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The Shire from Lord of the Rings Remade in Minecraft With Stunning Detail

A team of builders has spent almost a year working on this amazing creation.


A new user-made Minecraft world deserves to be right up there with some of the best ever made in the open-ended sandbox PC game. A team of 25 builders spent close to one year re-creating The Shire from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings franchise, and the results are stunning.

Uploaded on Imgur, The Shire worldmap is at a 1:58 scale. It is "arguably one of the most detailed and well-researched maps ever made in the game," reads a line from the description. We would agree.

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Click through the images in the gallery above to see The Shire as you've never seen it before. You'll see more than just Hobbiton and Bag-End. The builders created block versions of Bywater Lane, Sackville, Woodhall, Stock, Whitewell, Farmer Maggot's farmyard, Greenfields, and more.

"As well as researching old farming techniques, we make sure that we adhere to geological and botanical realism in our terrain," the builders explained. "As one of our admins is a professional geologist, we are able to put a great deal of expertise into it."

Head to Imgur to see all the amazing images. What do you make of this? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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