Hello, forum folk! It’s been about a year since I was active on here. It’s also been about a year since I did multiplayer—I’ve only recently gotten back to visiting the occasional server. However! I’ve still been doing things on my single player worlds, including a few buildings projects (and a failed pixel art).
I’m a very slow builder. Some of the more prolific builders just seem to have non-stop inspiration, and an ambition to match. I, on the other hand, like to give myself these “creative rests” that last for a couple of months or more. So it came as no small surprise when I placed the final blocks on a couple of projects this past year! As sort of a “hey I’m still alive hope u are too”, I thought I’d share them.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
I think I finished this one during the summer. It’s the largest structure I’ve produced, but that’s probably because there’s so much empty space.
I found a bunch of pictures of Babylonian architecture for inspiration. What I ended up with…doesn’t do them justice, but they made the whole process more interesting.
I wanted this entire build to be covered in vines. You can see I even planted them before I realized it wouldn’t work with water below. I might change things around at some point to make vines possible, but for now, I’m ok with the uncluttered look.
I think this build is a bit disjointed in some places. That’s actually one of the biggest flaws in all my builds; there’s not enough continuity. However, it’s just as important that the zoomed-out version has a pleasant appearance, so a little give-and-take is ok. I actually got that tip directly from Thuthu when I was starting the Gardens!
The Eternity Cavern
This build was finished just last week, but I’d been planning it since the release of the 1.7 update. I wanted to showcase the gem blocks, so you’ll see at least a little of each type.
I like this clock. I know it looks a little messy, but it’s a really old clock! That being said, the pillars left the stone backwall exposed, which isn’t pretty when zoomed out. I tried to put matching paint behind them, but that didn’t really help (by the way, I typically avoid using paint in my single-player builds…mostly because I’m too lazy to craft it, but also because I like the organic look).
Emerald light makes everything look weird, so I relegated it to these little podiums.
So yeah, it’s a giant clock with diamond/sapphire hands, suspended by amethyst crystals. I like how the flywheels really stand out.
Not as much a fan of the pillars. I think I was getting a bit bored when I built them, and it shows. At least the ruby crystals came out well! They add so much drama to the whole scene.
That’s all for now. Everything else I’ve built has been small, unambitious, and not worth sharing. If you have any ideas for more things I can build, go ahead and share ‘em. If I complete anything else in the next century, I guess it’ll go here.