Minecraft official LEGO set ready for pre-order

More than 5 million people have been playing with virtual building blocks in Minecraft. This summer, they’ll get the opportunity to manually assemble 480 physical pieces with LEGO Minecraft Micro World. The $34.99 toy set comes with four customizable vignettes of Minecraft-themed LEGO pieces and two adorable figures, game character Steve and a Creeper (this monster’s tendency to spontaneously explode remains limited to the computer game).

Online game firm Gazillion raises $60M

In online games, social game firms such as Zynga have stolen the limelight in 2010. But massively multiplayer online game publisher Gazillion Entertainment is stealing some back today as it announces it has raised $60 million.