Just Lego: Lego Minecraft Is A Real Thing

By Jim Rossignol on February 16th, 2012 at 1:01 pm.


Yes, it’s real and it can be pre-ordered here for $34.99/£34.99. Lego Minecraft goes on sale in “selected” Lego shops in the summer, and gives you a chunk of the world to play with. The Minecraft range of Lego (and that’s just Lego, LEGO) will feature Steve and a creeper, as well your standard world building blocks from the game – stone, sand, wood, and even water and lava. It might be the cutest game/toy crossover the world has ever produced, and it was produced via the CUUSOO site, where Lego fans are asked to submit ideas.

A gallery of the Minecraft kit can be seen below.



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52 Comments »

  1. Premium User Badge AmateurScience says:

    I <3 Lego

    • Premium User Badge kregg says:

      I love LEGO too, but £35 for 480 pieces is a bit expensive, considering you can get 650 for £20 from the LEGO store (albeit the £20 is plain pieces of LEGO, and not the ones upped another Notch)

    • Premium User Badge AmateurScience says:

      Yowza!

      The discrepancy between my desire for Lego and my ability (financially) to purchase Lego has been a matter of some consternation for a long time.

      Although Mrs AmateurScience now knows it’s an easy out in the event of a gift emergency: this is a good thing.

    • creiij says:

      Preorderd this an hour ago, it might be excpensive but… come on! =)

  2. Hvr says:

    Shits about to get real!

  3. Nevard says:

    I bet all the diamond pieces will have gone missing within a week

  4. porschecm2 says:

    As one of the fans who collaborated with LEGO on this, and a long-time RPS reader, I’m thrilled at how excited everyone seems to be about this set. :D

  5. Ciber says:

    Minecraft = virtual lego? So Lego copies minecraft which copied lego. This is a bit like a dog eating it’s own tail!

  6. SiHy_ says:

    It all looks so tiny. Plus it seems to be made primarily of half-blocks which seems a bit counter-intuative to me.

  7. kromhall says:

    Really is it only me that thinks that the whole idea behind is stupid

  8. whexican says:

    If you can;t have a piece of dirt floating in the air then this is pointless I say.

    POINTLESS!

  9. caddyB says:

    GOD Legos are so expensive these days, I remember when we were in Berlin we would go to the Lego store and buy lots of it for cheap.

  10. Ultra Superior says:

    As a child I liked Lego because it fueled imagination. (Pirate cave!)

    Blocks pretending to be other blocks?
    It’s too dogma 95 for my tastes.

    • sinister agent says:

      The pirates and robin hood series were my favourites, too. I pretty much lost interest when they stopped doing them, and started doing generic dragons and castles instead.

    • vivlo says:

      hey no ! Dragons and knights were awwwsome !

  11. tmargul says:

    Why doesn’t Steve have arms? I feel like he should be able to hold a pick axe…

    • Vagrant says:

      Since the original Steve looked like a lego man, I can’t tell if this is true artistic brilliance or not.

    • Tams80 says:

      Or a least a slot for a tool.

  12. Tom OBedlam says:

    The creeper is lovely :)

  13. killbilly says:

    I see they removed Herobrine.

  14. Premium User Badge Smashbox says:

    Don’t they know that grass doesn’t grow on top of stone blocks?

    • Asherie says:

      That’s moss, it’s in the next minecraft update /nonsense comment

    • Urthman says:

      I hate the fact that contemporary LEGO has decided you need to put smooth, non-LEGO caps on top of everything you build to make it look like it’s not made of LEGO.

      In this case, having those 1/3-size smooth pieces kind of ruins the whole effect. None of those examples look like Minecraft to me, because Minecraft doesn’t have thin layers of dirt or sand on top of the stone. Or dirt houses with thin roofs.

      The creeper is pretty cute, though.

  15. Asherie says:

    He really should have arms! if he can’t hold a tiny pickaxe or other tools how will my imagination cope!?!

  16. Premium User Badge Thermal Ions says:

    Maybe it’s just the lighting, but the lego in the pictures look like the cheap glossy soft plastic knock off stuff rather than the stuff I grew up with – strong blocks that will still lock together firmly after a generation or two of use.

    It really reeks of gimmick rather than a decent set that’ll provide hours of fun. Whatever floats your boat though I guess.

  17. Inigo says:

    What’s next – Halo Mega Bloks? Hah!

    Oh.

  18. hypercrisis says:

    maximum levels of ‘meh’

    this just feels lazy, especially given how elaborate other lego licensed pieces get.

  19. Stupoider says:

    Just looking at all those flat tiles is giving my fingernails traumatic flashbacks.

    WE SHOULD’VE LISTENED

  20. Fumarole says:

    I’ll stop typing it as Legos when you stop typing it as GoG.

  21. smartalco says:

    Because somehow, no one has linked to this yet. This pretty much sums up my opinion on this.

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