Apple Park (Apple Campus 2) Megabuild
Level 14 : Journeyman Architect
-It's a 1:1 full scale replica
-This is built entirely by hand (no mods)
-It took 413 hours.
-It's terrain-accurate, based off topographical maps of Cupertino and the official landscaping plans
-Each hill, path, and orchard are true to the construction plans, down the the placement of each handcrafted cherry tree.
-All the general areas are fully furnished (so, the fitness center, atriums, cafes, maintenance building, Glendenning Barn, everywhere but the office space)
-There are 28 cafes spread throughout main building, plus 2 outdoor cafes, 1 (presumably healthy) cafe in the fitness center, and of course the main cafeteria.
-A megabuild is any Minecraft build utilizing at least one million blocks (people kept wondering).
It's the voxel equivalent of fine pixel art, on a scale I don't believe has ever been done before. To put it into perspective, the surface area alone of the campus (excluding phase 2) is 153 acres, or 620,000 square meters (a block in Minecraft is 1 cubic meter).
Download note: This was built one an Xbox One. I incorrectly assumed I'd be able to transfer the save file to my computer upon completion to share it with you guys. Unfortunately, after hours of finagling, angry words, and even some rudimentary hard drive hacking, I was unable to retrieve it. Curse you Microsoft and your determination to prevent people from hacking their save files! If anyone is skilled in hacking or works for Microsoft in a relevant area, I'd value your help in retrieving the file to share with the Minecraft community.
|Tags:||Apple, Campus, Spaceship, Mothership, Cupertino, Headquarters, Complex, Park|
|Credit:||My friend Joedub, for assistance with some of the finer design elements|
Update #11 : 04/10/2017 12:10:54 am4/10/17
Update #10 : 04/04/2017 11:41:35 pm4/04/17
Update #9 : 04/04/2017 2:57:13 pm4/04/17
Fun fact: in the last month (March 3rd to April 4th) I've worked an average of 5.5 hours a day on this. Accounting for some absences over spring break, this is essentially a full time job. Perks of dropping out of college, I suppose. Too much free time.
Update #8 : 04/02/2017 11:16:30 pm4/02/17
Update #7 : 03/30/2017 3:29:44 pm3/30/17
Update #6 : 03/27/2017 7:14:09 pm3/27/17
Update #5 : 03/26/2017 2:26:38 pm3/26/17
Update #4.1 : 03/15/2017 2:19:11 pm3/15/17
Update #4 : 03/12/2017 7:23:02 pm3/12/17
Update #3 : 02/14/2017 4:43:17 pm2/14/17
Update #2 : 02/08/2017 10:35:10 pm2/08/17
Update #1 : 11/04/2016 12:40:10 pm11/04/16
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!