Lego Minecraft is revealed

The Cuusoo community project becomes a reality; sets available for pre-order now.
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Lego Minecraft has been unveiled by Minecraft creator Notch at the annual Lego World conference in Copenhagen.

Speaking to fans at a press event today, Notch said: “I played a lot with Lego bricks as a child, and that’s influenced how I made games. I prefer games with levels that are modifiable. I don’t like static levels.”

Last December Notch told ToyNews that he thought Lego subconsciously inspired him to make Minecraft.

The first Micro World is available for pre-order on Jinx.com now and is set to ship this summer.

To reflect the video game, Lego has only used 1x1 bricks throughout the design - a departure from its traditional sets. Rather than Minifigures, Lego Minecraft characters are represented as 'Micro Mobs' (pictured), with the game's player character Steve and the exploding Creeper enemy the first available.

Notch said: “There are problems of scaling. Minecraft has huge long tunnels, and you can’t really fit that in to a living room. But I think the Lego guys have creating something that’s really great, that really feels like Minecraft.”

Four fans of Lego and Minecraft collaborated with the Danish toy maker on the project.

The Cuusoo community project was officially green-lit by Lego last week.

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