Gamers re-make iconic game levels in Minecraft

Some people have a whole lot of time on their hands, but when those people are incredibly creative and spend that time building iconic game levels out of Minecraft blocks, I’m all for it.

And that’s exactly what has happened. A bunch of modders have painstakingly re-created levels and scenes from Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64, Mass Effect and Bioshock: Infinite, using nothing more than Minecraft blocks. If you’ve ever played Minecraft, you’ll know just how big a deal this is. If you haven’t, let’s just say it’s not unlike building a replica of the Sistine Chapel out of LEGO.

This magnificence isn’t the work of just one team of modders, but the achievement is still nothing short of astounding considering the amount of time and effort required. For instance, modder Killerx20 took an amazing two years to re-create Final Fantasy VII’s city of Midgar down to the finest detail. Two years. Damn.

It’s all there on for you to ogle at, complete with videos showing off each of the creations. Personally, I’m most enamoured with the Bioshock: Infinite level that shows the shooting, jumping and rail-riding from the original game completely re-done with blocks. Watch the video below and try not to be impressed:

Kudos to everyone involved!

Should you feel the Minecraft bug biting as a result of any of this (or it inspires you to embark on a project of your own), chuck down your $26.95 and grab Minecraft from its official site. It’s available on Windows, Mac and Linux there and on the respective stores for Xbox 360/One and PlayStation 3/4.

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