Last week, Minecraft creator Marcus “Notch” Persson bought a $70 million mansion in Beverly Hills. This week, gamers recreated that mansion in-game down to the nearest block.
It took the Minecraft community just a week to build Notch’s mansion in game, giving Minecraft players a way to experience a lifestyle they’re unlikely to ever experience in person.
The mansion, by the way, was a custom designed home in the upper reaches of Beverly Hills. It features a stunning view of downtown Los Angeles (just like every house in Beverly Hills, I guess) and is the most expensive mansion ever sold in Beverly Hills.
It’s got all the stuff you want in a luxury mansion, including vehicle lifts that bring your cars to the surface and an infinity pool looking out over the world.
In-game, the Notch mansion features 23,000 virtual square feet of living space. Built by Dan Bovey, the in-game version of the house is based on a promotional video released by the real estate development company. So no, Bovey did not get to travel inside the mansion himself for authenticity purposes.
Bovey even made a video which looks very similar to the promotional video of the real house. All the details appear to have been added – right down to the lineup of candy machines on the wall.