Lego has unveiled at least two new full-scale Minecraft-themed sets, which are definitely not intended to exploit the obsessive compulsion for anything with a Minecraft logo on it held by every kid aged 12 or younger in the country.
The two new sets appear to have been leaked accidentally on Hamley's website.
The first of the two ('The Farm') features a traditional Minifig-scale 'Steve', along with a sheep, a cow, a Skeleton, various official Minecraft-colour blocks and some other neat details.
Here's the Lego description:
"Yield renewable resources with The Farm! Youll need food to survive, so fence in the livestock and channel the flowing water to nurture the crops. Harvest pumpkins, wheat, sugar cane and carrots. Use the crafting table to create a pumpkin helmet or jack-o-lantern. But watch out for the skeleton with his bow and arrow after nightfall! Rebuild the set for more LEGO Minecraft creations or combine with 21115 The First Night and other sets in the series for an even bigger Minecraft adventure!"
'The Cave' is slightly smaller and features a zombie and a spider, alogn with various other details:
"Venture into The Cave on a dangerous quest for vital resources! Wield the iron pickaxe to dig and battle against hostile zombie and spider mobs. Blast out valuable ores and minerals with the TNT and combine the flowing water and lava to create precious obsidian! When youre done battling and mining, restore your energy levels with the chest of bread."
There is also a reference to a third set "The First Night" which indicates even more Lego Minecraft is on the way, following the success of the smaller-scale Mini Lego sets. Here are some supposedly leaked pics.