Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful

Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful

Just when I thought I was sick to death of seeing these kind of things, along comes a Tolkien tribute to blow my socks off.

This is Tolkien's Hobbiton, recreated in Minecraft. It's at 1:58 scale, on a map that's 3500x2500 blocks in size, and is terrifyingly "accurate" not just in how it sticks to the depictions of the area in the books/movies, but to the laws of nature as well (one of the team is a geologist).

Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful

What's cool is that this isn't just some bland recreation from a map; the place looks alive, full of little details like crops and hiking trails.

You can see more pics here. Oh, and if you're wondering why everything looks so nice and shiny, remember: there are ways to make Minecraft look nice and shiny.

Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful
Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful
Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful
Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful
Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful
Hobbiton, Via Minecraft, Is Just Beautiful

Comments

    This is pretty awesome, but I can't help but feeling that if humanity spent like 1% of the energy it spends on creating Minecraft worlds on something productive, we'd have colonised Mars by now...

      So long as they can get their heads around metric vs imperial measurements. Remember that poor rover?

    I hope creator has one hell of a pc to run that at reasonable fps. I installed a lighting mod for my Minecraft once and it became instantly un-playable. But awesome work there!

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