Hot off the trail of LEGO’s Collectible Minifigures Series 16 (71013) comes another minifig collection that will surely be a hit among LEGO and Minecraft fans. The LEGO Minecraft Team has recently announced via their Facebook page that they will be releasing for the first time ever, two Skin Packs that are basically new exclusive minifigures that can complement any LEGO Minecraft sets, as The Brick Fan reports. The Skin Packs will have set numbers 853609 and 853610 assigned to them.
The Skin Packs include eight minifigures which includes a Camouflage wearing character, your usual Normal Guy in an everyday shirt, the Captain of the ship, a Cyborg looking minifigure, Knight (which looks like Boba Fett actually), a Crafter, Adventurer (which seems to take hint from Han Solo) and what the LEGO Minecraft Team refers to as the Full Moon guy.
We don’t have any info yet with regards to pricing, and where to get them but its September release date is not that far away so expect LEGO to be revealing more in the next few weeks. Given their serial numbers, it may suggest that they maybe exclusively available at all LEGO Brand Stores and at shop.LEGO.com.
Watch this video for a closer look of the LEGO Minecraft Collectible Skin Packs.
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.
For you Minecraft fans, an image of the new Series 2 Minecraft Overworld Steve & Horse has been released today. The new box set will include a fully articulated Steve figure and a white horse. The set will also include an apple and a hay bale. The set will retail around $16.99 and will be available sometime this August.
BrickShop.nl has listed 6 new LEGO Minecraft sets. Interestingly, many are speculating that these are the highly anticipated minifigure scale sets that LEGO has said is coming later this year. The names and price points lead us to believe that these are those minifigure scale sets and not more microscale sets. Here are those names:
The Cave (21113) – € 19.95
The Fram (Farm?) (21114) – € 29.95
The First Night (21115) – € 39.95
Creative Box (21116) – € 54.95
The Ender Dragon (21117) – € 69.95
The Mine (21118) – € 99.95
No pictures are any further information is yet available.
Series 2 of the popular Minecraft action figure packs have begun to show up in Toys ‘R Us stores. Having reviewed both of these packs, I can say fans will be excited to add these to their collections. Series 1 gave us alot of the more basic characters and blocks from Minecraft, but Series 2 branches out even more giving us the many characters and animals we have been wishing for! The Animal Mobs pack retails for $24.99 and Steve in Diamond Armor for $11.99.
The LEGO Minecraft Facebook page posted this teaser picture this morning for the coming minifigure scale line. It depicts Steve mining a chocolate egg to find a golden creeper! With the popularity of the LEGO Minecraft sets already released and the similarity between the digital worlds of Minecraft and the physical world of LEGO, it only makes sense to give us all more LEGO Minecraft!