Pick & Shovel, a Minecraft community hosted by Auckland-based Media Design School, is teaming up with Auckland Museum to recreate significant locations from New Zealand's World War 1 history in Minecraft.
A two-day Minecraft camp will be held at Auckland Museum from April 12 - 13, in which volunteers selected from Pick & Shovel members will get together to recreate parts of the ANZAC campaign in Gallipoli, Turkey.
Once completed, the map will be rolled out to schools to use as a teaching tool to help children understand the war and New Zealand's role in it. The map will also be made available for the public to download and explore.
Those taking part in the Minecraft camp this weekend are some of the top builders selected from Pick & Shovel and Auckland's Alfriston College, but there are two spots open to volunteers from the wider Pick & Shovel community on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information about the project, including details on its rollout to schools and release dates for public access should be available soon.