If you’re a fan of the HBO television series Game of Thrones, you’ll likely recognize King’s Landing straightaway.
As you can see in the photos below, this is an impressively accurate digital recreation. But you might not realize until you look much closer that this re-creation was actually done on a Minecraft server.
This means it took the devs who created the reproduction an incredibly long time to stack various types of blocks and build up the incredibly impressive images you see here. King’s Landing is currently on the Minecraft WesterosCraft server.
The recreation boasts approximately 3,000 unique buildings and took a group of 100 people about four months to build. The finished product looks photorealistic and even features numerous ships created using blocks. For the uninitiated, King’s Landing is the capital city of the Seven Kingdoms in the Game of Thrones series.
The recreation has everything from the castle where the royalty lives, to the religious center called Sept of Baelor. I wonder how the creators of this incredibly complicated and realistic scene keep nefarious Minecraft players from damaging their construct.
Minecraft is a wildly popular game available on PCs, the Xbox 360, and various mobile devices. The game sold 7 million copies on the PC by August of 2012. The Xbox 360 version of the game was reportedly selling 17,000 copies each day – generating $340,000 every 24 hours. Combined sales of all versions of Minecraft apparently totaled 10 million copies as of August 2012.