Minecraft, being a block-based builder, has always been a favorite outlet of pixel artists everywhere. Like this enterprising player, who set out to painstakingly build replicas of the 151 original Pokémon in-game.

Each Pokémon took redditor QueenMercury thirty minutes to three hours to build. This isn't the first time somebody's recreated the original 151 in Minecraft, far from it, but these aren't just standard colored wool structures—they use other materials like gem blocks, gold, wood and glass to better replicate the colors.

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If you look at Pidgey up close, for example, you can see how complex it actually is, using end stone and various types of wood planks in addition to colored wool:

Zoom out, and it's just like the original sprite. Pretty cool.

Check out the full album below:

Minecraft Pokemon [Imgur, via r/minecraft]

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