There have been three main types of sets - the "Micro World" sets, each made up of four modules which are each 6×6 studs in size, the normal LEGO minifigure scale sets, and the "Big Fig" sets, each consisting of two brick-built mobs at a scale of approximately two pixels per stud. Currently only the minifigure-scale sets are in production.
One Minecraft block is represented as a 2×2 brick with a tile on top. LEGO states that this is not a perfect cube, but it is "the best approximation at the chosen scale."
The original Micro World set centers around the player (Steve) and one of the game's antagonists, a creeper. The scene is depicted in the Overworld and depicts a few biomes, including a mountain, caves, forest and plains. The Village features structures in the village, and a mineshaft. It includes blocks for constructing houses, along with the Pig, Villager, and Zombie figures. The Nether is a stylized depiction of the Nether, and contains a lava sea, a lava stream flowing down a hill, a nether fortress, and a Nether Portal to connect to the Overworld. It also includes two Ghasts and a Zombie Pigman. The End is a stylised depiction of the End, and contains the Ender Dragon, six obsidian pillars with ender crystals on top of them, an exit end portal and endermen.
The normal LEGO Minecraft sets each feature different parts of Minecraft. All the sets include Steve, Alex, or another player skin, and at least one mob. For example, "The Cave" features a cave in Minecraft with different ores and mobs, "The Farm" features a normal crop farm with one cow and one sheep and a skeleton, and "The First Night" features a basic house in Minecraft and a farm with a pig and a Creeper. All sets follow this theme of representing a specific natural or player-made location meant to approximate something a player might build or encounter, featuring decor and mobs appropriate for that environment.
Current LEGO Minecraft sets can be purchased through the websites Jinx and Lego.com.
|Set Number||Set||Boxed||Unboxed||Original cost||Release||Pieces||Minifigures||Ref.|
|21102||Micro World The Forest||$34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99||June 1, 2012||480||Steve, Creeper|||
|21105||Micro World The Village||$34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99||September 13, 2013||466||Villager, Pig, Zombie|||
|21106||Micro World The Nether||$34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99||September 13, 2013||469||Zombie Pigman, 2 Ghasts|||
|21107||Micro World The End||$34.99 / €34.99 / £29.99||June 14, 2014||440||Ender Dragon, 4 Endermen|
|21113||The Cave||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||November 14, 2014||249||Steve, Zombie, Spider|
|21114||The Farm||$29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99||November 14, 2014||262||Steve, Skeleton, Cow, Sheep|
|21115||The First Night||$39.99 / €39.99 / £39.99||November 14, 2014||408||Steve, Creeper, Pig|
|21116||Crafting Box||$49.99 / €54.99 / £49.99||November 14, 2014||518||Steve , Skeleton, Mooshroom|
|21117||The Ender Dragon||$69.99 / €69.99 / £59.99||November 14, 2014||634||Steve, Ender Dragon, 3 Endermen|
|21118||The Mine||$109.99 / €99.99 / £89.99||November 14, 2014||922||Steve, Skeleton, Zombie, Creeper, Spider|
|21119||The Dungeon||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||August 15, 2015||219||Steve, 2 Zombies|||
|21120||The Snow Hideout||$39.99 / €39.99 / £39.99||August 15, 2015||327||Steve, Creeper, Snow Golem|||
|21121||The Desert Outpost||$59.99 / €69.99 / £59.99||August 15, 2015||519||Steve, Alex, tamed Wolf, 2 Skeletons|||
|21122||The Nether Fortress||$79.99 / €89.99 / £69.99||August 15, 2015||571||Steve, Alex, Ghast, Blaze, Zombie Pigman|||
|21123||The Iron Golem||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||March 16, 2016||208||Alex, Zombie, Iron Golem, Baby Pig|||
|21124||The End Portal||$59.99 / €59.99 / £49.99||March 16, 2016||559||Steve, 2 Endermen, Cave Spider|||
|21125||The Jungle Tree House||$69.99 / €89.99 / £74.99||March 16, 2016||706||Alex, Steve, Creeper, Skeleton, Ocelot, Sheep|||
|21126||The Wither||$39.99 / €34.99 / £29.99||March 16, 2016||318||Steve, 2 Wither Skeletons, Wither|
|21127||The Fortress||$109.99 / €109.99 / £89.99||September 16, 2016||984||Steve, 3 Skeletons, Sheep, Horse|
|21128||The Village||$199.99 / €199.99 / £169.99||June 16, 2016||1600||Steve, Alex, Creeper, 2 Villagers (brown and white coats), Pig, Baby Pig, Enderman, Zombie, Zombie Villager, Iron Golem|
|21129||The Mushroom Island||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||February 17, 2017||247||Alex, Creeper, Mooshroom, Baby Mooshroom|
|21130||The Nether Railway||$29.99 / €39.99 / £39.99||February 17, 2017||387||Steve, Zombie Pigman, Magma Cube (small and large)|
|21131||The Ice Spikes||$39.99 / €49.99 / £44.99||February 17, 2017||454||Steve, Baby Cow, Snow Golem, Spider|
|21132||The Jungle Temple||$49.99 / €59.99 / £54.99||February 17, 2017||598||Steve, 2 Skeletons, Ocelot|
|21133||The Witch Hut||$59.99 / €69.99 / £64.99||February 17, 2017||502||Alex, 3 small Slimes, Witch, Pig|
|21134||The Waterfall Base||$69.99 / €89.99 / £74.99||February 17, 2017||729||Steve, Alex, Enderman, Zombie, Cat, light blue Sheep|
|21135||The Crafting Box 2.0||$59.99 / €69.99 / £79.99||August 17, 2017||717||Steve, small Slime, Cow, Horse, Creeper|
|21136||The Ocean Monument||$119.99 / €119.99 / £119.99||August 17, 2017||1122||Steve, Alex, Elder Guardian, Guardian, Squid|
|21137||The Mountain Cave||$249.99 / €249.99 / £259.99||July 17, 2017||2863||Steve, Alex, black Sheep, Skeleton, Zombie, charged Creeper, Wolf, baby Wolf, 2 Bats, 2 small Slimes, large Slime, Cave Spider, Enderman|
|21138||The Melon Farm||$14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99||January 18, 2018||69||Steve, Pig, brown coat Villager, Creeper|
|21139||The Nether Fight||$14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99||January 18, 2018||84||Alex, Wither Skeleton, Zombie Pigman, small Magma Cube|
|21140||The Chicken Coop||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||January 18, 2018||198||Alex, tamed Wolf, 2 Chickens, Baby Chicken|
|21141||The Zombie Cave||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||January 18, 2018||241||Steve, Bat, Zombie, Baby Zombie|
|21142||The Polar Igloo||$29.99 / €39.99 / £39.99||January 18, 2018||278||Alex, Stray, Polar Bear, Baby Polar Bear|
|21143||The Nether Portal||$39.99 / €49.99 / £49.99||January 18, 2018||470||Steve, Blaze, Ghast, Baby Zombie Pigman|
|21144||The Farm Cottage||$49.99 / €59.99 / £64.99||January 18, 2018||549||Alex, Steve, Donkey, Rabbit, Baby Rabbit, Baby Pig, Skeleton|
|21145||The Skull Arena||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||August 18, 2018||198||2 Players, 1 Killer Bunny|
|21146||The Skeleton Attack||$39.99 / €49.99 / £49.99||August 18, 2018||457||Steve, Skeleton Horse, 3 Skeletons, red Sheep|
|21147||The Bedrock Adventures||$89.99 / €89.99 / £79.99||August 18, 2018||644||Steve, Alex, Cave Spider, Creeper, Zombie, Bat, 2 Silverfish|
|21148||Minecraft Steve BigFig with Parrot||$14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99||January 19, 2019||159||N/A|
|21149||Minecraft Alex BigFig with Chicken||$14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99||January 19, 2019||160||N/A|
|21150||Minecraft Skeleton BigFig with Magma Cube||$14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99||January 19, 2019||142||N/A|
|21151||The End Battle||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||January 19, 2019||222||Enderman, Dragon Slayer, Ender Dragon|
|21152||The Pirate Ship Adventure||$39.99 / €49.99 / £49.99||January 19, 2019||386||Alex, Pirate, Zombie, Parrot, Turtle, Dolphin|
|21153||The Wool Farm||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||August 19, 2019||260||Steve, 2 dyed Sheep (red and yellow), Baby Sheep|
|21154||The Blaze Bridge||$29.99 / €39.99 / £39.99||August 19, 2019||372||Alex, Wither Skeleton, 2 Blazes|
|21155||The Creeper Mine||$79.99 / €79.99 / £79.99||August 19, 2019||834||Steve, Cow, Blacksmith, Bat, Creeper, Husk|
|21156||BigFig Creeper and Ocelot||$14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99||January 20, 2020||184||N/A|
|21157||BigFig Pig with Baby Zombie||$14.99 / €14.99 / £12.99||January 20, 2020||159||N/A|
|21158||The Panda Nursery||$19.99 / €19.99 / £19.99||January 20, 2020||204||Alex, Ocelot, Panda, Baby Panda|
|21159||The Pillager Outpost||$29.99 / €29.99 / £29.99||January 20, 2020||303||Knight, Iron Golem, 2 Pillagers, Sheep|
|21160||The Illager Raid||$59.99 / €69.99 / £64.99||January 20, 2020||562||Kai, Cat, Pig, Pillager, Vindicator, Ravager, 2 desert Villagers (cleric and unemployed)|
|21161||The Crafting Box 3.0||$79.99 / €79.99 / £79.99||June 1, 2020||564||Steve, Alex, Creeper, Pig, Zombie|||
|21162||The Taiga Adventure||$9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99||January 20, 2020||74||Steve, Skeleton, Fox, Wolf|
|21163||The Redstone Battle||$79.99 / €79.99 / £79.99||June 1, 2020||504||Valorie, Hex, Hal, Adriene, Piggy Bank, Redstone Monstrosity, Redstone Golem|||
|21164||The Coral Reef||$9.99 / €9,99 / £17.99||January 1, 2021||92||Alex, Drowned, Pufferfish, Baby Pufferfish|| |
|21165||The Bee Farm||$19.99 / €19,49 / £17.99||December 1, 2020||238||Beekeeper, 4 Friendly Bees, 4 Unfriendly Bees, plains Villager, Baby Sheep|| |
|21166||The "Abandoned" Mine||$19.99 / €19,49 / £17.99||December 1, 2020||248||Steve, Zombie, Spider, small Slime|| |
|21167||The Trading Post||$19.99 / €19,49 / £17.99||December 1, 2020||191||Steve, Wandering Trader, 2 Trader Llamas, Skeleton|| |
|21168||The Warped Forest||$29.99 / €29.99 / £27.99||March 1, 2021||287||Huntress, 2 Piglins, Hoglin|||
|21169||The First Adventure||$69.99 / €64.99 / £54.99||March 1, 2021||542||Steve, Alex, Moobloom, Dyed Cat, Horned Sheep, 2 Skeletons|||
|21170||The Pig House||$49.99 / €49.99 / £44.99||January 1, 2021||490||Alex, Pig, Baby Pig, Creeper|| |
|30331||The Nether Duel||Unknown||Spring 2021||28||Steve, Wither Skeleton|
|30393||Steve and Creeper Set||$4.99||Spring 2019||36||Steve, Creeper|
|30394||The Skeleton Defense||$4.99||Spring 2020||31||Alex, Skeleton|
|41612||Steve and Creeper||$19.99 / €19.99 / £17.99||August 1, 2018||160||Steve and Creeper BrickHeadz figures|
|66646||Minecraft Bundle 2 in 1 (21140, 21145)||2020||396||Alex, tamed Wolf, 2 Chickens, Baby Chicken, 2 Players, 1 Killer Bunny|
|853609||Skin Pack 1||$14.99 / €12.99 / £10.99||September 16, 2016||25||4 Player Skins|
|853610||Skin Pack 2||$14.99 / €12.99 / £10.99||September 16, 2016||28||4 Player Skins|
|853818||Steve Key Chain||N/A||$5.99 / €4.99 / £4.99||2018||N/A||N/A|
|853819||Alex Key Chain||N/A||$5.99 / €3.99 / £4.99||2018||N/A||N/A|
|853956||Creeper Key Chain||N/A||$5.99 / €4.99 / £4.99||2019||N/A||N/A|
|5004192||Minecraft Collection (21102, 21105, 21106, 21107)||2014||1855||Steve, Creeper, Villager, Pig, Zombie, Zombie Pigman, 2 Ghasts, 4 Endermen, Ender Dragon|
|5004818||Minecraft Collection (21119, 21120, 21121, 21122)||2015||1636||4 Steves, 2 Alexes, 2 Zombies, 2 Skeletons, Creeper, Snow Golem, tamed Wolf, Ghast, Blaze, Zombie Pigman|
|N/A||Steve||N/A||Free to MINECON 2013 attendees||November 2-3, 2013||19||N/A|
In December 2011, Mojang Studios started a project on the LEGO Ideas program (then known as "LEGO Cuusoo"), which requires 10,000 signatures for a project to be approved. With the strong support of the Minecraft community, the 10,000 signature objective was achieved in under three days, and the development of the LEGO Minecraft set commenced after Lego reviewed the project. Mojang Studios promised to donate 1% of the proceeds to charity. The first set was subsequently released on June 1, 2012.
The second and third sets, The Village and The Nether, were announced at Comic-Con 2013. The fourth set, The End, was announced through a teaser on March 8, followed by a reveal on March 14 on the LEGO Minecraft Facebook page.
On 2 November 2013, during MINECON, it was announced that The Lego Group would be creating a fully fledged minifigure-scale theme, and that they would be seeking feedback from Minecraft players on designing these sets. This was the first time that Lego would work together with fans to create a new series of sets. This initiative was referred to as the co-build project.
The first six of these minifigure-scale sets were released on 15 November 2014. These were the first sets that did not follow the "Micro World" design of the previous sets. Another four sets were unveiled at the 2015 London Toy Fair. These sets were released on 15 August 2015. Subsequent sets have continued to be released up until the present, as of 2021.
- The first set was released on Markus Persson's birthday.
- The first page of the building instructions features a paragraph of text explaining what Minecraft is. This paragraph is a verbatim copy of what was once the text for the "About Minecraft" section on the wiki's Main Page.
- In the illustration on the first page of the instructions, Herobrine is present.
- The first Minecraft set introduced a new kind of figure, called micromobs, which were only available in the first four sets and were each exclusive to their own set. Later sets have normal minifigures like other LEGO sets.
- The Boxes for the first four sets are each styled after a different building block: "Micro World" resembles a Grass Block, "The Village" resembles Oak Planks, "The Nether" resembles Lava, and "The End" resembles Obsidian.
- Popular online Minecraft streamer "CaptainSparklez" voiced two of the commercials advertising LEGO Minecraft.
- Minecraft was planned to be a part of Year Three of Lego Dimensions, but was canceled as the development of new expansion packs for Lego Dimensions ceased in October 2017.
- The "Kai" minifigure from "The Illager Raid" is a Lego minifigure based on a Minecraft skin based on a Lego minifigure.
- "The First Adventure", a set based on Minecraft Earth, was released after the announcement of Minecraft Earth's cancellation, and includes a Dyed Cat, a mob which was never actually implemented into the game.
- During 2011 and 2012, Mojang was co-developing a video game with The Lego Group called Brickcraft. Mojang cancelled the collaboration early in development to focus on developing their own games.
- The Lego Group briefly considered acquiring Mojang, but decided against it as Minecraft "was still emerging" and they had "no guarantee that it would end up becoming the cultural phenomenon that it became".
Hal minifigure from the Redstone Battle.
Adriene minifigure from the Redstone Battle.
Hex minifigure from the Redstone Battle.
Valorie minifigure from the Redstone Battle.
A player skin from Skin Pack 1.
"Kai" from the Illager Raid. This figure is based on Kai from Lego Ninjago.
Baby Pig minifigure.
Black Sheep minifigure.
Blue Sheep minifigure.
Red Sheep minifigure.
Yellow Sheep minifigure.
White Sheep minifigure.
Baby Sheep minifigure.
Baby Cow minifigure.
Baby Mooshroom minifigure.
Baby Chicken minifigure.
Tamed Wolf minifigure.
Untamed Wolf minifigure.
Hostile Wolf minifigure.
Hostile Baby Wolf minifigure.
Baby Rabbit minifigure.
Polar Bear minifigure.
Baby Polar Bear minifigure.
Baby Panda minifigure.
Snow Golem minifigure.
Iron Golem minifigure.
Brown Horse minifigure.
Gray Horse minifigure.
Skeleton Horse minifigure.
Tuxedo Cat minifigure.
Calico Cat minifigure.
Hostile Bee minifigure.
Deflated Pufferfish minifigure.
Trader Llama minifigure.
Wandering Trader Minifigure.
Farmer Villager minifigure.
Librarian Villager minifigure.
Desert Unemployed Villager minifigure.
Desert Cleric Villager minifigure.
Journeyman Villager minifigure.
Dyed Cat minifigure.
Horned Sheep minifigure.
Piggy Bank minifigure.
Charged Creeper minifigure.
Old Zombie Villager minifigure.
Baby Zombie minifigure.
Zombie Pigman minifigure.
Baby Zombie Pigman minifigure.
Wither Skeleton minifigure
Cave Spider minifigure.
Small Slime minifigure.
Large Slime minifigure.
Small Magma Cube minifigure.
Large Magma Cube minifigure.
Elder Guardian minifigure.
Killer Bunny minifigure.
Ender Dragon minifigure.
Redstone Golem minifigure.
Redstone Monstrosity minifigure.
A page from the Micro World instruction booklet, featuring Herobrine in the background.
One of the concept images from the original Minecraft LEGO ideas page, from which LEGO Minecraft originated.
- http://kotaku.com/5885631/minecraft-micro-world-debuts-at-lego-world-copenhagen-shipping-summer-2012/gallery/ Minecraft Micro World Debuts At LEGO World Copenhagen, Shipping Summer 2012
- http://blog.lego.cuusoo.com/2012/02/15/announcing-lego-minecraft-micro-world-the-thi/ Announcing LEGO Minecraft™ Micro World, the third LEGO® CUUSOO product.
- LEGO 21161 Minecraft Crafting Box 3.0 and 21163 The Redstone Battle sets revealed, the brothers brick
- New Zealand consumer catalogue reveals more 2021 sets, Brickset
- LEGO Brand Catalogue 2HY 2021, page 72
- Two new Minecraft sets revealed, Brickset
- LEGO Minecraft 21167 The Trading Post revealed, Brickfanatics
- http://shop.lego.com/Minecraft-21102 LEGO store page
- The sad, slow death of Lego Dimensions; Eurogamer, October 23, 2017
- "A Lego Minecraft game called 'Brickcraft' was prototyped and greenlit – here's why it never happened" by Rich Stanton – PCGamer, December 9, 2020.