#**[LAST WEEK’S THEME: ANTARCTIC DISCOVERY](https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/e7v4sp/minecraft_biweekly_build_challenge_86_antarctic/)**
Really cool build and very well made. You mentioned you weren’t too used to modern builds but everything here that was modern looked well made and believable. I did really like how spread out it was. You had a whole plains to work with, and you worked with most of it. It just made it a little easier to look at since there wasn’t a lot that was crammed into a small place. Really liked your cave and the excavation, again was made realistic and really liked where they were digging at too!
First off, surprinsgly one of the big things that struck me with this build are the smoke clouds. Really loved how big and filled they were. They reminded me of those comical clouds you see in animated shows and I loved them. The build was really good but there was just a little something missing for me. It might just have been the location at the top of the mountain. Because most of the shots it was just the building, I may have just been overly analyzing it. Either way, still built really good!
I thought this build was fantastic. Sort of on a smaller scale but still made use of every single spot in the build. The house was very adorable which it should have looked like (since it’s a candy cane house!) I also liked the other christmas elements around the house, not specifically because they help with your theme. I liked them because they added more red to the build to make it so the house wouldn’t stand out on its own. On colour, I did feel like the stone ground stood out a bit (there may have been a little too much of it).
Since this is the last challenge before christmas, I’d like to wish everyone a merry christmas and a happy holidays!
We’re going to be continuing with these wintery challenges, at least for this week too but this time we’ll be going back underground building some caves made from ice!
Let’s get building!
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.
Build an Ice Cave. In the Cave there must be something man-made, whether it be ruins, a deserted camp site, or a base, etc.
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, December 22nd 2019:** Challenge begins!
**Saturday morning (around 11:00 AM AST), January 4th 2019:** Contest is closed. No other submissions will be allowed.
**Sunday morning, January 5th 2019** A new challenge and winners are announced in that post