Mojang Making Official Minecraft Legos

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Mojang Making Official Minecraft Legos

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Mojang wants to give Minecraft builders the tools to take their creations into the real world.

Mojang is currently working with Lego to bring Minecraft into the physical world with an entire set of blocks fashioned after the ones in the game. The announcement came from Mojang spokesman Daniel Kaplan in the form of a Tweet. "We are working directly with Lego to make this happen," it read.

The collaboration stems from community support on Lego's Cuusoo website, which encourages fans to suggest ideas for new block sets or show their support for ones currently being considered. Needless to say, the Minecraft set found massive support as soon as it was posted. So much in fact, the site has been intermittently crashing from traffic since the announcement that Mojang is officially on the case.

"Seeing LEGO Minecraft sets is also our dream," wrote a representative of Mojang on the Cuusoo website, "so we linked to one of the projects. It's clear to us that there are many creative people with good ideas for this and we want to throw our own hat into the ring and start this project to bring the best LEGO Minecraft builders together."

Mojang has also promised any royalties it makes from the project to charity.

Minecraft and Lego are like peas and ... well, other peas. In fact, it seems such an obvious combination that I wonder how much fun this toy will actually be. Basically, builders will be building the island, so, grass, trees, and water. I seem to recall doing that with green, brown, and blue blocks with my regular Legos, and only as somewhere to park the mega robot death laser tank mech I just finished. Still, a lot of the fun in Legos comes from the aesthetics of different sets, so I'm sure there will be more than a couple of Minecrafters ready to line up at the toy shop.

Source: Eurogamer

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Isn't...
isn't minecraft just legos... on the computer

Will creepers blow up my lego buildings? ):
If so, i'll have to play on peaceful again....

Isn't it a bad idea to convince kids to punch their legos?

rekabdarb:
Isn't...
isn't minecraft just legos... on the computer

.
Exactly my thoughts. Well said.

At first I was excited but then I thought; How could minecraft lego be in any way different to normal lego?

So Virtual Lego - Lego

Paradox incoming!

Though this is probably a killer marketing move on both sides all the minecraft fans will buy it all and it will also introduce younger kids who are at a Lego age into buying Minecraft.

So its win win from a company point of view

Who'd thunk it.

OT: Um...ok..better be cheap then for bunch of them. So people can build LOTR replicas with those aswell. ;)

Next up on the to-do list - Lego Minecraft - The Videogame

Can't wait for my Lego Minecraft builds to be destroyed by Lego creepers....

I suppose this is cool though. Good job Mojang on working together with Lego. Seems like it was only yesterday when they released the first alpha of Minecraft...

4x4 minecraft block

€6999.99

Comes with insurance plan and technical specifications for your investment portfolio.

-Dragmire-:
Next up on the to-do list - Lego Minecraft - The Videogame

Now that leads us to Lego-Mine-Ception!

Meh ... certainly a decent marketing move, but yet again part of this whole Minecraft hype ... Nothing to get all jizzed about, or to even remotely consider 'important', imho.

LEGO REDSTONE MECHANISMS HERE I COME

wait......this cannot work, it really is already virtual lego.
considering this, it will probably make lego more popular than ever, when it gets released in a year.

rekabdarb:
Isn't...
isn't minecraft just legos... on the computer

yes it is.
yes.
it... it is.

rekabdarb:
Isn't...
isn't minecraft just legos... on the computer

yes it is.
yes.
it... it is.

*Places my 2x2 block off center* Where is your god now Notch?

More Lego into the world? Well that's a good thing regardless, even with the baffling minecraft link.

Incidentally, and out of interest, is it only here in the UK where 'Lego' is used as both the singular and the plural? Reading (or even worse, hearing) 'Legos' is something I can never get used to.

My reaction:

My only question is how it will be marketed, minecraft is famous online but in the real world not a lot of people even know it exists

Also:

LegoDudeGuy:
My reaction:

Wait I minute. This would all fall under the premise that Minecraft isn't essentially virtual Lego. Hm. Well than.

Cgull:
More Lego into the world? Well that's a good thing regardless, even with the baffling minecraft link.

Incidentally, and out of interest, is it only here in the UK where 'Lego' is used as both the singular and the plural? Reading (or even worse, hearing) 'Legos' is something I can never get used to.

I am known to use Lego as plural.

Well, when i get them for my nephew for Christmas, at least I'll have a representation of something i really like sticking painfully out of my heel

This strikes me as being like a Call of Duty and Battlefield crossover. Pretty well the same thing.

Life imitating art imitating life... Yeah, stop the world, I think this is my stop.

You know, I can't help but feel like Mojang is sort of... Cashing out... Out this point.

I mean, Minecraft is awesome and all, but... Lego? Really? On top of all the other stuff... Xbox/iOS ports, merchandise, a whole freakin' convention... It's starting to feel like Mojang are exploiting they're fan base. Heck, they even 'released Minecraft, increasing its price, when some of the most prominent bugs in the game haven't even been ironed out yet. (eg. The mob spawning while you sleep bug)

robert01:
Wait I minute. This would all fall under the premise that Minecraft isn't essentially virtual Lego. Hm. Well than.

Cgull:
More Lego into the world? Well that's a good thing regardless, even with the baffling minecraft link.

Incidentally, and out of interest, is it only here in the UK where 'Lego' is used as both the singular and the plural? Reading (or even worse, hearing) 'Legos' is something I can never get used to.

I am known to use Lego as plural.

You're a man of fine taste and sophistication my friend, I doff my hat and welcome you into the fold as a fellow 'Lego' pluraliser (yep, made a word to describe you, that's how awesome you are).

Simalacrum:
You know, I can't help but feel like Mojang is sort of... Cashing out... Out this point.

I mean, Minecraft is awesome and all, but... Lego? Really? On top of all the other stuff... Xbox/iOS ports, merchandise, a whole freakin' convention... It starting to feel like Mojang are exploiting they're fan base. Heck, they even 'released Minecraft, increasing its price, when some of the most prominent bugs in the game haven't even been ironed out yet. (eg. The mob spawning while you sleep bug)

Yes, god forbid he makes money on his creation!
And damn him for releasing on other platforms, has he no shame?

No one is forcing you to buy these things you know.
I for one love my Minecraft T-shirt!

OT:
I think this is pretty cool, and I'll pick some up if they ever get released.

LEGO Minecraft game?
Intriguing.

Yo dawg, I heard you like Lego, so we turned your computer Lego into real Lego so you can build stuff you built.
In all honesty though, I'm actually kind of excited about this. This is the kind of bare-bones Lego set I'd really want to buy.

Lego's reaction to this: We can make billions just by taking our basic earth-tone blocks and just repackaging them without even having to relabel them?

We're in.

Simalacrum:
You know, I can't help but feel like Mojang is sort of... Cashing out... Out this point.

I mean, Minecraft is awesome and all, but... Lego? Really? On top of all the other stuff... Xbox/iOS ports, merchandise, a whole freakin' convention... It's starting to feel like Mojang are exploiting they're fan base. Heck, they even 'released Minecraft, increasing its price, when some of the most prominent bugs in the game haven't even been ironed out yet. (eg. The mob spawning while you sleep bug)

"Mojang has also promised any royalties it makes from the project to charity."

Ummm how is that at all different from regular legos? That gives me an idea, Lego themed Legos! We'll make millions!

The only difference between regular lego and this lego, in my perspective, is greater variety and making it easier to create landscapes. Which I approve of. I'm sure many stop-motion animators will find these handy when making sets.

therandombear:

Shit. I'm gonna have to clean my Dr. Pepper off my keyboard now.

Mojang (the creator of minecraft)+ LEGO (the creator of bionicle)=PPPPPPPPPPProfit. At least that's what I'm hoping for.

Kind of wondered when the inevitable merging between the two would occur.

Swedes working with Danes? Never!

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