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I am thoroughly enjoying The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Much, even more than The House of the Dragon. And that I did not give a penny for the Middle Earth series until I saw its first episode. Result? That the wait between episodes is being horrible, not even the first episode of the Rick and Morty Season 6 has eased the wait.
In this context, I thought: what if this week I do Lord of the Rings stuff in Minecraft for the experiential? Well said and done. My first idea was to bring you one of my adventures in the mod “The Lord of the Rings Mod: Renewed” on Curseforge, but it gave me a lot of trouble installing and playing it. I had to scrap the idea and find another one.
Ockham’s razor principleIt consists of affirming that the simplest and vaguest explanation is the correct one to discern the solution of any question or problem.“. So I decided to build my own pieces of Middle-earth in my game.
In my mind, all the structures that I remembered from the series and the movies were spectacular. Reality, as usual, soon pinned me against the wall and cum the hell out of me. I had to accept the shame of my failure and look online at what the professionals had done.
The Minecraft Middle Earth website inspired me to start dreaming that it was possible to make some great structure… even if it was creative. I was engrossed watching the community work of Minecraft.
In addition to the video, the website has several images with the most outstanding structures. The description of him says: “We are one of the oldest Minecraft building communities and have been rated as one of the “Best Minecraft Servers” by PCGames magazine.“. And I believe it.
After a couple of hours looking at videos and photos of Minas Tirith, Osgiliath, Isengard, Rohan, Moria, and other locations that I can’t quite place because I’m not an expert, I decided I needed to be humble about my aspirations.
I wasn’t going to build Minas Tirith when my best construction has been a three-story wooden house inside a cave. If putting glass doors and a swimming pool in a house is my greatest achievement, I can’t aspire to build one of the most beautiful and epic fantasy cities. No, because I didn’t want reality to harass me again.
I directed my aspirations to a much humbler and simpler goal, which was no worse for it. I installed a couple of texture mods and started building my own hobbit house. Quoting Bilbo Baggins:
Not a nasty, filthy, wet hole, wormy and slimy-smelling, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing to sit on or eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
I started making it on a survival server, but the appearance of enemies and details of everyday life like eating started to drive me crazy. I converted the world to creative and everything was shot. The result is more or less what you can see in the following image.
Let’s admit it: it’s not a big deal. What is not shown in the picture is that I had to change the door because it was not functional. In the end, the door wasn’t round and I removed a lot of the vegetation you see, including the tree on the left.
The hobbit hole It was a great victory and, as it seemed little to me for the experiential, I thought of doing Isengard… but not the Isengard full of life, but the industrial one. Not for nothing, but because you save an egg of materials.
Reality hit me again like the Rohirrim charge on the Pelennor fields in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. When using cubes, the dimensions of Sauron’s Tower must be stratospheric. I built half of it and it was horrible, pathetic. I thought it was an insult to the original.
Also, building the mines that the orcs work in was going to require a ton of TNT… which I ended up blowing up the base of the tower with by mistake. My mistake was worthy of exile. I abandoned. It was 5 in the morning and I had no more patience for Minecraft.
I took some screenshots of me hobbit hole and closed minecraft. Mission “Build Middle Earth” failed. Then, I spent half an hour looking at the images on the “Minecraft Middle Earth” website and I realized that I don’t have the time or the patience to do the wonders that the community does.
Of course… I livened up the wait for the third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power For a few hours. By the time this experiential is released, I will have already seen the episode and will most likely be looking for new ways to liven up the wait until the fourth episode.
And you, are you liking the series? Have you ever built a structure from The Lord of the Rings in Minecraft? And from any other famous franchise? Tell me in comments. I read you!
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