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The Shire


"Forty leagues it stretched from the Far Downs to the Brandywine Bridge, and fifty from the northern moors to the marshes in the south. The Hobbits named it the Shire, as the region of the authority of their Thain, and a district of well-ordered business; and there in that pleasant comer of the world they plied their well-ordered business of living, and they heeded less and less the world outside where dark things moved, until they came to think that peace and plenty were the rule in Middle-earth and the right of all sensible folk."



This is ArdaCraft's recreation of the Shire, the idyllic homeland of the hobbits from J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. This forms part of a larger project which seeks to recreate Middle-earth in its entirety.

32 villages have been built in the Shire, as well as around sixty seperate farmhouses (and farmlands around them). There are also areas of wilderness such as forests, bogs, marshes and moorland, many of which have been built by hand and all of which have a meticulous level of detail and thought put into them. Everything is built down to the last word of Tolkien's description, and takes only minimal visual cues from the films. Furthermore, a wealth of historical and geographical research has gone into this recreation - for example, the farmland is based off the late Victorian English landscape Tolkien grew up in, and different rock types and layers have been used to more closely simulate a realistic landscape.

The result is a large, detailed and immersive recreation of the Shire in which you will find places of interest whichever path you take.



The Shire can be viewed from above on ArdaCraft's dynmap. There is no download avaliable, but ArdaCraft is a non-whitelisted server which anyone is welcome to come and explore, provided they have installed our modpack first.

All information can be found in our website at http://ardacraft.me/.
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Project complete! : 01/21/2016 5:34:41 pmJan 21st, 2016

The Shire has just been completed! Thank you so much to everyone who supported us - whether you built on the server, took a look around, or just gave us a diamond, it is all greatly appreciated. ArdaCraft now looks to the west...
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01/18/2019 8:20 am
Level 1 : New Miner
galahad14
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Why it isnt singleplayer?
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03/01/2016 10:54 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Pig
DaCreepinCreeper
DaCreepinCreeper avatar
You guys never cease to amaze me. :) Good work you guys! Another diamond fro you!
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01/23/2016 6:00 am
Level 25 : Expert Modder
SGTRedd
SGTRedd avatar
So charming! Even a small sample download would be epic....
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01/23/2016 7:07 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Network
ArdaCraft
ArdaCraft avatar
That would only work for you if you had our modpack, and if you had our modpack you might as well join the server.
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01/22/2016 3:19 pm
Level 56 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Medi Daner
Medi Daner avatar
This is absolutely stunning, I love the rustic feel and how you've really captured the essence and peace of the Shire. I'm definitely going to be visiting later on, this is outstanding work.
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01/22/2016 3:56 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Network
ArdaCraft
ArdaCraft avatar
Many thanks - look forward to seeing you online. Got some WorldPainted terrain you might be interested in taking a look at too. :)
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01/23/2016 11:34 am
Level 56 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Medi Daner
Medi Daner avatar
You know me too well! I'd love to have a look at the terrain. Downloading the modpack soon, I'll see you online!
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01/22/2016 8:23 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
R3ktInPiece
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AMAZING! Great job Arda! Will it be updated to 1.7.9?
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01/22/2016 10:58 am
Level 59 : Grandmaster Network
ArdaCraft
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Thank you! We're on 1.7.10.
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01/22/2016 12:20 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Explorer
R3ktInPiece
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I meant 1.8, but nevermind I checked it out c;
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01/21/2016 9:44 pm
Level 55 : Grandmaster Geek
sonofdad123
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What an achievement! I'm happy y'all finished it!
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01/21/2016 5:56 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Goblin
pechee
pechee avatar
What resource pack did you use? Or did you make it?? Anyways the resource pack looks great!
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01/21/2016 7:17 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Network
ArdaCraft
ArdaCraft avatar
It's a custom edit of Conquest with mod blocks added to allow more variety and creativity.
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01/21/2016 5:52 pm
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
MarcTaylor
MarcTaylor avatar
You have to make a survival games map! :o
It would be amazing with the amount of detail you put into your projects.
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01/21/2016 5:40 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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100% Completed! This is a good day for the server!
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09/10/2015 6:27 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Artist
schmunk_owiez
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DUDE WHAT THE HELL ?! First, it looks amazing i love what you did there !! this style and this atmosphere, especially hobbiton :D. BUT, now the second point, wich is quiet interesting actually, i have a question. WHY THE HELL can you use metadata AND 1.8 3D models together ?....i never could ._. PLZ TELL ME YOUR SECRET ! This would make minecraft literally perfect !
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09/25/2015 9:13 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Network
ArdaCraft
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We're not using 1.8 3D models, we're on 1.7.10.
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08/23/2015 4:50 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Architect
Glaridon_
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If anyone is having trouble installing the modpack hop onto our forums and the Ardacraft community will help you out! =)
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08/08/2015 8:37 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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Now Bree is completed, Michel Delving has been opened up, and as the other Bree-land villages are getting completed, more West Farthing villages will be opened and worked on. The Shire is getting closer and closer to completion. :)
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08/03/2015 8:41 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Crafter
Barrylex
Barrylex avatar
Yey! 75% done! Happy to see the serv grow
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07/07/2015 6:47 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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Just wait till you see Breeland when it's done. ^^ Should honestly make a project page for that, aswell as Barrow Downs.
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07/05/2015 7:44 am
Level 5 : Apprentice Architect
connerspringer
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This is seriously so cool!
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07/05/2015 3:51 am
Level 49 : Master Architect
bjbrown84
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Everyone loves the shire! xD
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07/02/2015 6:46 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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How come that the Shire has got more diamonds than the actual main project? :P
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08/23/2015 4:50 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Architect
Glaridon_
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I bet it's the cover picture :P
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06/27/2015 7:00 pm
Level 16 : Journeyman Architect
Ovenfrite
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You have started a really ambitious project, but from what you've done so far, the first word is : amazing. I really appreciate the details you've put in the nature as it creates a alchemy with your buildings.
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07/02/2015 6:49 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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Yea the project is simply massive, middle earth at a 1:58 scale. Right now we are focussing on finishing the first map section, which is the Shire and Bree-land and everything in between. Afterwards we will go west, to Lindon and the Ered Luin, which section is at least 6 times larger. Tho i feel it will take less time since it's barely populated.
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06/27/2015 3:46 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Miner
TheStromxx
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beautiful!!
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06/26/2015 11:33 am
Level 1 : New Miner
lulu_murphy
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it looks amazing !! what texture pack did you use
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06/26/2015 1:53 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Network
ArdaCraft
ArdaCraft avatar
Conquest Rp as a base, with some custom textures, as well as added vanilla blocks with our mod.
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06/26/2015 8:16 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
TheUltimeatPickaxe
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Hey nice build you got there its amazing :)
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06/26/2015 6:46 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
Haisn
Haisn avatar
Very stable and warm place. The bgm of shire is automatically played in my head xD
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06/26/2015 4:48 am
Level 20 : Expert Unicorn
Valxore
Valxore avatar
Really nice!
Although, the video would be 100x better with the official 'shire' theme song. :P
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06/26/2015 1:54 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Network
ArdaCraft
ArdaCraft avatar
Didn't want to risk any copyright issues.
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06/25/2015 3:49 pm
Level 41 : Master Unicorn
Vizius_
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nice job =o
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06/25/2015 7:32 am
Level 46 : Master Pixel Puncher
fov360
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Incredibly awesome!
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06/25/2015 6:29 am
Level 34 : Artisan Architect
KoLusim
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Dowwwnloooaaddd? :'(
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06/25/2015 6:58 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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Won't ever be downloadable, as the map gets bigger it's also simply too large of a file to be able to give it as a download.
Just play on our server if you want to see it. :)
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06/24/2015 6:25 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
GrayRemnant avatar
This is incredibly beautiful!  Keep up the fantastic work!  :D
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06/24/2015 5:17 pm
Level 27 : Expert Cake
Cakenonymous
Cakenonymous avatar
omf, too hot ;-;

+32131 diamonds
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06/24/2015 4:26 pm
Level 45 : Master Blacksmith
bowbuilder
bowbuilder avatar
fancyy
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06/24/2015 4:05 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft
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Looks so mazing! I'm missing the words to describe how much Iove it <3
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06/24/2015 3:10 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
Evakobold
Evakobold avatar
Looks brilliant.
I think you can describe this as a "Far green country under a swift sunrise" ^^.
Looking forward to seeing more!
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06/24/2015 12:34 pm
Level 21 : Expert Dragon
Fart_plays
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Sackville... hehee
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06/24/2015 11:38 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Atlantispy
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Nice man.
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06/24/2015 10:19 am
Level 43 : Master Architect
CrankerMan
CrankerMan avatar
The detail on each of the single houses is incredible! The little farms and gardens! I also really like how believable and immersive the terrain looks! I'll check this out on your server this weekend for sure!
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06/25/2015 6:59 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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Hope to see you soon then!
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06/24/2015 7:05 am
Level 21 : Expert Artist
Desotar
Desotar avatar
Looks great and lovely with a lot of detail, like the shire shoud be! Great job! Hope to see more lotr builds of you :)
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06/24/2015 1:26 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
Guan_Yu007
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We're going to do all of Middle Earth, at the moment we're focussing on finishing the North Farthing, and the village of Bree. We also litterally just started on the Barrow Downs.
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06/24/2015 1:37 pm
Level 21 : Expert Artist
Desotar
Desotar avatar
Great! Keeping my eyes open then!!! :)
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