Eight Literary Worlds Recreated in Minecraft

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Ah, Minecraft. How I love thee. I’m not a big player (I have it on my iPhone and iPad, and take the time to build and explore when I’m on the train / bus), but I’m definitely an appreciator.

The amount of time it takes to build something truly epic is staggering (seriously this Game of Thrones map took a year to build), but the results are just so beautiful.

A while back we rounded up some of the most impressive libraries ever built in Minecraft. Today, we’re checking out literary worlds, created digital brick by digital brick.

LORD OF THE RINGS: Tolkien’s legendary fantasy world has been built again and again in Minecraft.  I’ve gone ahead and posted my top five.

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Minas Tirith (via Reddit)

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Helms Deep (via InfiniGeek)

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Rivendell (via InfiniGeek)

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The Lonely Mountain (via Planet Minecraft)

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Isengard (via Minecraft Gallery)

HARRY POTTER: From the dark depths of Azkaban to the playful, colorful Quidditch courts, there’s plenty of brick-by-brick levels to explore when it comes to Minecraft Harry Potter creations.

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Hogwarts (via IGN)

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Azkaban (via Planet Minecraft)

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Hogsmeade(via IGN)


Quidditch (via YouTube)

THE HUNGER GAMES: There are a lot of Hunger Games inspired maps that allow players to battle one another. Here are a few that actually draw from the book / films.

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Catching Fire Battlefield (via MCPEDL)

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The Capitol (via Planet Minecraft)

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The Cornucopia (via Planet Minecraft)

THE CHRONICLES OF NARIA: It’s no surprise that Minecrafters have recreated this fantasy series. From the simple, like the famous lamp post, to the huge and complex, like the White Witch’s Castle.

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The Lamp Post (via Minecraft Forums)

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The White Witch’s Castle (via Minecraft Forums)

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The Stone Table (via Minecraft Forums)

DIVERGENT: A couple of Divergent inspired Minecraft creations! Wish I could have found the train. I bet that would be an awesome map.

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The Dauntless Pit (via Minecraft Forums)

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The Abnegation Homes (via Minecraft Forums)

THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY: I couldn’t find much surrounding this favorite title of mine… but what I did find, a full constructed Heart of Gold spaceship, was definitely worth mentioning.

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Heart of Gold (via Planet Minecraft)

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Heart of Gold (via Planet Minecraft)

DRACULA: There are a handful of maps featuring Dracula’s castle floating around, but this one is clearly the best. That. Detail.

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Dracula’s Castle (via Planet Minecraft)

GAME OF THRONES: Last but certainly not least, some of the most detailed of the bunch. Game of Thrones, recreated in painstaking detail.

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Winterfell (via PC Gamer)

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The Wall (via PC Gamer)

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Casterly Rock (via PC Gamer)

While these photos are great, you should really watch the video that showcases the entire map.




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