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Lego Finally Announces Minecraft-Themed Sets

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.

  • A Bad Day
    That guy's face, looks creepy...
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  • joytech22
    1% to charity?
    Still a lot of money, but couldn't they have done at least 5%?

    It just seems kinda insignificant.
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  • one-shot
    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
    but not as good as 5% :P
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  • runswindows95
    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
    I'm not buying those. I have Steam.
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  • kinggremlin
    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
    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
    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
    the charity figure is just for PR sakes. It's like Phillip Morris donating money for cancer research.
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