The LEGO Group have announced that its upcoming LEGO based MMO, LEGO Universe will be launching in the the US, UK and Western Europe on 26th October.

Early access to the MMO will be available for LEGO fans - the "Founders" - from October 12th exclusively through LEGO channels including LEGO Stores, the LEGO Online Shop and LEGOLAND.

"Our vision is to provide LEGO fans of all ages with a whole new quality play experience and creative platform, and LEGO Universe will open up exciting new opportunities for fun and expression this October," said Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President, LEGO Digital, the LEGO Group. "The dedicated LEGO fan community has contributed to the development of LEGO Universe since the start of the project, and we show our appreciation with the early Founders release."