Minecraft is a licensed theme based on the popular indie sandbox game Minecraft.
The theme began with the set 21102 Micro World (a successful CUUSOO project) in June 2012. The set sold extremely well, better than expected, and was thus followed up with further microscale sets in September 2013 and June 2014. Minifigure-scale sets were announced in November 2013 and released in November 2014, with subsequent waves being released in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
- 1 Background
- 2 Set Release History
- 3 Components
- 4 Products
- 5 Characters
- 6 Official Press Releases
- 7 Gallery
- 8 External links
- 9 References
Minecraft is a sandbox indie game originally created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson and later developed and published by Mojang. Mojang was later bought by Microsoft. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft allow players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a procedurally generated 3D world. Other activities in the game include exploration, gathering resources, crafting, and combat. Gameplay in its commercial release has two principal modes: survival, which requires players to acquire resources and maintain their health and hunger; and creative, where players have an unlimited supply of resources, the ability to fly, and no health or hunger.
Set Release History
In late December 2011, the concept of a Minecraft-themed set was submitted to LEGO's website CUUSOO. Due to the game's large fanbase and the large LEGO fanbase, the concept received the 10,000 supporters it needed very quickly. The concept went through a long review period, and after going through all of the necessary product tests, a set was produced, 21102 Micro World (unveiled at LEGO World Copenhagen in February 2012). The set went on sale June 1, 2012. Although the set was originally envisioned as a limited-run product, many, many units of the set were sold, leading to extensive further releases.
Due to the popularity of the single set, two more sets, 21105 The Village and 21106 The Nether, were unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 and released in September 2013. On November 2, 2013, at MineCon 2013, LEGO announced brand new minifigure-scale Minecraft sets. Fans left their imput and ideas for the new sets on the LEGO Minecraft Facebook page.
In 2014, a fourth set, 21107 The End, was released in June. But in November, a line of six minifigure-scale sets were released, introducing many new molds for the characters and mobs. Following the initial launch, two other waves have been released, one in August 2015 and another released in March 2016, with a third to be released in 2017.
|21102||Micro World||480||Creeper, Steve||$34.99 / €34.99||June 1, 2012|
|21105||The Village||466||Villager, Pig, Zombie||$34.99||September 1, 2013|
|21106||The Nether||469||Zombie Pigman, Ghast (2)||$34.99||September 1, 2013|
|21107||The End||440||Enderman (4), Ender Dragon||$34.99 / €34.99||2014|
Official Press Releases
21102 Micro World
21105 The Village and 21106 The Nether