If you have a kid that’s older than 7 or 8 years old, chances are he knows what Minecraft is. At the very least, he’s heard the name. Minecraft is one the most popular online computer games these days. It’s a sandbox building game where players can create worlds and settings. It’s considered a very educational game but if your child wants to play make sure you monitor his or her interactions with other players in that virtual realm.
Maybe you just want them to get away from the screen for awhile and spend time playing with something real? Using their hands and not just the mouse and keyboard? Experiencing real building with actual blocks and not just virtual ones? Well, here’s a great solution. A giant of educational toys – Lego – joined forces with the giant of virtual world to introduce Lego Minecraft set, like this one called “The Iron Golem” –
Not sure what an “Iron Golem” is? Ask your kids and they’ll tell ya 😉 It’s not a scary character but a positive one (I asked!)
I confess that as an adult I found this set to be somewhat creepy, but the kids assure me that there’s nothing scary about it. If you’re looking for a cool gift for a young computer geek who loves Lego, this is a great choice. It has four characters: Alex, the Iron Golem, a zombie and a baby pig (please don’t ask me what story line could possibly include all four but apparently the kids know).
There are other Minecraft Lego sets out there, and as with all Lego products, they are all of the highest quality and you can mix and match them with each other and with your current lego blocks.