Lego Minecraft sets due this summer

Micro World 480-piece set available now for preorder for $35, available through Lego shop and "select" retailers later this year.

Just over two weeks ago, the official Minecraft Lego sets were approved by the iconic toymaker. Today, the company announced the block sets are entering production and will be due to fans by summer.

Gamers can tinker with Minecraft in the real world this summer.

The Lego Minecraft Micro World set (pictured) is composed of 480 pieces and includes memorable Minecraft character Steve and a creeper. The sets come with four separate modules that can be connected together, with mines and other hidden resources embedded underneath.

As noted on the Lego Cuusoo blog, the sets are now headed to the factory before shipping during the summer.

Those interested in reserving a launch set can preorder Lego Minecraft Micro World today at J!NX. When the set launches this summer, it will be available at Lego's online shop, as well as through "select" Lego brand retail stores.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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48 comments
blackrig
blackrig

this actually looks quite cool.

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

*insert smiling Xzibit image here*

Nic345
Nic345

I might just hafta buy lego's again

koospetoors
koospetoors

For a second there I thought we were getting a LEGO Minecraft game...

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

honestly...wasn't this what everyone was thinking anyway?

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

It was actually voted for by fans on the Lego website for ideas that should be put through. I don't think it's designed to be a usable set even though it could be, probably more of a display item. I can see a market for a novelty item like this even if it's bought as a gift. Without Lego who's to say we'd have got Minecraft? It's nice to see the two paired together. There's a kid in all of us.

Jebril
Jebril

If you don't like it, you don't need to buy it. Corporations think with their pockets, if something doesn't sell well they won't make it.

DrKill09
DrKill09

(smashed face against desk) WHY?!

hemoleech
hemoleech

Cute, I guess. I prefer the classic Legos over Minecraft, though.

Nibbles37
Nibbles37

As a Lego fan this shames me.

SergioMX
SergioMX

@Tom77i1 Lego really had nothing to do with it, there was a large amount of people wanting to see a Minecraft set, and if Lego gets a large enough fan base for the product then they will make it. I find it pointless to have a brick builder make bricks for another brick builder, but that's just me.

FredWallace18
FredWallace18

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FredWallace18
FredWallace18

@tom77l1 $35 for 480 pieces is actually really good for Lego.

tom77l1
tom77l1

Hmmm...Total cop out. They haven't even made it to scale with minifigures, the sets are small for their price and it feels like Lego are trying to cash in on a niche market. It all feels a bit rushed, really...

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

If they had made a video game called "Lego Minecraft" that could've been interesting.

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

Lego sets based on a game that is based on Legos Blockception

Grovilis
Grovilis

It'd be rather cool if the fans made some real life versions of the detailed creations they made in the game world.

Xandoom
Xandoom

Um...aren't legos already like minecraft?

mike4487
mike4487

Does it occur to anyone that this is NORMAL legos they have available from the lego stores with the exceptions of the two with the faces on them. Also this is VERY small. I'm not trying to bash but it just seems small and kind of a thing for fans only... >_>; It's great for fans... hopefully if this does well they'll make more video game ones.

PetJel
PetJel

I'd buy it just to encourage LEGO to create more videogame lego. It's just cool to have a physical object of a game you love. Also the steve and creeper are pretty funny.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Oooh, I wonder if the preorder bonuses differ between different retailers, like with games. It's based on a game and there are Lego games, so it's not wrong to think that, is it?

Strategygamer22
Strategygamer22

Lego's done a wonderful job merging everything about Minecraft (minus the Nether) into a set that small. Definitely a day-one purchase!

JoSilver
JoSilver

May I just say that that is adorable! :D

soulfulDAGGER
soulfulDAGGER

Awesome! Just getting into Minecraft. I've been using the Photo Realism mod and it's spectacular.

CPNGamerGhost
CPNGamerGhost

bad joke moncealyo. Looks cool i wouldent mind building a block or 2 of minecraft as long i get 4 creepers staring at me.

moncealyo
moncealyo

Why not just buy a cheaper lego set and just "minecraft" with that instead?

starfox15
starfox15

That's pretty awesome. I was wondering if Lego would pick up on this and run with it. It would be really cool if Lego would give their license to Notch and give him ideas to shape another Minecraft. How cool would it be if you could have Lego boats, cars, and dragons running around? While still retaining the creativity of the original of course...

daabulls23
daabulls23

I'll buy it just for the Creeper minifig.

Tauu
Tauu

This would be pretty boring to play with unless you can devise some sort of game (turn based strategy?) and have another person to play with. Still though, people creative enough and old enough to come up with such things would be better off playing Minecraft. Even little kids would be better off playing Minecraft. This Lego set is only good for making decorations.

sumdood
sumdood

I thought this was a Lego version of Minecraft on PC at first. Now I am disappointed.

zero2057
zero2057

I always thought that minecraft was just legos on the computer. So if I wanted to build something with legos I would just do it with legos. I don't need them telling me how to build a square with legs.

VigilanteArtist
VigilanteArtist

This just seems silly to me. Why buy Minecraft Legos when real Legos are just better for building things in real life? And if you're a Minecraft fan, why not just play Minecraft?

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

These are cool & all, but personally, I'm waiting for the Legos based on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hobbit, & the Avengers.

VigilanteArtist
VigilanteArtist

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starduke
starduke

Pointless. I have Minecraft, I don't need Minecraft Legos.

joeKangaroo
joeKangaroo

If I wanna build something minecrafty, I'll use minecraft...

Lhomity
Lhomity

I still think this is an entirely pointless excuse to slap a Minecraft sticker on a Lego box.

Weltanschauung1
Weltanschauung1

This seems like life imatating art imatating life...

HyperWarlock
HyperWarlock

The majority of people who play Minecraft are unlikely to buy Lego to be honest.

MythPro1
MythPro1

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