No matter what the intellectual property is, a LEGO version of it already exists or surely will be created sometime in the future. Whether they’re building stories around the comic book world of Batman, delving into the realm of film with Star Wars adaptations, or even representing the video game medium with custom Destiny minifigs, LEGO will be breathing fresh air into established brands for years to come.
Ever since LEGO’s introduction to the world, people have considered the company’s toys to be the best sandbox for one’s imagination, so the popularity of its slew of video games makes perfect sense. And with that in mind, it comes as no surprise that the company might be taking a cue from one of the most imaginative and massively successful titles of all time, the LEGO-inspired Minecraft, and developing a similar release of their own, which is possibly called LEGO Worlds.
According to user “mikaelsol”, a member of the LEGO fan site Eurobricks, an advertisement that he found attached to the back of an instruction booklet for the LEGO set 60097, “City Square”, depicts artwork of construction going on at a desert site with the tagline “Explore. Discover. Create.” With the ad’s design bearing a close resemblance to the Microsoft-purchased property, and with the motto being reminiscent to that of Minecraft‘s “Build. Play. Explore.” slogan, it certainly seems like a comparable LEGO game could be in the works. Plus, with LEGO having partnered with Minecraft in the past to make physical playsets, the notion doesn’t seem far-fetched at all.
There’s a link on the leaflet—Lego.com/Worlds—but as of the writing of this article, the URL is defunct, as it connects to Lego’s 404 error page. However, it’s quite possible that Lego jumped the gun with the paper circulation for the game and simply hasn’t made the website live yet. Contrary to popular belief, advertisers are people too, and they make mistakes just like the rest of us.
While all of this is purely conjecture at this point, it definitely would be cool for such a LEGO game to exist. With the company owning the licensing rights for practically every popular IP on the market right now, the prospect of being able to construct one’s very own Batcave or recreate Lord of the Ring‘s Minas Tirith with virtual LEGO bricks is enough to excite any gamer. Regardless, should this speculation be false, the company has plenty of releases slated for 2015 to keep fans satisfied.
How excited are you about the possibility of a LEGO-styled Minecraft game? Do you think Lego has the chance to improve upon the dynamics of Notch’s beloved title, or would it just be a blatant rip-off?