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Mine It So: Enterprise-D In Minecraft

Last night I stayed up until 4.30am building a house in Minecraft. Not a good house. A very ordinary two-storey, flat-roofed house, that serves no purpose, and most pointlessly of all is immediately next to my main cave dwellings. I think I may have a problem. Unlike halnicholas, whose only problem is being too amazing. Oh good grief, this puts things into perspective: the Enterprise-D build 1:1 scale out of Minecraft blocks. Those words cannot convey the complexity of the project. Well, have a look at the video below.

The confusion of admiration and utter horror experienced when watching this was extraordinary. It was the best worst thing I've ever seen. I've never been less/more impressed. He should surely be simultaneously sectioned, and carried aloft our shoulders throughout the town. And then I realised that it's imported, so it's not as impressive/disturbing as I first thought. But still impressive/disturbing. He explains,

"The Minecraft world uses 1m^3 blocks, ans so, I simply converted my already scaled plans into a format that minecraft could take and imported each deck in batch, leaving 4 spaces in between for walls."

And he's after help finishing it, with much work to do. He describes the plans:

"The original Enterprise is 642.5 Meters x 467.0 Meters x 137.5 Meters. This is about 3m per deck. Sadly, with the 1m deck you have to walk on, that only leaves 2m left over for hallway space. As your character is only 1.7m tall, you will be bumping your head around a lot. I decided to make the ship 22% bigger, so I could have 4 m per deck. That puts the final size @ 785m x 570m x 168m. I made my "pit" 800x600x180 to fit all 42 decks and almost made a critical error. Even though there are 42 decks on the enterprise, the 2nd deck is split into two half-decks, making actually 43. I made the pit bigger than the ship so I could have a little wiggle room and just missed making it too shallow. In my testing, the halls can get a little cramped. The current decks are just a guideline and framework. They don't call it "Creative Mode" for nothing.

The halls are going to be sand-obsidian-sand (To give that light brown look with the black touch panel in the center). I also don't know how to fly yet, will be making it much easier to work on the ship.

1) I need to turn flying on. 2) I need to model and import the warp nacelles, just so I have the framework there. 3) I need to make a dirt floor so people can start building scaffolding from the bottom. (You can't plant blocks on Adminium) 4) I would live to get rid of the Admininum walls. 5) I should put this online so people can help. I need to come up with a pretty solid anti-griefing policy and need many like-minded people so I don't wind up with cocks in the shuttlebays."

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Once one of the original co-founders of Rock Paper Shotgun, they killed me out of jealousy. I now run buried-treasure.org

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