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Mine Craft- Anybody got kids obsessed with it?

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ELR Fri 06-Sep-13 10:22:32

My son just loves this, just ordered a few bits from amazon but quite expensive. Does anyone know where you can get it cheaper.

citybranch Fri 06-Sep-13 13:41:32

There are some kids minecraft tshirts on the argos site, thought they were reasonable at £6.49:

Julezboo Wed 11-Sep-13 12:44:11

I got 2 posters for £7 in asda yesterday smile Minecraft lego, get from lego store online £35. £50+ everywhere else!

NeverQuiteSure Wed 11-Sep-13 18:22:30

Depending on the age of the child, I just posted this on the Christmas bargains forum:

11" Plush Creeper for around £7 inc del
Smaller Plush Creeper for around £5 inc del

The smaller one doesn't look as good, but I took a chance and ordered the 11" one.

I'm also

NeverQuiteSure Wed 11-Sep-13 18:23:30

Posted too soon!

I'm also planning on getting a photo mug printed with a screen cap of his world and filing it with sweets/hot choc sachet etc.

NeverQuiteSure Wed 11-Sep-13 18:24:04

Argh!! Filling not filing.

I give up now.

ELR Wed 11-Sep-13 18:45:39

Ooh thanks guys will check these out xx
Ds will be 8 in November so will need birthday and Christmas ideas.

HappyMummyOfOne Wed 11-Sep-13 20:25:12

NeverQuiteSure, DS had one of those last year and its fab. Was surprised how nice it was. He also had a bag and pencil case.

Most seem to love Minecraft, have been buying tshirts etc for birthday parties and have pre ordered a minecraft calander for this year as well as a book.

NeverQuiteSure Thu 12-Sep-13 09:14:34

A mug or a creeper HappyMummy? And where did you get the pencil case from as DS would love one of those.

Also, does anyone know what is in the Minecraft Annual and can anyone recommend a good reference book with all the various crafting combinations?

HappyMummyOfOne Thu 12-Sep-13 16:20:48

The creeper soft toy as DS doesnt drink anything that needs a mug. Pencil case and messenger bag came from Ebay and were fab.

Not seen the annual yet but there was a book in the school bookclub about Minecraft that looked like a referenc one and it should be delivered in about 10 days so can see whats inside as it never mentioned being exclusive to them.

Rosvita Thu 12-Sep-13 20:31:16

Ds is going on about Minecraft daily at the moment but he is only 5 - have you tubed it and think he may get bored with it (he's not particularly interested in lego for example). Is it worth getting?

enderwoman Thu 12-Sep-13 20:54:04

My 7 year old ds adores MC so PLEASE post any deals you see on here.

NeverQuiteSure Thu 12-Sep-13 20:57:19

Excellent HappyMummy, I'm really pleased I ordered one now. I will seek out an eBay pencil case too I think.

Rosvita - my DS is only 4 (5 next month) but has always been very heavily into construction toys (Duplo, Lego, blocks, BRIO railway, k'nex etc) The k'nex box comes out daily. He first saw his older brother play it on his iPad, then I downloaded the free iPhone app for him, then found the free online trial on the Minecraft website. I made him save the £18 for the pc game himself over the summer by doing odd jobs and selling some if his old toys. I was sure he'd get bored of it, but he played the demo daily and watched YouTube videos by a video blogger under the name of stampylongnose. He's had the full game for about 3 weeks now and I can tell that this is a passion that's here to stay.

Actually, if I'm honest, I'm a huge fan of the game myself, and I am NOT someone who does computer games usually. I do also love Lego and construction toys though, so perhaps it's linked?

He your DS played the online demo?

Rosvita Thu 12-Sep-13 21:20:22

Thanks NeverQuiteSure -didn't realise there was a free iphone app-have just downloaded to my phone and will let him have a go tomorrow (provided his behaviour is good enough!) to see what he thinks before making a decision re whether to get for Xmas (will have to add to his list for relatives anyway as I've already got all his gifts from us/Santa!)

ELR Thu 12-Sep-13 22:05:17

Hi just ordered some minecraft cupcake toppers from ebay 24 for £2.35 including delivery they will be perfect for ds birthday cupcakes.

enderwoman Fri 13-Sep-13 13:36:01

As this is the Christmas forum, I thought Id let everyone know that my kids love the YouTube parody 12 Days Od Minecraft

Marne Fri 13-Sep-13 17:03:58

Dd1 loves minecraft so will watching this thread for ideas smile

MissBeehiving Sat 14-Sep-13 10:30:32

Marking place smile

StaticSockMonster Sat 14-Sep-13 10:33:52

My 9 year old is obsessed with this game.
I don't have the faintest idea what he is on about.
Watching with interest in the hope to find something that he will like for Christmas!

Rubybrazilianwax Sat 14-Sep-13 18:41:20

Have 4 mine crafts addicts. I love the idea of something personalised with a screenshot of their worlds! Genius neverquitesure I will be stealing that thank you! Have you Sussed anywhere that does mugs cheap?
I posted on the bargains thread that there are some Minecraft lego sets on eBay, which are new and £10 cheaper than anywhere else

buildingmycorestrength Sat 14-Sep-13 19:24:12

Am glad people are coming up with some ideas! I saw some MC stuff in Forbidden Planet the other day, will see if I can find a link. Not cheap, though.

buildingmycorestrength Sat 14-Sep-13 19:28:57

[[ Minecraft merch on Forbidden Planet]]

Like I said, not cheap.

buildingmycorestrength Sat 14-Sep-13 19:29:42

Minecraft merch on FP. Trying link again.

NeverQuiteSure Sat 14-Sep-13 20:18:59

I shall be using this Boots £1 photo mug offer for DS's mug. Not sure if you can use the offer more than once Ruby, but I'm sure you have friends and family whose names you could register under <sneaky>

I love the beanie hat on your link building. DS, although young, has a HUMONGOUS head, so it may well fit.

NeverQuiteSure Sat 14-Sep-13 20:25:56

Oooooo... just catching up on the Christmas bargains forum and someone linked to this £5 magic photo mug offer. Not sure what the delivery charge is, but it looks like good fun. I don't think my DS has his milk/hot choc warm enough for it to work, but would work for older children who have their drinks hot.

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