Published on May 29th, 2012 | by Calum Atkinson1
The Ten Most Mind-Blowing Minecraft Creations
Minecraft is a game where the possibilities are seemingly endless, and as written last week, in our article about the popularity of the game, more and more people are able to play it, with its release on the Xbox 360 last month. So, what are the most impressive creations on the game up to now, and do you think you could do better? Here’s our countdown of the top ten creations on Minecraft..
10- The Reichstag
This creation of the historic Reichstag building in Germany, created by a user named ecrider, was done by placing every block individually, by hand, and on a public server map. Undoubtedly he will have had other users knocking it down, as they do, but ultimately managed to complete a truly astonishing feat. Video here.
9- Santiago Bernabeu
Real Madrid’s iconic stadium was recreated in Minecraft by xToDD, and looks pretty much to scale. When in the stadium, you almost feel like you’re actually there. It looks like a laborious task to create all those seats in the same colour, but at least at the end we can look and admire. Unfortunately as of yet there isn’t the ability to walk out of the tunnel and pretend you’re Christian Ronaldo though. Video here.
8- The Taj Mahal
This was created by the users RealG, Curi, Henrz and a team of helpers. It’s built at a 1:1 scale and took just over two weeks to make; a little less than the 25 years it took for the real thing to be built. This is a complete creation with all of the domes, minarets, and even includes the gardens and reflecting pool, without the pesky flight to go to India and see it for yourself. Video here.
7- The Minecraft Interstate
Created by a student who apparently just claimed to be ‘bored’, this took 24 hours to create, and is 8 miles long! Most people when bored might go out, play an instrument or play a game with an objective, but no, he decided to build an eight mile track on Minecraft. The current version took 3 weeks in total to create, leading us to believe he must have had a few more boring days. The results are impressive though, and the video above is a time-lapse that shows off the entire length of track and its surroundings. Even the Minecraft creator, Notch, has praised this video, and watching the scenery go by is strangely tranquil.
6- The Titanic
Crashking’s Titanic is built almost entirely to scale, and even includes the staircase in the interior made famous from the James Cameron film. If it’s been your dream since watching the film to see the ship recreated in lovely, blocky computerised glory, then this is for you! Video here.
5- The Earth
Uploaded by user Run3scaped, this recreation of our very own planet, Earth, is very impressive indeed. This is another that was created in a public server, so some bits have been nicely destroyed by other users, but it is mostly intact. It obviously isn’t to scale, but it’s bloody huge! Video here.
4- A 16-bit ALU
The other things on this list are all buildings, but this is actually a part of a working computer! It really is mind-blowing, creating an arithmetic logic unit (ALU), which is a vital part of a CPU. That’s only the beginning though, with theinternetftw planning on creating a full working 16-bit computer in the game. Video here.
This gets such a high place because of the production values that user yhnu5967 put into the video presenting it. The actual size of the creation is amazing, and watching the video it just gets bigger and bigger! It’s like watching the films if they had decided not to use CGI, but just create the whole castle out of Lego. Video here.
2- The Enterprise (Star Trek)
It seems that Minecraft and Star Trek should just go hand-in-hand; they both breed obsessive, unrelenting fans, and it was only a matter of time before the two converged and The Enterprise was built. It’s created by Moggie, and is unbelievably detailed; it’s to scale, and even the interior is faithfully recreated. Even as a non-Star Trek fan, it’s hard not to find this amazing. Video here.
1- Rapture (Bioshock)
This seems almost impossible, but the whole opening sequence of Bioshock was recreated by Minecraft user Adam Shefki. He claims it was just started by accident, creating a lighthouse in an expanse of water that then reminded him of the game. Although it’s not a complete replica, it’s still an amazing feat to create what he has; especially when you consider it was created using hand-mined materials. The dedication and the sense of awe it delivers are what give this the number one spot. Video here.
So, were you impressed by these, do you think you could do better, have you done better, or do you think there is no point to these creations? Let us know if you what your proudest creations are in the game in the comments below!