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04 June 2011 @ 04:36 pm
Minecraft  
This first bit is for steuard. Apparently there's a group of Tolkein fans recreating Middle Earth in Minecraft. There's some images in the article, plus more on the homepage of the project, plus a trailer for the project on YouTube.

I'm not sure if that's more or less cool than the people who've recreated the Earth. I'm not sure which qualifies as more epic. The Middle Earth project involves a large group of people apparently designing everything by hand. (I have no idea if they're actually _building_ it by hand or building external models and importing then.) The Earth project on the other hand was created mostly using NASA satellite imagery, which means it involved less manual labor but more tech-geekery.

Also i found a couple cool timelapse videos of Minecraft construction projects. An Asian temple, a "Valley of Heroes", and a Romanesque "City of Arches". It looks like there are a lot of other timelapse videos around, those are just the first three that i found.
 
 
 
Steuardsteuard on June 5th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
That looks awfully impressive, but also like an awful lot of work. It sounds like an impossible project. That being said, I'd love to see them make substantial progress so the rest of us can get tours! :)
DonAithnendonaithnen on June 5th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
There were a lot of other "Middle Earth" type videos linked from the trailer one which showed off a lot of different locations, but i couldn't figure out if it was the same project or just a similar one that focused on a couple particular areas. Might be worth it for you to check out though.