So, yeah, the LEGO set of PC games has inspired an actual, real life LEGO set of its own. The LEGO Minecraft set is currently available for pre-order and will ship this summer.
What does the result of a geek loop look like, then? Well, it's blocky. And small. And not really as exciting as one might have hoped. Aside from the two specially-made minifigs that come with the set (Steve and a creeper), it's all made up of parts that you probably already have in that giant bucket of LEGO bricks that's still sitting in your parents' basement. It's all colored one-by-one bricks. The ones meant to represent lava are red and translucent, but they're not the first LEGO bricks to let light through. You could probably come up with a more convincing and exciting kit just by sourcing the remainders of your childhood.
But if you're a firm subscriber to the word of Notch, then I guess you're going to have to pick up this box of bricks. It'll set you back $35, which isn't so bad for a small collectible set. I'd wager it's not as much fun to play around with as either computer Minecraft or regular LEGO, though.