There's still a week to go until it's out, but Spore is now available to download from the EA Store.
You won't be able to play it yet, but the point is the game will be all nicely pre-loaded when Spore officially launches on September 5th. Then you'll just have to wait half an hour for the game to decrypt before you can play.
The game is priced at GBP 39.99. It's only the PC version that can be downloaded, so Mac owners will have to wait.
Look out for Eurogamer's review of Spore next week.