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Using Real Ruins to Create a Castle in Minecraft

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  • Published on Jul 29, 2022 veröffentlicht
  • Grian is playing Minecraft and has been tasked by Xbox and the National Trust with restoring ruins of the real life Corfe Castle into Minecraft: The Wild Update using his imagination to fill in the gaps.
    Try it yourself by joining the bedrock and java server: corfe.ruinsreimagined.com
    Thank you to Xbox UK for sponsoring this video and making it possible!
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Comments • 4 871

  • Cameron Collins
    Cameron Collins 4 months ago +5465

    “It looks like I’m taking notes, but I was actually just drawing a picture of my cats”
    There’s nothing more Grian than that

    • Lily Kerber
      Lily Kerber 3 months ago

      I kinda want to see how Maui and Pearl are doing now! 😸🐈

    • ShinyEevee
      ShinyEevee 3 months ago +1

      Yes. It can't get more Grian than this...
      Or can it??

    • Maddestscience
      Maddestscience 4 months ago +1

      Read that comment as I watched it

    • LillyRosemoon
      LillyRosemoon 4 months ago +2

      That’s part of the grian package

    • Zoe’s Tropicx
      Zoe’s Tropicx 4 months ago +1

      Now this is fax

  • ShinyEevee
    ShinyEevee 4 months ago +1763

    Can we take a moment to appreciate that Grian was able to make a castle and finish the back of it?

    • Yoriich1Marc0
      Yoriich1Marc0 Month ago

      Season 7 hermitcraft refrence😂

    • Storm
      Storm Month ago

      Haha very funny

    • 🌸 Mia 🌸
      🌸 Mia 🌸 Month ago

      @The Biggest oof bob Ugh. I hate these people who always think we don't say T's (for example, they think we say 'boh'o o' wo'a'). I'm British and I do completely the opposite!! And a lot of people do. In fact only 1 person I know says it!!!!

    • really otis
      really otis Month ago +1

      Burn

    • Mission C
      Mission C 2 months ago

      Yes

  • Dualtails
    Dualtails 4 months ago +336

    Imagine if Grian's interpretation turned out to be the most accurate to what the real castle looked like

  • Jbelo55
    Jbelo55 4 months ago +640

    Hey grain, I know this will probably go unnoticed, but you should check out the Castle of Sintra in Portugal, its probably one of the only castles in existence with so many contrasty colors, and some contrasting shapes that somehow all work together. Not saying to build it, but it could be of some inspiration for a future build!

  • Nyerguds
    Nyerguds 4 months ago +134

    Oooh. I've been to Corfe Castle! They called it a "medieval skyscraper". Apparently the ruin is a bit atypical in that it was actually demolished, rather than just abandoned; the result of negotiations for repayment after a military defeat. The point where the castle was located was too strategic and was to never be used again.

    • Nyerguds
      Nyerguds 3 months ago +3

      @Rachelcookie321 Yea, you can see the main gate is broken in the center and sagged away oddly; that's not something simple neglect will do.

    • Rachelcookie321
      Rachelcookie321 3 months ago +3

      I was just sitting here wondering how castles fall into ruin like this. Like a fire wouldn’t do it since it’s vast majority stone. So I was wondering did people just leave it abandoned for 100s of years? But surely someone would want to snatch that up and live in it. But I got my answer for this one. It was intentionally destroyed.

    • Demosthenes
      Demosthenes 4 months ago +2

      The guys who took it (let in by a traitor) realised that they couldnt hold it and so to avoid it being recaptured, BOOM.

  • Jamie Wilkinson Cool Cat
    Jamie Wilkinson Cool Cat 4 months ago +128

    I really want this to be a series where Grian repairs a different British castle each episode

  • Southern As Sweet Tea!
    Southern As Sweet Tea! 4 months ago +60

    Unreal how much it looks like the actual ruins, and the montage of them together at the end was so satisfying and cool!!

    • koiun dwrru
      koiun dwrru 3 months ago +2

      Actually blown away with this bro, serious talent

  • grant brunkal
    grant brunkal 4 months ago +38

    If you do decide to make a interior do remember that medieval people loved color. So make sure to include white washed walls, and paintings on most of the walls.

    • Thomas Alvarez
      Thomas Alvarez 4 months ago +7

      Tapestry’s as well. Gardens etc. Humans love colour,order and beauty in their surroundings.

  • Myschloss
    Myschloss 4 months ago +61

    I love that Grian can capture the realism of the old ruins, add a bit of artistic intent, and make it look like a real structure.

  • Mary Badura
    Mary Badura 4 months ago +5099

    Grian has ascended, from building floating rocks to recreating history.

  • Panosaur
    Panosaur 4 months ago +24

    I found the sloping wheat fields in the background oddly soothing - also, loved the build, it looked magical when the texturing and shade was added along the outer walls

  • William Bailey
    William Bailey 3 months ago +5

    My son wanted to say how much your builds inspire him in Minecraft.

  • SP4CEBAR
    SP4CEBAR 4 months ago +60

    This is giving me "Geologist Reacts To Mumbo's Base" vibes

  • bloopassport
    bloopassport 3 months ago +4

    I loved visiting Corfe Castle as a kid and this brought back fond memories of pretending to be in the pillory for stealing or something! Thank you so, so much for reaching into my memory soup and pulling out one I’d forgotten entirely. You did an amazing job on the build :)

  • Solidarity
    Solidarity 4 months ago +5168

    Actually blown away with this bro, serious talent ❤️

  • Wanderwisp
    Wanderwisp 4 months ago +9

    Having looked to this castle for inspiration, particularly in Minecraft, before, it was a spectacular to see this tackled by none other than Grian! Absolutely loved this kind of video; would love to see more! Well done.

  • Richard Stickland
    Richard Stickland 4 months ago +9

    As a frequent visitor to Corfe castle - I love how you have imagined it, brilliant work (as always). I would love to see you finish it with villagers and and a decorated bailey area.

  • Toma
    Toma 4 months ago +8

    It’s been so long since we’ve had a full on creative video from you Grian. I’ve enjoyed the survival vids but it’s nice to see you flexing your skills back in the unlimited freedom of creative mode

  • William R.S.
    William R.S. 4 months ago +7

    This was such a cool video! Castles and ruins have altways intrigued me.

  • Kixtii
    Kixtii 4 months ago +1850

    This would look really chobblesome if you were to add it into your Hermitcraft 9 base!

    • Smudge The Cat
      Smudge The Cat 3 months ago

      @Multigamer They also have no parents.

    • Kixtii
      Kixtii 4 months ago +1

      @UpsideDown - Pug19 Ooh, yeah!

    • UpsideDown - Pug19
      UpsideDown - Pug19 4 months ago

      It would also fit very well with The Rift lore and also add some ideas that the rift doesn't just go to different hermitcraft seasons but different minecraft worlds as a whole...
      *_which technically means the Watcher Grian AU can be gotten to with The Rift_*

    • Multigamer
      Multigamer 4 months ago

      @PLDTWIFI B2CE3 i know it is a joke

    • nammio
      nammio 4 months ago

      Very chobblesome, yes.

  • Vallandar77
    Vallandar77 4 months ago +8

    I love this build, Grian has always been such an inspiration. I love your channel Grian, thank you for having such a sense of optimism and unlimited stock of video ideas and jokes. I really hope you read this!

  • TheDambia
    TheDambia 4 months ago +3

    Every second of this video was amazing. The idea, the building, the interview, Grians funny puns during the process.. everything. You're a very talented dude. And thanks to Xbox for making this possible. I hope you get mor jobs with them in the future. Outstanding

  • Random Commenter
    Random Commenter 4 months ago +5

    I can't imagine how amazing this would look like with RTX on and possibly utilizing the create mod and its decorative block adding to add even more texture.

  • IQ Reaper
    IQ Reaper 4 months ago +5

    hello grian i just wanna say thank you for all your videos, they make me happy and laugh so much. :) and also happy birthday :)))

  • Grian
    Grian  4 months ago +13630

    For some reason people think this is why I didn't have much time in the last HC video. Guys this was filmed weeks ago. I didn't have time because I'm currently in Ghana for two weeks, you can see more if you follow me on Instagram!

    • Super Sonic
      Super Sonic 3 months ago

      That castle turned out really well Grian!

    • Sarah Bannister
      Sarah Bannister 3 months ago

      Enjoy ur holiday day

    • Segageo
      Segageo 3 months ago

      I do not have instergram acount

    • Ueeees
      Ueeees 3 months ago

      Why u in ghana

    • Shyper
      Shyper 3 months ago

      @yourmom lol Who is this grain character?

  • Milo HoBo
    Milo HoBo 4 months ago +2

    Thank you for your efforts to recreate and preserve history in a way for so many people to be able to enjoy and learn about it.

  • Alun McMahon
    Alun McMahon 4 months ago +2

    As someone who loves castles and those times, I absolutely love this build

  • Alice Leiper
    Alice Leiper 4 months ago +17

    Love how you've recreated Corfe Castle! It's one of the most incredible castles around, and must have been an intimidating sight in its heyday. Great to see Alice Loxton in your vids too, I've seen her in other stuff including a HistoryHit programme about Edinburgh which was fascinating.

  • 56mcfly
    56mcfly 3 months ago +2

    This is amazing! You absolutely nailed it imo. You really brought it back to life. The music used during the comparison segment was beautiful. Great job!

  • H.K Blö
    H.K Blö 4 months ago +1119

    If anything this is really chobblesome. And I do think rebuilding an ancient city would be really nice and chobblesome.

    • Arden
      Arden 3 months ago

      Chobblesome. So chobblesome!

    • Jaden Taffy
      Jaden Taffy 4 months ago +1

      Chobblesome indeed

    • Rhys Mercer
      Rhys Mercer 4 months ago

      Indeed, very chobblesome

    • 하준아
      하준아 4 months ago

      I read cobblestone at first… but yeah really chobblesome.

    • Rea Quimpo
      Rea Quimpo 4 months ago

      The Cobblest In The World

  • Samuel Plyler
    Samuel Plyler 3 months ago +3

    I wonder if you were to do this with the Chisel and Bits mod if you would have an easier time keeping scale. May need another hermit or someone to help out though.

  • Craftty_mc
    Craftty_mc 4 months ago +5

    This video proves that, in minecraft, you can do anything. He took a real life castle and brought it back to life for crying out loud. Grian, this is why you inspire me to build

  • PolarStriker
    PolarStriker 3 months ago +2

    This might be one of my favorite videos that you've done- Bravo!

  • Elanor Try
    Elanor Try 4 months ago +2

    You did a really good job! I could see where things lined up!So mission accomplished!

  • Daniel Goodrich
    Daniel Goodrich 4 months ago +2666

    Personally I would love to see Grian's take on rebuilding an ancient city.

    • Totally Nuts Music
      Totally Nuts Music 4 months ago

      Been thinking that since 1.19 came out

    • Soupy Mittens
      Soupy Mittens 4 months ago

      yes

    • _UnkowN
      _UnkowN 4 months ago

      ShulkerCraft made a great one about it I’d recommend

    • the On3
      the On3 4 months ago

      Maybe Ancient Rome, or Machu Picchu... the possibilities are endless.

    • user
      user 4 months ago

      Ya

  • Dark Raven
    Dark Raven 4 months ago +4

    I live up in Scotland and I absolutely love going out to see the castles I live near. I also adore watching your videos, so to now see the recreation of a British castle in Minecraft is definitely one of the best things I’ve seen. Grain You Are Incredible!

  • Ingonitobandito
    Ingonitobandito 4 months ago +3

    That is sooo cool, good job Grian. Also I have been to Corfe Castle before.

  • Mr. Cedric Bear
    Mr. Cedric Bear 4 months ago +5

    I've always loved Corfe Castle, especially as a re-enactor whose camped and fought there! Brilliant job Grian!!

    • Dugoo
      Dugoo 3 months ago +1

      wow that must be so cool

  • Sir Dino!
    Sir Dino! 3 months ago +2

    Grian, you inspired me to make a whole medieval city on Bedrock edition! It looked amazing and I was soo proud of it! Until the world was corrupted and I lost everything. So I think I'll just stick to watching you for now

  • Berto
    Berto 4 months ago +1227

    Living only 20 minutes from the actual castle and having visited it millions of times, it looks so good and realistic! Well done grian!

    • farlow
      farlow 4 months ago

      @RedCharLang I went to that water park once!

    • Isabella Harvey
      Isabella Harvey 4 months ago

      I'm also Poole so this was pretty cool to see

    • olovell43
      olovell43 4 months ago

      Aha I drive past here on my way to work in swanage everyday - seems weird seeing it on Grians channel !

    • Henry Hayes
      Henry Hayes 4 months ago

      @RedCharLang fr been there many times, really good

    • Henry Hayes
      Henry Hayes 4 months ago

      Bere regis anyone?

  • GReMMi
    GReMMi 4 months ago +2

    Bduz: practicing castles for years.
    Grian: full historical recreation, why not!
    (All the love to both)

  • M i Α vℓσg gσ тσ му ¢haηηєℓ!

    Living only 20 minutes from the actual castle and having visited it millions of times, it looks so good and realistic! Well done grian!

  • jenny watts
    jenny watts 4 months ago +1

    Looks amazing an amazing build as always and can really see that is how it would have looked

  • Jordan Prichard
    Jordan Prichard 4 months ago +3

    I can't like this enough. My inner Middle Ages history geek is overflowing with happiness and a strange deja vu feeling that you got it completely right. My heart is sensing that this is the way it looked for the people that were blessed enough to be there when it was at its best.

  • Mark Hashman
    Mark Hashman 4 months ago +1745

    This build also serves as a quick lesson on how to make _Minecraft_ castles that feel _authentic._ One thing you notice pretty quickly about Corfe Castle is that its walls follow the contours of the hilltop -- the defenses encircle the portion of the hill that's the shallowest gradient, leaving the steepest inclines leading to the base of the walls. It makes use of the natural terrain as much as possible.

    • Mark Hashman
      Mark Hashman 4 months ago +1

      @Drew Eisman If it's so, your punchlines could use a little work -- much like the earth in question, I'm afraid I'm _unmoved._

    • Drew Eisman
      Drew Eisman 4 months ago

      @Mark Hashman it was… a joke?

    • Elanor Try
      Elanor Try 4 months ago

      @Mark Hashman Yes

    • Elanor Try
      Elanor Try 4 months ago

      @Naturalkay2011 Yes!

    • Mark Hashman
      Mark Hashman 4 months ago +1

      @哥哥 Logan Yeah, it was a pretty interesting _Who Do You Think You Are?_ moment for my whole family, to be sure. I'd love to visit someday.

  • Chery Marshmallow
    Chery Marshmallow 4 months ago +3

    This video made me very happy, for a long long time I've been in love with old castles so watching him make this made me very happy :)

  • tangysoup
    tangysoup 4 months ago +1

    I loved this so much! Really enjoyed hearing the process behind this and the conversations that went on before you started building!!

  • Acehunter246
    Acehunter246 4 months ago +1

    Really love the recreation! Such a cool idea, would love to see more videos like these in the future! 😍

  • ThatOneChillDude
    ThatOneChillDude 3 months ago +2

    Grian...
    You've been and will be a cornerstone of my past and future - I'm so inspired by the way you never lose motivation or hope on a build.
    You're a damn good guy, Grian.

  • Alice In Pianoland
    Alice In Pianoland 4 months ago +1265

    I laughed at the "Now this looks like I'm holding a book and pen and taking notes, but actually no I was just drawing sketches of my cats" 😂 Very Grian. Loved the detail of the castle though! It's insanely good!
    Edit : TYSM FOR THE 1K LIKES

    • Jaden Taffy
      Jaden Taffy 4 months ago +1

      Lol . I love cats

    • KredRetro
      KredRetro 4 months ago +1

      boo

    • mrtbts
      mrtbts 4 months ago +3

      @Jackson Tang LOL

    • Jackson Tang
      Jackson Tang 4 months ago +6

      I thought the first image was Minecraft with insane shaders

  • Johann Van Tassel
    Johann Van Tassel 4 months ago +8

    they should totally include this on the "Build The Earth" map

    • koiun dwrru
      koiun dwrru 3 months ago

      I love that Grian can capture the realism of the old ruins, add a bit of artistic intent, and make it look like a real structure.

  • Christina Applegate
    Christina Applegate 4 months ago +1

    Wonderfully historic! I would like to see more like this. What a great teaching aid for younger and maybe some older kids. Heck I learned some things from this. Maybe you could partner with the Historical Trust more often on your trips and they could use these builds as little inter active tours for visitors and reach out to new people. Have fun in your Travels

  • E K
    E K 4 months ago +2

    Its just impossible to imagine what it looked like when the castle was full of life.....

  • GeneralKT
    GeneralKT 4 months ago +1

    I really enjoy seeing historical stuff in Minecraft, so this video was a treat. I would love to see other Hermits do their take on the castle as well!

  • Ashlee Knowlton
    Ashlee Knowlton 4 months ago +658

    I love how they recreated an apartment to make it look like it was Grians and he just pulls the curtain right back and is like, hey it's a studio. 😂
    Like they really went for it too. Staged this whole scene, two double monitors and the whole shebang... And he's like nah bro it was all fake.
    Jokes aside this is a really cool idea.

    • Radicaldude
      Radicaldude 4 months ago +2

      @NeoTrinity thanks bro, good luck with youtube

    • Radicaldude
      Radicaldude 4 months ago +3

      @NeoTrinity thank you for stopping spamming. spam advertising is not a good way to grow a channel, it will just bring in haters. The best way to grow your youtube channel is to make something unique and high quality so that people who like your content will only be able to watch your channel to see it. That's why channels that just copy other channels aren't successful, because people would rather just watch the original.

    • luckie
      luckie 4 months ago

      @NeoTrinity stop spamming Db

    • FuzzyPickles
      FuzzyPickles 4 months ago +8

      @hot wheels Reviews you could kinda tell, but yeah

    • hot wheels Reviews
      hot wheels Reviews 4 months ago +10

      Am I the only one who already knew it was a studio?

  • Soinas Doyi
    Soinas Doyi 4 months ago +1

    Unreal how much it looks like the actual ruins, and the montage of them together at the end was so satisfying and cool!!

  • A Commenting Potato
    A Commenting Potato 4 months ago +2

    It’s been awhile since you just did a build video! It looks great!

  • FalconPoint
    FalconPoint 4 months ago +13

    Just a note. Next time you’re on the HC server, you should totally check out the nether portal for the shopping district. Pearl completed Ren’s quest for it in her latest episode, and it is spectacular. I think you should definitely put that on the agenda.

  • Millie Jenkinson
    Millie Jenkinson 4 months ago +1

    I've always wanted to do something like this! I've been to Corfe Castle and it is STUNNING. Great video

  • ⚯͛ Alaina Titus ⚯͛
    ⚯͛ Alaina Titus ⚯͛ 4 months ago +710

    I absolutely love the “Grian editing” drawing. It’s so cute, and includes things from the previous Hermitcraft seasons. The pesky bird mug and the Sahara laptop.

    • ⚯͛ Alaina Titus ⚯͛
      ⚯͛ Alaina Titus ⚯͛ 4 months ago

      @Aimee Ward hmm Grain? I’ve never heard of this Grain character! We’ve been talking about Grian!

    • Pastel Panda
      Pastel Panda 4 months ago

      @Aimee Ward who is this “grain” character?

    • Glozo🎗🐷
      Glozo🎗🐷 4 months ago +1

      Lol same

    • Aimee Ward
      Aimee Ward 4 months ago +1

      that's Sahara? I though that was a rough drawing of Grain.

    • Johnny Hot body
      Johnny Hot body 4 months ago

      @KJ Smart thanks the drawing is incredible

  • Darren Mead
    Darren Mead 4 months ago +1

    This was really well done and I'm so glad you brought your own video out, the minecraft one was ok but it felt to short. Definitely gave the castle justice 👍👍

  • AliraRielle
    AliraRielle 4 months ago +1

    Oh my goodness, Grian! I had this idea several months ago! My family has long loved watching documentaries such as the Visions Of series and Castles and Ancient Treasures and I thought it would be cool to recreate the castles and fortresses that we've seen on those, both in their modern states and then to try to rebuild them as they were in the past. I am fairly new to Minecraft, though, so I had settled on Grianan of Aileach (great name, right?! ;D ) as a simple shaped build to do. I started researching it but the scale kind of daunted me and I put the idea aside for now. Imagine my surprise to see you doing the very thing that I thought would be so amazing... and doing it way better than I ever could!!!!! You did a fantastic job and I hope you'll be doing more of these in the future!

  • Connor Hannon
    Connor Hannon 4 months ago +2

    I would love to see more videos like this cause dam it felt inspirational and was so good to watch.

  • jcofortco
    jcofortco 4 months ago +1

    Never been to the UK, would LOVE to see castlea all over Europe. That being said, I feel a resurrection just occurred, you made it look so alive & fresh, yet with obvious diff building styles over its history. Amazing build by an Amazing builder!! Grian your eye for details is IMPECCABLE Sir.

  • Professor Beak
    Professor Beak 4 months ago +970

    I'm a sucker for ancient building so I loved this. The real life one was beautiful and I think Grian did an amazing job with this, it looked so pretty. I espcially liked the gothic style buildings :D

  • Morgan galley _
    Morgan galley _ 3 months ago +2

    This is soooo strange. I have driven on that road next to the castle so many times to go camping when I was younger. Well done grian!

  • AgoodApe
    AgoodApe 4 months ago +1

    as someone who lives close by to corfe castle it is amazing and u did a perfect job keep up with the amazing builds :D

  • Jackssparrow123
    Jackssparrow123 4 months ago +1

    This is truly a historic moment, Grian finally made the back of a build

  • Scarwithcheese
    Scarwithcheese 3 months ago +2

    Hey grian I just want you to know I've been your biggest fan my entire life, you have really peaked Clip-Share the past years and I have been here since that building swap game and I have never forget about you, you are the best youtuber ever no doubt there is no way anybody can hate you, you have never been hateful and I have loved you since I've started watching I know most things about your channel, you are a very nice guy and I also live in Britain's d you make me laugh every episode, I have never missed out on a video.

  • Drackst
    Drackst 4 months ago +750

    Imagine being such a good builder, that even Mojang recognizes your talents. Grian has a true skill for building.

    • Alexandre Jean kong (Hpps)
      Alexandre Jean kong (Hpps) 4 months ago

      I like Grian a lot

    • ProtoMedia
      ProtoMedia 4 months ago +1

      @LakehuntistXD shut sir bot.

    • Hoonter
      Hoonter 4 months ago +3

      guys stop feeding the bots

    • Emit
      Emit 4 months ago +1

      same with Pearlescent Moon & BDoubleO100! I think they both worked on builds for mojang when RTX came out for Bugrock Edition

    • Phantom
      Phantom 4 months ago +3

      @Lunar The Human It's a bot account somehow and their everywhere. It's really so annoying..

  • Doolally Shake
    Doolally Shake 4 months ago +1

    Loved the music choice for the drone footage. So calming and magical.

  • Tape_Burn
    Tape_Burn 4 months ago +1

    It looks so awesome! Seems like a lot of effort went into this video and it’s turned out great :)

  • Guineapigs101
    Guineapigs101 4 months ago +2

    Honestly if grian did a building podcast I would listen to it to fall asleep. So peaceful

  • War Walrus
    War Walrus 4 months ago +1

    I think he did a wonderful job recreating the castle. This video reminds me why I'm glad that I subscribed to Grian. Keep up the good work, and have a great time in Ghana!

  • Henry Win
    Henry Win 4 months ago +274

    Rather than getting a expert engineer or a historian, the national trust got a pro Minecraft builder to recreate the Corfe Castle. Best choice ever!!!

    • Kacper Włoch
      Kacper Włoch 4 months ago +3

      To be fair Bdubs would prolly build a more historically accurate version of the castle but this is pretty good as well.

    • Zqppy
      Zqppy 4 months ago +1

      wouldn't say Grian is a pro builder, but he's definitily better than most people.

  • Queen of Darkness Gaming
    Queen of Darkness Gaming 4 months ago +1

    Both your rendition and the actual place is absolutely beautiful and stunning. You did an awesome job restoring it even if it not exact.

  • Guitar Science
    Guitar Science 4 months ago

    This is super cool! Would love to see you build more 'historically inspired' things. Lots of possibilities here if you ever fall into a creative rut.

  • koiun dwrru
    koiun dwrru 4 months ago +2

    would love to see more! Well done.

  • Andy Jansen
    Andy Jansen 3 months ago +1

    I can just imagine how fast Scar would turn it into a giant chest monster, then make Pearl clean it up! 🤣🤣 we love you Grian!

  • AuroraShard
    AuroraShard 4 months ago

    This was super cool! What a neat premise! I'd love to see more stuff like this!

  • Martin Schlegel
    Martin Schlegel 3 months ago +1

    Amazing Castle.
    Many mediavel castles where "white whashed". Do you know if that was the case for Corfe? some of your images suggested that. Seeing "raw stone" and associating stone bricks and grey with castles is a rather modern thing. Many castles where "painted" (with something similar to plaster) white on the outside and colourful or with textiles on the inside. Often Castles included wooden structures (or smaller ones were completly made of wood, wood was a far more common building material for castles than stone, but those generally didn't survive well), but from the outside you nearly couldn't tell because both were just white.
    I'm not an expert on english castles, I know this was often the case in certain german regions.
    I do like to build whitish castles in Minecraft (mostly not plain white) because that gives you more possibilities to create contrast with the roof and the terrain and knowing that white walls aren't historically incorrect and colourful interiors were a thing as well is nice imo.
    Nothing bad about stonish looking castles. But you're generally speaking not wrong if the castle doesn't look "stonish". For Corfe specifically I don't know.

  • Astro SingZ
    Astro SingZ 4 months ago

    This is so cool!!!! I'm studying to be an archaeologist, so this just excites me a ton! It's awesome how Minecraft can be used for so many different applications!

  • Plushbunnex
    Plushbunnex 4 months ago +1

    you should definitely recreate the ancient city, that would be an awesome video to watch!
    also hope you're enjoying ur vacation grian :)

  • Baked_Brotatoes
    Baked_Brotatoes 4 months ago +455

    Would love to see this as an entire series, really focused on the history/functionality of the buildings using historians for some context :)

    • Baked_Brotatoes
      Baked_Brotatoes 4 months ago

      @Werewolf I’ll check it out, thanks!

    • Werewolf
      Werewolf 4 months ago

      The Build The Earth fellow whose username I'm always forgetting goes into a tiny bit of history.

    • Jack B 🇺🇦
      Jack B 🇺🇦 4 months ago +3

      I recommend Shadiversity if you want to learn about castles. Mans is even building one.

    • The Secretary
      The Secretary 4 months ago +2

      Yes please!! That sounds like an amazing idea!!

    • Professor Beak
      Professor Beak 4 months ago +12

      That would be amazing!!! I honestly would love to see something of that sort because really old structures always fascinate me and I think Grian's building style fits them perfectly

  • Rewind Productions
    Rewind Productions 4 months ago +1

    It was cool to see you work with World edit in creative mode again, the castle turned out great, nice work!

  • mia whittleworth
    mia whittleworth 4 months ago +2

    I have been here several times and it is and absolutely amazing place . You have shown the castle very well

  • Severe Introvert
    Severe Introvert 3 months ago

    This was beautiful. I love castles, I love minecraft, I love all the eras it was built it, I love recreations. Utterly fantastic, thank you so much for putting this together.

  • EndellionQT
    EndellionQT 2 months ago

    I've been to Corfe Castle in my younger years, amazing to see it brought to life ^.^ I'm thinking about doing Nottingham Castle but it might be too big of a build for a novice.

  • Babyrobot444
    Babyrobot444 4 months ago +799

    Everyone Else:
    "Super cool! Would love to see more!"
    Me:
    "He did the back!"

  • Abbster The Noodle
    Abbster The Noodle 3 months ago +1

    That is amazing I couldn’t even do a house with good textures on my own

  • salad
    salad 4 months ago +2

    time of writing this for future context: august 9th, 2022
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRIAN!!! i can't begin to describe how much you've changed my life! the best decision i ever made was clicking on a video of yours 5 years ago. you've made me feel so happy and comforted time and time again and i can't imagine my life without you. ill never stop watching and supporting you. it's just something so indescribable about you how you bring smiles and happiness to millions like me. thank you for everything you've done. thank you, grian. i hope you have an amazing birthday :') ♡

  • Owen Moon
    Owen Moon 4 months ago +1

    this was an absolutely amazing video!!! would love to see more like it!

  • Sarah Halford
    Sarah Halford 4 months ago +1

    Wow! THat is amazing. As an ex-archaeologist, I absolutely love when you do stuff like this.
    Hope you are having a wonderful time in Ghana. :)

  • KrabbeKage21
    KrabbeKage21 4 months ago +693

    This video shows that the creativity of Minecraft truly is endless. The whole interview, historic building, the "fake studio", all the different building styles, it truly is incredible what can be achieved with Minecraft and talent. Amazing video.

    • Malthe Larsen
      Malthe Larsen 4 months ago

      Ayyyy dansker!

    • フリスクチャンネル
      フリスクチャンネル 4 months ago

      絶対に翻訳するなよ💙
      Dir, deen dëst iwwersat hutt, wäert verflucht sinn … stierft Dir bannent enger Woch …
      ↓Wéi de Fluch ze briechen
      Mai Kanal
      Registréier dech elo

  • Thomas Wins At Roblox
    Thomas Wins At Roblox 4 months ago +1

    This Castle Has A Special Place In My Heart So I Was So Happy To See It Made By My Favourite Clip-Sharer!

  • SaltyDenny
    SaltyDenny 4 months ago +2

    Hey Grian, I had a totally epic idea for the next season of 3rd Life!
    It could be called Lost Life, and the premise of the season would be similar to Last Life, where at the beginning of the season everyone would be randomly assigned 1-10 lives, HOWEVER at the start of each session those lives get lost in a jumble and reassigned to players. Oh- you HAD 10 lives last session, well this one you're beginning with 2. It'd be a great way to keep everyone on their toes, maybe even having the life trading system again?

  • My Stuff
    My Stuff 3 months ago

    This is way awesome! I was blown away, with more than the build, by how much research and planning went into the whole thing

  • Cheddar Sun Chips Y e s
    Cheddar Sun Chips Y e s 4 months ago +1

    Grian still amazes me by somehow appearing more cheeky in real life then in Minecraft.

  • earthtotom
    earthtotom 4 months ago +414

    Would love to see more of this sort of thing - recreating historic builds in Minecraft with a little bit of vlog thrown in. I think this was one of your best videos :)

  • Readsmith
    Readsmith 4 months ago +1

    I want more of these castle rebuilds!