Gigglebit: Visit Minecraft’s Westeros while you wait for Game of Thrones season 5

24 Mar 2015

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Winterfell, WesterosCraft. Image by Maruku via westeroscraft/Imgur

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Game of Thrones season five is due to hit HBO on 12 April, and this week the internet is aflurry with the news that the TV adaptation will eventually outstrip the George R R Martin book series, potentially spoiling the conclusion for the literary fans.

The series – both on television and in print – has legions of die-hard fans, so news such as this is predictably contentious.

But, as the fans argue online, let’s take some time to remember a time when they could work together and create something beautiful, such as this Minecraft version of Westeros – affectionately called ‘WesterosCraft’.

This fan-made GoT universe is inspired by Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and its makers have seek to recreate this world as loyally and keenly as possible.

Building all of this has taken a mountain of effort and the creation of King’s Landing (the capital city of Westeros) alone took 200 builders 4.5 months, not to mention months of planning.

“In pursuit of this endeavor we aim to provide a friendly and encouraging atmosphere for our creative community at all times,” reads the site’s FAQ – so it should be a safe space for fans, even today.

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

The iconic Iron Throne

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

The Dragonpit

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

The Great Sept of Baelor

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

Castle Black and the beginning of the Gift

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

Dreadfort, seat of House Bolton

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

Riverrun, seat of House Tully

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

The Water Gate, Riverrun

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

The Eyrie

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

Deepwood Motte

WesterosCraft - Game of Thrones in Minecraft

The hall of Grafton Keep

All images via westeroscraft/Imgur

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Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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