Announced at the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, a new Minecraft spin-off game is coming in 2023 bringing a new genre to the franchise.
Minecraft Legends has been officially announced with a new trailer, revealing that an action-strategy game based on the popular block-based world is coming next year. LEGO Minecraft sets have already been confirmed for 2023, and this title may be notable as almost every spin-off Minecraft game so far has had at least one model based on it.
The exception to that is Minecraft Story Mode but otherwise, the main game has plenty of builds, Dungeons has two and Minecraft Earth received one just before it shut down. For that reason, it might be worth taking a look at the trailer to see what Minecraft Legends has to offer.
Note that no Minecraft Legends models have not been confirmed and this is only speculation based on past releases and the new trailer.
As an action strategy, game, you’ll be commanding and leading various forces of the overworld into battle against those from the Nether, and it appears to take place in a wide world with structures placed across it. This could mean that any set inspired by the title would need plenty of minifigures and space to battle on.
However, this game has a slightly different style to the usual Minecraft spin-offs, with enlarged heads more suited to the scale of the battles. LEGO Minecraft may already have the solution to this thanks to the Baby Zombie that has been most recently included in 21187 The Red Barn.
Much like the creatures in-game, the Baby Zombie minifigures use a body that depicts the block-based body in a way that fits across one stud, and a smaller head in the same style. To adapt these minifigures to other characters and creatures from Minecraft, all it would need is new prints on the head and body.
This could allow the LEGO Minecraft design team to make a model based on Legends that is better suited to the style and scale of the game while keeping it from getting too large. Using these smaller minifigures might also make it easier to depict huge battles with armies of skeletons, zombies and more.
That’s only speculation, though more Minecraft content does at least give the designers more inspiration for future sets. The theme will appear at LEGO CON 2022 this weekend, June 18. However, only a discussion with game director Agnes Larsson has been confirmed ahead of the event.
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