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US: LEGO reveals new Minecraft sets at Comic-Con

The Village and The Nether to arrive in September
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Two new LEGO Minecraft sets are arriving to retail this September.

Continuing its relationship with game developer Mojang, LEGO's new The Village and The Nether sets will be released on September 1st and are being displayed for the first time at the San Diego Comic-Con.

“LEGO Minecraft is a perfect example of how people’s passions can be amplified when digital and physical interests are combined, and there couldn’t be more synergy between the engine that drives the Minecraft gaming experience and the creative fuel of a LEGO building experience,” said Michelle Wilson, senior brand manager for LEGO Systems, Inc.

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with Mojang to create new Minecraft characters and environments in LEGO form so that fans can get as creative as they’d like in their physical world as in their digital one.”

The Village set allows consumers to create houses, build crops and play through stories with the included Pig, Village and Zombie constructible Micromob figures.

With The Nether, users can create the Minecraft Obsidian Portal alongside Netherrack gravel, lava and bedrock. Two Ghasts and one Zombie Pigman complete the set.

“There’s no doubt about the connection between LEGO building and Minecraft – not only the design similarities, but the immense creativity that our fan bases share,” said Lydia Winters, Mojang’s director of fun.

“Given how well received the first model was last year, we can’t wait to see what fans think of these new designs.”

These new LEGO Minecraft 3”x 3”x 3” models can be split into four sections and rebuilt. They will be available as of September 1, 2013 with an RRP of $34.99.

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