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Aeternium - the Symphony of Dreams

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BlockWorks
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The BlockWorks team proudly presents,

A E T E R N I U M
the Symphony of Dreams

Floating high above the Earth exists a vast fantasy dreamworld, full of strange and extraordinary mechanical creatures. Clockwork bumblebees fly among the mountains whilst a mechanized turkey grazes below. At the center of this dreamworld is a steam-powered orchestra. Huge and complex contraptions operate a wide variety of instruments which perform in synchrony as one melodic collective: the Symphony of Dreams.

Aeternium is full of interesting and exciting details - we strongly suggest you download the project to fully appreciate its complexities.
To ensure the map runs without issue in singleplayer mode, please execute the following commands:
/gamerule randomTickSpeed0
/gamerule doFireTick false
/gamerule doMobSpawning false

Click here to view the renders in high definition.
The Build Process
Aeternium was a collection of ideas and original concepts from many members of the team. Having decided to pursue a project in a definitively steampunk style, the opportunity to follow a musical and instrumental theme seemed ideal as it allowed us to resemble instruments such as bells, horns and pipes which also represent the steam-powered mechanisms of the steampunk style.

As a starting point, we drew some of our own concept art; the sketches below show both details of individual instruments as well as an impression of instruments amalgamated to form a structural facade.

Having defined our style and created a number of individual instrumental components, the overall plan was drawn up - a huge theatre complex. Instrumental components were then fixed around the central theatre area - including an organ, violin, guitar, harp, trombone, percussion, saxophone, guitar and contrabassoon.

As a finishing touch we decided to adapt the full landscape of the island upon which the main structure was built. Mechanised animals inhabiting the terrain were added to connect the landscape to the steampunk style, also helped by the usage of unique steampunk trees.

Despite our plans, the build process was largely organic - new concepts and ideas were added as the build developed, giving the final result of a naturalistic yet stylistically consistent project.

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Credit
Huge thanks to the many members of the BlockWorks team and other builders who put huge amounts of time into making this unique project possible.

Bloodfall
Elodai
NergalBS
Kellerbier
Nordwolf
Molloholloman
Photoze
Or_Menaged
Macaronnie
Meester_Curly
CarlosTheCow
RubenDelight
jamdelaney1
Tubarao

Further thanks to jamdelaney1 for the concept sketches, hyperbeem for the cinematic and DJPaulii for the renders.
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Publish any image or video of the build without permission.
Use this build for commerical purpose.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.



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  • StevenWay
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Steve
  • July 18, 2016, 1:09 pm
When I look at massive projects like this I always get so jelous.
The scale, detail and originality is on a level I dont believe I can reach solo.
This shows the power ~15 people working together.

All I can say: Beautiful!
  • Wizann1
  • Level 28
  • Expert Architect
  • August 31, 2015, 4:14 pm
Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :))))))))
Looks beautiful, I'm not one for building most of the time, I'm more for skins, but this, this is absolutely amazing, brilliant and spetacular, it seems very steampunk, which is a theme I massively enjoy.

Amazing job, diamond, subscribed and faved for this project, amazing job
  • babbajagga
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • May 14, 2015, 12:20 pm
I often leave in comments words like amazed, astonishing, mindblowing and not just because it sounds cool, but because I am really amazed,...



Now I am looking at this... this...


GEM OF ART...
and I just can't express the level of joy, amazingness and euphoria that cumulates in me as I browse thru the screenshots. And I browse faster and faster because I nearly can't believe what my eyes see and I am afraid I won't make it to the last one because my mind explodes before I reach the last picture.

I did not saw the other projects in the contest,
but this one deserved the 1st place for sure...
and the reason why I am so sure in that is because I would even dare to nominate it for the top builds ever in history of Minecraft.
The amount of detail, complexity, ART, and virtuosity, etc. etc. etc. it just does a homage to the humans-gamers-minecraft's creativity "limits".

/lifting hat
  • Tatomatoboy
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Engineer
  • March 22, 2015, 7:11 pm
Love it to bits!
  • shanewolf38
  • Level 46
  • Master Engineer
  • February 1, 2015, 2:36 pm
Lovely!
  • SupahRGM
  • Level 23
  • Expert Artist
  • January 29, 2015, 12:46 pm
I need help downloading it
  • Gaarafan14
  • Level 48
  • Master Batman
  • January 23, 2015, 12:03 am
This is just... TOO BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Epic structure, I hope I won't get lost when I'd download it. X_X
  • SupahRGM
  • Level 23
  • Expert Artist
  • January 6, 2015, 12:45 pm
Its beautiful!
  • adybuddy_
  • Level 41
  • Master Bunny
  • December 12, 2014, 6:26 am
so great, so blockworks.
  • Blurgzy_
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Archer
  • November 8, 2014, 10:53 am
SOO FREAKIN HUGE!
  • creepingpeng_
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • November 5, 2014, 3:26 pm
BlockWorks OP build x2 == win contest e-z
  • spike43884
  • Level 22
  • Expert Taco
  • November 5, 2014, 6:41 am
Clever naming, Aeternium <- Aeternum (Latin) <- Forever (Modern english)
  • Dr_Bond
  • Level 45
  • Master Architect
  • October 16, 2014, 4:11 pm
you know its a good map if you lag a little when you first load it up :P
awesome job
Nice!
Although it burnt down a bit. To anyone reading this, turn fire spread to false before opening the world
  • Yukinoshita
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Princess
  • October 13, 2014, 3:13 pm
This is amazing! I am in love with this. @o@
  • _Kiwibuilds_
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • October 6, 2014, 7:36 pm
MAKE THE GROUND SHAKE THIS SHIT IS AMAZING
  • MelonMC
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Bunny
  • September 27, 2014, 1:54 pm
It's safe to say that this is one of the best builds in Minecraft!
  • flyer4life
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Slime Tamer
  • September 29, 2014, 4:45 pm
agreed!
  • C0smicCow
  • Level 45
  • Master Batman
  • October 4, 2014, 8:42 am
Agreed shut up FLyer :P <3
  • Hatch_
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Fox
  • September 26, 2014, 5:06 am
How do people build something like this in less than one month!?! I know there is world edit and creative mode
  • MelonMC
  • Level 60
  • High Grandmaster Bunny
  • September 27, 2014, 1:54 pm
Build teams. Many people working on it together. Team work!
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- *head explodes*
  • r4nge4u
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • September 24, 2014, 10:13 am
Wow
Awesome World dude well done for winning
  • Elhami
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 21, 2014, 7:02 am
ajazing im speechless you deserve it
  • DivineRage
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 20, 2014, 10:38 am
AWESOME :D
  • MTsteel
  • Level 23
  • Expert Archer
  • September 19, 2014, 1:21 am
Sigh, no one will ever tell me how to get shaders... epic build all the same.
  • maklom
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Architect
  • September 17, 2014, 5:48 pm
jeez such skill though
  • thetriptos
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 17, 2014, 3:21 am
how i can post blog???
  • thetriptos
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • September 17, 2014, 3:20 am
very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • KingS_Prestige
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • September 16, 2014, 9:09 am
Speachless!!
  • LaurenAngels
  • Level 9
  • Apprentice Artist
  • September 14, 2014, 6:51 am
OMGSSS.
THIS IS THE
MASTER.
It's ugly
Its majestic. c; OMH
  • Fischsuppe
  • Level 49
  • Master Blob
  • September 12, 2014, 2:41 am
this is a masterpiece !
Amazing work.I think you spend very much time on this.You deserve the prize.Congrats!
  • Julienboi
  • Level 28
  • Expert Taco
  • September 9, 2014, 10:09 pm
SOUAG
OH MY GOD
I knew you guys would win ;)
there should be a contest where only people who aren't amazingly talented at building can enter so that people who arent really good can still show off their work and feel good about themselves
how about PMC does a contest for functional adventure maps and not just huge builds because i only like a map if i can do stuff other than just look at all the pretty buildings
  • Sir_Beret
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Terraformer
  • August 31, 2014, 4:26 pm
damn guys
  • TheRookyStar
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • August 29, 2014, 8:42 pm
awesome
  • ViperFury
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Scapegoat
  • August 29, 2014, 4:14 pm
B+
This Is Awesome!!! Great Work.
They need to make a noob contest!



the worst build!!!



yahhh
then people who aren't famous would win!



YAYYYYYYYYYY
sersouly i never see crappy builds in contests... everyone always choses a good one... :(
1st place: nothing
2nd place: a hole
3rd place: a crapy first day shelter
  • SkulledR
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Miner
  • August 24, 2014, 1:22 pm
im gonna blow this up :D
  • TheRookyStar
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • August 29, 2014, 8:43 pm
y lol
  • J4ckieChan23
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Ninja
  • August 24, 2014, 8:46 am
Im gonna spawn tons of villagers... wait a bit... spawn a bunch of iron golems... spawn zombies... then a wither...
  • TheRookyStar
  • Level 13
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • August 29, 2014, 8:44 pm
grate idea ill try that 2
  • TaccerMan44
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Button Pusher
  • August 23, 2014, 4:52 pm
IS THIS A INSTRUMENT GLUED TO OTHER INSTRUMENTS THAT IS FLYING?!


LOVE IT!
  • Shadow9933
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 23, 2014, 9:23 am
Reminds me of Bioshock Infinite
Hi! I am a editor of Minecraftxz.com. Could you let me share your "Aeternium" to our website? However, our country(China) blocked a lots of websites (like planetminecraft、minecraftforum...) So could you allow us create a new Chinese downlink without ADFLY. I will list the name of you and the Official web clearly. Thank you so much. 
Peter :)
  • flyer4life
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Slime Tamer
  • August 22, 2014, 5:29 pm
26000th view!
  • Spray90
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • August 21, 2014, 8:06 pm
absolutely incredible!
stunning, congrats on your win!
*likes comment*
  • pandapanda0
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • August 19, 2014, 9:11 am
For some reason this reminds me of "The M Machine" xD

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Kewl
  • NovaBuilds
  • Level 28
  • Expert Unicorn
  • August 18, 2014, 11:53 am
Looks like Bongo Hills from Rayman :D
  • Seneschal
  • Level 27
  • Expert Demolitionist
  • August 17, 2014, 4:20 pm
Such wowe.
  • Henkkuainen
  • Level 41
  • Master Spelunker
  • August 17, 2014, 8:58 am
Nobody have change if this is in contest.
  • geekgrl5000
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Skinner
  • August 16, 2014, 7:28 am
...
  • Skysongbird
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Artist
  • August 15, 2014, 8:38 am
No words.
  • Skylar1541+
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Mage
  • August 15, 2014, 5:19 pm
I agree completely.
  • komunela
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragon
  • August 15, 2014, 7:24 pm
Just Amazing
  • sso2
  • Level 1
  • New Pig
  • August 25, 2014, 1:20 pm
wow...
  • Crescendo
  • Level 70
  • Legendary Bunny
  • August 15, 2014, 4:56 am
magnificent :)
  • Rave-
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • August 14, 2014, 10:44 am
This is very impressive. I am a big fan of both music, and steampunk so I find this project really exciting. One of my favorites builds. Spectacular, expecially under the time constraints.
  • Styxxien
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • August 14, 2014, 6:50 am
W.. W... Wo.... WOAH.
  • glajas
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Toast
  • August 14, 2014, 3:01 am
Wooow, i will only say... Woooooow
  • Lin889
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • August 13, 2014, 3:34 pm
I fangirled the entire time lookig at the pics.

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