Top 10 Themed Minecraft Worlds: Middle-earth, Westeros & Beyond

Video games have long offered us the chance to immerse ourselves in wholly new and unique lands, from the collapsing halls of a city deep under the blanket of an ocean to glimmering towers in distant sands. But some allow us to create those worlds, as well, pouring our effort into recreating our favorite locations or building entirely new ones limited only by the power of our imagination.

Minecraft is one such outlet. The size and scope of the creations built within its engine are often breathtaking, and regardless of how one feels about the game, it’s hard to not be impressed.

Below is a list of ten impressive worlds that might just spark your inner architect as much as it did ours. Grab your mining-light and pick-axe and dig on.


10. The Desert City of Alamut (Prince of Persia)
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In the real world, the Desert City of Alamut is the mountain fastness of Hassan-i Sabbah, leader of the Ismailites in Iran and the founder of the order of Assassins. This version of the city is based upon Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia series.

“A desert city I made inspired by the city of Alamut featured in the Prince of Persia series,” writes the world’s architect, Anarrih. “This build was done solo but features some of my friends ideas and inspiration. I cannot tell you how many hours or blocks went into this build as I didn’t keep track. Because I was building solo it took me a couple months of anywhere from .5 – 2.5 hours a day.”


9. Battlestar Galactica


Battlestar Galactica is the giant spaceship upon which the eponymously named space opera/sci-fi series is set in. It is a damn big ship—one in which serves as the last command post for the only humans left in the galaxy. And that should comes as no surprise to anyone who’s ever seen the show, since it’s the last bastion of humanity and all.

There’s not much to say about this one except that it’s a faithful 1:1 recreation of the spaceship.


8. Kanto
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For those of you who haven’t reached horrifying old age yet, Kanto is the land in which most of the earlier games in the Pokemon series are set. (It was based on the actual geography of the Kanto region of Japan, AKA Greater Tokyo).

This Minecraft world is an adventure/puzzle map with co-op play, and it’s perfect for Pokemon superfans, or people who just love Tokyo prefecture.

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