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A checkpoint.

Checkpoints are structures that are located throughout the worlds that act as Save Blocks would in other games. If a Minifigure is smashed by an enemy, they will normally respawn at the world's spawn point; but when a Minifigure passes through a checkpoint, they spawn at or near the checkpoint.

Checkpoints are almost always made of stone, shaped as animal Minifigures with an accessory (most of the time a sword) standing on a box-shaped block.