Minecraft players, I'm rapidly coming to understand, are a very special kind of mental. Not a bad kind, mind. They're unlikely stab you up in the street because your scarf looked at them funny, and I highly doubt we'll ever see a mass ritual suicide of cultists in the name of block building enterprise. But mental they are all the same. Mad in the face.
You have a game that lets you build anything. What do you make? How about everything? A chap by the name of roddds469 (interesting Christening, by all accounts) has done just that, creating a scale model of the whole goddamn planet. And he's driven around its skies in a minecart to show it off. You know you need to see this.
Fear not for noble roddds though. He did not build this thing brick-by-brick, via frequent trips outside to check the elevation of the horizon. That way would lie actual brain capsize. No, he imported a NASA topography map for all of the terrain height details, and then made a few tweaks. Still though, a ludicrous achievement, and one he's keen to build on.
This you see, is just the prototype stage. Roddds plans to re-make the map "on a larger scale", so the Lord only knows what he's going to pull out next. Hopefully a full-sized Earth with a full-sized star-base floating next to it for that full-sized Enterprise to dock at. And Rapture in the sea. That would make me happy.
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