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Minecraft announced

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:11 pm

Hey all,

This happened while we were down for a couple of days, so most have probably seen it, but LEGO announced the Minecraft set at LEGO World.

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I'm not a Minecraft guy, so as a set I'm not all that interested (though it looks like all those Minecraft images I've seen online, so I'd call it a success). As a parts pack it's pretty great - all basic bricks/plates and especially 1x1 tiles in good standard colors. I'll wait to see a piece count to know if this is cost effective as a brick-pack.

Also, I don't think we've ever seen printing on the edge of a plate before, which is interesting. I could imagine the little 1x1x2 figure as the basis for a new standard scale of building. It's at just about the same scale as the microfigs included in the various board games.

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Re: Minecraft announced

Postby mencot » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:59 pm

I have to say too, I absolutely don't understand this minecraft thing into Lego sets. But yea Bruce you goto a point if these sets aren't too expensive they can be great ways to get those kinds of bricks.
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Re: Minecraft announced

Postby Eklund » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:30 am

I am not a minecraft guy either, but I think lego definitely went the right direction with this set. It looks like a good part pack. It also seems like a set that Minecraft fans who aren't really into lego might purchase.
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Re: Minecraft announced

Postby andhe » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:24 am

mencot wrote:I have to say too, I absolutely don't understand this minecraft thing into Lego sets. But yea Bruce you goto a point if these sets aren't too expensive they can be great ways to get those kinds of bricks.


I think this set is it. I didn't get the impression they would be making more or it into a theme. But currently $35 seems quite pricey even for a nice selection of tiles and small plates.

Eklund wrote:I am not a minecraft guy either, but I think lego definitely went the right direction with this set. It looks like a good part pack. It also seems like a set that Minecraft fans who aren't really into lego might purchase.


Agreed. Like the other cuusoo projects the whole idea is to sell to a market that wouldn't normally buy lego. I guess in the hope that they will then buy other sets in the regular themes.

I have already seen comments on youtube from minecraft fans (in response to the announcement video) saying things like "wow, legos are cool again! [sic]". As offensive as I may find that statement :tasty: if people start resdiscovering and buying lego sets, then the cuusoo project has been effective.


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Re: Minecraft announced

Postby LordZode » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:36 pm

I have enjoyed quite a lot of minecraft myself, and I think that for folks who are really into minecraft and follow it, they may likely get this.

And when they put it together and have a lot of fun with LEGO again, who knows, I bet we'll get some folks coming out of their dark age and saying what other sets are available, and taking a look at the LEGO aisle next time they go to Target, etc.
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Re: Minecraft announced

Postby Canoehead » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:49 pm

At $35.00 USD / 480p it comes up at 7 cents a piece
Lego Pick-a-Brick advertizes the same 1x1 flat piece at 10 cents a piece
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