Minecraft Player Spends 232 Hours Building Apple Campus 2

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's spaceship-shaped campus in Cupertino, California has been under construction for several years and is one of the most expensive, ambitious buildings in the United States.

    While Apple has been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the campus, which is slated to open later this year, Minecraft player Alex Westerlund has been building a Minecraft version of Apple's second campus.

    According to Westerlund, building the campus in Minecraft took him 232 hours over the course of a year. He used construction plans along with topographical maps to create an accurate rendition of the campus, down to the land it's built on.

    As can be seen in the video, the ring-shaped main building has been faithfully recreated, with its curved glass windows, massive doors, solar panels, window awnings, and more. Westerlund says the main building is "absolutely massive" at 469 blocks across, with every hill, path, and orchard placed according to construction plans.


    The courtyard of the building includes trails, two cafes, a cafeteria patio, cherry trees, a fitness center, and a fountain, while the interior features atriums and a huge cafeteria built to match a publicly released rendering.

    Apple's real second campus is nearing completion. According to the latest drone video, construction crews are hard at work on landscaping and are wrapping up work on solar panels and a nearby research and development facility. The campus is expected to be finished in 2017, but exactly when employees will move in remains unclear.

    Westerlund tells MacRumors that as Apple continues work on its campus, he'll continue to flesh out his virtual version, putting in up to four hours of active building time per day.

    Article Link: Minecraft Player Spends 232 Hours Building Apple Campus 2
  2. ianKent macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2014
    Does he work from home or is he just home?
  3. Planey28 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Greater Birmingham, UK
    Aren't you fun.
  4. Centris 650 macrumors 6502a

    Centris 650

    Dec 26, 2002
    Near Charleston, SC
    If I had done that my kids would have come in and placed TNT all under it, detonated it then asked me to build it again.
  5. justperry macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    You don't know the guy nor how he lives.
    He could well be unemployed, retired, has plenty of money so he does not have to work, disabled .....or other reasons.

    I take my hat of for this.
  6. LukasValine macrumors regular


    Nov 5, 2013
    232 hours sounds like a lot, but I suppose that's because he placed every block by hand. You could probably get a similar result in a lot less time using tools to modify worlds outside of minecraft, but I doubt it have the same polish. This the voxel equivalent of creating fine pixel art.
  7. Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    Quite impressive. Reminds me a little of some Frank LLoyd Wright's work.
  8. Fender2112 macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2002
    Charlotte, NC
    232 hours IS a lot of time. But if you break it down, it's only 4.5 hours a week over the course of a year. I KNOW many of us waste more time than that doing trivial things.
  9. rudychidiac Suspended


    May 2, 2012
    Do you think there will be any pokéstops and gyms inside Apple's new campus?
  10. macduke, Feb 15, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017

    macduke macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    He says 232 hours, but he probably did it in 20 with MCEdit, lol. At 469 blocks across, that's 29 chunks, so make sure to turn up your render distance if you want to see across the building, haha. Pretty neat. He should upload an isometric render using Chunky.
  11. tippytap90 macrumors member


    Jan 14, 2017
    Didn't even know the plans were public. I thought the odd drone photo and the huge wall of trees around the place was about as close as we could get.
  12. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    There is a 10,000 sq. foot one being built, according to Business Insider.

    Not sure about Pokéstops though.
  13. coolfactor macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    The one time that I tried to pay Minecraft, I was very disoriented, and wasn't terribly impressed. But this virtual version of Apple Campus 2 shines a new light on it! I'm hugely impressed by this, and I hope that Apple (or Microsoft, for that matter) takes notice!
  14. 1applerules1 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2015
    I would send them to boot camp if they my kids did that to me
  15. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2014
  16. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2006
    You never played a video game?
  17. iansilv macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2007
    Why do all these apple videos have the same thought-invoking electronic music?

    Someone needs to break the mold with an iPhone X concept video with Slayer as the music...
  18. Narrator Jack, Feb 15, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017

    Narrator Jack macrumors member

    Narrator Jack

    May 14, 2013
    Facetime Audio me when Apple uses this as their official video for the grand opening.
  19. xDKP macrumors 6502a


    Feb 27, 2011
    My goodness! I haven't even got enough time to play Battlefield on my Xbox just twice a week! Impressive to use that enormous amount of time on a single project
  20. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    The Electronic Music reflects the smart and peaceful environment of the Apple Campus, but save Slayer for the TNT Scene... :D:eek:
  21. JosephAW macrumors 65816


    May 14, 2012
  22. 6836838 Suspended

    Jul 18, 2011
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    He should have used AutoCad or something. It's very blocky! ;)
  23. theluggage macrumors 68030

    Jul 29, 2011
    Nicesssssss campussssssssssssssss (blam!)

    Impressive, I suppose, but where's the redstone logic simulation of an Apple 1 in the basement? (Someone has done a universal Turing machine in redstone so it must be possible).

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