Minecraft Fan Recreates Skyrim’s Bleak Falls Barrow

Minecraft is the seat of a lot of gaming imagination, and sometimes fans use it to create aspects of other games, like a Skyrim player did.

Image from Skyrim showing the snowy entrance to Bleak Falls Barrow.

Despite the fact that they belong to different genres and separate development studios, Minecraft and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim have some similarities. Besides being open-world games with lots to explore and featuring dragons, they are also video games that encourage mindfulness in their players. As a result, comparing the two isn’t beyond the realm of possibility, and sometimes fans like to take things a step further and incorporate aspects of one game into the other.


Uploading some images to the Minecraft subreddit recently, user HannahO__O managed to recreate a particular aspect of Skyrim in the world as a whole. Specifically, they recreated a fairly accurate facsimile of Bleak Falls Barrow, or at least the exterior of it. They even managed to integrate it from Minecraft snowy biome to really make it look like old scrolls authenticity.

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For those who may not be too familiar with Bethesda’s epic RPG, Skyrim‘s Bleak Falls Barrow is one of the first dungeons, which introduces most players to the Shout ability. The bone-like structure of the outer area is very familiar to many, and so for the user to recreate it shows how recognizable it is, especially for Skyrim Fans. At this time, it is unknown whether or not HannahO__O will build the interior. If they do, it would be very impressive, as the interior of the dungeon is quite substantial, incorporating dark tunnels, a series of traps, puzzles, giant spiders and indeed a mini boss in the form of a Draugr Overlord .

Minecraft image showing a recreation of the Bleak Falls Barrow dungeon from Skyrim.

More images are available on the Reddit thread here.

Nor is it the first time that aspects of Skyrim have been built into Mojang’s sandbox title. Just recently, another user was able to reinvent the city of Solitude by Minecraft. Impressively, this construction even managed to recreate the hollowed-out cliff structure that characterizes this region, as well as building the quays by the river.

This shows the enormous potential that Minecraft a, not only allowing players to create things from the imagination, but also taking recognized assets from a franchise and building them in their entirety using 1×1 blocks with some degree of precision. With Minecraft being one of the best-selling video games of the last decade, if not all time, much of its popularity has come from the creative community, and it will still be a long time before fans finally hang up their pickaxes and swords. and leave the game behind.

Minecraft is available now on Mobile, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

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