Lego readies kit for Minecraft lovers
Lego has given the green light to a set of the famous building bricks based on the world of the cult cyber-block game Minecraft.
The idea came from fan submission site Lego Cuusoo, where users can suggest new creation kits. If these submissions gather sufficient interest among the site's visitors, the Danish toy maker takes note and sometimes agrees to take the concept to retail.
After the Minecraft idea gathered over 10,000 supporters, Lego decided it was worth looking at and is now working on a version that "celebrates the best aspects of building with the Lego system and in Minecraft".
That's all we have on the matter so far, but the company promises more details soon. ®
Back to Basics
So LEGO have gone pretty much full circle -- from where you would creating things from your imagination using simple, standardised blocks, through that whole dumbing-down mess o' crap of later years -- whereby you get a toy which has the word LEGO on the box and contains a dozen or so pieces, around half of which are made specifically for the model you've got. And now they've gone all the way back to creating things from your imagination using simple, standardised blocks.
Bah fucking humbug, I say.
So, how long until LEGO Minecraft?
So how long until we have a LEGO Minecraft game, along with LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars, etc?
And they've missed The Sims - obviously you need to be able to buy your Sims a Minecraft LEGO set.
And obviously they need to have a Sims Minecraft, with your Sims actually IN the Minecraft world.
Then a Sims LEGO Minecraft.
Excuse me - a man in a British Army uniform has just informed me I must stop, as I am getting too silly.
You can still get lego kits
that are explicitly made with heaps of generic blocks to make dozens of different things from instructions (and infinitum from your mind). I agree, these are the best kits, though mixing in a few carefully selected specialised kits is good too. I don't keep the origional instructions - it all goes into a big plastic box for when my nieces and nephews come to visit.
What Minecraft needs is a 3D printer driver
Re: Back to Basics
Lego's trend toward simplistic kits ended a decade or more ago.
Hard to say what the trend is now. Commercial tie-ins, I guess. The range of the available Lego kits is wonderful.
On a purely back to basics front, the two best things about the interspazz are:
1) It's easy to order individual lego parts.
2) Lego apps to design your own models which they then package (with your instructions) and post to people. Best birthday pressies, evah!
*Lego porn, obnov.