Back in December of last year, we ran a story about a possibly Minecraft set being officially created by LEGO. LEGO CUUSOO is a project the block creation company has been working with for a short while now.
Essentially, the LEGO fan community pitches ideas, gains supporters and then has their potential sets reviewed by LEGO. Should a set meet and beat every qualification in each stage, it will be officially made and supported by LEGO.
Mojang created their idea page, showed it off to fans and gained the support they needed. From there, it was all up to LEGO.
Well, here’s what LEGO posted on the official page today:
Happy New Year! Since the Minecraft™ project reached 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, many of you have been eagerly awaiting our update. Until now, the project has been in the LEGO Review—a stage before product development begins where a LEGO Jury evaluates the idea’s feasibility as a product and makes a decision.
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 and we can’t wait to show it to you—but we aren’t ready just yet. These things take time, so we appreciate your patience. More details are to come.
The LEGO Minecraft set of our dreams is coming, my nerd brothers and sisters. Come, join me as I stand in line in front of my local toy store. What’s that you say? I’ll be able to buy it online once its officially released? Well, fine, but I’ll keep standing here as a way to show my support. Yes. Nerd support.
We imagine once this does actually go on sale, it’ll move quickly. When that happens, we’ll be sure to share the news with you…after we buy our set. Sorry.
[via LEGO CUUSOO]