A while back, we told you that Minecraft had submitted an application to LEGO Cuusoo for official LEGO Minecraft branded sets. The application got more than 10,000 votes from Cuusoo members, so LEGO reviewed the proposal and formally announced that it’s been approved!
In a post on the Cuusoo blog, LEGO made the announcement by stating that The LEGO Group is “developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft,” as we speak. LEGO didn’t go into any details on what kind of set or sets might be made available, or when they’ll be released, which is understandable. Product development is something that LEGO never rushes, which is one reason that their products are always so high in quality.
It seems likely that whatever they come up with will maintain the familiar Minecraft aesthetic, so we’ll probably be seeing some pixelated-style LEGO sets. Wouldn’t care to venture a guess about the timeframe. Minecraft‘s popularity doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, so it could easily be next year sometime before we see them.
To the best of my knowledge (somebody correct me if I’m wrong), this appears to be the first set approved for production from LEGO Cuusoo.