My nephews love Legos, and they love Minecraft. So it was a pretty easy choice to get them this Lego set for Christmas this year. For the price of the box, it comes with a large number of pieces (over nine hundred). One of my favorite aspects of this set is that it also uses many basic shapes and designs of Lego blocks. There are not a lot of specialty pieces in the set (since Minecraft is often made of block-shaped figures anyway). I find this to be a good thing because it provides a lot of basic pieces for making other Lego creations as well. It is nice to be able to give someone a set that can be made into something that they love, but also provides pieces to be the building blocks of other things as well. As always, the Lego blocks are well-built and will last for a long time. This is a great set to get children, and I have found that it works well for those who are a little under the recommended age of eight as well (as long as they are old enough to know not to put pieces into their mouths).