0931 GMT October 17, 2021
The picture was uploaded on Reddit in a 1:1 ratio and the creator, Youtuber PippenFTS is on a mission to plot the entire planet on the game under the project head Build the Earth (BTE), news18.com reported.
The initiative was started by the blogger last year in March to let people kill the pandemic blues and encourage them to build tens and hundreds of beautiful cities, monuments, popular shows like Game of Thrones and so on, on the game. However, the ultimate task of replicating the entire Earth could be a mammoth task.
However, speaking to reporters, the YouTuber has said that the task isn’t very impossible as the surface area of the Earth is around 500 million square kilometers, while the surface area of Minecraft is four billion square kilometers. Hence, someone could actually fit eight whole planets on the game if they tried, reports Indian Express.
Explaining the details of building the monument, the Minecraft builder of the Taj, Daniel Tan said that since the Seventh Wonder of the World was not recreated in the game, he took it as one of his landmark projects. The 42-acre monument wasn’t an easy task for Tan to recreate as the monument is not pictured perfectly on Google maps and has several distortions. “I had to measure everything by myself to find out how big the complex and the buildings are," said the Malaysian architect who never saw the Taj in real life but only got the dimensional ideas through Google map, Google images and other sources. It took Tan three months to recreate it, which he finished in December last year.
Apart from the Taj Mahal, other parts of India including Mumbai, Bangalore and Varanasi have also been replicated in the game and the makers have revealed that they indeed have bigger plans for Mumbai.