New Minecraft Lego sets to be revealed today

Lego expanding Minecraft offerings with sets centering on The Village and The Nether; will launch September 1 for $35.

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Two new Lego Minecraft sets will be unveiled today at Comic-Con, Lego has confirmed with GameSpot sister site CNET.

The two new models will center on The Village and The Nether. Each will be available beginning September 1 for $35.

The Village, which can be split into four sections and configured in multiple ways, will include a constructible villager and pig, and zombie Micromob figures. The Nether set includes the Obsidian Nether Portal, flowing lava, gravel, and bedrock, and it features two Ghast and one zombie Pigman.

Upon launch in September, the sets will be available in limited quantities due to an "expedited timeline" of six months for design and production of the units, according to Lego's Minecraft brand manager, Michelle Wilson.

The first Lego Minecraft set--Micro World--launched last summer and is available today for $50.

Discussion

53 comments
stev69
stev69

I don't get why anyone would spend a single penny on minecraft anyway.It doesn't even look good.

rbereczki
rbereczki

That's what the world needed. I think it's cheaper to get Minecraft than anything worthwhile from Lego. The game also allows for greater creativity, variety and flexibility. Lego Minecraft is a waste of money.

gamergath
gamergath

I love LEGOs, a movie, now minecraft! Woooohooo!

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

I remember i told my friend way back that i would rather play with Lego than play minecraft.... Ima go buy some legos.

fiendless7
fiendless7

yay more overpriced legos that could possibly be amazing if they were HALF the price.

Kos1c
Kos1c

I'll pass on this. I bought the other Minecraft Lego box last year for my brothers Xmas gift, and well I was disappointed in the size of the box, the amount of pieces (was like 300 pieces), which were all micro sized for £35.
Minecraft and Lego really pissed me off when I forked out that amount, but I knew my brother would love this gift so I had to get it for him, so he could have that unique gift.


JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

So Minecraft is based on Lego, now we have Lego based on Minecraft, are we expecting a Minecraft based on Lego based on Minecraft next, and so on...

roguebot
roguebot

Lego Minecraft looks bland. With all the awesome sets Lego has come out with in the past few years, why would you waste your money on this?

WeiCaoCao
WeiCaoCao

I.... don't get it. Minecraft is about building anything you want and doing whatever you want with the world you build right? So how in the world does Lego Minecraft sets fit in? Is that not the same as buying a bucket of Legos and building whatever you can imagine? 

D1N02982
D1N02982

Just get the game this looks stupid.

StHapns247
StHapns247

"... Obsidian Nether Portal, flowing lava, gravel, and bedrock..." That sounds rather dangerous.

obsequies
obsequies

these things may outsell hotcakes, but fuck legos got expensive

LittleSaintGoph
LittleSaintGoph

LOL as much as people say this sucks, it will make a ton of money regardless. Little kids will want this badly, if they like lego even a little bit and are into Minecraft they'll get it.

starduke
starduke

Why would I get Minecraft Legos when I already have Minecraft?

Saidrex
Saidrex

what? Real-life block construction game based on block construction game. Genius, looks like LEGO run out of good ideas

daabulls23
daabulls23

The sets will be 3 x 3 x 3 inches. That's quite small, even for LEGO.

snova9308
snova9308

make creepers actually explode, and I'm in

ZIMdoom
ZIMdoom

Minecraft lego sets?   So...lego lego sets.  Just call them lego sets.

snugglebear
snugglebear

And now the student becomes the master!

Pilgrim117
Pilgrim117

Ehhh, there's not a lot of efforts put into it, this is unnecessary. This is like if Lego did a version of MegaBlock.

gastankkiller
gastankkiller

I visited a Lego store this past weekend and never saw a Minecraft Lego set.

Morokoo
Morokoo

Finally, something that is Legos already made into actual Legos.

Ovirew
Ovirew

I'm pretty sure that 'Micro-world' set was a lot cheaper when it first came out.

masterhound
masterhound

Now lets release a lego-minecraft video game, then we can make a set of legos off that.

sethfrost
sethfrost

Minecraft Lego. The circle is complete.

Super_Tramp
Super_Tramp

Why are Lego so damn expensive nowadays?

Blue-Diamond
Blue-Diamond

@stev69 the texture is part of the game, you have to play to understand then you would know it looks the best for the type game it is. The game play is great. I was wondering myself, til I heard everyone talking about it. So I gave it a try and I played for hours the first time on and since. But I'm sure it is not for everybody but I think the majority would like it, only if they try it. Game on my friend.

CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

@stealth6spy Sshhhhh, they may just do something like that if they here you... It'd create some sort of infinite loop in the space time continuum! Like looking up the word Dictionary in the Dictionary...

Vojtass
Vojtass

@Saidrex Actually LEGO Minecraft was chosen by the users of LEGO Cuusoo. I guess this set is selling really well, and two additional were made. I still wouldn't buy these, other themes look better.

Spurgin
Spurgin

@daabulls23 I think these sets are more for office desks then for kids to play with so extra small is probably what they are aiming for. 

Saidrex
Saidrex

@daabulls23 thats what lego was always about - small overpriced construction sets.

deathwish026
deathwish026

and the game allows building in a bigger are then 3x3x3

Riddick123
Riddick123

@granola_goodnes Beat me to it.  Got the game for my kid.  More entertainment and bang for the buck that this.

isv666
isv666

@Super_Tramp This is something I've never understood.  If I recall correctly, their warehouses are almost entirely automated/robotic, so it isn't as if they have a ton of personnel to pay.  And over the years, I would assume the manufacturing process has gotten cheaper?  Like mentioned below, it seems like you got a lot more Lego for your money back in the day.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@isv666 @Super_Tramp But on the other hand traditional toys are loosing really bad with video games. It's tough business, LEGO was on the verge of bankruptcy 10 years ago. This is why they invested much in video games area, and focus more on licenses (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Pirates of The Carribean etc.)

FCT-Steve-O
FCT-Steve-O

@wewerethere @Super_Tramp Well when I played with them 12+years ago you got ALOT more for 35$ than what this set is giving you. I hope the picture isn't everything you get.


PS why are the studs so big now? 

wewerethere
wewerethere

@FCT-Steve-O @wewerethere @Super_Tramp I think it's just so tiny that the studs look big. Now that you mention it, even with all the stuff they're describing, these sets are tiny. They must be more expensive 'cause they didn't make many of them.