Minecraft Bi-Weekly Build Challenge #125: Monastery

#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: FESTIVAL](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/nj977v/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_124_festival/)**

#**Gold**

[Groundbreaking-Bet15](https://imgur.com/gallery/GtjSy46)

Really loved all of the aspects of this build and enjoyed seeing all the different aspects of building shining through. The armor stands added lots of small details to the build, bringing it alive which is what you really want in a build like this. It makes the build come alive, and a festival should be lively. Great build and great scene!

Great job!

#**Silver**

[Yepdatzright](https://imgur.com/a/lknneAj)

A very similar build to first place. The buildings in this build were fantastic, and it was a joy to look at it. Honestly, we had a hard time deciding between this build and Groundbreaking’s build for 1st place. While we found both building styles to be similar (obviously) and both builds were excellent. However we did find the other had slightly more things to liven it up, as I mentioned before. That being said, it was very close and you should be happy for creating this awesome build!

Great job!

#**Bronze**

[Speeding_Pear](https://imgur.com/gallery/WImZwKS)

Well this was very different than the top 2, but a very different and nice build. I absolutely loved your colour palette. The trees especially were great. You could have just used normal trees, but the fact that you decided to make custom trees with the same orange/red colours just made your whole atmosphere change (for the better!).

Good job!

**Honourable mentions**

[CosmicPig749](https://youtu.be/d2U8nkLgw8I)

[LexayyyLive](https://imgur.com/a/qwcOm5o)

#**Introduction**

This time we’re going to be building one of my favorite real life buildings to see! Monasteries!

There’s just something about them that is so calming. Maybe it’s their location? Or maybe it’s just part of their style but I just love these buildings!

Let’s see if this week, those real life buildings can translate well into our minecraft worlds! Happy building!

**Inspiration**

[Monastery on hill](https://www.greecetravel.com/meteora/meteora-holy-trinity-monastery.jpg)

#**Challenge**

**Monastery**

Build a monastery. It must have an exterior and at least one room inside of it.

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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, June 6th 2021:** Challenge begins!

**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), June 19th 2021:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.

**Sunday morning, June 20th 2021** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post

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