What has traditionally separated the PC from other video game platforms is the depth and complexity of game experiences available on a personal computer. Minecraft is an indie title, first released as an alpha build in May of 2009 that took advantage of the PC gamer’s proclivity for these sorts of games.

Minecraft offered PC gamers a simple proposition: “Take this shovel or pickaxe, chop down trees and mine rocks, and then build things.” By September of 2010, Minecraft had become a bonafide phenomena in the video game community. And some of the things Minecraft players have chosen to build can boggle the mind.

We bring you ten examples of Minecraft constructions that will either send you running to the game’s website to make a purchase and get in on the fun, or leave you speechless with awe and maybe a little afraid of Minecraft addiction.