Remember when we could visit malls and shopping centers, and just hang around, browsing all the stores? Grab some food, catch a movie in the cinema – good times. Someone’s built the Starcourt Mall from Stranger Things in Minecraft, to deliver some Halloween nostalgia for loitering and buying branded goods.
Made by Reddit user NesquickBBboi, they’ve put up a series of screenshots to show off the urban mecca of consumerism. You’ve the entrance and carpark, going right into the main foyer, stairs and walkways leading to the various outlets, eventually leading to the loading bay out the back. The movie theater oversees one corner, up on the first floor. A neat touch is the wood finishing on the ground floor, then the red carpet above, captures that slightly fancy feel having the carpeting around the movies gave.
In the comments, the builder says they made this is just two days, to which someone replies that it makes them feel like they “just started Minecraft”. They aren’t wrong, this creator has some skills in the building game. Another commenter suggests doing to this what happens to the real version in Stranger Things Season 3, and, no spoilers, but that would be something very fun to watch, if it happens.
Large Minecraft builds like this are always a treat, and ones that translate vivid landmarks from popular culture especially. Recently, we’ve had Doom remade in Minecraft, and a recreation of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, showing the depth of knowledge and talent within the community.