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Minecraft is not just a game. For many children, playing is a way of life. The STEM-heavy, choose-your-own-adventure world of Minecraft is one of the most popular video games out there. If your child hasn’t started playing at home, chances are they will at school.
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The whimsical world-building game can keep kids addicted for hours, and once they’ve signed off, it can continue to stimulate their imagination and mind long afterward. If you have a fanatic kid, you know they can eat, sleep, and breathe Minecraft.
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This holiday, we say, embrace it. Whether your kids want to bring block building home with some Minecraft Legos or just want to cuddle with a Minecraft squishmallow-style plushie, the hugely popular game proves that it’s just as popular off-screen as it is on-screen. Here are our favorite Minecraft toys for kids – all recommended by kids.
1. An oversized set of Minecraft building blocks
This incredible super large fortress kit will bring your Minecraft world to life. From mine shafts to caves to villager homes, kids can build structures from their favorite mods to engage in real-life battles and more.
$99 at Make-a-Fort
2. A transforming Minecraft diamond pickaxe and sword
Mine for ore or fight the mobs, this multipurpose tool is one of our favorite Minecraft toys for kids. It starts out as a diamond pickaxe toy, but easily transforms into a powerful diamond sword that you can take into battle.
As every Minecraft player knows, diamond swords and axes are the most durable and powerful, so this is the ultimate weapon and tool for all your offline Minecraft adventures.
$29 at Amazon
3. A lighted Minecraft block wall that you can build yourself
Minecraft is all about the building blocks within that create other worlds. This is a block toy and light in one that lets you build a wall using the most iconic Minecraft blocks and pieces. Then just flip the switch and stare in awe until bedtime.
$40 at Amazon
4. An arrow-shooting Minecraft axe
In Minecraft, a Stormlander ax has low speed but long range – making this nerf dart Minecraft Stormlander hammer shooter a perfect real life toy to put your game into action.
$16 at Amazon
5. A Minecraft board game
Inspired by the battles encountered in Survival Mode, players will discover exciting biomes in this Ravensburger Minecraft Builders & Biomes board game.
In this game, players gather vital resources and fight treacherous monsters in this battle against the dangerous Illager. Two to four players work together to rebuild an abandoned village with the help of their trusty animal companions to protect the village.
$40 at Amazon
6. A glowing ender dragon headlamp
If you think a headlamp isn’t a toy, you probably aren’t with many kids!
In Minecraft, the ender dragon breathes rays of darkness. He spreads rays of light with this Ender Dragon Headlamp. Kids can have their hands free – to read Minecraft builder books late at night.
$23 at Amazon
7. A Treasure-X Minecraft mod
Okay, so maybe it’s not a real mod, but it’s definitely a different world when you combine Treasure X with Minecraft. In each of these Treasure X collaborations, you’ll follow Minecraft characters through various elemental challenges to find the golden apple and more.
This is a collectible line of 12 characters for you to craft and collect.
Starting at $11 at Amazon
8. An ever-evolving Minecraft sword
This interactive Minecraft sword toy is packed with lights and sounds. A button produces a series of battle sounds such as hissing and clanking. The other button changed the lights on this toy for the sword to take on various Minecraft properties, including a netherite sword, an enchanted purple sword, and a golden sword.
$38 at Amazon
9. Minecraft Uno card game
Uno takes on a whole new meaning when it’s suitable as a Minecraft game. This Minecraft Uno deck’s unique Creeper card forces other players to draw three cards, upping the ante for a game that’s fun and familiar – but with a twist.
$11 at Amazon
10. Minecraft Craft-a-Block Characters
These contrasting toys are fun as you re-enact your Minecraft adventures with all your favorite characters. Each Minecraft Craft-a-Block comes with an associated accessory and part of a nether portal. As you collect more and more parts, your sub-portal will be fully built.
Starting at $9 Amazon
11. A Minecraft game that can travel with you
Fight the ender dragon! This is the perfect way to play Minecraft unplugged. This magnetic Minecraft travel puzzle lets kids strategize against the Ender Dragon with the tools and accessories in this magnetized set.
This is perfect for travel or to keep in the car when screen time has gotten a bit too much but just can’t take your mind off Minecraft.
$13 at Amazon
12. A Minecraft plushie
Who says blocks can’t be snuggly? This fluffy Minecraft plush fox is super cuddly and the fox figure is just as cute in real life as in the game. Who knew blocks could be so cuddly?
$20 at Amazon
13. A motorized Minecraft saber wing
Online, the Saber Wing is a versatile, super-charged weapon that comes in handy in a plethora of battles. Ditto for this Nerf foam dart blaster. This Minecraft Nerf blaster is styled like a saber wing and is motorized to keep the fight going.
$35 at Amazon
14. A Lego Minecraft set
If there’s a trend that goes perfectly with the classic elements of Lego, it’s Minecraft. Kids can’t get enough of Lego Minecraft builds and the blocky nature of the hugely popular video game lends itself perfectly to Lego bricks. These Lego sets take Minecraft’s gameplay features to the next level and allow for plenty of imaginative play.
Personal recommendations are the Lego Minecraft Llama Village and the Lego Minecraft Pig House.
Buy Lego Minecraft sets on Amazon
15. A fragrant Minecraft squish
These squishy little Minecraft characters are soothing and just right for sensory regulation. Each has a glittery leaf and is specially scented.
$33 at Amazon
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