Lego Minecraft

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Lego Minecraft
Lego Minecraft.png
SubjectMinecraft
Licensed fromMojang
AvailabilityJune 6, 2012–present
Total sets57
CharactersSteve
Alex (minifigure only)
Creeper
Passive mobs (minifigure only, save for Pig)
Villager
Zombie
Zombie Pigman
Enderman
Ender Dragon
Illagers (minifigure only)
Vex (minifigure only)
Skeleton (and Wither variant) (minifigure only)
Wither (minifigure only)
Iron Golem (minifigure only)
Official website

Lego Minecraft is a Lego theme based on the sandbox video game Minecraft.

History[edit]

A Lego Minecraft set themed around a snowy setting. set 21120-1 The Snow Hideout.

The earlier "Micro World" 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, it also includes characters which can be moved around like normal Lego.[1]

The later sets feature brick-built locations with primitive brick types (in order to remain faithful to Minecraft's blocky aesthetics), often on base plates raised by bricks, to allow for inter-connectivity with other sets. These sets are all of a minifigure scale, with custom moulds for the character heads, tools and certain body parts (for example the Creeper, which consists of primarily a single moulded piece for its torso and legs).

Development[edit]

Microworlds[edit]

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 Micro-World 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 Micro-World sets would be added to the Minecraft theme based on the "Nether" and "Village" areas of the game.[5] They were first shown at San Diego Comic-Con and released September 1, 2013.[5] The fourth and final Micro-World set exploring "The End" region was released in summer 2014.[6]

Minifigures[edit]

Minifigure sized LEGO sets were then later announced in 2014. The prototypes of Creepers, mine carts, and sheep were all being developed as part of a Co-Build Project announced after MineCon, a fan convention. The initial group of 6 minifigre-scaled sets including the First Night, the Mine, the Ender Dragon, Crafting Box, the Farm and the Cave were released from November to December 2014.[7] As of now there are 43 Minifig-Scale that have been released with more on the way.

Bigfigs[edit]

In 2019 Lego introduced Minecraft Bigfigs which are Big brick built figures based on Minecraft mobs similar to Lego Constraction figures like Bionicle, Knights Kingdom II, etc. So far there have been 3 Bigfigs released consisting of Bigfig Steve with Parrot, Bigfig Alex with Chicken, and Bigfig Skeleton with Magma Cube with a Series 2 to be released in 2020.

List of Sets[edit]

Number Name Pieces Minifigs RRP Theme - Subtheme Year Clip Notes
21102-1 Minecraft: Micro World: The Forest 480 2 $34.99 Ideas - Licensed 2012
21105-1 The Village 466 3 $34.99 Minecraft - Micro World 2013
21106-1 The Nether 469 3 $34.99 Minecraft - Micro World 2013
21107-1 The End 440 4 $34.99 Minecraft - Micro World 2014 The last Micro World Build
21113-1 The Cave 249 2 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2014
21114-1 The Farm 262 2 $29.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2014
21115-1 The First Night 408 2 $39.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2014
21116-1 Crafting Box 518 2 $49.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2014
21117-1 The Ender Dragon 634 4 $69.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2014
21118-1 The Mine 922 4 $109.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2014
21119-1 The Dungeon 219 3 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2015
21120-1 The Snow Hideout 327 3 $39.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2015
21121-1 The Desert Outpost 519 4 $59.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2015
21122-1 The Nether Fortress 571 4 $79.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2015
21123-1 The Iron Golem 208 2 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2016
21124-1 The End Portal 559 3 $59.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2016
21125-1 The Jungle Tree House 706 4 $69.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2016
21126-1 The Wither 318 3 $39.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2016
21127-1 The Fortress 984 4 $109.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2016
21128-1 The Village 1600 8 $199.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2016
21129-1 The Mushroom Island 247 2 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21130-1 The Nether Railway 387 2 $29.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21131-1 The Ice Spikes 454 2 $39.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21132-1 Jungle Temple 598 3 $49.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21133-1 The Witch Hut 502 2 $59.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21134-1 The Waterfall Base 729 4 $69.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21135-1 The Crafting Box 2.0 717 2 $59.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21136-1 The Ocean Monument 1122 2 $119.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21137-1 The Mountain Cave 2863 6 $249.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2017
21138-1 The Melon Farm 69 3 $14.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21139-1 The Nether Fight 84 3 $14.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21140-1 The Chicken Coop 198 1 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21141-1 The Zombie Cave 241 3 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21142-1 The Polar Igloo 278 2 $29.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21143-1 The Nether Portal 470 3 $39.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21144-1 The Farm Cottage 549 3 $49.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21145-1 The Skull Arena 198 2 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21146-1 The Skeleton Attack 457 4 $39.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21147-1 The Bedrock Adventures 644 4 $89.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2018
21148-1 Minecraft Steve BigFig with Parrot 159 $14.99 Minecraft - Bigfigs Series 1 2019
21149-1 Minecraft Alex BigFig with Chicken 160 $14.99 Minecraft - Bigfigs Series 1 2019
21150-1 Minecraft Skeleton BigFig with Magma Cube 142 $14.99 Minecraft - Bigfigs Series 1 2019
21151-1 The End Battle 222 2 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2019
21152-1 Pirate Ship 386 3 $39.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2019
21153-1 The Wool Farm 260 1 $19.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2019
21154-1 The Blaze Bridge 372 4 $29.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2019
21155-1 The Creeper Mine 834 5 $79.99 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2019
21156-1 {?} Minecraft 2020
21157-1 {?} Minecraft 2020
21158-1 {?} Minecraft 2020
21159-1 {?} Minecraft 2020
21160-1 {?} Minecraft 2020
21161-1 {?} Minecraft 2020
21162-1 {?} Minecraft 2020
30393-1 Steve and Creeper Set 36 2 Minecraft - Minifig-scale 2019 Promotional Set
853609-1 Skin Pack 25 4 $14.99 Minecraft - Miscellaneous 2016
853610-1 Skin Pack 28 4 $14.99 Minecraft - Miscellaneous 2016
MINECON-1 Steve 19 13 Minecraft - Miscellaneous 2013 Minecon 2013 Exclusive

Reception[edit]

Mashable listed the first Lego Minecraft set as a creative gift for the 2012 Christmas season.[8] Forbes magazine noted in December 2012 that the original set was sold out due to its great popularity.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stuart, Keith (February 17, 2012). "Lego to launch Minecraft sets". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Carl Manneh, CEO of Mojang by NextMarket on Soundcloud". SoundCloud.com. NextMarket. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Totilo, Stephen (January 24, 2012). "There Will Be Official Minecraft Lego Sets". Kotaku. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Cooper, Daniel (June 6, 2012). "Lego Minecraft arrives, sudden drop in productivity expected when the UPS man gets here". Engadget. AOL. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Clark, Matt (January 17, 2013). "LEGO Announces New 'Nether' and 'Village' Minecraft Sets at SDCC". IGN. News Corporation. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Good Guess". Facebook. March 14, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Engen, Josh (December 31, 2013). "The New Minecraft LEGO Sets Will Include Creepers And Mine Cars". The Escapist. Alloy Digital. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Silverman, Matt (November 8, 2012). "LEGO Minecraft Is the Creative Gift for Future Architects". Mashable. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  9. ^ Wolf, Michael (December 1, 2012). "The Great Lego Minecraft Shortage of 2012". Forbes. Retrieved May 28, 2018.

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