Minecraft: Ten Amazing Replicas

By   /   Feb 19, 2011

Minecraft has brought to us some amazing stuff since it’s launch and among these have been the replicas of the famous cities, monuments and even the great Wonders of the World. There is literally nothing that you can’t create in Minecraft. Today, we’d like to share with you 10 amazing projects created by members of the Minecraft community that would make you wonder the true potential of the game.

Ten Amazing Minecraft Replicas

1# Minecraft Replica- El Castillo Temple (Chichen-Itza)
The El-Castillo Temple located at Chichen-Itza, Mexico is one of the more marvelous creations of modern mankind. Built by the pre-Columbian Maya civilization that lived there. It’s sole purpose was to serve as a temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. This replica project was designed by a contestant participating in the NGT Challenges # 6 for Minecraft.

2# Minecraft Replica – Taj-Mahal
The Taj-Mahal is a massive mausoleum located in Agra, India. Built as a token of love for his beloved third wife by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.  It is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and a symbol of eternal love. Created by a few witty young players in a span of one week, this project is a great representation of skill and hard effort.

3# Minecraft Replica -The Roman Colosseum
Ah, the Colosseum of Rome. A reminder to humans of their once brutal nature, the Flavian Amphitheatre is located in the center of the historic city of Rome. This brilliant replica was completed roughly in 9 days by a group of Minecraft builders, who call themselves Drunkenminers.

4# Minecraft Replica – Star Wars Venator Republic Star Destroyer
It’s hard to think of anyone who has seen the Star Wars saga and hasn’t loved it. Same could be said for the Star Wars games. It’s harder to imagine that anyone would dare try to replicate one of its most prestigious ships: the Venator-class Star Destroyer. This magnificent behemoth was created at a scale of 1:4.5 in a span of 11 hours by 3 builders. It can’t really fly, but the view of the interiors and exteriors of the ship are simply mesmerizing.

5# Minecraft Replica – The Reichstag
Now we find ourselves looking at the historical Reichstag. Yes, this is the very Reichstag of Berlin, Germany, which was once a symbol of power for the tyrant Hitler, and is now the house of the parliament of Germany. Though not entirely accurate, it is a commendable interpretation of the original Reichstag.

6# Minecraft Replica – Titanic
Yes, this is the replica of the infamous Titanic. It’s built on a 1:1 scale, so the size of this mighty ship is absolutely mind-boggling. According to the creators:

It is 509 blocks from stem to stern, 49 blocks from keel to boat deck and 41 block beam, funnels are 36 blocks high and the rudder 25 blocks high.

In short, it’s absolutely huge! The interior is yet to be completed, but it still has a great appeal.

7# Minecraft Replica – Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge replica is a good representation of the original. Sadly it isn’t lighted to give it the bling bling effect that the real Harbour Bridge has, but I think that’s something that no one would really care about.

8# Minecraft Replica – Bioshock
One of the most bizarre and amazing prologue in a game was that of Bioshock. The way you are introduced to Rapture and its initial impressions were chilling, to say the least. Now let’s experience that feeling all over again. Only now it’ll be in Minecraft! Yes, this is a replication of the first few minutes of the game-play. I have to say, the creator has done an impressive job.

9# Minecraft Replica – Arc de Triomphe in France
The Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in the world. The towering monument stands in Charles De Gualle, Paris, France. Although in reality it is surrounded by statues, the creator of this replica claimed it was impossible to add those to his creation. Nevertheless it is still a very tidy job.

10# Minecraft Replica – USS Enterprise NCC 1701-A
Star Trek was probably one of the most successful sci-fi program in television history. The elegant and unique design of the ships awed and perplexed viewers. This replica is based on one of the largest USS ships: the Enterprise NCC 1701-A built by Admiral Kirk and Co from the fourth Star Trek movie. A ridiculous amount of hard-work has been put into this replica, as it not only contains the exterior of the ship, but also interior including the bridge and warp core.

What are your thoughts on these?

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