Someone Built A Working Smartphone In Minecraft

Minecraft has been home to some truly impressive feats of construction. And, okay, a few less-than-impressive feats. Still, it shows just how powerful the block-smashing sim is that a fan built an enormous, fully functional smartphone.

Jordan Maron, a.k.a. Captain Sparklez, builds the phone in the video above, complete with the cell tower it needs, and then shows off its ability to surf the web and make video calls. Admittedly, it’s all a little blocky because it’s Minecraft, and in terms of scale this thing is like the mothership from Independence Day floating over your head, but it’s still incredibly cool.

If you’re wondering how a video game would even let you build this in the first place, the short answer is that there are a lot of redstone circuits inside of this thing. Redstone is basically a magic rock in the game that allows you to build electric circuits and machinery. It says quite a bit for the physics in this game that this is not only possible, but relatively easy to pull off if you know what you’re doing. Now, as for the practicality of a giant floating smartphone? That we’ll just have to leave to Minecraft fans.

(Via Laughing Squid)