Minecraft, the crazy popular indie video game, has always had a lot in common with LEGO. Both properties are “sandbox” playthings, limited only by your imagination. Now the developer behind Minecraft is trying to get LEGO to create a line of official Minecraft-themed sets.
Mojang has recently begun reaching out to The LEGO Group, forging a relationship. Their goal: LEGO Minecraft sets. The Minecraft developer is using Cuusoo, LEGO’s Kickstarter-like crowdsourcing website to raise awareness and build support for the idea. Like all Cuusoo projects, if their proposal gets 10,000 supporters, The LEGO Group will review the proposal for consideration to manufacture it as a real LEGO kit. (At the time of this writing, they have almost 6,000 supporters so far.)
Mojang says that “Minecraft and LEGO were meant to be together,” and pledges to donate its 1% royalties from the proposed set’s sales to charity. LEGO Minecraft sets might look something like the fan-made creations you can see in the pictures on this page.
Would you buy a set of LEGO Minecraft bricks?