Lithuania builds virtual factory in Minecraft to impress Tesla

Lithuanians know how to attract the attention of global companies in the world.

Tesla shared with its 1.26 mln followers on Twitter Lithuania’s pitch to build a Gigafactory. And as they say:

“Lithuania knows the way to our heart.”, tweeted Tesla friday.

As the people behind the idea say, Tesla factory took two years to build, while they did it in two days.

The secret behind it was … the virtual version of a facility was built inside the “Minecraft” video game. Exceptional results from 41 enthusiast.

Lithuania hopes to persuade Elon Musk’s car company to build its next massive factory on their soil.

Lithuanians badly want Tesla Motors to build its next giant factory on their soil, so to grab the attention of the California tech company, they built a virtual version of a facility inside the Minecraft video game.

Vladas Lasas, who was behind the project, says they wanted to send a message to Tesla CEO Elon Musk that Lithuania “has plenty of skillful” people as well as a perfect factory site.

This initiative grabbed the attention all over the world, including the reputed media outlets like The New York Times, Fox News, etc.

No date has been set for the announcement of where the factory — estimated to cost 5 billion euros ($5.4 billion) — will be built.

If you want to see how Tesla Gigafactory might look like in Lithuania, you can watch the video here.

Minecraft Tesla Gigafactory in Lithuania