It doesn't take a genius to figure out why Mojang struck gold with Minecraft: it's basically a grown-up version of Legos, only with virtual blocks instead of real ones. And zombies. Prepare for the line between children's toys and grown-up games to get even blurrier in the coming months.
After a petition for a Minecraft-themed Lego set
garnered over 10,000 e-signatures, Lego considered the prospect in an official review. As of yesterday, Minecraft Legos are officially a go.
"We're happy to announce that the Minecraft project on LEGO CUUSOO has passed the LEGO review and we are now developing a concept that celebrates the best aspects of building with the LEGO system and in Minecraft,"
the Lego team announced on its community blog
. "We can’t wait to show it to you—but it isn't ready just yet. These things take time, so we appreciate your patience. More details are to come."
Hopefully there are little Lego Minecraft zombies! Once Minecraft Legos hit the street, Mojang has promised that its 1 percent royalty will go to charity.