Star Wars: A New Hope in Minecraft

From The Guardian:

The creator of Minecraft – Star Wars – A New Hope recently released a new trailer (above) for their film, which is also due to be finished in 2015.

The project has involved painstakingly recreating sets from the first Star Wars film (retitled as Episode IV following the prequels released between 1999 and 2005) within Minecraft, then filming scenes.

If the attention to detail in the trailer is anything to go on, this should be nothing short of spectacular. Have a look at the side-by-side comparison below from YouTubeDoubler:

 

A lot of people (still) fail to see the “point” of Minecraft – and a project like this just goes to show how there doesn’t have to be one. All you need is some passion and drive:

The inspiration for the project came in 2003 when the creator’s then three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour. “They didn’t think she would survive past Boxing Day! She is now 16 and loves playing Minecraft,” he explains on the site.

“Not only is this project fun to do for my daughter Sarah, but it takes her mind off her daily ‘on-going’ problems and health issues. Her tumor can never be removed and she has to live with all the side-effects this terrible disease brings.”

Just wonderful. I can’t wait to see the results when it’s released in 2015.

Author: Papa Makes

Papa Makes is run by Jim Christian. A keen edtech advocate and author, Jim has written “How to Code in Minecraft” for Dennis Publishing and “How to Think Like a Coder: Without Even Trying!” for Pavilion Books.

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