Minecraft fans just continue to amaze with their recreations of other games’ most iconic locations in the block builder. In recent times we’ve seen Apex Legends’ Bonzai Plaza, Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s map, and even Stardew Valley’s town centre reimagined as glorious Minecraft builds, and now Skyrim’s Whiterun is the latest – and it’s a pretty darn spot-on recreation.
As Skyrim fans will know well, Whiterun’s probably one of the – if not the – most recognisable location(s) from the 2011 RPG game. It’s the commercial hub of Tamriel’s frostiest region, divided up into different, distinct districts built up and around a large bluff set in the tundra, and overlooked by the Nord stronghold of Dragonsreach. Redditor Branman1234 has shared their interpretation of the city in Minecraft, which you can see below, and it’s a really impressive build.
We can see the whole of the sprawling city, with the intricate timber and beam structure of Dragonsreach looming over it. There’s the Companions’ mead hall Jorrvaskr nestled nearby, with the Skyforge glowing above it, and the three – Plains, Wind, and Cloud – districts piled in together behind the Whiterun’s fortifications. There’s even the snaking path out from the city gates into the tundra recreated – it’s all there in really great detail.
It’s immediately clear where we are, and it clearly took a lot of hard work to get it made (the creator says it took them a month to build it in the comments. Phwoar). Take a peek for yourself below (via Branman1234 on Reddit):
It’s not the first time the creator’s brought The Elder Scrolls to Minecraft, either. Previously, they’ve posted some impressive shots of their Fort Dawnguard, Imperial fort, and Oblivion city Anvil builds, too, which you can check out at those links.
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Image credits: Branman1234 / Reddit