Following a successful petition to see the world of LEGO and Minecraft come together, LEGO Cuusoo (an official branch of the LEGO company which investigates new ideas for the toy brand) has announced a LEGO Minecraft concept is now in development.

"Since the Minecraft project reached 10,000 supporters on LEGO CUUSOO, many of you have been eagerly awaiting our update," read a blog post by LEGO Cuusoo. "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. 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."

Given the huge popularity of Minecraft it's no surprise to see the project gain such strong support, but will these people be willing to buy the LEGO items if they make it to market? It's much easier to pledge support than actually part with cash.