Apple’s spaceship campus gets perfectly replicated in Minecraft


The spaceship is ready for liftoff.
The spaceship is ready for liftoff.
Photo: Alex Westerlund

Apple’s new campus isn’t move-in ready just yet, but you can take a virtual tour of the company’s new headquarters thanks to a Minecraft player who painstakingly re-created the entire spaceship.

It took over a year for Alex Westerlund to replicate the Apple spaceship campus in Minecraft, with more than 232 hours invested in the virtual building. Without using help or mods, Westerlund claims his Minecraft Apple Campus is 100 percent accurate.

Take a look:

Building an Apple spaceship campus in Minecraft

“It’s an exact replica,” Westerlund wrote on Minecraft community site Planet Minecraft. “Every hill, path, and orchard are true to the construction plans, down to the placement of each individual cherry tree.”

Some work still needs to be completed on the parking garages, theater, maintenance shed and other areas. But the rest of the re-creation looks absolutely amazing — and it’s easy to get lost in the virtual Cupertino campus, according to Westerlund.

Westerlund estimates that his Minecraft version of the Apple campus is currently 50 percent complete.

“Recently, I’ve started cracking down on it and hope to finish it before the new campus actually opens,” he wrote on Minecraft community site Planet Minecraft. “What drew me to this is my appreciation for Apple, end to end design, and the crazy idea in my head that said ‘Hey let’s build the world’s roundest most non-linear campus in a video game that’s based on SQUARES.'”

Work on Minecraft Apple HQ mimics real world

More photos and details about the Apple Campus 2 replica project can be found on Planet Minecraft. Westerlund says he plans to continue fleshing out the building as construction in the real world continues.

Apple plans to move into the real spaceship campus later this year. Recent drone videos reveal that there’s still a lot of work to be done on the landscaping and the solar panels on the roof.

Via: MacRumors


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