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Minecraft LEGO gets the green light

Minecraft LEGO gets the green light

LEGO has confirmed that it plans to produce official Minecraft sets, based on Mojang's CUUSOO submission.

Everyone's favourite real-world block-based toy, LEGO, has officially announced a partnership with everyone's favourite virtual-world block-based game, Minecraft, on a project that will see official LEGO Minecraft packs sold in stores.

Part of the CUUSOO project - LEGO's project to provide those with ideas for new LEGO products a platform to drum up support and see them turned into a reality - the proposal to make Minecraft LEGO sets has gained over 10,000 supporters. As a result, it's officially going to go through review with a view to creating a commercial realisation of Mojang's dream.

'Until now, the project has been in the LEGO Review — a stage before product development begins where a LEGO Jury evaluates the idea’s feasibility as a product and makes a decision,' the company confirmed.

'We're happy to announce that the Minecraft project on LEGO CUUSOO has passed the LEGO review and we are now developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft.'

The news has been welcomed by the game's many fans, but neither LEGO nor Mojang are ready to share full details at this time. 'We can't wait to show it to you — but it isn't ready just yet,' a LEGO spokesperson told fans. 'These things take time, so we appreciate your patience. More details are to come.'

For each LEGO CUUSOO project created, the originator gets a one per cent royalty; not much, to be sure, but on a popular set it could soon add up to serious cash. That money won't be going to Minecraft creator Mojang, though: the company has confirmed that it will be donating its royalty payments directly to charity.

Looking forward to seeing Minecraft enter the real world, or should LEGO stick to hospitals and fire stations? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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vampalan 26th January 2012, 14:32 Quote
Very nice!
Tattysnuc 26th January 2012, 14:38 Quote
It's a gimmick. The joy with Lego is being able to make toys that you don;t have from it. Lego games are very well made "spoofs" and very enjoyable. Virtual lego online? Not sold on that one... Mind you, minecraft doesn;t appeal to me either, so I'm very likely the wrong demographic.
SMIFFYDUDE 26th January 2012, 14:41 Quote
I don't see the point of this for users of either lego or minecraft.
Gareth Halfacree 26th January 2012, 14:44 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
It's a gimmick. The joy with Lego is being able to make toys that you don;t have from it. Lego games are very well made "spoofs" and very enjoyable. Virtual lego online? Not sold on that one... Mind you, minecraft doesn;t appeal to me either, so I'm very likely the wrong demographic.
I think you've got this exactly backwards: LEGO isn't making a Minecraft-themed computer game (a la LEGO Batman or LEGO Indiana Jones) - it's making Minecraft-themed physical plastic LEGO sets that you buy in shops.
Anfield 26th January 2012, 15:00 Quote
The big advantage of Minecraft over Lego is that it is virtual, can be hidden easily from Family and Friends, you never run out of Blocks, its a one time purchase...

Making Minecraft themed Lego removes all those advantages Minecraft has over Lego, while some will buy it just cause Minecraft has been hyped like stupid by media I doubt Minecraft themed Lego will be a big commercial success.
Bauul 26th January 2012, 17:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
It's a gimmick. The joy with Lego is being able to make toys that you don;t have from it. Lego games are very well made "spoofs" and very enjoyable. Virtual lego online? Not sold on that one... Mind you, minecraft doesn;t appeal to me either, so I'm very likely the wrong demographic.

Three cheers for completely and utterly misunderstanding the post! Hurrah!
Sloth 26th January 2012, 19:55 Quote
So it's, what? A big bag of 2x2 blocks in earth tones?

I'm with Anfield, this sounds like it's Minecraft hype clouding people's vision. I can only imagine what truly awesome CUUSOO applicants lost to this.
XXAOSICXX 26th January 2012, 21:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bauul
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
It's a gimmick. The joy with Lego is being able to make toys that you don;t have from it. Lego games are very well made "spoofs" and very enjoyable. Virtual lego online? Not sold on that one... Mind you, minecraft doesn;t appeal to me either, so I'm very likely the wrong demographic.

Three cheers for completely and utterly misunderstanding the post! Hurrah!

LOL. +1

PS:- Gareth, that should be "neither LEGO nor Mojang" ;)
Gareth Halfacree 26th January 2012, 21:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by XXAOSICXX
PS:- Gareth, that should be "neither LEGO nor Mojang" ;)
Whoopsie. Fixed, ta.
chemo 26th January 2012, 21:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by SMIFFYDUDE
I don't see the point of this for users of either lego or minecraft.

same here tbh
mi1ez 26th January 2012, 23:16 Quote
how would minecraft lego be any different to regular lego?
LordPyrinc 26th January 2012, 23:39 Quote
I've never played Minecraft, but I have a large collection of LEGO sets, mostly Star Wars themed. I could see how someone who is a fan of Minecraft would like to have LEGO sets based on some of the more popular designed structures within the game.

Personally, I'm more interested in the upcoming Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit themed LEGO sets that are due out this year.
Nexxo 26th January 2012, 23:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by brumgrunt
One word: yay!

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2012/01/26/minecraft-lego/1

Or more precisely: Yay!
nemo 27th January 2012, 00:40 Quote
I wonder what a lego creeper would look like ?

Come to think of it, the animals would be pretty cute
Tattysnuc 27th January 2012, 09:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gareth Halfacree
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattysnuc
It's a gimmick. The joy with Lego is being able to make toys that you don;t have from it. Lego games are very well made "spoofs" and very enjoyable. Virtual lego online? Not sold on that one... Mind you, minecraft doesn;t appeal to me either, so I'm very likely the wrong demographic.
I think you've got this exactly backwards: LEGO isn't making a Minecraft-themed computer game (a la LEGO Batman or LEGO Indiana Jones) - it's making Minecraft-themed physical plastic LEGO sets that you buy in shops.

Erm.... I understood that..... honest!

Oh, all right then I misread it.

100% the wrong way round.

My goof. Thank you for clarifying.

Sorry folks... nothing to see here. Move on.

In response to the articles actual intent - eh? What a pointless idea. Now you can design something online, and now build it. I'm almost certain that this is something LEGO allowed you too do anyway when you design one of their "custom" kits online. Wonder if they will simply adding the Minecraft bricks to that system or whetehr there will be a close tie in through the Minecraft installer software...

I'm definitely the wrong demographic. My godson might like it though as he's mad for Minecraft at the moment. I await developments...
Tattysnuc 27th January 2012, 09:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sloth
So it's, what? A big bag of 2x2 blocks in earth tones?

I'm with Anfield, this sounds like it's Minecraft hype clouding people's vision. I can only imagine what truly awesome CUUSOO applicants lost to this.

:)
Woodspoon 27th January 2012, 18:48 Quote
Isn't Lego just real world minecraft?
Sloth 27th January 2012, 20:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Isn't Lego just real world minecraft?
Well played. ;)
Wicked_Sludge 28th January 2012, 06:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Isn't Lego just real world minecraft?

old joke is old.

i would buy a set of minecraft legos, but only in the same sense i would buy any other game-related swag. i dont see these sets lasting long on the market. itll probably be a "limited time offer because after all the people like me have their sets, sales will fall.
Bakes 28th January 2012, 17:15 Quote
[QUOTE=Wicked_Sludge]
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Originally Posted by Woodspoon
Isn't Lego just real world minecraft?
old joke is old./QUOTE]

Old yet relevant.
Th3Maverick 30th January 2012, 18:09 Quote
I like the idea...i think it's pretty fun. And awesome that Mojang is donating the cash. I mean, it's not like he needs it, but still.
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