Lego Minecraft project moves forward after getting official approval

Early in December we ran a story about Minecraft developer Mojang asking fans to sign a petition on the Lego Cuusoo website, which  helps Lego find new projects to Lego-ize. It's a fairly straightforward system: anything that gets 10,000 supporters would be subject to official approval, and anything approved would be made into an official Lego product.

And, well, that's what happened. So much for being indie, eh, Notch?

The post went live today on the Cuuso website, which broke the news: "We're happy to announce that the Minecraft project on LEGO CUUSOO has passed the LEGO review and we are now developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft," the posting said, though it warned eager fans that this wasn't something that would be accomplished overnight. "We can’t wait to show it to you—but it isn't ready just yet. These things take time, so we appreciate your patience."

How much time can it really take to paint a grass texture onto different-sized Lego blocks? Like, can't they just make a sticker with angry eyes for the Creeper?

We kid, of course - this is great news, and we can't wait to see how Minecraft's blocky world looks when turned into actual blocks in the real-world.




  • JudeDude92 - January 25, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    Lego Minecraft...seems a little redundant. Building...building stuff. I love both of these, I just don't seem them going together.
  • GhostNappa2k10 - January 25, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    Now, THIS is an indie success story!
  • therawski - January 25, 2012 9:05 a.m.

    This is great news. Do you think we might see a Travelers Tales LEGO Minecraft (Like LEGO Star Wars for those who don't know) (considering the MMO failed and this had great success, that's probably why it got approved)
  • therawski - January 25, 2012 9:18 a.m.

    Oh cool someone made a mod for Minecraft that makes it all look like LEGOs here's a tutorial:
  • oddprophet - January 25, 2012 5:52 a.m.

    I hope they put in Redstone. Then, if I have a square mile of room and a couple of years to spare, I could finally build a simple calculator that has to be reset everytime I use it!
  • Japanaman - January 25, 2012 4:57 a.m.

    I don't believe it. Even though I don't care to try Minecraft, I was hoping the other day that there would be a Lego Minecraft game released. Looks like it's going to happen. YAY!!!
  • ThatFanInThePeacoat - January 24, 2012 10:53 p.m.

    Meh, at least Notch admits that he's not being indie.
  • Ultima - January 24, 2012 7:32 p.m.

    So will there then be a Lego Minecraft video game in the style of the other Lego games which involves smashing everything up and collecting studs and shoehorning in Han Solo and Indiana Jones at some point?
  • eternal85_gamesradar - January 24, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Perhaps a crafting system will be introducted into the LEGO faction. Perhaps you must create your own type of LEGO's and then use them to create new and astounding creations ... I dunno
  • MattOfSteel - January 24, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    I assume it means they have to develop a type of lego block that can connect sideways as well as up and down. Eeh. Who knows. It'll only be a matter of time before there is a Lego mod for Minecraft.
  • ShowMeYourKitties - January 24, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    But both of those already exist! Oh this makes no sense!
  • Will.E 304 - January 24, 2012 5:30 p.m.

    Why wait? Here's how to get the game right now! Step 1: Buy a large tub of lego's (found in many stores) Step 2: Clear a large area Step 3: Tip legos out of tub and onto floor. Have Fun!!!
  • ShowMeYourKitties - January 24, 2012 5:29 p.m.

    look, I love minecraft and legos, but unless its building a model of a creeper or a pig with legos this is the redundant partnering ever.
  • Fatbot - January 24, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    Man, this almost gets into infinite loop territory.
  • Cwf2008 - January 24, 2012 5:23 p.m.'s gonna be regular Legos except...uh...different somehow?

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