Redditor and father hahabird posted photos of the awesome life-size glowing Minecraft block he made for his son’s birthday. Since the blocks in the game are about one meter, he decided to build one side of a cube true to scale. Then he added color-changing LEDs which can be remote controlled. The entire project took about a week in his spare time and only cost $85 in parts and paints.

His son’s reaction was absolutely perfect:

“At 7 this morning: “DADA! This is super cool! Come see! It can change colors! Look: redstone! Diamond! Lapus lazuli!” A few minutes of sitting in front of it staring, interspersed with the occasional “Wow! Sooooo cool.”

Then he asked where I got it (he should really know better by now). “I made it.” “How?” So we looked through the album as I explained each step.

Now we’re eating cupcakes for breakfast, because birthday.”

Well done Minecraft Dad. Click below to see the entire DIY project gallery…

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Mocchi Hajikura has recreated Castle in the Sky one block at a time in Minecraft. It’s mind-bogglingly massive. No wonder it took four years to complete.

You can see the first and second videos in what will eventually be a five-part series after the break. Each week he plans to release another video in the series so he can show off every bit of his creation. Four years is a heck of a commitment and it looks like he didn’t miss a thing.

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There are more than a few Minecraft obsessed kids out there, but not many have a bedroom this cool.

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The cousin of redditor Azzurite222 made this for her son as a surprise while he was away overnight at a friend’s sleepover. Now he can totally immerse himself in his favorite game even while he sleeps.

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Minecraft fans are going to want to build outside the game when they get a look at this incredible castle. It’s two feet tall and three feet wide and is constructed of over 20,000 bricks. The whole thing was built by ZaziNombies who managed to keep the very square look of the game while adding in lots of details. There are also several versions of minifig Steve and a fully accessorized interior.

And then there’s the cat.

See the video after the break.

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Prepare to wield the Force while building with blocks in Minecraft because Star Wars skins are here! You can dress up up the Minecraft world with a pack of 55 character skins that feature familiar heroes and villians from the original trilogy. Available characters include Luke Skywalker, Greedo, Princess Leia Organa, Bib Fortuna, Chewbacca, R2-D2, a wampa, and many more.

The Star Wars Classic Skin Pack is $2.99 and is currently available for Minecraft on Xbox One and Xbox 360. More downloadable Star Wars content is coming in the future.

Get the full list of characters in the pack after the break…

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Minecraft is all about building locations and characters with blocks so it’s basically a match made in heaven for LEGO. We got a first look at the sets back in August, and now they’re available to order. You can choose between the Mine, the Cave, the Farm, and more. If you want ’em, I recommend purchasing them as soon as you can. Plus, there’s a limit of five sets per order.

See pics of more sets after the break.

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I’m going to go on record as saying that I think Duncan Parcells aka ColonialPuppet on XBox Live is probably going to take over the world someday. Anyone who dedicates 2 years to make this gorgeously detailed 4.5 million block city in Minecraft on the XBox has the ability to do anything when they put their mind to it.

He calls it Titan City and he plans to finish it up on XBox and permanently move it to PC where he can make it even larger.

Like I said, evil genius in the making.

Check out the images and video after the break to see all the detail.

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This is an incredibly detailed version of Midgar from Final Fantasy VII created entirely in Minecraft. It took two whole years to build by modder Killerx20. That’s understandable since it measures a massive 1290 x 1290 blocks.

“As a lot are probably wondering,” Killerx20 writes, “yes, more then 85% of this build WAS indeed hand placed. The only things that were not are the outer plates, tower, and reactors BUT that doesn’t mean they were completed when imported, they were basically detail-less empty shells and I wanted it that way so everything on/inside them had to be hand placed for optimal detail.”

You can download the map here and spend some time roaming around Midgar.

See more pictures after the break.

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So, who do you think would win in a fight: Mario or Minecraft Steve? Filmmaker Andrew McMurry, who has a thing for filming epic video game free-for-alls (including this one clip that explores the dire consequences of stealing gold bricks from an army of superhero Lego), answered that all-important question in his latest video. As far as brutal gaming beat downs go, this one is pretty memorable.

Watch the pixelated fight after the break…

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If you’re in love with a game as a kid, it’s got to be pretty exciting to hear that your parents are going to use that game as the theme for your bedroom renovation. Kai-Lynn and Daniel play Minecraft with their son and daughter, and since the kids have been getting good grades, they decided to reward them with Minecraft themed bedrooms. The son’s room is all done, and it’s themed right down to the lighting. We call this a parenting win.

See more photos of the blocky theme after the break.

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