YouTuber builds 1:1 scale version of the Earth in Minecraft

With all this staying inside during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re starting to see what people are capable of creating when they’re incredibly bored.

Youtuber ‘PippenFTS’ has constructed a 1:1 scale version of the Earth in Minecraft. This isn’t something that just anyone can do with the base game, however. PippenFTS used two mods, one called Terra 1-to-1 and Cubic Chunks, to get past the Minecraft’s 255m height limit.

The Cubic Chunks mod lets users change the shape of regular Minecraft chunks to 16 x 16 x 16 cubes.

The Minecraft version of the world, however, is still missing quite a bit. PippenFTS is looking for other players to join them and download the mods and build up specific areas in a 1:1 scale, as parts of the world, like the pyramids, are still missing details.

People have already joined the initiative, making their own models of the streets of Manhattan. There’s also subreddit with people adding different projects to the game, including the Sydney Opera House, Rhode Island, Fargo Center, Sochi Russia and more.

Additionally, there’s a Patreon to cover server costs.

Source: Eurogamer, PippenFTS