8 Amazing Fantasy Cities and Places Recreated in Minecraft

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When you look at Minecraft, it is hard to not consider it a unique game -- in fact, to think it's not unique might be a crime. Just on it's visual gaming style alone and use of over sized pixels and blocks, it is a world miles apart from any other that we have seen in the world of gaming. However, somehow this uniqueness plays to the game's advantage, and into the into the creative hands of it's talented gamer's.

Armed with the know how, extraordinary skill and tons of patience, it isn't hard for talented Minecraft fans to bring popular fantasy creations to this not so typical world. Don't believe me? Well keep reading to see 8 of the most amazing fantasy cities and places recreated in the Minecraft dominion.

Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings

Created by Tyranystrasz

When it comes to fantastical cities, there are many that we can choose from but none seem to touch the white city. It's is why it is the first Minecraft replica to make the list. Tyranystrasz did an amazing job in bringing the world of Lord of the Rings to Minecraft.

Just look at that view!

King's Landing from Game of Thrones

Created by WesterosCraft

In the Game of Thrones you either win or lose and I must say this one is a sure winner. While there are terrible things that go on in the GoT world, it is hard not to notice the beauty of the city and landscapes, especially in King's Landing. This aerial shot is just breathtaking and really shows all the hard work that goes into making a full scale replica.

Whether or not you are a fan of the show, you have to appreciate this.

Elsa's Castle from Frozen

Created by TheVoxelBox

The Voxel Box crew have made tons of fantasy replicas in the world of Minecraft and this recreation of Elsa's Castle is just one of their fantastic works. This creation is not only a work of art, it is also one that you can climb and explore inside and out.

What are you waiting for? Get the full experience.

Hogwarts from Harry Potter

Created by Shini_Ni and Sean_Amor

Admittedly, there are tons of Hogwarts recreations out there, not to mention the Hogwarts from the actual Harry Potter themed Minecraft game, but this creation by Shini_Ni and Sean_Amor is certainly spectacular -- and this is just one view of it!

To see more of their fantastic creation hop on over to their Planet Minecraft page.

Azeroth from World of Warcraft

Created by Rumsey

This is just on the city replicas created by Rumsey; in their super ambitious project of recreating the entire World of Warcraft world. While it is ambitious, it is one that they have obviously nailed from every small detail to the biggest. Azeroth isn't the only place included as Kalimdor and Northrend have also been replicated.

Want to see it all? Then download the map.

Columbia from BioShock

Created by 

As I said before, The Voxel Box are the makers of plenty of Minecraft recreations of a  wide variety, from the earlier appearing Elsa's Castle, to the floating world of Columbia from BioShock you see here. Admittedly, it has a Lego feel to it, but it is definitely a Minecraft work of art. Emphasis on work of art.

Check out the entire aerial view.

Dragonsreach from Skyrim

Created by chemicalweapons

Like many worlds, the world of Skyrim is certainly a popular one when it comes to Minecraft crossovers. We all know there are Skyrim themed Minecraft games, but have you seen all the replicas that have been made by talented fans? One such replica includes Dragonsreach, created by Planet Minecraft member chemcialweapons, and it is certainly Jarl approved.

Be sure to get up and personal with this build through the downloadable schematics.

Midgar from Final Fantasy VII

Created by Jason Schreier

When it comes to fantasy cities, there is no way I couldn't include a replica city from the biggest fantasy of them all; Final Fantasy. The city is iconic in gaming and this recreation isn't that far from the mark. The amount of detail in this replica is mind blowing and this is just one view of it!

You have to check out the rest of the view.

Whether or not you are a fan of Minecraft, these fantastical recreations surely have to make you appreciate the blocky world and certainly the talent of the games fans. 

So, sound off below; which crossover world was your favourite?

Published Nov. 8th 2016

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