Minecraft, the megahit video game, comes with a creative mode that lets players construct whatever they want from the game's characteristic blocky elements. Many kids will experiment with building houses and castles, but serious creators invest many hours building elaborate constructions.
This rendition of the Villa La Rotonda, originally by architect Andrea Palladio but made in Minecraft by a two-person team from a company called BlockWorks, took a week to make. It's one of dozens of constructions in a new book called "Beautiful Minecraft."
Twelve people from the BlockWorks Team built "Gotham City" over five days out of 25 million blocks. Minecraft constructions can be laborious to make, but serious creators like BlookWorks often have custom tools that aid with things like copying and pasting sections or painting blocks into spaces the way you might paint pixels into a Photoshop graphic.
Look familiar? "Battersea" by the BlockWorks Team is a 3 million block rendition of London's Battersea Power Station that was featured on a Pink Floyd album cover and will become Apple's UK headquarters.