Minecraft is no longer a block-building virtual world only, it's come into reality with the help of 3D printing.

Using an open source piece of software called Mineways, a Minecraft enthusiast has brought the world to life. Dave Russell used a 3D printer to churn out these complex multi-coloured structures. An Utimaker 2 3D printer was used to churn out the structures with colour added afterwards.

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The Minecraft 3D printed worlds were on display this weekend at the Science Carnival in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This is one of many Minecraft related enthusiast examples that shows how popular the virtual world has become. There's even a film in the pipeline, which was confirmed as Minecraft crossed the 100 million user mark. The film will be made by Warner Brothers and the producer behind The Lego Movie.

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