The overwhelming success of Minecraft has taken it far and wide. Although it started as an indie game with humble origins, it’s now one of the biggest titles in the Microsoft library, and there are good odds that it’ll always stay that way. To date, Minecraft remains the best-selling game of all time, beating out the second-place Grand Theft Auto 5 by tens of millions in sales. Minecraft‘s success and fame have already prompted a plethora of collaborations with other brands, too. It recently introduced crossover content with brands like Sonic the Hedgehog, and it’s also a star of certain physical toy brands, especially LEGO.
It’s no surprise that the LEGO Minecraft line is such a big hit. After all, the two brands have a lot in common, from their blocky nature to their emphasis on creativity. Considering how close LEGO and Minecraft are, it’s frankly surprising that Traveller’s Tales hasn’t made a LEGO Minecraft game yet. Combining the licensed LEGO game model with Minecraft‘s aesthetic and mechanics seems pretty easy, and bound to be a lot of fun too. Once Traveller’s Tales wraps up the highly anticipated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, maybe it should start a new licensed LEGO game series by making a LEGO Minecraft game.
Imagining a LEGO Minecraft Game
Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO games frequently retell the plots of famous movies, but in subfranchises like LEGO Batman or LEGO Marvel, the studio often makes up its own plot using the licensed characters. LEGO Minecraft would probably fall in the latter category since it’s famously short on plot. Still, Minecraft offers interesting details that Traveller’s Tales can work with as it transforms a sandbox game into a linear action-adventure title. LEGO Minecraft would probably focus on the playable Steve and Alex on a quest to defeat Minecraft‘s famed final boss, the Ender Dragon, exploring famous Minecraft locations like ocean monuments and Nether fortresses along the way.
LEGO Minecraft wouldn’t be short on playable characters, nor would it lack compelling enemies. It seems likely that certain LEGO Minecraft levels would swap out Steve or Alex for a friendly playable villager who helps solve certain puzzles with unique crafting skills. Players might even make use of an iron golem’s strength or an ocelot’s agility to overcome obstacles. At the same time, LEGO versions of Minecraft‘s many hostile mobs, from zombies to skeletons to creepers, would offer no shortage of enemies to fight off.
A LEGO Minecraft game could also make skillful use of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga‘s changes to the LEGO game formula. For instance, LEGO Minecraft could easily feature a sprawling overworld in the same vein as The Skywalker Saga‘s many planets and moons. Players would be left to explore the Minecraft overworld in search of gateways to the next story level, tapping into Minecraft‘s sense of adventure. Combat changes would also shine through if Steve and Alex have unique attack patterns based on whether they wield a sword, a pickaxe, or some other tool.
Capturing the LEGO Game Spirit
Perhaps the most important aspect of a theoretical LEGO Minecraft game is its potential to embody what the Minecraft franchise stands for. Mojang’s beloved sandbox game is all about fostering creativity and offering a fun journey for players of all ages; LEGO aims to do the same thing, offering creative projects for everyone. These two products are so close thematically that it’s hard to imagine any better way to celebrate their similarities than a LEGO Minecraft game that uses the best of both worlds. Minecraft may seem like a tough brand for Traveller’s Tales to get the rights to, but considering Minecraft‘s other recent collaborations, it may be easier than it seems. Hopefully, Traveller’s Tales considers Minecraft for the LEGO game franchise’s next step.
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