Minecraft Bi-Weekly Build Challenge #107: Balloon

#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: LIGHTHOUSE](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/irx7xn/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_106_lighthouse/)**

#**Amazing builds this week. I personally had 7 written down as potentials for the top 3 (let alone the best build), so I apologize if there are any upsets or whatever. Very very tough week to judge.**

#**Gold**

[Toast_Dealer](https://imgur.com/gallery/JXLy3JV)

Well last thing I expected two weeks ago was that this challenge would go to a granite lighthouse. One thing I loved about this build was the colour. For fun, I’ve been reading about colour theory, and one of the compliments mentioned was when you use the same colour but different hues or saturations. This build is very red, and even the trees around it and the red/orange of the sunset also compliment it well.

Onto the build! Absolutely loved how well those blocks went together. You made a flat surface look very detailed just by choosing the right blocks. Interior was also fantastically designed, I loved the leaves in it, added a nice new colour to it.

Great build!

#**Silver**

[PrezyDante](https://imgur.com/gallery/QEzFrY4)

Once again, really tough week to judge. Any of these builds could have been 1st. Loved the block variation in the build. Made the sea look really really good. Also, the lighthouse was well designed, with the chaotic block placement and different tones of colours really making it look unique. Only criticism is that I found your ground a little chaotic personally. The leaves had a bit too much texture for my liking I think.

Great build!

#**Bronze**

[BjornSarkMine](https://imgur.com/gallery/XennK0c)

The good ‘ole lighthouse of Alexandria! Loved the detail in this build. While the first place build detailed their build using block variation, this build used depth to their advantage. Also I must mention the cool fire on top. Only complaint is that for some reason the build still seems just a little boring to me. Perhaps it’s all the grey? I honestly don’t know and it could just be my personal tastes. Not that this makes your build bad! Still really loved it, there’s just some little thing slightly off for me that I can’t quite place.

Great job however!

**Honourable mentions**

[LakiL](https://imgur.com/a/hm1jCGd)

[NastyNaeNae](https://imgur.com/a/aznDwiO)

[Groundbreaking-Bet15](https://imgur.com/gallery/rYL99DU)

#**Introduction**

Look up in the sky, is it a bid, a plane? No…. it’s a balloon…?

Yep, this week we’re going to be focusing on balloons. This may be a rather stranger challenge, or a little more abstract since all we’re looking for is balloons. So build a birthday party, a hot air balloon, a blimp or maybe the house from UP? It’s up to you!

Happy building!

**Inspiration**

[UP](https://d2vlcm61l7u1fs.cloudfront.net/media%2F481%2F4815c9b2-b3ef-424f-bb77-ed8b1b48f489%2Fphpn4CCwQ.png)

#**Challenge**

**Balloon**

Build something which is related to balloon. Possible ideas are: Hot air balloon, birthday party, etc.
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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, September 27th 2020:** Challenge begins!

**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), October 10th 2020:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.

**Sunday morning, October 11th 2020** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post

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