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Minecraft mapper creating 1:1500 scale model of the world

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We'll stop saying, "Hey, look what someone did in Minecraft!" when people stop doing crazy things in Minecraft. Builder lentebriesje (opens in new tab) is creating 1:1500 scale models of the continents we live on (opens in new tab) , which is pretty crazy and hey, look at them!

You can currently download North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. We snapped the shots below—the first off the California coast and the second peering over the English Channel—with the help of Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders.

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Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley alongside Apple and Microsoft, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early personal computers his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. After work, he practices boxing and adds to his 1,200 hours in Rocket League.