Minecraft Bi-Weekly Build Challenge #86: Antarctic Discovery

#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: UNDERWATER BASE](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/e15amr/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_85_underwater/)**

#**Gold**

[Blushnugget](https://imgur.com/gallery/E3vuINx)

Really like how this build was made. Cool shape to the whole thing, but also made it feel real by all of the elements added in this bigger build. Also was happy how the there was lots of glass so it was possible to see inside from the water. One really cool thing about these underwater builds is the effect that water has from the outside. And using glass, we can make some really cool effects like in this build.

Good job!

#**Silver**

[FPSCanarussia](https://imgur.com/a/qcCa6J4)

On a smaller scale, here is another awesome build. One of my personal favorite things to be added in the underwater update was actually seagrass. I’m a nature fan in builds and the fact that we have a little bit more nature to add underwater really makes me happy. So, I personally loved the seagrass everywhere on the build! (Others may disagree with me there). The interior was also great. It had a sci-fi look to it. The air pockets seemed really claustrophobic. I don’t know if that was on purpose but I really liked the effect it had.

Great job!

#**Bronze**

[rootintootn](https://imgur.com/a/qSZKOjl)

I’ll start off by saying you had a really odd colour palette. I don’t think I’ve seen these blocks used together underwater before (mainly the stained terracotta and the concrete) but I really liked it. It was similar enough to the normal prismarine and those coloured blocks that I didn’t feel like it was completely different but it was refreshing to see those blocks. As far as the actual build, I liked it but I felt it was a little boxy. That may have been on purpose but I personally thought it made it feel a little weird.

Good job!

**Honourable mentions**

[lunageek520](https://imgur.com/a/6kqvjlx)

#**Introduction**

We’ve done many holiday themed challenges and the holidays are now fast approaching us… To get a small grip on these types of themes we’re going to not look towards the north pole but rather towards the south pole! There seems to be not much focus on what magical things may exist there.

So let’s go and find out!

**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**

[What does this wilderness hide?](https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2018-10/processed/antarctica-stabbing-1_600.jpg)

#**Challenge**

**Antarctic Discovery**

Set in Antarctica, create something that may be hidden from the rest of the world. Maybe it’s Santa’s village, maybe a horde or demons, maybe a small family living in a biodome. It’s up to you, as long as it’s set there.

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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, December 8th 2019:** Challenge begins!

**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), December 21st 2019:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.

**Sunday morning, December 22nd 2019** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post

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