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.
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.
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
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.”
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.