In February 2022, a headline read, "Russian Teenager Gets Five Years in Prison in Minecraft 'Terrorism'." Investigators in Russia confiscated a 16-year-old's phone and found chats that "proved" he had planned to add the FSB building to the popular Minecraft game and destroy it there. Consequently, a court in Siberia sentenced the 16-year-old boy to five years in prison in what they called "a high-profile terrorism case." At the time, Jan Vormann and Brad Downey were wrapping up a long-term project in Minecraft, playing around in the game for more than a year. The idea that a government had turned a teenage gamer into a political prisoner (for thought-crime) and declared him a terrorist seemed like extreme mental gymnastics. In response to this story, Jan Vormann and Brad Downey simply carried out the teenager's plans, hoping to show how silly the whole action would look, especially in childish blocky Minecraft aesthetics. However, just before releasing the videos and GIFs, the war in Ukraine broke out and the childish gesture took on heavier layers of meaning. These silly images Jan Vormann and Brad Downey created (meant as a humorous protest in support of an unjust sentence) transformed into something different in the face of actual Ukrainian cities being devastated. Weeks into the war, Jan Vormann and Brad Downey decided to rework and consolidate the content into an NFT with extra data, allowing the buyer to reinstall the sculpture in their Minecraft world. After the work was sold, Jan Vormann and Brad Downey contacted the lawyer of the 16-year-old on Telegram. Part of the money was donated to the 16-year-old boy's mother, and the other part was donated to MetaLab, an organization in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, that is building apartments for struggling families relocating from war-torn regions.