There have been many important debates throughout history that challenged our beliefs and still baffle our minds today: Who started World War One? Does God exist? What killed the dinosaurs?
While the answers to some of these questions may be forever lost with time, there is one critical debate that we will be conducting today:
Minecraft Vs Lego
Both pastimes offer an outlet for our creativity. We can design and build almost anything our minds can think of thanks to these tools. The level of customisation that these games bring can’t be replicated.
But the true question that everyone has been asking is “Which one is better?”.
Today we will be exploring:
- The benefits of Minecraft
- The benefits of Lego
- Minecraft or Lego?
Reasons for Minecraft:
To kick off our Minecraft Vs Lego debate, we will delve into the reasons why Minecraft overshadows the outdated building blocks.
You can play Minecraft over the age of 99
The first, very obvious reason as to why Minecraft rules is the lack of age restrictions.
In order to play Lego, you typically have to lie between the ages of 12 and 99.
Our poor, older generation have had Lego ripped out of their hands because they have a 3 digit age!
Fortunately, Minecraft doesn’t discriminate against our elders and allows them to place all the bricks they want in their old age.
Maybe we shouldn’t rely on Lego now as we know we won’t be able to play with it on our death beds but we can play Minecraft.
Don’t have to pack away Minecraft
As Minecraft doesn’t involve playing with physical bricks but virtual ones, you won’t have to clear away any bricks that you’ve been using in the fear of stepping on one.
There’s no one to complain about a mess on the floor because all your blocks are neatly stored in your PC.
And there’s no chance of you losing an integral piece to your house unlike with Lego where pieces can go missing in front of your eyes.
The greatest thing about your bricks being virtual is that you can save all of your creations to play with them later.
Doesn’t hurt when you step on Minecraft
If there’s one thing the world can mutually agree on is that stepping on Lego hurts.
And playing with Lego can lead to a chaotic mess being left on the floor leaving your unprotected feet at risk.
But, by playing with Minecraft, you are at no risk of stepping on any spare bricks on the floor.
One can not simply walk on Minecraft.
More texture in Minecraft
Minecraft can offer the depth of detail that Lego simply can’t offer.
Let’s face facts: Lego is plastic, plastic and more plastic. While certain packs include bricks with more of a pattern, that doesn’t change the fact that the bricks are made of plastic.
On the other hand, Minecraft can offer a wide variety of materials and blocks to use within the game adding to the level of customisation.
And seeing that Minecraft is a video game, you can hunt, mine, and create many of the blocks you want to use rather than going to the store and buying more.
Can’t die playing Lego
For the hardcore fans that want a challenge, Minecraft includes a survival mode. This is a very different experience compared to playing with Lego.
You are not given any of the blocks you want to build. Instead you have to create them using your surroundings.
And while you’re doing this, many things are trying to kill you.
You don’t get that level of immersion through playing with lego as no one is trying to kill as you place down each brick.
Reasons for Lego:
While there have been many compelling arguments for playing Minecraft in our Minecraft Vs Lego debate, there are also some great reasons to stick with Lego.
Lego is nostalgic
Lego has a fascinating history behind it.
The brand “Lego” was created in 1934 by Danish man Ole Kirk Christiansen and was named after the Danish saying “leg godt” which translates to “Play Well”.
Fast forward to 1958 and the modern Lego brick we know today is created and introduced to the world. Since then, Lego’s popularity has grown exponentially.
The famous mini figures were introduced in 1978 and the building bricks have since:
- Been to space
- Set world records
- Had movies and theme parks based on the toy
- Had a number of Lego video games released.
Not only that, Lego has been named “The World’s Most Popular Brand” overtaking Ferrari.
I’m sure we all have fond memories of playing with these small toys in our early years and hope to see that legacy continue.
You can buy cool packs
There is a vast variety of toys that Lego has created.
You can build cities, Pirate ships, Jedi Star Cruisers, famous Monuments, and so much more. And if you don’t want a specific pack, you can just buy a big box of random Legos.
This means that Lego appeals to a much wider audience as it has so many themes.
And one major benefit of all the Lego packs is the instructions.
As fun as it can be to build using only your creativity, sometimes, I just want to build the death star without ripping my hair out in the process and the instructions ensure that I can build it.
You can interact more with lego
As lego allows hands-on play, it gives you a bit more freedom as to what create.
As well as this, the type of bricks that you can use to build varies a lot! Minecraft can only allow the use of cubes and items to build with but Lego offers so much more.
Therefore, the level of interaction with Lego is greater.
With Lego, you start with a blank canvas and it’s up to you to add all the detail possible.
And as a result of this, the sense of achievement is much larger when playing with Lego.
Lego appeals to Young and Old
It’s not a secret that Minecraft is typically played by the younger generation.
While this certainly isn’t a negative against Minecraft, this just enhances my point that Lego is for all and doesn’t have a specific audience.
You can play it with literally anyone and everyone would know what to do with it.
Lego doesn’t lag or run out of battery
As we have already pointed out, Lego bricks are made of plastic (or if you want to be specific, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene).
What powers the play with this toy is you putting them together. Unlike most things today, it isn’t something that needs to be plugged in.
This means you can have hours of uninterrupted play and it won’t be telling you to have a break every hour like the Nintendo Wii and you won’t have to stop to charge it.
You certainly won’t develop eye strain from using Lego.
Another thing you can avoid by playing with Lego rather than Minecraft is Lag!
There’s nothing more annoying than the game not loading as fast as you need it to. But all that pain can be avoided by playing with physical bricks rather than virtual ones.
Given the level of creativity needed and the size of the brand behind it, we believe that Lego has won the Minecraft Vs Lego debate.
These bricks have entertained many generations and will continue to shape the childhoods of many kids in the future.
While Minecraft attracts a specific audience, Lego has adapted itself for all and is one of the most inclusive forms of entertainment to date.
And if you’re unhappy with this decision, there is one solution: