Highly-Anticipated LEGO® Minecraft Building Sets Bring All the Creativity and Adventure of Digital Gaming to Physical Play
Demand surges for six building sets based on the world's most popular game
NEW YORK, AMERICAN INTERNATIONALTOY FAIR (February 12, 2015) - Since its January 1, 2015 launch, a collection of six LEGO® Minecraft sets have been driving traffic into toy aisles at a time of year when toy sales are not as common. Demand is strong for the new building sets, which give physical form to the digital creative building opportunities of one of the most popular gaming franchises ever to capture the imagination and time of today's children, enabling digital landscapes to come to life in physical form. Each set creates a custom biome with role play opportunity, or can be combined with the others to create ongoing Minecraft adventures.
Minecraft to join Microsoft
Iconic cross-platform franchise to become part of Microsoft Studios.
REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 15, 2014 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Mojang, the celebrated Stockholm-based game developer, and the company's iconic "Minecraft" franchise.
The Mojang team will join Microsoft Studios, which includes the studios behind global blockbuster franchises "Halo," "Forza," "Fable" and more. Microsoft's investments in cloud and mobile technologies will enable "Minecraft" players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect across the "Minecraft" community.
Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will acquire Mojang for $2.5 billion. Microsoft expects the acquisition to be break-even in FY15 on a GAAP basis. Subject to customary closing conditions and any regulatory review, the acquisition is expected to close in late 2014.
July 2014 - The Toy Pizza series on YouTube has a new episode up!
Click here to check it out! This episode features Minecraft toys, a foam shovel from Shovel Knight, and a bit more about the Pizza Rangers action figures created by the Toy Pizza team.
The LEGO Group Expands Minecraft Collection
- Two additional models based on the popular virtual 3D world make their debut at Comic-Con International and will be on shelves this September -
SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2013 -- COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL -- Delighting LEGO® and Minecraft fans across the globe, The LEGO Group today announced it is extending its relationship with Swedish game developer Mojang to build on the blockbuster success of its first LEGO Minecraft building set to add two new models that will be released September 1, 2013.
LEGO Minecraft provides the opportunity to build, reconfigure and create new Minecraft micro-worlds in a physical LEGO way. The two new 3"x3"x3" models, The Village and The Nether, are on display for the first time at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Fans can also enjoy and take pictures with a large interactive 3D mosaic complete with Micromob character props at the LEGO booth (#2829).
ThinkGeek plans to conquer San Diego Comic-Con with new merch
Locals cower in fear; visitors ask "what's exclusive?"
FAIRFAX, Va., July 8, 2013 -- ThinkGeek recently announced that they have sent forth the harbingers of their arrival to San Diego Comic-Con. Their messengers of impending awesome will be found at Booth #5541 from July 17-21.
Not content to simply show up, the ThinkGeek booth will provide con-goers the opportunity to buy con-exclusive merchandise such as Minecraft Gold Swords and Pickaxes, Portal 2 Deco Starfield Turrets, and Bravest Warrior pin packs and party masks. And that's in addition to a wide selection of other ThinkGeek merch, including a gold and silver-plated working Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote from the Eleventh Doctor.
For those not lucky enough to attend Comic-Con, most of the items will be available on the http://ThinkGeek.com website while supplies last.
When asked to comment on ThinkGeek's prospects at San Diego Comic-Con, Erin Strain, Grand Pooba of Con-Ops, simply cackled in unrestrained delight, glee, and a bit of madness.
ThinkGeek Announces Con Tour Exclusives for PAX East 2013
Never-before-seen shinies available at Booth 386 and Online
FAIRFAX, Va., March 18, 2013 -- ThinkGeek has provisioned an away team for the trip to Hoth (aka Boston, MA) for PAX East March 22-24, 2013. This intrepid team will be traveling with never-before-seen limited edition Minecraft and Portal Con Tour Exclusives.
The ThinkGeek 2013 Con Tour Exclusives are:
LEGO® Minecraft™ Micro World details unveiled, available for pre-order
BILLUND, Denmark – February 16, 2012 - The LEGO Group and Mojang have released purchase details and pictures of the LEGO® Minecraft™ Micro World today.
The new set, which was the first to receive 10,000 votes of support from users on the global LEGO CUUSOO idea collection platform, will be available for purchase in summer 2012, but can be pre-ordered from today, exclusively through Mojang retail partner Jinx.com for $34.99/€34.99 at http://www.jinx.com/LEGOMinecraft. The sets will also be sold in select LEGO brand retail stores and the LEGO online shop from summer 2012.