativity and let your imagination run wild.

Set Details

Dive into the fiery Nether Bastion and conquer challenging obstacles to collect unique items that fuel your imagination with the 300 piece LEGO set 21185. The set features beloved Minecraft characters like the nether adventurer, magma cube, piglin brute, piglin, and strider. Exciting elements include an explosion function triggered by inserting TNT and pressing a lever. Children will recognize authentic accessories such as crimson root, warped fungus, gilded blackstone, nether wart, soul torches, blocks of gold, red mushrooms and soul fire. Not to mention, this set comes with weapons like a gold axe, crossbow, and netherite sword, along with additional items like TNT, fishing rod, and a treasure chest packed with netherite scraps, iron nuggets, and a porkchop. With its endless configuration possibilities, this playset lets you embark on countless new adventures, just like the iconic Minecraft game.

Model Name The Nether Bastion
Model Number 21185
Theme Minecraft
Sub Themes N/A
Pieces 300
Minifigures 3
Launch Date June 2022
Current Status Available
Date Retired N/A
RRP £30

Investment Potential

This LEGO Minecraft set is currently available for £23.99 at Amazon, a 20% discount to the £29.99 RRP and is expected to retire at the end of this year. We’ve taken a look to see whether it is a decent investment.

Launch RRP £30
Price Per Piece £0.10
Launch Price per piece £0.10
5th Year Value £44
Percentage Increase 47%
Expected Annual Growth 9%
Theme Growth 9%
Sub Theme Growth N/A

Theme Analysis

The LEGO Minecraft theme is solid enough delivering average annualised growth of 9% across a decent sample size. That said there have been some real blockbuster Minecraft LEGO sets, none more so than LEGO Minecraft the Mountain Cave (21137) which retired in 2018 with an RRP of £259.99 and is now currently valued at nearly £1,500, more than 5 times as much (annualised growth of a stunning 46%!).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
21137 The Mountain Cave December 2018 £260 £1457 460% 46%
21138 The Melon Farm December 2018 £13 £36 177% 25%
21114 The Farm December 2016 £25 £51 104% 11%
21121 The Desert Outpost December 2017 £65 £77 19% 3%

Comparable Set Analysis

Within the Mini-fig scale sub theme we get a very similar historical picture with the retired sets producing annualised growth of 9%. We have taken a look at some of the sets with a price point below £50 to see how they perform and found a lot of solid sets and a couple of stellar ones. The pick of the bunch is clearly LEGO Minecraft The Ice Spikes (21131) which retired in 2017 with an RRP of £45 and is now valued close to 3 times this figure at £134 (annualised growth of 22%).

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
21115 The First Night December 2016 £40 £71 78% 9%
21130 The Nether Railway December 2018 £40 £59 47% 9%
21131 The Ice Spikes December 2017 £45 £134 197% 22%
21143 The Nether Portal December 2020 £50 £72 45% 15%


A solid and reliable theme and sub theme producing close to double digit annual growth numbers and a 20% discount to RRP make this an investable proposition for us, especially with it likely to retire later this year.