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Lego Minecraft

Lego Minecraft
Subject Minecraft
Licensed from Mojang
Availability June 6, 2012–present
Total sets 10
Characters Steve (MicroFigure)
Creeper (MicroFigure)
Pig (MicroFigure)
Villager (MicroFigure)
Zombie (MicroFigure)
Ghast (MicroFigure)
Zombie (MicroFigure)
Pigman (MicroFigure)
Enderman (MicroFigure)
Ender Dragon (MicroFigure)
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Lego Minecraft is a Lego theme based on the sandbox video game Minecraft.

Style

The sets feature a group of four interlocking scenes that can be rearranged, with two having a removable surface with caves containing ores, underground rivers, and a minecart track.[1]

Development

Microworlds

When asked about Lego Minecraft's beginnings, Mojang chief executive officer Carl Manneh stated that "it was one of the first things we talked about when we started [Mojang]."[2] Mojang started the project on the Lego CUUSOO program, which required ten thousand signatures for the project to be approved. With the strong support of the Minecraft community, the signature objective was achieved within a matter of days,[3] and the development of the Lego Minecraft set commenced after Lego reviewed the project. The first set was released on June 6, 2012. Portions of the sales proceeds went to a charity of Lego's choosing.[4] On July 17, 2013, it was announced that two additional sets would be added to the Minecraft theme based around the "Nether" and "Village" areas of the game.[5] They were first shown at San Diego Comicon and released September 1, 2013.[5] A fourth set exploring "The End" region was released in summer 2014.[6]Six more sets including the First Night, the Mine, the Ender Dragon, Creative Box, the Farm and the Cave will be available November 2014.[7]

Minifigs

Some time later, it was announced that another set would be made, which, unlike the other sets, will be the first set that will be at minifigure scale. The prototypes of Creepers, mine carts, and sheep are all being developed as part of a Co-Build Project announced after MineCon, a fan convention. They were relesed November-December 2014.[8]

Reception

Mashable listed the first Lego Minecraft set as a creative gift for the 2012 Christmas season.[9] Forbes Magazine noted in December 2012 that the original set was sold out due to its great popularity.[10]

References

  1. ^ Stuart, Keith (2012-02-17). "Lego to launch Minecraft sets".  
  2. ^ "Carl Manneh, CEO of Mojang by NextMarket on Soundcloud". NextMarket. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Totilo, Stephen (2012-01-24). "There Will Be Official Minecraft Lego Sets".  
  4. ^ Cooper, Daniel (2012-06-06). "Lego Minecraft arrives, sudden drop in productivity expected when the UPS man gets here".  
  5. ^ a b Clark, Matt (January 17, 2013). "LEGO Announces New 'Nether' and 'Village' Minecraft Sets at SDCC".  
  6. ^ "Good Guess".  
  7. ^ LEGO (2 September 2014). "LEGO Minecraft". Facebook.com. Facebook. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Engen, Josh (December 31, 2013). "The New Minecraft LEGO Sets Will Include Creepers And Mine Cars".  
  9. ^ Silverman, Matt (November 8, 2012). "LEGO Minecraft Is the Creative Gift for Future Architects".  
  10. ^ Wolf, Michael (2012-12-01). "The Great Lego Minecraft Shortage of 2012".  

External links

  • Official website
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