The popularity of Minecraft is showing no signs of waning as one fan uses their creativity to create something from a different franchise entirely.
Over the last ten or more years, Mojang’s Minecraft has been held aloft as one of the biggest success stories in the gaming industry, with its near endless creative potential and millions of active users. As one of the biggest video games in terms of streaming and video content, it shows that fans are not only keen to play the game themselves, but to watch others get involved in the sandbox world. In addition to that, there are plenty of creations being made by the community, including some that exist in other properties.
Uploading the video a couple of days ago, YouTube channel Gamer’s Guild, which is dedicated to Minecraft builds as well as content from other games, has managed to recreate the floating house from Disney Pixar’s Up. The clip shows the player building the structure from the ground up, including the huge bundle of balloons attached to the roof, which is revealed as the orchestral music in the video swells to show the overall work the creator has put into the project.
It’s a pretty incredible piece of work and is an instantly recognizable asset from one of Pixar’s most emotional animations. As well as being something from a notable film, it also shows the possibilities that exist within Minecraft. There are many examples of Minecraft fans constructing incredible homes. As a game that typically centers around survival, building a shelter is often key in the beginning, and the sight of Carl and Ellie’s floating home in-game shows the creative ingenuity of the Minecraft community.
This is also not the first time the blocky game has been used to recreate something from a different IP. Just recently, another user spent seven months building Springfield from The Simpsons within Minecraft. In this case, in order to get the look just right, BlocksterCraft had to design their own texture pack to match the brightly colored aesthetic of the long-running show.
As one of the highest grossing video games of all time, Minecraft owes a lot of its rags-to-riches success to the dedicated fan base that continues to design some incredible, and often intricate, builds. Over the last decade or so, the game has become not just an open-world title, but something that many have actually grown up playing. There may come a time in which something else will come along and knock Minecraft off its podium, but that’s unlikely to happen any time soon.
Minecraft is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.
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