Minecraft Bi-Weekly Build Challenge #103: Windmill

#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: CABIN IN THE WOODS](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/hu1i2e/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_102_cabin_in/)**

#**Apologies for the possibly incomplete/weirdly formatted post. I’m away this weekend and my laptop is not cooperating with me, so this is all being written on mobile. When I get home (today or tomorrow) I’ll fix everything, but wanted to post as much as I can to avoid any confusion.

#**Gold**

[Ghastlyemerald](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm5qxbo494E)

Something a lot of the best builds often leave out is presentation. When building, you need to remember how people will view the build, and work from there. This build keeps all of this in mind by being built in the new basalt delta biome in the nether. The custom landscaping helps focus everything onto the cabin itself, which is remarkably colourful (considering the mixture of dark greens and browns surrounding it).

Great build!

#**Silver**

[SonGusiWhim](https://imgur.com/gallery/LdokyYY)

This build did a great job keeping colour in mind while building. The elegant house towers into the sky alongside the trees, creating an intimidating visual from the ground, sending a clear message to those approaching from the clearly established road. All while giving the inhabitant a lovely place to live, whether they’re walking around their property or listening to music in their lounge. I can feel myself walking around this build, paying careful attention to the depth and colour.

Nice job!

#**Bronze**

[echoct](https://imgur.com/a/nhifBL9)

I love custom terrain. And this build uses the terrain around it to focus onto the cabin itself,which is also wonderfully built. The hills make the build small, since it’s only contained in a small area, however there is no need to build a ton of other stuff to fill it up since everything you need is in that tiny space. It’s a perfect secluded spot, away from civilization.

Good job!

**Honourable mentions**

[grayscaleneon](https://imgur.com/a/sxa9Zgz)

#**Introduction**

There’s something about Minecraft that always makes me want to build windmills. For whatever reason, it always seems like the perfect addition to pretty much any village, no matter what the era is. Whether we build old rustic ones or new fancy ones that can be used to generate electricity (aka wind turbines), there’s something about building them that I love.

So hopefully this week you guys can share in my love of them and build some awesome windmills!

**Inspiration**

**I’ll add this in later… suggestions are welcome in comments as you wait for me to post this..**

#**Challenge**

**Windmill**

Construct a windmill. It can be whatever type you choose (I can’t think of many off the top of my head, but I’m sure that there’s different types) or even a wind turbine. Scenery isn’t required, but it is recommended to complete the build.
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#**Rules**

1. **Submitting an entry** To submit an entry, you must comment on this post and format your comment like this:

>**Title of submission**

>**Link to submission photos or video (preferably youtube or Imgur)**

>**Comments**

2\. **Vanilla only** No mods that add new blocks or items are allowed. **No resource packs are allowed**. Any minecraft version is allowed and you may build with custom terrain, creative mode, world edit or etc as long as it doesn’t add any new blocks to the game. **Shader pictures can be added in a SEPERATE album as bonus pictures.** None of those pictures will be accounted for when we judge the entries. Only vanilla screenshots.

3\. **Optifine is allowed if it doesn’t change the textures**. You can use optifine all you want, as long as you don’t have better grass, connected textures, etc enabled.

4\. **Any version of minecraft** i.e. PS3, Xbox 360, Pocket Edition.

5\. **No preexisting builds** We’re going with the honour system here but if anything had already been built before the start of the contest, don’t submit it.

6\. **Build teams are allowed** There may be more that one person building for a challenge but only one person may submit their entry with their account

7\. **New textures are allowed** The new versions of Jappa’s textures are allowed to be used along with old legacy textures.

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#**Points and leaderboards**

[Link to sheet. The leaderboards are on the 2nd page](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oZbkuX_NcEZR5w6I2jTIc_6tK22iKuRSf_AcAJKkUhs/edit?usp=sharing)

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**For points and judging:**

There is only 3 winners each week. Each participant will get 2 points for submitting their entry. There are honourable mentions but they do not get any extra points.

Anybody that places Bronze with gets **4 points**

Anybody that places Silver gets **6 points**

Anybody that places Gold gets **8 points**

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#**Schedule (AST)**

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**Sunday, August 2nd 2020:** Challenge begins!

**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), August 15th 2020:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.

**Sunday morning, August 16th 2020** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post

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