Last April, LEGO launched its first Minecraft Competition dubbed as Classic Tales. The idea behind the contest is for LEGO Minecraft fans to stretch their building creativity and problem solving skills to help Alex and Steve to escape a tight spot or a challenge that they find themselves in. Participants are encouraged to build their own solutions or models, snap a photo, and upload their entries via the contest’s Facebook page. Running for four weeks in a row, the team of designers behind the LEGO Minecraft series will determine the most creative contribution and will co-create exciting stop motion stories out of these.
The winning contributions were rendered in four LEGO Minecraft stop-motion animations which were featured on LEGO’s YouTube channel on April 18 and 29 respectively. We’ve compiled the LEGO Minecraft – Classic Tales videos right here in case you missed them last April.
After a long overdue promise to fans, the LEGO Minecraft design team finally came up with a behind-the-scenes video highlighting the creative process that went through in making the Classic Tales episodes. From painstakingly combing through all the entries, choosing the best and most creative solution, and then brainstorming for the most entertaining storyboard, the LEGO Minecraft design team came up with the most creative solutions for Alex and Steve that uniquely carries LEGO’s brand of fun and humor. Watch their mini-documentation here.
The winners for the contest each received the shop@home exclusive LEGO Minecraft The Village (21128) coming in at 1,600 pieces and features 11 minifigures, the set retails at $199.99.
The LEGO Minecraft Challenge – Classic Tales may long be over, but the endless opportunities for creative problem solving fun will always be around. After all, this is what LEGO is all about as this latest LEGO promotional video exemplifies.