#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: SNOW FORTRESS](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/zct00e/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_164_snow/)**
No denying this is a pretty majestic and spectacular build. Really goes above and beyond the fortress I was expecting, and definitely includes enough snow in it. Really enjoyed your shots when it was snowing too, added a lot.
Really liked your design of this build, and the colour palette. I thought the wide variety of blocks you used was unique and provided a cool palette. Only complaint (and it’s super small), is I felt the build itself felt a little disconnected with the snow environment. Maybe a little snow on top, or building up near the bottom would have helped? I noticed some snow you placed, but felt it could have needed a little more, especially with being abandoned.
Another great snowy build! Loved the location the the majesty of this build! I did feel maybe the pillars felt a little too unsteady on the mountain? Felt it was really balancing, where maybe the mountain should have been built up more?
Still a good job though!
Sorry for the delay, life has been catching up to me.
This theme is simple, for two reasons. One is because I’ve been busy, but the other involves the holiday season, which we are now into! During this time, usually families get together in homes, so I was thinking we should build nice homes in our world, where families can visit!
Happy holidays to all!
Construct your ideal family house. It can be in any style, anywhere. Must include at least one interior room.
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\. **Any version of minecraft** i.e. PS3, Xbox 360, Pocket Edition. **Snapshots are allowed**
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.
#**Points and leaderboards**
[Link to sheet. The leaderboards are on the 2nd page](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jPvIRHMTokS0l4pxYjPVfRyKiigkV1yQYidO4YvhiGk/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, December 18th 2022:** Challenge begins!
**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), December 31st 2022:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.
**Sunday, January 1st 2022** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post