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Apple Park (Apple Campus 2) Megabuild

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Captain6283185
Level 9 : Apprentice Miner
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This is an attempt to create Apple's "spaceship" campus, Apple Park (also known as Apple Campus 2), in Minecraft. I've been working on it since December 2015. I intend to finish this, trees and all, before Apple finishes the real life version (April 2017). What drew me to this is my appreciation for Apple, end to end design, and a crazy idea in my head that said "Hey let's build the world's most non-linear campus in a video game built on squares." Anyways, here's a few key points of interest:

-It's terrain-accurate. Using topographical maps along with the actual landscaping construction plans, this will be accurate to the terrain in Cupertino. This is most evident on the sidewalks bordering the property, which vary in height by 11 blocks (meters).
-This is built entirely by hand, solo and without mods.
-As of March 25th, I've put 361 hours of work into the project.
-The main building is 469 blocks across.
-It's an exact replica. Every hill, path, and orchard are true to the construction plans, down the the position of each individual cherry tree.
-This campus is absolutely MASSIVE (and easy to get lost in sometimes).
-A megabuild is any Minecraft build utilizing at least one million blocks (people kept asking).

It's the voxel equivalent of fine pixel art, on a scale I don't believe has ever been done solo before. To put it into perspective, the surface area of the campus (excluding phase 2) is 153 acres, or 620,000 square meters (a block in Minecraft is 1 cubic meter). If you examine the campus from above and assume each 1m^3 block is one pixel, you'd have an image with more pixels than a 720p display. Once you factor in the third dimension, which allows for trees, hills, and buildings, the total number of voxels I'm working with easily surpasses the million mark.

Note: I will make this map available for download as soon as I can figure out how to transfer the Xbox One map file to my Mac, from which I'll upload it here. Thanks for any help!
Progress: 75% Complete
Tags:Apple, Campus, Spaceship, Mothership, Cupertino, Headquarters, Complex

Update #7 : 03/27/2017 7:14:09 pm3/27/17

Built the Steve Jobs theater entrance. I decided against building the auditorium area, because the angle it's at (it points SSW) is hard to reproduce on Minecraft in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

Update #6 : 03/26/2017 2:26:38 pm3/26/17

Installed about 40 acres of terrain, with around 60 acres left to complete.

Update #5 : 03/15/2017 2:19:11 pm3/15/17

Uploaded the photos from update 4, thanks for waiting! (I also apologize for posting an update about the previous update, and won't do it again. Every update I post on here will be to share notable progress, which should happen a few more times this month as I finish up). Thanks for subscribing!

Update #4 : 03/12/2017 7:23:02 pm3/12/17

In the midst of a marathon binge to finish the campus once and for all. Apple announced they would be opening the campus in April, and I intend to beat them. In the last 9 days I've put in 47 hours of building time. Just finished a major addition, the southern parking garage area. They're too long to render on one screen, so I took a picture from one end. Visible from left to right are: the tunnel entrance, terrace, both parking garages, the maintenance shed, the power plant, and the battery storage area.

Update #3 : 02/14/2017 4:43:17 pm2/14/17

Dug out entrance tunnel. Finished the interior and roofed it over. Also created a quick video preview of the campus so far.

Update #2 : 02/08/2017 10:35:10 pm2/08/17

Finished the athletic center and fields, photo attached. Also did a tiny bit of work on the main entrance road on the west side that leads to the tunnel, and I'm deciding whether I want to just build the tunnel entrance or dig the whole tunnel through to the parking garages.

Update #1 : 11/04/2016 12:40:10 pm11/04/16

Reached 200 hour milestone. I'm nearly finished with the interior park, with only the NE orchard left to plant. I'm currently putting a lot of time into digging out the northern edge of the property, which has the lowest elevation. It's times like this that I regret committing to no mods.

Most importantly, I updated the photos to give you a closer look at the atriums, cafeteria, interior park cafes, bus stop, and the fountain. Dig in!

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  • igbcampos
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 1, 2017, 5:45 am
Your building is completely awesome, I've loved it.
  • maccast
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 15, 2017, 9:09 am
This looks great so far. Look forward to seeing the completed project keep up the good work.
Thanks so much! I know this campus like the back of my hand now, I just need to finish building it.
  • cali-buzz
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • February 8, 2017, 6:37 pm
Been Looking for something like this for months!!
Great Job

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