Amazing 1:1 scale model of the Enterprise-D made with Minecraft
For a few days this video has been circulating showing an incredibly detailed 1:1 scale model of the structure of the Enterprise-D from Star Trek: The Next Generationthe one who commanded the great Jean-Luc Picard.
Minecraft It’s like playing with legos in virtual form. Joshua Walker, the creator of this model, has been careful with what he did. As he told ArsTechnica, the Enterprise has been his inspiration to learn how to use different environments, the detailed structure you see here was first made a while ago to test what it was like to use google-sketchupbased on the plans of Ed Whitefire for the ship.
I think the fact that it’s just the structure of the ship that sparks the imagination. It probably would have been just one more Enterprise if she had covered it.
That is what its creator thinks, and I think he is absolutely right, it is really impressive to see the route to this model, which due to the characteristics of the Minecraft blocks, was made 22% larger than the original size of the Enterprise, resulting in a giant of 785m x 570m x 168m. So big that it doesn’t fit in Minecraft Alpha to play in there, at the moment it’s hosted on a “creative server”.
Walker is going to continue working on it, especially now that it has become famous in the geek blogosphere thanks to a tweet from Felicia Day which made it quite visible. Although it is not that he did the work putting block by block, but rather that he used the sketch of the plan for the program to assemble the structure, he still has great merit for this creation although some are already criticizing him, he says that he only applied some ingenuity to do it
If it seems cheap to you, well, it was just something I did for fun, I didn’t mean for it to spread so wide and be scrutinized by people all over the world. Good computer art is not billions of polygons, but how well you can make something look with the limited tools and resources at your fingertips.