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Lego Minecraft (Minifigure scale)

kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
Set names: (http://www.brickshop.nl/lego/lego-minecraft.html )
21118: The Mine-€99.95
21117: The Ender Dragon-€69.95
21116: Creative Box-€54.95
21115: The First Night-€39.95
21114: The Farm-€29.95
21113: The Cave-€19.95
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  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,422
    Wow! Mostly generic bricks. Lego will make a killing on these.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,185
    Its like Minecraft and Lego were built for each other. I like what I see and might actually play the game.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,725
    I wonder if these leaks will affect sales of the new microscale sets. I assume those shown are the two cheaper ones - cave / farm.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    Not to throw aspersions around, but those pictures look to me more like someone's MOC efforts. The 'printed' pieces look a lot like home-made stickers to me.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    edited June 2014
    I'm sure those are sketch models; I hope the final products are better. No wonder Lego started with Micro Worlds. These are just bare; they feel they were produced before the vintage Lego sets. No offence the designers have done a good job its just they are so plain.
    aid_77
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    Images have been removed however you can find the farm and cave sets along with the newly released ones of the mine and the first night sets which imo look fantastic. :D
    http://m.imgur.com/a/hKRbP
  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 428
    I just can't get excited about these sets. They look like something my kids would have made, rather than being designed by a professional. As much as Minecraft and Lego seem a good fit, I don't think they work. The microscale sets are a nice novelty, but not these. :(
    BumblepantsAdeelZubairdougtsMommaLabassbisonrollabarAngel_C
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Agree, they look pretty rubbish to me - speaking as someone who has all the existing minecraft sets.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Like most any set out these days, if they do right by the minifigs, it could be a gold mine. There's a lot of figs/animals/tools/weapons/unique blocks to draw from the Minecraft well. If, instead, they focus on just bricks, there's not a whole lot special there.

    At least the existing sets are microscale (midiscale?), and people tend to like that.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    edited June 2014
    The minifigures, animals and the printed parts look great; not including the Creeper.

    The Mine looks cool but the rest are just bare, I'm repeating myself here but they feel they were produced before the vintage Lego sets. No offence the designers have done a good job its just they are so plain; the parts could be found in any Lego buckets, Lego would have a chest full of money off the minifigures and the other licenced parts.

    Let's see what they do with the The Ender Dragon set. I do like the sound of the Creative Box; It sounds like a Lego bucket with parts to build your own Minecraft scenes as well as a small assortment of the licence parts which I am happy about. I hope the bucket/box is designed like a Minecraft chest.

    Below was some ideas I shared with LEGO Minecraft to them; one is happening :)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,866
    These don't appeal to me as much as the micro-worlds (which I thought were a brilliant way to capture the blockiness of the world and characters — it seems counter-intuitive to me for a minifigure to be geometrically more complex than the subject it portrays).

    But the minecart tracks in #21118 The Mine look BEAUTIFUL, and help me appreciate some of the advantages this scale might offer over the micro-worlds. I can fully see why some Minecraft fans might prefer these sets. They definitely have an advantage as far as play value is concerned, and the use of basic bricks should make it nearly as easy for kids to interact with the environments (adding, removing, or relocating blocks) as it is in the game.
    bobabricks
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    Oh, I swear if those head prints are actually going to be stickers...
  • epyon396epyon396 Member Posts: 268
    I really love The Mine, but I have nowhere to put it. It's not really a display set :/
    bobabricks
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651

    Oh, I swear if those head prints are actually going to be stickers...

    LEGO Minecraft Facebook page confirmed no stickers on the heads.
    bobabricks
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
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  • WatfordScottyMWatfordScottyM Member Posts: 428
    Awful!
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    I genuinely can't believe these are actually Lego sets. I'm no Minecraft expert (or even fan) but the micro-scale models were in a totally different league as far as aesthetics, parts usage and skill were concerned.
  • jasorjasor United StatesMember Posts: 839
    I cant believe the sets actually replicate the mediocre graphics of the game, and completely adhere to the tenents of Minecraft in-game building. (sarcasm)
    thenosmadforLEGO
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,866
    That set of The End looks pretty great in my opinion, but the diamond armor is a reminder of just why I don't like the use of classic minifigures in this theme. It looks weird for the armor to be so much more complex than it is in the game! Perhaps the final set might introduce new, blockier armor, but I'm somewhat doubtful. Same goes for the Ender Dragon's wings. Too streamlined.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    That's it, let me try to design how I would have done them; if they look like this then Lego should have stuck to the Micro Worlds.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    If this is the final product then Lego is definitely going to loose a lot of money here. I mean c'mon Lego, I hope you know you are now free from the restrictions of Cuusoo and you can make as many new molds as you want! That armor can actually look like Minecraft and the egg doesn't have to be... what ever that thing is.
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    With a few adjustments this could be Steve's shelter:
    bobabricks
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,912
    image

    I don't really have an opinion on these quite yet, will have to wait until pictures of the whole set comes out.
    kez
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,725
    Yes they look crap ... but I'm willing to bet they will sell.
  • XefanXefan Member Posts: 1,149
    edited June 2014
    Was going to say the same thing, yes, they may look crap, but it's Minecraft, so it'll still sell like hotcakes.

    If you've not been to a toy store recently you'll probably have missed the masses of Minecraft tat that is everywhere precisely because it's an IP that sells.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    Anybody here that can translate the German on @LegobrandonCP post? Thanks ;)
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited June 2014
    nothing interesting but roughly (i haven't spoken german for 20+ years):

    Available from Autumn

    Lego Minecraft world in minifigure scale
    With Steve, creepers and all known figures
    Hours of minecraft fun with LEGO bricks
    Six new sets - available from autumn


  • rollabarrollabar Member Posts: 15
    I feel bad as a fan of minecraft and lego not purchasing at least one of these sets, but I find it hard for me to want to compared to some other sets that are available, such as Mos Eisley Cantina, etc.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,322
    You shouldn't feel bad for seeing a product and not wanting it. TLG put out plenty of stuff I have zero interest in. I do get where you're coming from, as a fan of a theme you feel that you need to show it has potential so there might be more in the future and want to show brand loyalty etc, but not every product is going to appeal to every fan.
    rollabar
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,962
    ^^ I do not think you need to worry about not buying. I'm betting plenty of kids will want. Personally, though, I think I will very much 'limit' my son. Have him pick out 1-2 sets, but that is it. I expect the sets to be pricey, despite just using blocks, so they will not necessarily be worth the money. I do wonder, though, how other parents will view these sets, and if others will have a similar response to me. I'm also waiting a bit on final detailed pics to really gauge how these sets look.
    rollabarAdeelZubair
  • rollabarrollabar Member Posts: 15
    Thanks for the advice guys :)
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    edited July 2014
    Sorry for bumping this thread but I come across this image which got me thinking why didn't Lego make Duplo Minecraft sets.

    This a better idea rather than Minifigure scale sets; Minecraft makes more sense for LEGO Duplo not regular Lego System sets. If they are Lego Duplo they have no excuse to be simple, unlike with System sets they are expected to have more details. I cannot believe that Lego didn't see this coming.

    I just got this great idea...
    Clumsybumsy
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,725
    How old are kids that play with minecraft.

    How old are kids that play with duplo.

    Plus the cost would be very high compared to system Lego.
    tamamahmbobabricks
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    CCC said:

    How old are kids that play with minecraft.

    How old are kids that play with duplo.

    Plus the cost would be very high compared to system Lego.

    WOW! Your quick at a counter-posting :)

    Yes, agreed that didn't cross my mind at first; it is indeed a video game and Lego Duplo is for 2-4. My bad :/
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,639
    ...

    I have no words...
    bobabricks
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 190
    @Adzbadboy I think you are correct. Or they could have mixed the two and topped the Duplo with a new piece: A 2x2 brick tile! Then it would look square.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,962
    Ditto CCC.
    My son loves mine craft, but would not want Duplo. Yes, to make anything interesting one would need many bricks and it would be too pricey.

    I can see it does look pretty cool, though.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,866
    legomason said:

    @Adzbadboy I think you are correct. Or they could have mixed the two and topped the Duplo with a new piece: A 2x2 brick tile! Then it would look square.

    Technically, Duplo already has 2x2 tiles, which appeared mostly in Dacta sets. But there is no way to make a true 2x2 cube using just Duplo, even with these. The geometry of Duplo parts is not the same as the geometry of LEGO parts, since Duplo plates and tiles are 1/2 the thickness of a Duplo brick, not 1/3.

    And as others have said, Duplo is a preschool toy and I don't think the preschool audience for Minecraft is very large.
    AdeelZubairbobabricks
  • legonut80legonut80 UKMember Posts: 314
    Haha Minecraft Duplo, my 3 year old watches his Dad and big brother play Minecraft and he loves it. He's already playing Minecraft with his Duplo :)

    I've yet to tell my nearly 8 year old anything about the Minecraft sets, we shall wait and see.
    AdeelZubairbobabricks
  • legomasonlegomason Member Posts: 190
    @Aanchir I meant a Lego 2x2 brick tile - a 2x2 brick with no studs
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    Two official images have emerged on a video from youtube (as posted on the homepage).:
    image
    image

    Imo I like the look of these sets so far. :-D
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,651
    edited August 2014
    I have to see the whole product line to decide on my final opinion. Prices on Hamleys' website.

    LEGO Minecraft The Cave 21113:
    http://www.hamleys.com/lego-minecraft-the-cave-21113.ir

    LEGO Minecraft The Farm 21114:
    http://www.hamleys.com/lego-minecraft-the-farm-21114.ir
    kez
  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 828
    edited August 2014
    Set descriptions:

    LEGO Minecraft The Farm 21114
    £25.00
    Yield renewable resources with The Farm! Youll need food to survive, so fence in the livestock and channel the flowing water to nurture the crops. Harvest pumpkins, wheat, sugar cane and carrots. Use the crafting table to create a pumpkin helmet or jack-o-lantern. But watch out for the skeleton with his bow and arrow after nightfall! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations or combine with 21115 The First Night and other sets in the series for an even bigger Minecraft adventure! Includes a Steve minifigure with an accessory, plus a skeleton, cow and a sheep.

    LEGO Minecraft The Cave 21113
    £20.00
    Venture into The Cave on a dangerous quest for vital resources! Wield the iron pickaxe to dig and battle against hostile zombie and spider mobs. Blast out valuable ores and minerals with the TNT and combine the flowing water and lava to create precious obsidian! When youre done battling and mining, restore your energy levels with the chest of bread. Proceed with caution! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations! Includes 2 minifigures with assorted accessories: Steve and a zombie, plus a spider.

    The fact that the description mentions to rebuild or combine the sets for a bigger adventure comes as no surprise to me. :-D
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,185
    Those sets look good. I will buy them for my son since we are fans of Minecraft. Look forward to seeing Creepers, armored Steve, Minecraft sword, pigs, etc.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,962
    Not a fan of the cave, but I like the farm. I like that it can be rebuilt to other sets or joined with another set.
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,322
    Might just be that I'm not a minecraft fan but these sets just look unfinished. Some of the printed parts might be nice, but think I'll pass on these. I think the micro minecraft sets looked a lot more visually pleasing.
    vitreolumAdeelZubair
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    Ugly. Ugly. Ugly. The micro sets had some fancyness about them, that's completely gone here.

    Not only do they look like they were put together by a 4 year old, the minifigs are horibble. But I can't say I'm surprised, they will be a hit with minecraft fans nonetheless (and probably ignored by everyone else), so why bother making them appealing.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,711
    Have people actually seen Minecraft? I mean up close? Maybe they have, but from the little I have seen my nephews play on it, it looks pretty similar to me.

    I guess who will really decide how good this are are kids (yknow, the target audience) and from what I have heard my nephews want it bad and from what others here said their kids want it. So I would say if people want a super detailed Minecraft (which sounds like a bit of an oxymoron to me) then buy a couple of Mods and make your own. But I believe that the mini-scale models will still be around and these are just for those that wanted minifig scale models (yknow the kids).
    Why people, who were not likely going to buy it anyway, are spewing so much hate on it is beyond me.
    Will I buy them? No, Minecraft is not for me, (maybe will buy for Christmas for my nephews) but I'm not going to trash the designers on something that is meant to be 'basic' looking.
    Plus you can always stick a couple together and make larger scenes as well. My guess is this will be a hard to find toy, like the RI and Exo suit are now, for Christmas.
    vwong19
  • vitreolumvitreolum RomaniaMember Posts: 1,406
    edited August 2014
    The reason for the hate is this: I will not encourage the laziness of the creators. Children will want it because it's minecraft. Give them a minifig and a green brick and stamp it minecraft and children WILL want it.

    But let's picture it this way for a second: let's assume this is not a minecraft set, but a regular set. Would children still want it? Would anyone still want it? 99% I'd say no.

    I would still get the micro ones if they were not minecraft. I would still get star wars sets if they were not sw. And so on. So I don't see what's wrong with complaining about it if I don't care about minecraft.... I care about Lego, this is a Lego set, hence my intent to complain.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,185
    vitreolum said:

    The reason for the hate is this: I will not encourage the laziness of the creators. Children will want it because it's minecraft. Give them a minifig and a green brick and stamp it minecraft and children WILL want it.

    But let's picture it this way for a second: let's assume this is not a minecraft set, but a regular set. Would children still want it? Would anyone still want it? 99% I'd say no.

    I hear what you are saying, but lego has used the formula that minifigures will sell the sets for years now. Throw in a rare minifigure in Super Heroes, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and 99% of fans of those themes will buy them. Minecraft sets would be no different for fans of it.

    I do actually think a lot of thought has been placed in these sets. The parts used are simple, which is a GOOD thing because this allows one to expand on the play sets without having to use specialized bricks. Take existing Lego sets and expand the Minecraft word as you please.

    FYI. I didn't start playing Minecraft until 3 months ago because my 6 yo kept asking me to. I didn't particularly find the graphics all that appealing, but after playing I really enjoyed the game because of the game concept. I used to like playing games like Sim City and Civilization which was popular because of its play. Also I don't have time to play video games much, so I have only played Minecraft Pocket Edition on my smart phone, so I put in 10 minutes here and there to develope my world and character. The game is also evolving so I keep coming back to it. Great multiplayer game that my son and I can play together.
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