?The Brothers Brick have the first look at the fan-selected Lego Minecraft sets. From the press release:
Each set features four cubic modular vignettes that can be connected
to recreate the Minecraft experience in LEGO bricks. One Minecraft
block is represented as one 1?1 LEGO plate with a tile on top — not a
perfect cube, but the best approximation at the chosen scale.
LEGO Minecraft Micro World includes two of Minecraft’s most iconic
characters, Steve and a Creeper, represented as “Micro Mobs.” The model
presents a standard for building a Minecraft world that can be
configured any way the builder likes.
The surface of the modules comes off to reveal mines and hidden
resources beneath. Fans can build their own landscapes, stack cubes on
top of each other, to build the world of Minecraft as they wish.
The product was developed in collaboration with four LEGO fans: Chris
Malloy, Michael Thomas, Kyle Tingey, and Bjarne Panduro Tveskov. These
fans developed concepts alongside LEGO designers and helped shape the
product into its final version.
Upon seeing the physical model the first time, Mojang founder Markus “Notch” Persson exclaimed: “Woohoo!”
These don’t do much for me, partially because I don’t play Minecraft and partially because Lego knocked my fucking socks off with all their non-Minecraft offerings from Toy Fair, but I don’t begrudge anyone who’s excited. You can go ahead and pre-order the set at Jinx for $35.