The video game phenomenon has just been approved to be created in the LEGO world. The idea for the new kits came from the Lego submission site, Lego Cuusoo, where people can post and vote on new kit suggestions. If a suggestion can garner 10,000 votes, then “a Lego Jury evaluates the idea’s feasibility as a product and makes a decision.” Coincidentally, the person that made the suggestion was the Minecraft founder, which was able to get over 10,000 votes within the first 48 hours of it being up. Here is the official release from the Lego Cuusoo blog on January 24th:
“Happy New Year! Since the Minecraft project reached 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, many of you have been eagerly awaiting our update. Until now, the project has been in the LEGO Review—a stage before product development begins where a LEGO Jury evaluates the idea’s feasibility as a product and makes a decision.
We’re happy to announce that the Minecraft project on LEGO CUUSOO has passed the LEGO review and we are now developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft. We can’t wait to show it to you—but it isn’t ready just yet. These things take time, so we appreciate your patience. More details are to come.”
I definitely do miss playing with LEGOs, as it’s been quite a while since I’ve had a kit. Even though I haven’t played Minecraft at all, I’m very interested to see what kits they plan on creating.