Minecraft Bi-Weekly Build Challenge #116: Skyscraper

#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: LARGER THAN WILDLIFE](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/kz8ikv/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_115_larger/)**

#**Gold**

[WalrusaFam062901](http://imgur.com/gallery/bcPP2of)

I love the atmosphere behind this behind. You know how many people enjoy horror movies when they barely show the monster? You just see small parts of it, here and there. Maybe there’s a big reveal towards the end, but it’d only be for a short scene. The unknown is more scary than the known. That’s why I like this build. The build itself is very good. But the staging and the positioning of the kraken are what really elevates this build to the next level.

Awesome job!

#**Silver**

[Duetica](http://imgur.com/a/SVbmSx8)

Well I won’t lie and say that this wasn’t slightly disturbing. But, that’s what made it so good! I love it when builds manage to make me feel something! I also found the general shape of your rat to be well done, and built nicely, however some of the block did seem a little chaotic to me. The mall was a cool setting for it, and I liked how the clean mall was made dirty by this giant monstrous rat. Not sure if that was intended, but liked the imagery.

Great job!

**Bronze**

[Hypropeteus](https://imgur.com/a/2lMauLr)

What a fantastic build. The sheer scale of it is impressive alone, but combined with the fact that your build and snake are just built perfectly adds another wow factor to this build. In a way, this challenge presents a way to easier form animals with joints, or who are in weird positions. Large scale=block to manipulate and sculpt. But that doesn’t make it easy. Your snake looked super natural, and very scary climbing up that tower. Only small criticism is we found the tower felt a little out of place with the savanna right next to it, but the build is impressive enough on its own.

Great job!

**Honourable mentions**

[MoosWithBlooms](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjEgcIoE70g)

[TwistedBull](https://imgur.com/gallery/B2IILDg)

#**Introduction**

We’re going back to something I’m sure many people have built in minecraft: The classic skyscraper! These are some of my favourite builds because of the variety. There’s so many colours to pick from, and styles! A simple tower in the sky (because that what’s this really is) can turn into something very unique, very quickly.

Happy building!

**New Textures**

Since we have an official release of the new textures, they are now allowed (along with the old ones). However, if you use the new textures, please specify. I wouldn’t want to think you’re using a texture pack and disqualify you. I’m not as used to the textures, so I may not recognize them right away.

**Inspiration**

[Challenge #16](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/62z731/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_16_skyscraper/)

[Skyscraper](https://assets.newatlas.com/dims4/default/a9bd3e6/2147483647/strip/true/crop/5000×3333+0+507/resize/1200×800!/quality/90/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnewatlas-brightspot.s3.amazonaws.com%2Farchive%2Fmelbourne-southbank-proposals-19.jpg)

#**Challenge**

**Skyscraper**

Build a skyscraper. Must be at least 60 blocks tall. Interior is not required (you can build it if you want).

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

4\. **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.

5\. **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

6\. **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/1jPvIRHMTokS0l4pxYjPVfRyKiigkV1yQYidO4YvhiGk/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, January 31st 2021:** Challenge begins!

**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), February 13th 2021:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.

**Sunday morning, February 14th 2021** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post

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