A two-year-long construction of several iconic planets from the Star Wars saga, created by a talented Minecraft builder.
Minecraft is arguably one of the best sandbox games of all time, and a very talented Star Wars fan used the game’s building blocks to recreate some of the franchise’s most iconic locations. Given Minecraft’s reputation as the virtual haven for LEGO builders and enthusiasts, it should come as no surprise that Star Wars fans and Minecraft players share a large amount of overlap.
Several decades of collaboration between LEGO and Star Wars have produced some of the best LEGO video games of all time, even within the video game industry. But Minecraft is a whole different story, and fans have never stopped trying to recreate the Galaxy Far, Far Away in the cute voxel world of Minecraft, even though official collaborations between the two stories are rare. The community has created entire Star Destroyer fleets in Minecraft, proving that no project or scope is too large for them.
This time, Minecraft builder and Star Wars fan Vistachess re-created Coruscant, Tatooine, and other locations from the Star Wars universe, with shots practically lifted from the movies. From the moss growing on the temples of Yavin 4 to the shape of the cliffs surrounding the arena on Geonosis, no detail was overlooked. This impressive project took Vistachess two years to complete, and the Minecraft community on Reddit responded with praise and bewilderment.
Vistachess created a total of ten planets for their Star Wars project, some of which (such as the volcanic planet of Nevarro) were inspired by The Mandalorian television series. In addition to custom NPCs, ships, droids, and even lightsabers, it appears that Vistachess intends to incorporate the locations into a larger Minecraft adventure map. The playable versions of the maps for Tatooine and Coruscant are currently available for download, with Naboo to follow.
Despite the fact that its creators have relied on and broken through the game’s limitations over the years, Minecraft will release Update 1.20 in January 2019, with many of its changes catering to the community’s creative minds. Features and additions such as decorative mosaic blocks, chiseled bookshelves, and hanging signs will inspire more players to create wondrous worlds, whether they are original creations or affectionate homages.
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