In 2009, Markus “Notch” Persson developed a sandbox building game called Minecraft. Like LEGO, in Minecraft you can build anything that you put your mind to with parts that are available to you. On December 5, 2011, Mojang submitted the project to LEGO CUUSOO. The project received overwhelming support and reached 10000 supporters in 48 hours and the rest is history. The Minecraft Mirco World set became the third project to be approved. The set contains 480 pieces and retails for $34.99, which comes out to be $0.07/piece. The box is shaped in a 12cm square box that resembles a block in the Minecraft world. The box contains six un-numbered bags, two instruction booklets, and an orange brick seperator. The beginning of the first booklet describes what Minecraft and LEGO CUUSOO is. Also, if you pre-ordered through J!NX in February 2012, you get a Creeper Inside sticker.
There are two minifigures, which are called micromobs, Steve and the Creeper. They are both simple to make. Steve’s head consists of two pieces instead of just one brick piece like the Creeper. He has a blue brick for the torso and a black tile for the legs. The Creeper has two green bricks and a green plate for the legs.
The Minecraft Micro World has four different sections which are modular. For each section, the cave area is built on a 6×6 plate and goes 4 bricks high. The land areas are created with mostly 1×1 tiles and are held to the bottom cave area with a 1×4 plate with studs on the ends. You and connect each section with a 2m cross axle Technic piece.
In the first section, the top area displays a river and a tree while the cave area has a small river and as well as lava. There is also a gold ingot.
In the second section, the top area has a mountain and with a lava flow while the cave area has what looks to be lapis lazuli ores.
For the third section, the upper area is pretty flat and has a tree. In the cave, there is one lava brick and a couple of lapis lazuli ores.
For the final section, the top has a small house built and the cave has a river flowing with a gold ingot.
LEGO and Minecraft has many similarities: Both brands allow users to build anything that they can think of. They are only limited to their imagination. That’s what is great about both brands. You can take LEGO pieces or Minecraft blocks and create something spectacular. With this set, users aren’t limited to building what the instruction books show. Although it is a pretty small set, it does represent The Overworld pretty well. You do get an unusual amount of spare pieces as well as an extra Steve head which is a plus.
This set would be a great addition to Minecraft fans and LEGO fans would love the sheer amount of tile pieces included. I would definitely suggest picking it up. Who know. LEGO might release more Minecraft sets in the future and you can add to your Overworld.