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Lego Finally Announces Minecraft-Themed Sets

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Lego is officially launching a Minecraft-themed set this summer.

It was only a matter of time before Lego jumped on the Minecraft bandwagon and provided a few sets for creative PC gamers. Rumors have been floating around in regards to a Lego Minecaft set for a while, but on Friday Lego made it official.

According to Lego, each set will feature four cubic modular vignettes that can be connected to recreate the blocky-but-addictive Minecraft environment in Lego bricks. One Minecraft block is represented as one 1x1 Lego plate with a tile on top. "Not a perfect cube, but the best approximation at the chosen scale," Lego said on Friday.

Lego Minecraft Micro World, debuting this summer, includes two of Minecraft's most iconic characters, Steve and a Creeper, represented as "Micro Mobs." The model presents a standard for building a Minecraft world that can be configured any way the builder wishes.

Lego said the new set was the first to receive 10,000 votes of support from users on the global Lego CUUSOO idea collection platform. It was developed in collaboration with four Lego fans including Chris Malloy, Michael Thomas, Kyle Tingey, and Bjarne Panduro Tveskov. They developed concepts alongside Lego designers and helped shape the product that's being offered up for pre-order today ($34.99, €34.99).

Upon seeing the physical model the first time, Mojang founder Markus "Notch" Persson exclaimed “Woohoo!” He and the studio said they will donate the 1-percent proceeds from Lego CUUSOO to charity. Coolness.

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    one-shot , February 18, 2012 3:17 AM
    joytech221% to charity?Still a lot of money, but couldn't they have done at least 5%?It just seems kinda insignificant.


    It's better than 0%
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    runswindows95 , February 18, 2012 3:25 AM
    When I first saw Minecraft, I thought "It looks like Legos". I had a feeling it was a matter of time before this would happen.
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    kinggremlin , February 18, 2012 4:03 AM
    joytech221% to charity?Still a lot of money, but couldn't they have done at least 5%?It just seems kinda insignificant.


    1% is 100% of what they are making from this deal. That isn't enough? You can't please anyone these days.
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    A Bad Day , February 18, 2012 3:11 AM
    That guy's face, looks creepy...
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    joytech22 , February 18, 2012 3:15 AM
    1% to charity?
    Still a lot of money, but couldn't they have done at least 5%?

    It just seems kinda insignificant.
  • 19 Hide
    one-shot , February 18, 2012 3:17 AM
    joytech221% to charity?Still a lot of money, but couldn't they have done at least 5%?It just seems kinda insignificant.


    It's better than 0%
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    dormantreign , February 18, 2012 3:23 AM
    but not as good as 5% :p 
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    runswindows95 , February 18, 2012 3:25 AM
    When I first saw Minecraft, I thought "It looks like Legos". I had a feeling it was a matter of time before this would happen.
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    Yrusoad , February 18, 2012 3:41 AM
    I'm not buying those. I have Steam.
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    kinggremlin , February 18, 2012 4:03 AM
    joytech221% to charity?Still a lot of money, but couldn't they have done at least 5%?It just seems kinda insignificant.


    1% is 100% of what they are making from this deal. That isn't enough? You can't please anyone these days.
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    alidan , February 18, 2012 4:43 AM
    legos are horrifically overpriced. i would love to know the profit margin on them, because how much does it cost to fill a mold, and pop it out? i would still buy legos today if the price was anywhere close to reasonable.

    generic 405 piece lego kit - 30$
    generic 650 piece lego kit - 30$
    10x10 lego mat = 10$

    anyone ever play with legos here?
    anyone really know what 1 405 lego bucket kit can build? basically nothing, you need at lest 2 of them to build anything interesting.

    good thing we have digital programs now that are lego based, or even minecraft where its not lego exactly, but its close enough.

    you know i would love to see a lego mmo like game... give players unlimited blocks and such, and give them a large but limited area to work with, but let them go as high or low as possible.
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    amk-aka-Phantom , February 18, 2012 5:05 AM
    alidanlegos are horrifically overpriced. i would love to know the profit margin on them, because how much does it cost to fill a mold, and pop it out? i would still buy legos today if the price was anywhere close to reasonable.generic 405 piece lego kit - 30$generic 650 piece lego kit - 30$10x10 lego mat = 10$anyone ever play with legos here? anyone really know what 1 405 lego bucket kit can build? basically nothing, you need at lest 2 of them to build anything interesting.good thing we have digital programs now that are lego based, or even minecraft where its not lego exactly, but its close enough. you know i would love to see a lego mmo like game... give players unlimited blocks and such, and give them a large but limited area to work with, but let them go as high or low as possible.


    I know what you mean... I'd buy lots of sets if they'd cost less. Cool-looking stuff can be made with them, but prices are ridiculous.
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    bin1127 , February 18, 2012 5:48 AM
    the charity figure is just for PR sakes. It's like Phillip Morris donating money for cancer research.
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    Anonymous , February 18, 2012 7:22 AM
    I don't understand why Lego haven't bought minecraft allready. Instead they tried with lego universe and failed
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    kaisellgren , February 18, 2012 10:35 AM
    I'm jealous that today's kids get to enjoy this when I did not in the past!
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    JonnyDough , February 18, 2012 7:15 PM
    one-shotIt's better than 0%


    Philanthropy: The act of giving, which in turn helps your PR department.
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    elcentral , February 20, 2012 4:34 AM
    dadadedetoI thought "It looks like Legos". I had a feeling it was a matter of time before this would happen.


    yes its the 100% of notch profit we arent complaning of him but the 70% lego get in proffit appart fron produsing etc
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    elcentral , February 20, 2012 4:36 AM
    why cant i learn how this toms chat works sorry dadadeto
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    alidan , February 20, 2012 4:51 AM
    amk-aka-PhantomI know what you mean... I'd buy lots of sets if they'd cost less. Cool-looking stuff can be made with them, but prices are ridiculous.

    sets i can kind of understand costing more, if you are talking about the just have enough for the bluprint made model kind, and not a generic set, but at the same time, they REALLY over charge the crap out of sets.
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    gogogadgetliver , February 20, 2012 4:51 PM
    alidanlegos are horrifically overpriced. i would love to know the profit margin on them, because how much does it cost to fill a mold, and pop it out? i would still buy legos today if the price was anywhere close to reasonable.generic 405 piece lego kit - 30$generic 650 piece lego kit - 30$10x10 lego mat = 10$anyone ever play with legos here? anyone really know what 1 405 lego bucket kit can build? basically nothing, you need at lest 2 of them to build anything interesting.good thing we have digital programs now that are lego based, or even minecraft where its not lego exactly, but its close enough. you know i would love to see a lego mmo like game... give players unlimited blocks and such, and give them a large but limited area to work with, but let them go as high or low as possible.


    Ebay, craigslist, garage sales etc. I've snagged a 25gal storage tub of them for $10, Got some extra gears-n-axles from the website, then added all that to a mindstorms I got for christmas.
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    eddieroolz , February 20, 2012 6:55 PM
    I like that creeper. Can I buy just that?
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    gtvr , February 21, 2012 10:43 AM
    Minecraft's cut from this Lego product is apparently 1% of the proceeds from Lego. Notch says they are giving that to charity. He's not obligated to give a damn thing to charity, but he is giving away what could be a decent amount of money - all that he is getting from this promotion.

    Clear enough now?
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , February 21, 2012 3:58 PM
    alidanyou know i would love to see a lego mmo like game... give players unlimited blocks and such, and give them a large but limited area to work with, but let them go as high or low as possible.

    Well there is Lego Universe, which is an MMO but it kinda blows... Minecraft is kinda like what you are talking about, maybe you should try it.