#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: TOWER](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/iat3ow/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_104_tower/)**
I really loved this build and how easily recognizable it was to me. I realize some probably haven’t heard of the tower of babel but I had searched it up out of curiosity maybe a year ago and the image stuck to my mind. So the fact that I could tell what it was means you did a great job representing it! I also liked the city around it, not necessarily for the buildings but more for the scale. The houses around the tower made it seem bigger, and therefore more like a tower! Only small criticism are the stairs at the bottom. I found there were a bit too many, but that’s more personal preference I feel.
Well this is certainly a dark tower. But I love how evil it seems. Also, it contains one of my favorite elements someone can add to a build: Crystals! (Or stained glass meant to look like them). I will also say that I loved the colour palette to this build and thought all of the colours really came together nicely to make up that dark and sinister feel. Only small complaint is that the mountains around the build were very grey and plain and drew my eyes away from the tower a little.
But overall, great job!
A very simplistic build however I still find it to be quite impressive. We’ve all seen stone towers before, but I haven’t really seen a tower built using this type of angle before. I kept looking at the screenshots trying to figure out how it was built, since one tower was always a little bit more forward than the other towers. I also loved the location of it, with it being in the middle of a lake since it did make your eyes drawn right towards the tower.
Well we built some taller structures this past week on land, this time around, we will be building another type of big structure: Oil rigs or refineries. While the world is beginning to wake up to climate change, we still have a long way to go before we get rid of using oil, which means some of these types of structures may be here for quite some time!
So let’s get building!
***Thanks to /u/lieuwestra for this challenge suggestion!***
Construct something related to oil. For example, an oil tanker, oil refinery, supertanker, etc..
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)**
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.
#**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)
**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**
**Sunday, August 30th 2020:** Challenge begins!
**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), September 12th 2020:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.
**Sunday morning, September 13th 2020** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post