The Estonian Science Education Association organized a competition in May which saw young people built both nationally known and local buildings in the Minecraft gameroom.
The aim of the competiton "Kultooriplokk 2020: Minecrafti eri" was to introduce young people to Estonia's architecture heritage through digital creative work. They could participate in groups of up to three members and they had a week to build their creation.
Head of the association and the manager of the project, Rasmus kits, said: "The question is not about whether young people can or want to create something or not. You just need to find suitable tools and the results will be brilliant."
All in all, 331 teams registered for the competition, just under 1000 players. 141 teams made it to the last round: 38 from the 7-10 age group, 42 from the 11 to 13 age group, 44 from the 14-16 group and 17 from the 17-19 age group.
The buildings build the most were Tallinn Song Festival Ground, Tallinn Teletorn, University of Tartu, Sangaste Castle, Rakvere Castle, Oru Castle, Haapsalu train station, Balti train station and Rapla KEK.
The evaluation took place in four age groups and the jury evaluated creativity, technical implementation and relevance.
7-10 age group
1st place - Team Rocket (Helin-Mari Parv and Hendrik Parv); Rakvere Castle and Tarvas
2nd place - Minecraft (Kris Kaelep); Tallinna Teletorn
3rd place - J2 (Joosep Tammes); Tallinn School of Science
11-13 age group
1st place - Team 57 (Kevin-Martin Tammiste, Gerline Vallikivi, Gerten Pilv); Vana-Vigala Manor
2nd place - K and K (Kairo Sammelsaar, Kristjan Papp); Kuressaare Castle
3rd place - peegz (Albert Pilv, Emili Pilv); Karja Church
14-16 age group
1st place - BIT.BATON (Daniel Sorokin, Michel Balaškin, Vladimir Bugajenko); Balti train station
2nd place - TheFinest (Jürgen Kärmas, Danree Kurika); Aleksandr Nevsky Cathedral
3rd place - Unreal (Mikk Vaarmari, Ralf Suiste); Seaplane Harbour
17-19 age group
1st place - KaleviGang (Kalev-Markus Linna, Mart Õiglas, Ragnar Vaks); Haapsalu train station
2nd place - Middle Age Team (Kaisa Ulk, Marten Joonas Ruut, Ott Ajaots) Kadrioru Castle
3rd place - Trimmer (Rene Münzer, Hans Artur Ehman, Ako Russak); Paide Vallitorn
Editor: Roberta Vaino