It seemed like a match made in heaven – a blocky video game that geeks everywhere have gone crazy for, and LEGO building blocks that geeks everywhere have been crazy about for a long time.
If you’re not familiar with Minecraft, let us help: it’s a sandbox game that allows you to build anything you can imagine – out of blocks. When playing the game, it feels like you’ve fallen into an an old eight-bit game, ala Mario. So naturally, the game is a perfect fit for LEGO.
One Block at a Time
Minecraft has inspired an entire generation of builders. In the game players can (and have) create anything their hearts desire – there’s the player that made a recreation of World of Warcraft, the guy that made a 16-bit computer and the Minecraft player who created the starship Enterprise from Star Trek. Now players will be able to recreate those same digital landscapes using LEGO’s.
The set got it’s start on Lego’s Cuusoo project, via Mojang, the creator of Minecraft. Lego’s Cuusoo is a Kickstarter-like blog that lets LEGO’ers submit ideas they’d like to see made into new sets. The Minecraft project got over 10,000 votes practically overnight, and is now on the way to becoming a real set.
The first LEGO micro-scale Minecraft set features four different sections that can be arranged like the Minecraft landscape, with water, wood, sand, stone and lava. The set also features Steve the Adventurer and the Creeper. You can preorder the Minecraft set exclusively through J!NX. The set will release this summer, and be eventually be available via LEGO stores.
Let Go My LEGO’s
LEGO’s just get cooler all the time. LEGO even makes a LEGO robotics kit that lets you build and program your own robot. What are you planning on building with your LEGO Minecraft set?
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