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New ‘Minecraft’ LEGO sets to include custom Minifigs for the first time

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The previously released limited selection of Minecraft LEGO playsets were miniature recreations of scenes from the block-filled game that were too small even for LEGO Minifigs. Kotaku reported on Aug. 17, however, that the upcoming packs will finally feature full sized sets complete with their own Minifig characters now that the famous building toys will be releasing a full line of Minecraft-themed LEGO sets later this year.

Details on the first two full Minecraft sets that will be launching in the coming months revealed that the LEGO packs will recreate a random Minecraft cave as well as a typical player-built farm. These playsets will also include custom Minifigs based on a variety of characters, animals, and monsters from the popular video game franchise.

Confirmed to be included as part of the first ever offering of Minecraft Minifigs will be LEGO versions of the default player avatar as well as skeletons, zombies, spiders, sheep, and cows that will all be modeled after their Minecraft appearances. Future LEGO sets will undoubtedly introduce a larger variety of Minecraft characters in the future.

The upcoming cave and farm Minecraft LEGO sets will only be part of the start of a new toy line in which the two creation-based properties will collaborate. LEGO plans to fully support their new partnership with Minecraft in a similar way that fans of the plastic blocks have seen with other licensed products in the past. The LEGO Minecraft line has been confirmed to be supported just as much as the existing LEGO Star Wars playsets.

As Minecraft bursts into the real world with its own LEGO packs, the popular sandbox building title hasn’t forgotten about its video game roots. 4J Studios is currently working to port the game to new platforms after seeing massive success with the existing PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 Editions. New versions of Minecraft are scheduled to launch on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita later this month.