Best Minecraft toys and gifts for Christmas

It may all look like pixelated blocks, animals and zombies but Minecraft can be so much more than a video game...

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  • Lego Minecraft The First Night, £39.99

    Age suitability: 8+

    Your kids have probably already made an exact to scale replica of the Starship Enterprise on their video game version, so why not take things back to basics with this First Night Lego set? Lego is, after all, the original Minecraft. 

    It may be more low-tech than their beloved games, but hardcore minifans of the game will love the detail on the pixelated Steve figure and his archenemy zombie, the Creeper. Once they've had fun building to survive, they're bound to display the completed set in pride of place in their bedroom. 

    Available from: Toys R Us

  • Minecraft Steve with Horse, £12.99

    Age suitability: 6+

    This scale action figure set features Steve on his horse with a bale of hay and apple.

    Available from: Argos

  • Minecraft Foam Pickaxe, £19.99

    Age suitability: 4+

    This full size foam replica of the Diamond pickaxe from Minecraft will have fans mining away for hours - and hopefully not attacking other Minecraft fan friends (although it is only foam).

    Available from: Smyths Toys

  • Minecraft Creeper Plush Toy with Sound, £20.98

    Age suitability: 3+

    Squeeze this Minecraft Creeper soft toy and it'll make the Creeper hiss and explosion sound from the game. A perfect stress reliever when the game gets too intense.

    Available from: Amazon

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  • Gameband and Minecraft, £59.99

    Age suitability: 6+

    It is pricey, but this hi-tech band is more than just a snazzy bracelet – it stores your entire Minecraft game so you can pick up where you left off on the computer at your gran's house.

    Available from: Currys

  • Animal Mob 6 Pack, £15.99

    Age suitability: 6+

    This highly detailed and moveable action figure pack includes 6 pixelated animals: Cow, Chicken, Pig, Sheep, Tamed Wolf and Ocelot from the game.

    Available from: Forbidden Planet

  • Baby Sheep, £9.99

    Age suitability: 3+

    Minecraft for little ones! This baby sheep soft toy has the pixelated look the game is famous for.

    Available from: Toys R Us

  • Minecraft Paper Craft Overworld Deluxe Playset, £18.99

    Age suitability: 6+

    This clever Paper Craft activity set includes over 90 pieces. Apparently it's easy to build - but we reckon you'll need to prepare for paper tears, real tears and lots of Sellotape. 

    Available from: I Want One Of Those

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  • Cow, Steve and Spider Mini Figures, £10.99

    Age suitability: 6+

    These 3 tiny characters are highly detailed – perfect from recreating fun scenes from the game. Includes Cow, Steve with Pickaxe, and Spider.

    Available from: Toys R Us

  • Craft Projects For Minecraft And Pixel Art Fans, £4.99

    Age suitability: 8+

    This ideas-filled book contains instructions for everything from beaded key-rings to knitted cuddly toys and an awesome pixel art mask. 

    Available from: John Lewis

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