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Mojang tapping fans for official Minecraft Lego project

Minecraft is essentially LEGO for computer geniuses, so it was just a matter of time and lawyers before the two block building properties officially linked up in one form or another. Right on cue, Mojang Studios announced this weekend it is in the middle of striking a deal with the toy brick juggernaut to develop Minecraft themed kits, and it's calling on fans for design ideas.

“Minecraft is about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine in the virtual world. You can build anything you imagine with LEGO bricks in the physical world. Minecraft and LEGO were meant to be together,” wrote Mojang on its project page at Cuusoo, a LEGO sponsored site which allows brick builders a chance to submit their creations for an opportunity to becoming genuine products.

As with all Cuusoo submissions, Mojang needs over 10,000 supporter in order to considered by LEGO. Regardless, Mojang's business rep Daniel Kaplan indicated the studio is already in official licensing talks with LEGO to produce the Minecraft themed kits, making its Cuusoo entry more of a venue for fans to vote on which design they'd prefer to see on store shelves.

“We’ve invited a couple of the LEGO fans behind the earlier LEGO Minecraft projects, suparMacho and koalaexpert, to collaborate with us to shape the idea,” explained Mojang, adding, “We’re also interested in your ideas, and will select the best LEGO Minecraft models to also join our efforts.”

If the Minecraft kits become a reality, Mojang says it will donate all of the profit it receives from the 1% of its LEGO Cuusoo money to charity. Check them out to show your support, or just gawk over a few of the proposed concepts.

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15 comments

  • beneaglesfield - December 6, 2011 3:31 a.m.

    http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/1336 A 9 year old kid made this http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/2594 Some random guy made this Take a look at the votes and honestly tell me which one you'd rather spend christmas day playing with? I mean i can see the minecraft series (in general) really taking off, but, why make minecraft lego, when minecraft essentially is computer lego?
  • FOZ - December 5, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    That sounds redundant.
  • HamsterGutz - December 5, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    I thought the title said Mojang's fapping fans...lol
  • Darree - December 5, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    I've seen elsewhere that that 1% is the amount that Mojang is getting in royalties from Lego and that they are donating ALL of that to charity.
  • Joe Funky - December 5, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Love Legos? Check. Love Minecraft? Check Now I can bring the fun anywhere :D
  • DonNatzi - December 5, 2011 12:30 p.m.

    I freaking love Legos. I'm in college and I brought about 36 gallon bags full of them.
  • talleyXIV - December 5, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    What is the point of buying Lego Minecraft toys when you can just play Minecraft and have a lot more tools at your disposal? Seems kind of redundant and like a money grabbing moment of Mojang. And yes I did read the 1% part about charity, but seriously 1% is tiny! If they make $1,000,000 off these, it is $10,000 to charity. Notch could pull that out of his pocket and burn it if he wanted to.
  • MCN2011 - December 6, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    Notch only gets 1% from Lego. He is giving ALL of that 1% to charity. Learn to read. Notch and Mojang make NO money off this. None at all. It all goes to charity.
  • Net_Bastard - December 5, 2011 12:07 p.m.

    Now when shit like this is happening how can you treat Mojang like an indie dev anymore? Sure they're indie, but they should be treated like a big company now that they have a Lego line. Also, 1%? Are Notch and Jeb too busy spending their money on Swedish hookers to donate any more than that?
  • MCN2011 - December 6, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    Learn to read. The 1% is what Lego give to Mojang. Mojang then give all of it to charity. Some fucking idiots here.
  • kytano_skorpius - December 5, 2011 11:52 a.m.

    It'd be worth it just for me to get my hands on a Lego creeper.
  • ShowMeYourKitties - December 5, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    The idea of "kits" for a partnership between Minecraft and Legos is probably one of the most ridiculous things I will hear all week...
  • CrashmanX - December 5, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    Why?
  • angelusdlion - December 6, 2011 2:52 a.m.

    Because...
  • Zlek117 - December 5, 2011 11:07 a.m.

    As a kid i loved legos and that is probably why i love Minecraft so much now. The only way you could make a Minecraft lego set true to the game is just load the box with like 10,000 legoes build them into a large brick then start slowly mining the legos lol.

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