#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: STEAMPUNK MANSION](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/ekf0g1/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_88_steampunk/)**
The great thing about this build challenge is that every couple of challenges there’s a build that really inspires me (and hopefully others too!). This is one of them for me personally. What really made me be inspired by this build is the use of the stripped logs. Since they are a newer block, I don’t think I’ve seen them used in this style of build before. But, they certainly fit very very well. I also loved the layout. This was mansion but it still felt chaotic enough to be steampunk, with the sides jutting out the higher you went.
A wonderful build, awesome job!
I really loved this build. It might have even just been the setting. I don’t find I’m that used to people building this style in the desert. Usually the normal blocks you expect to see in steampunk don’t fit as well with the bright yellow sand. However, here, using a lot of terracotta (I almost forgot it wasn’t called hardened clay anymore), helped make it fit really well with the desert. I also really liked the entire shape of it. Elevated from the ground. it already made the build really interesting to look at and the rest of it was just icing on the cake.
It took me a long time to figure out why I personally had this build behind the other two and I think I finally figured it out, after watching the video a couple times.
The reason I was confused was because I really liked your entire design. The building was fantastic and as someone who is horrible at building roofs, I was extremely jealous at well yours was built. Even the block choice was normal for a steampunk build.
I think what was wrong with it in my eyes was the granite in the roof. I’m actually one of the few it seems who really likes using granite and diorite in builds so I’m actually not biased because of it. In this build though, I feel the granite had too similar of a colour to the spruce wood. Maybe not even the colour. It might have been simply that it was about as dark as the spruce and blended in a little too well?
As you can see, I do like your build a lot but there is just one thing that makes it slightly behind 1st and 2nd. Sorry if this made no sense to you, but I’m just trying to voice my thoughts. Perhaps the other judges can provide a little more insight.
It’s another repeat week (as in we have done this challenge sometimes in the past…) but as most of us in the northern hemisphere are dealing with the cold winter, we have to be thankful for the farmers around the world (or in our own areas) who can supply us with food over the winter.
So, for this challenge, let’s build some farms, which can be situated anywhere in the world to try and get us out of the winter mood!
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.
Make a farm. You must have a barn/shed/house (where the farmers would live or do their main operation out of) and some field of any crop. There also must be an area for some animal.
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**
**Sunday, January 19th 2019:** Challenge begins!
**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), February 1st 2019:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.
**Sunday morning, February 2nd 2019** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post