Official LEGO Minecraft sets in the works

LEGO Cuusoo has announced that official LEGO Minecraft sets have been approved, and are entering the design stage.

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Back in December, Minecraft developer Mojang Specifications began an initiative to drum up enough support to warrant the creation of official Minecraft LEGO sets. Today, LEGO Cuusoo--the entity responsible for hearing and assessing such requests--announced that LEGO Minecraft has been approved by the LEGO Review committee. The proposal for LEGO Minecraft achieved the necessary 10,000 supporters, and was then evaluated by a "LEGO Jury" to determine the feasibility of the product before it was approved. The images (above and below) are concept pieces put together by Michael Thomas (aka, suparMacho). Though they seem to present some ideas of what one might expect from an official Minecraft LEGO set, the official product is being developed. The announcement on the LEGO Cuusoo blog states that LEGO is "now developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft." "We can't wait to show it to you-but it isn't ready just yet," the post states. "These things take time, so we appreciate your patience. More details are to come."

This LEGO Minecraft concept image and the one above were created by Michael Thomas (suparMacho)

[via Kotaku]

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    January 24, 2012 4:15 PM

    Jeff Mattas posted a new article, Official LEGO Minecraft sets in the works.

    LEGO Cuusoo has announced that official LEGO Minecraft sets have been approved, and are entering the design stage.

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      January 24, 2012 4:25 PM

      It makes so much sense (and seems so nifty), that I'm almost surprised that it's really happening.

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      January 24, 2012 5:30 PM

      This is, these days LEGO isn't cheap. Typically, the more pieces in a set, the more it costs. If you look at even the concept of 'the block', there's a TON of tiny pieces in there...

      Would you pay $50-80, for a cube?

      I'm interested to see what other kind of 'sets' they create, but atm, I'm most interested in seeing the LEGO version of the 'guy' :P

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        January 25, 2012 1:09 AM

        I'm guessing this is going to be a limited run with normal size bricks painted "minecrafty" priced at about $0.25 a brick.

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      January 25, 2012 12:57 AM

      I can't wait to see how they implement the "random blocks floating in midair" feature of Minecraft.
      (disclaimer: i'm not a minecraft fan) ;)