The most populous of three Baltic States in Europe, Lithuania knows how to pitch a business proposal. Lithuania is chasing Tesla – US automaker and energy storage company – to build its next factory in the country.
Elon Musk's Tesla is famous for making electric cars. Lithuania built a virtual factory inside Minecraft, a popular building block video game, to woo the California-based company.
Vladas Lasas, the leader of the project, told Hollywood Reporter that the video was a message to Musk, to prove there are "plenty of skillful" people in Lithuania and the country is a perfect site to build a massive factory.
The site that Lithuania puts forth is Kruonis. Located in the central part, Kruonis houses a hydroelectric plant and two airports.
Lasas said the virtual factory was built by 41 computer geeks in two days.
The factory is estimated to cost 5 billion euros ($5.4 billion). There are no details on factory announcement yet.
Nevertheless, Tesla took note of the virtual factory and tweeted, "Lithuania knows the way to our heart: a Gigafactory 2 pitch using Minecraft." Tesla also shared the video.
Lithuania replied back saying, "we are ready to welcome you!"