Minecraft Bi-Weekly Build Challenge #88: Steampunk Mansion

#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: ICE CAVE](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/ee4wsb/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge/)**



Really liked this build and how atmospheric it was. The choice to show it off at night was a very good one. It allowed all of those light sources you added to come into play, by lighting up the build. I also really like what you did in the cave, really cool design and build. My only very very small gripe is that it felt a little too hollow and personally I didn’t like that. So I feel the shape inside could have been maybe a little more chaotic or natural, but that’s really only my tastes.

Great build!



Really liked the atmosphere around this build too. The darkness with the lights really made more special than it would have been if it was just houses on a cliff. I also really liked your block choice. The terracotta really worked well with the colours of the ice, at least in my eyes. My only complaint was the actual pit, or cavern, where there wasn’t really anything else. I do realize it was a realistic shape, I think my problem came from being able to see that far. Maybe some glass and some black concrete towards the bottom, to make it seem more like a pit would have made it work better and seem a little more real.

Great build!



Maybe it’s because the other two relied a lot on darkness and lighting but I liked this build for how cheerful it was. I liked how much it was built out of wood and also the campfire scene. I also liked how much it actually felt like a cave with the shape of it. I didn’t really like the path leading to it because I felt it needed to be a little wider with the amount of detail that went into it. The railings on it seemed to pop out more than the path itself.

Good build!

**Honourable mentions**





For some reason I’ve been really into steampunk stuff lately and I guess I need some inspiration because that’s what kept coming back to me for a theme this week! So, let’s get building a large mansion in a steampunk style!

**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.


[Someone’s Steampunk mansion-Couldn’t find source](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/61/bc/b9/61bcb99e9e04fa86a1ad1fbd575578fd.jpg)


**Steampunk mansion**

Build a steampunk mansion. Since you usually build up in steampunk, the mansion must have at least three floors in it. Those are the only requirements.



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.

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**


#**Schedule (AST)**


**Sunday, January 5th 2019:** Challenge begins!

**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), January 18th 2019:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.

**Sunday morning, January 19th 2019** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post

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