It never ceases to amaze me, the dedication of Minecraft players. Imgur user Fornad uploaded an incredible gallery showing off nine months of painstaking work. The Shire recreation is at a 1:58 scale and “is arguably one of the most detailed and well-researched maps ever made in the game.”
The attention to detail on all aspects is crazy. The Shire was based on a rural society of people whose main concern is the day to day work of caring for crops and livestock. “Our fields are based on a system of four-field crop rotation, where different crops are grown in a field three years out of four and the field is left to “fallow” on the fourth year in order to let the soil rest. This was a system used all over Europe before the advent of industrial fertilisers,” writes Fornad.