Originally I posted an article about a possible Minecraft Lego Set back in December. Lego CUUSO has announced today on their blog that there will be a Minecraft Lego Set available this summer 2012! Although this is a micro set and not the full size LEGO experience – it is still sweet! Check out the official announcement and the photo gallery below. And you can visit the blog post directly by clicking here.
It appears that they are taking pre-orders now – but you will need to go hit them up on Facebook in order to start the order process.
Announcement from the Lego CUUSO below:
We’re thrilled to give you the first look at the third LEGO CUUSOO product, 21102 LEGO Minecraft Micro World. The Minecraft project was the first to reach 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO and pass the review required to become a LEGO product.
Each box includes parts to build four cubic modular vignettes that you can connect to recreate the Minecraft experience in LEGO bricks. One Minecraft block is equal to one 1×1 LEGO plate with a tile on top–not a perfect cube, but the best approximation at the chosen scale.
The set includes two of Minecraft’s most iconic characters, Steve and a Creeper, represented as “Micro Mobs.” The surface of the modules comes off to reveal mines and hidden resources beneath. You can build your own landscapes, stack cubes on top of each other, and build the world of Minecraft as you wish. LEGO Minecraft Micro World presents a modular standard for building a Minecraft world that can be configured any way you like.
The Design Process
LEGO Minecraft Micro World was developed in collaboration with four LEGO fans: Chris Malloy, Michael Thomas (suparMacho), Kyle Tingey (koalaexpert), and Bjarne Panduro Tveskov. These fans developed their own concepts alongside LEGO designer Steen Sig Andersen and the LEGO CUUSOO team, and helped us shape the product into its final version.
The concept has taken quite the journey from the original concept images at a 2×2 brick scale. Once the group saw the micro-scale concepts, there was no doubt that this was the right direction for the product. Bjarne Panduro Tveskov, himself a former LEGO model designer, said the scale “packs the most Minecraft DNA into the model per LEGO brick,” and we all agreed.
Now Entering Production
Now that the product design is complete, the LEGO Minecraft Micro World is entering production. Over the next couple months, look forward to highlights of the design process and maybe even a sneak peek into the factory as it comes off the line. The set is in the middle of a record six-month journey from concept to finished product and will be available for you by summer 2012.
Pre-Order Yours Today
You can pre-order today and be one of the first to receive LEGO Minecraft Micro World when it ships this summer. LEGO Minecraft Micro World is available for pre-order exclusively through Mojang retail partner J!NX for $34.99. To pre-order yours, become a fan of LEGO Minecraft on Facebook. You’ll also be able to buy the sets this summer via shop.LEGO.com and sel ect LEGO brand retail stores.
Mojang will donate the 1% proceeds from LEGO CUUSOO to charity.
So who is going to be pre-ordering this set? I think I’m going to have to have my own Minecraft world at my Cubicle! Comment Below on what you think about this!