by: M.S. Smith
; edited by: Michael Hartman
; updated: 5/25/2012
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When playing Minecraft the only limit to what you can create is your imagination. Let's take a look at some of the coolest things to come out of the game so far.
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The Best Minecraft Creations
Creativity is the game of Minecraft. No matter if you’re playing survival or full-blown creative, both modes of play require a mind that is capable of thinking outside the box. In a sense, Minecraft is Legos for big-boys – but the fact that Minecraft is a piece of software that can be manipulated and modified makes it possible to construct things that would never be possible in the real world.
Everyone who’s ever played the game has been involved in some Minecraft creations, but some really stand out from the crowd. Let’s take a look at the coolest things made in the game to date.
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The Minecraft Starship Enterprise-D
While some believe that building things “by hand" (i.e. without any external modifications) is the only proper way to play Minecraft, it’s hard to deny the imagination behind some of the Minecraft creations made possible by external programs.
The Minecraft Enterprise-D is one such example. Using official schematics, one halnicholas on Youtube created a 1:1 scale recreation of the Enterprise-D. The recreation isn’t a fully skinned model, but rather the barebones skeleton. But that’s not the point.
The point is that this re-creation provides a sense of scale I’d never experienced before. I’d always known the Enterprise-D was large, but I’d never appreciated just how large until this video. It is a truly staggering recreation, and a must-see any sci-fi fan.
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The Minecraft Interstate
Can Minecraft be art? This may seem like a stupid question, but you might change your tune after watching The Minecraft Interstate.
The concept of this Youtube video is simple – it’s just a minecart barreling down a straight track through the world of Minecraft. But like all good music videos, the visuals somehow elevate the music itself – the movement of the minecraft as it flies down the so-called Minecraft Interstate is hypnotizing.
Heading back to the realm of huge creations we have Minecraft Earth, a gigantic recreation of our planet Minecraft style. What’s particularly impressive about this creation is the fact that it was apparently done by “by hand" without the use of outside mods and, moreover, it is incredibly detailed. Mountains, jungles, deep and shallow bodies of water – it’s all there. The video says it took weeks to build, and I have no doubt about that, but it was worth the effort.