Plastic block based MMO Lego Universe is opening for business a bit early. The actual release of the game is October 26, but, if you pre-ordered through "Lego sales channels," you get in two weeks early. That means beta testers, focus group members, and others involved in the Lego fan world can play in Universe right now.
Launch celebrations will take place at Lego Stores and theme parks over the coming weekend.
As for the game itself, check out the cinematic trailer below:
Impressive, right? But I don't know, something about it seems very "traditional-MMO." I'm sure the regular MMO play is fun, but the power of Legos is in the building, which is why I'm most looking forward to the build-anything mode the game will offer... of course, I could just keep playing Minecraft.