LEGO has released images of the new LEGO Minecraft set! The set will be available in summer 2012, however you can pre-order the set yourself by going to Jinx.com. LEGO announced that the set will cost $34.99 €34.99. The following is a statement that was released by LEGO. The Minecraft set is micro-scale. Click the following link to see the Cuusoo idea that was suggested by the Minecraft creator: Click Here
“LEGO Minecraft Micro World is designed to celebrate the essence of the LEGO concept and the Minecraft gaming experience,” said Paal Smith-Meyer, Head of the LEGO New Business Group. Each set features four cubic modular vignettes that can be connected to recreate the Minecraft experience in LEGO bricks. One Minecraft block is represented as one 1×1 LEGO plate with a tile on top – not a perfect cube, but the best approximation at the chosen scale.
LEGO Minecraft Micro World includes two of Minecraft’s most iconic characters, Steve and a Creeper, represented as “Micro Mobs.” The model presents a standard for building a Minecraft world that can be configured any way the builder likes.
The surface of the modules comes off to reveal mines and hidden resources beneath. Fans can build their own landscapes, stack cubes on top of each other, to build the world of Minecraft as they wish.
The product was developed in collaboration with four LEGO fans: Chris Malloy, Michael Thomas, Kyle Tingey, and Bjarne Panduro Tveskov. These fans developed concepts alongside LEGO designers and helped shape the product into its final version.
Upon seeing the physical model the first time, Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson exclaimed: “Woohoo!” Mojang will donate the 1% proceeds from LEGO CUUSOO to charity.”
This image is the expected box that will be used for the LEGO Minecraft set. (Click the image to see more detail)
Don’t forget to pre-order at Jinx.com. What’s your opinion of the set begin micro-size?