The Christmas shopping season is upon us and if you have teenagers or young children, you know that Minecraft has been one of the most popular games of its time. It seems that everyone is jumping on the Minecraft bandwagon and Lego has joined in the phenomenon as well.
Of course, I can’t blame them. The game is really fun and creative and is making loads of money right now – not that Lego needs any more money. Of course, most Lego sets cost quite a bit of money and many parents are reluctant to spend so much. That’s not the case with the Lego Minecraft sets, though.
Lego Minecraft Play Sets
I don’t know if Mojang, the creator’s of Minecraft, made some sort of deal with Lego that they couldn’t be highly priced, but each of the three sets are around $35 or less which is uncharacteristic of other Lego play sets.
I have to say that when my son began playing Minecraft online, I didn’t see what the big deal was. After his sister purchased the Xbox version of the game, I was hooked. Now, I wasn’t into the survival mode, but I do enjoy building in the creative mode. When I first saw the Lego Minecraft play sets, I knew my son would find one under the tree this Christmas. Will your child?
Here are the three different play sets available right now:
- Lego Minecraft (Orginal) – this set is the basic set that allows kids to build 8 different modules. This set can be purchased in either regular Lego size or micro size. You get two figures – Steve and a creeper. The modules allow children to build hidden chambers as well as above ground trees and other basic elements found in the game.
- Lego Minecraft The Nether – this is the newest addition to the set which includes three micromob figures – 2 Ghasts and a Zombie Pigman. The obsidian portal leads kids to the Nether world as only Minecraft can create!
- Lego Minecraft The Village – this is the last set (for now) from this set series. Just like the other two sets, they are true to the online Minecraft world where pieces are easily recognizable and fun to build. This is a split model where four different models can be built buy following along with the instructions provided. The Village comes with three micromob figures – Zombie, Pig, and a Villager.
These sets can be combined to build a larger Minecraft world. Lego suggests the sets are for ages 10 and up, but my son is 9 and my nephew is 8 and they love to play with Legos like these!