If you can’t wrap your head around Minecraft, the best-selling video game of all time, think of it as 3-D virtual Legos. Builders create epic landscapes using raw materials, working either alone or in groups — and tend to not want to put it down. So yes, playing Minecraft means lots of screen time. But the game is endlessly creative and challenging, and the best Minecraft toys for kids are an extension of what makes the game so great and so popular, allowing kids (or adults) to engage with the game away from the iPad.
Some of the best Minecraft toys are the Lego sets based on the game. This one in particular features Steve, Minecraft's most beloved character, as he mines, builds, and explores — while also evading zombies. The 248-piece set even has a working device that dumps rocks on invaders.
At 20 inches, this plush is a solid representation of the game's giant flying hostile boss mob.
The Minecraft pig is 6.5 inches tall by 10 inches long, and in the game, the creature breed using carrots, potatoes, and beetroots.
This particular Lego set features Alex, another popular Minecraft character. Kids build a pig-shaped house, which has a removable roof, and of course help Alex hide from the Creeper.
Take the action from screen to real world with this game, for two to four players. It's a strategy board game that challenges players explore the Overworld, mine resources from a block of resource cubes, build structures, collect weapons, or fight Creepers.
The most classic of Minecraft toys is this sword, which every builder needs to own: Without proper gear, you can't do the work.
The ultimate portable Minecraft experience: Players explore randomly generated worlds and build incredible things on the go.
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