Love it or hate it, Minecraft is a unique game, a game where you don’t technically have to follow any rules. Its a sandbox game, technically speaking, but its the most popular one out there simply because of the insane amount of things you can do inside of it. To get started here is a little fact:
The surface area of the PC version of Minecraft is 4,722,366,482,869,645 km2. When compared to Earth’s total surface area, 510,072,000 km2, this works out to be about 9,258,235 times that.
-Source: Minecraft Wiki
We’re starting of with someone trying to reconstruct and replicate the entire city of Beijing, China. Yes you heard it right, including each and every house, in life sized scale, which means that you’ll be able to actually walk around the city and enter the houses, visit the shops and to make the experience more special the builders have created a custom Resource Pack (AKA changing the textures to better suit the need ). The project started roughly 3 years ago and is still being worked on. Here are the current statistics of the build, taken from their Project page over on Planetminecraft.com
Current Statistics During Construction:
- 6.51%Total Completed
- Three Years of Construction So Far
- 136,148,823 Blocks Used So Far
- Will Contain Approximately 2,100,000,000 blocks
- Approximately 4-9 Years to Go
- Over 120 Kilometers of minecart rail to travel on (75+ miles)
- Scale:1:1 ( 1 block = 1 Cubic Meter )
- Map Size:16,000 x 16,000 Blocks (256 square kilometers)
- Anniversary of Groundbreaking:17 July 2011
- Amount of Buildings:~360-420,000
The Hard Drive
Just a few days ago, someone created a working 1KB hard drive in Minecraft. Considering that someone has already created a Calculator and a very basic Computer, it might not be long before we see the two being merged into one and be able to play Minecraft in Minecraft (of course, the latter is an exaggeration). The project uses Binary (0’s and 1’s) to achieve the task, somewhat like the really early computers. Be sure to check it out here.
Yeap, its true. Here is a video to get you up to speed. Though this computer is a pretty weak one, keep in mind that its working in a video game. Though it might not look like much to the average user (thinking that there isn’t a monitor), but trust me when I say that this is a great leap in Minecraft building.
- 256 bytes of ROM (128×16 bit)
- 32 bytes of RAM (16×16 bit)
- ~250 millihertz clock (variable speed 30/45 tick)
- 16 bit wide instruction set
- ALU can add, subtract, AND, XOR, bi directional bit-shifting, and many variations.
- CPU has two registers.
- The RAM is connected to 2 user inputs and a display.
- Total size is 112x57x48 blocks
Starship Enterprise (Star Trek)
Some folks actually built the whole Starship Enterprise in Minecraft. This Star Trek fan just wasn’t alone. There a a few versions of the Enterprise available, done by different people. Check ’em out below!
We hope you now take Minecraft more seriously, and maybe this encouraged you to build something of your own!