Ed Barton, who researches gaming for the analytics firm Ovum, told the BBC the British Museum’s move to Minecraft would help it be “perceived as something fun”, and would serve as an effective educational tool among a younger demographic.
“It’s the digital equivalent of building the British Museum in Lego,” he said. “You have to build it brick by brick”.
He added that the institution was to be commended for crowdsourcing the project, “as it turns it into a collaborative thing” and could further engage young Minecraft enthusiasts.
Minecraft, still unstoppable and everybody’s sandbox. I’ve registered my interest in helping with the build, and you can too over on Reddit.