Block by block, Minecraft has built a reputation as the most popular videogame on the planet. There are hundreds of mods with bunches of themes that transform the game with fantastic worlds and items. We took a look at some of the best mods that bring our favorite sci-fi and fantasy realms to life.
Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films have captured many a fan's imagination—much as J.R.R. Tolkien's original texts did before them—but one gamer enlisted an army of gaming Uruk-hai to help him build a 1:1 scale replica of the dark, monster-ridden Mines of Moria inside Minecraft.
One of the great things about Minecraft is the sandbox-style play scheme that allows the freedom to do things like construct Lord of the Rings' Mines of Moria in extreme detail over the course of a year. That might be the most impressive Minecraft geek-out we've ever seen, but it's far from the only one.