It’s well established that Minecraft is one of the best building games on PC, and a collective bunch of creators have been putting that to the test by working together to painstakingly re-create all of New York City in 1:1. It’s not just a few players, either – nearly 3,000 people are working on this recreation.
Since Minecraft released in 2009, a lot of fantastic things were built by players in the game. There’s a mob museum, a Doom-style FPS, FFXIV’s Kugane, not to mention all the great Minecraft mods out there. Someone’s even trying to recreate the entire Genshin Impact map.
However, this 1:1 scale recreation of New York might be the most astounding one yet. As highlighted by (appropriately) the New York Times’ Curbed page, the “Build the Earth” team has 2,731 members around the globe working on creating real-life locations in Minecraft – with New York City a particular focus, and they’ve been working on it for over two years.