Minecraft Builder’s Huge Fortress Inspired By LOTR’s Helm’s Deep

One Minecraft fan made an incredible fortress-style construction next to a mountain that’s inspired by the city of Helm’s Deep from Lord of the Rings.

An enterprising Minecraft player has built a fortress inspired by Helm’s Deep from The Lord of the Rings. Players have taken to reconstructing many different locations from pop culture in Mojang’s open-world sandbox, including places like Night City from Cyberpunk 2077. Builds like these require a significant amount of time and patience on the part of the builders, but the results are often stunning.

The world of The Lord of the Rings is also a frequent source of inspiration for Minecraft builders. One group spent over 10 years crafting the entire landscape of Middle-earth, while others have reconstructed fan-favorite areas like Minas Tirith, a popular choice for builders because of its unique shape, large size, and monochromatic color scheme. There seems to be no end to the inspiration that J.R.R. Tolkien’s works have given fans, and the wide-open landscape of Minecraft is a great place to create these amazing structures.

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Another fantastic Minecraft creation based on The Lord of the Rings is now set to take its place among other incredible builds. Reddit user nrgmix built a large, medieval-style fortress into the side of an extreme hills-style mountain. Nrgmix cited the Middle-earth location of Helm’s Deep as their inspiration, and it’s easy to see why: with its quiet mountainside town, open fields with village houses, and dramatic iron walls, the build looks quite a lot like the legendary city. Beyond the city and mountain, the build’s content stretches out into nearby fields, which are covered in farmland and contain a very realistic-looking wooden windmill. The covered entryway near the base of the mountain will remind viewers of the gate that Aragorn rode through on his quest to unite the lands of Middle-earth against the forces of Mordor.

Even when placed next to other Minecraft fantasy builds, nrgmix’s creation stands out. The textures and colors of the blocks used for the city’s walls, roofs, fences, and other structures really do look like those of Helm’s Deep. Though the creator didn’t share a link to the server or build on the original post, it’s not hard to imagine that The Lord of the Rings fans would want to visit this voxel-perfect reconstruction.

At a time where The Lord of the Rings franchise appears to be in a state of limbo, it’s nice to see that the series is still inspiring fans to make new creations. While the community waits for the promised game surrounding Gollem’s experiences and the TV show that Amazon has been developing for quite a while, builds like nrgmix’s and others’ are a great way to re-experience the magic, fantasy, and wonder that Tolkien’s series continues to generate. For Minecraft players, it’s yet another iconic structure that has been brought to life in the game.

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