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Block_Fortress
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Level 76 : Legendary Unicorn
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This city was made as requested by the guys on Mystic Realms. They asked me if I could build a city that was a cross between Mount Olympus and Minas Tirith.

The islands are meant to be highly fertile land. With an abundance of growth. Yet clean, light and fluffy. The islands just slightly pop up through the clouds, and make a mist over the water. There is a high percentage of birch trees, with the regular kind only being massive. The birch leaf is a lot lighter than the regular. But I still included the regular to balance out all the light colours. And give that clean forest feel. It also gives it an added magical affect.

With the edging I was going for the "cloud" affect. So it is true to it's irregular pattern yet holds that spherical shape. Holes in the edging allows water to stream down. Kind of simulating rain.

The central building was designed to be mainly Greek. With the base representing the rock-like formation found within Minas Tirith. Arches where added to the base for more detail and to give an added Greek feel. The multiple aqueducts have been made to give a Minas Tirith affect, where by everything is stacked up on top of each other. The spikes on the central dome are to draw the eye to the magic ring above. Which balances out all the blue water from being overwhelming.


I will be posting a video shortly so you can get a more in-depth perspective on the build itself. There are 4 floating islands around the central structure which are ready for development :D

They basic Dimensions are roughly 300 by 300 by 120.

Thank you to:
Kaize
ThunderTrooper
_Toby_

For helping me out on this project :D

Check out the rest of my projects here:
http://www.planetminecraft.com/member/block_fortress/

Subscribe to my YouTube?
http://www.youtube.com/user/BlockFortress

If you like this project, or you think it is cool please upvote and favourite! That way you can also see when I post the video up!

Thank you very much.
Progress: 100% Complete

Update #2 : 11/10/2011 12:59:42 am11/10/11

Follow me on facebook to see a screenshot of my next upload before it's up!
It will be available for download :P I PWOMISE

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Block_Fortress/279017568792320

Update #1 : 11/10/2011 12:55:14 am11/10/11

-2 New photo's added
-Getting in some proper explanation into the designing behind the build

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  • RevUp
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • September 19, 2012, 5:38 am
This looks amazing. I'd love to see this in-game in the server. My IGN is: silverslayer
  • skyrim7123
  • Level 1
  • New Architect
  • May 12, 2012, 2:33 pm
ummm u cant get past one of the parts
i love your work Block, your work inspires me to build bigger and better all the time, keep up the awesomeness!
  • funny bunny
  • Level 27
  • Expert Dragonborn
  • April 22, 2012, 4:37 am
how do you make that! can i learn from you. plz my ign is luccc3
  • Freddo1334
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 3, 2012, 11:34 pm
I gave you diamond, please put up schematic or download please!
  • Legacy
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • February 17, 2012, 1:00 am
how the hell can you possibly get sooo talented at building in minecraft you are AMAZING!
  • bigluc
  • Level 22
  • Expert Engineer
  • February 6, 2012, 4:57 pm
Unfortunatly someone has decided to copy you http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/ascended-spawn-used-for-aether-or-skylands/ They did a bad job too, and wern't creative enough to even come up with a name
Lol are you retarded? These projects look nothing alike.
  • Megaverse
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Architect
  • June 25, 2012, 1:15 pm
it's indeed a paranoid hill billy. These look nothing alike and the word ascended is not copyright so he can go fuck himslelf for all I care ...they both are very good project and that's it.
  • GWTF Rage
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • January 28, 2012, 4:25 pm
could I be whitelisted please?my name isFlameRanger934i've been playing minecraft for 2 years. please whitelist me! plz?
  • Askja
  • Level 1
  • New Mage
  • January 24, 2012, 9:25 am
why u use whitlist?
:(
  • Flomarrisnix
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Architect
  • January 1, 2012, 4:27 am
or get whitelisted

ING : Flomarrisnix1123
  • Flomarrisnix
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Architect
  • January 1, 2012, 4:18 am
NICE can i have the download plz...
  • lilsiskira
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 18, 2011, 4:56 am
can i be white-listed,
my name is lilsiskira,
been on minecraft for 3 years
so plz?
  • WhatThePiep
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 27, 2011, 12:12 am
Please white-list me,
IGN: WhatThePiep
Age: 14
i live in belgium
play minecraft for about 2 years
2-4 hours a day online
pls O_O
  • TatsuDel
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 23, 2011, 6:39 am
Hi, Is there any way I could sign up to get white listed for your server?, I love your work!
  • lightpearl
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Giraffe
  • November 22, 2011, 5:01 pm
:')
  • Kur
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 21, 2011, 3:13 am
I gave you a up but that's not enough.
HOW DO U GET THIS! :D :(
  • 791176
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • November 15, 2011, 11:10 am
*Le shit bricks* You wouldn't mind if I used this in my social studies project would you?
  • Block_Fortress
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 76
  • Legendary Unicorn
  • November 15, 2011, 11:38 am
Sure thing!
  • lennart
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 12, 2011, 5:03 am
What The Fuck Awesome
Hey Block, I just decided to ask your advice (who better to ask than the best). If you could tell me anything that I could do to make my creations better (just click on my profile and they're the two most recent ones) what would you say?
  • Block_Fortress
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 76
  • Legendary Unicorn
  • November 11, 2011, 7:15 pm
Sure thing :D let me go have a look!
  • MichaelAngelo
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Architect
  • February 4, 2012, 9:56 pm
Yo Master Block Can da buildas please have a download link... all you do is take da save file and MCEdit it :l or use any other method but please I am itching to explore all Holyness in there.... *scratches neck* Seriously
  • lynchyinc
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 80
  • Elite Boss
  • November 10, 2011, 1:41 pm
www.planetminecraft.com/project/minecraft-jail-download-cellsshowervisiting-room/

lol how this has knocked our projects off the popular projects section XD
  • Block_Fortress
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 76
  • Legendary Unicorn
  • November 10, 2011, 2:11 pm
lolololol it's fine. Hey, I had a good run. No shame in being beaten off by them "new" folks hahaha

Btw I like your building style. Very detailed.
  • lynchyinc
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 80
  • Elite Boss
  • November 11, 2011, 2:51 am
thanks very much means a lot from a builder such as yourself!

I've been working on my first megastructure recently, and I don't know how you persevere with them, i find it so draining to build, the logistics in planning it are a nightmare! DX
  • Block_Fortress
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 76
  • Legendary Unicorn
  • November 11, 2011, 9:04 am
Plan out only your basic shape. Build it then start to add detail and features that will set it apart from other designs. The finest details cannot be planned out. e.g. "this face is way to bland" sol. add in extrusions and cavities with patterns to smooth out the harsh intersections and take away the "flat faced" affect. You can see an example of that on the front triangle of the build. You can also see that I arched the top slightly to avoid the overused "sharp triangle" look most Greek designs have.

Also to speed up the building process I suggest you look at ways to improve your building speed. A good way is of course world edit, there is a lot of helpful features people do not know about. Another is simply how to build efficiently, e.g. if you are building a wall, going up in pillars of 2, starting new section. etc
  • lynchyinc
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 80
  • Elite Boss
  • November 13, 2011, 12:34 pm
thanks very much for the advice, i'll try and implement it into my projects
  • avmf8
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Geek
  • November 10, 2011, 10:36 am
I never thought there was enough room above the clouds for that much. Or is the map modified to put the clouds lower?
  • Block_Fortress
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 76
  • Legendary Unicorn
  • November 10, 2011, 10:55 am
It is an Aether map. Although you can increase the height limit to do this with certain mods.
  • avmf8
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Geek
  • November 10, 2011, 11:19 am
I was wondering since I do have a modified map I downloaded from somewhere. It is modified to have no ground and the clouds to be at the very last block you can build in.

The ather I do not know about because I can not make that mod work for some reason.
  • Olly
  • Forum Moderator
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Botanist
  • November 10, 2011, 7:26 am
Could i get whitelisted? Thank you :).

IGN: OllyHodgson24
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 10, 2011, 1:21 pm
Whitelisted!

IP: go.mysticrealms.net

Enjoy!
  • NeonJellyfish
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • November 10, 2011, 12:02 am
I saw this on youtube the other day, and it caught my eye! Then when i watched it, I realised that it was more than eye-catching, it was AMAZING! Though it may seem another addition to all your amazing projects, this one is by far one of your best! The landscaping is truly gorgeous!

Thumbs Up, Bro!
This has already captured my attention- I especially like the symbols above. What are they supposed to be, if I may ask?

Liked and favorited, by the way.
  • Block_Fortress
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 76
  • Legendary Unicorn
  • November 9, 2011, 7:40 pm
Just symbols man :D

To balance out certain features, and add that "halo holy like" affect.
Eh, I figured they might serve some other purpose. Still awesome looking though.
  • UglyEggs
  • Level 20
  • Expert Narwhal
  • November 9, 2011, 6:19 pm
Hey my friend wants to be whitelisted.

His IGN is Ddog207

Also I seem to be stuck in the spawn. Everytime I enter a portal it says "Access Denied." Please help!
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 10, 2011, 1:24 pm
[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Whitelisted![/color][/size]

[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]IP: go.mysticrealms.net[/color][/size]

[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]The Portals are linked to your Faction. So only Forsaken can use the lava portals and only Ascended can use the water portals. To leave spawn you need to pick a faction by completing the quest given by AncientofMyrith. [/color][/size]

[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]Contact an admin in-game if this continues to be an issue or email me at [email protected][/color][/size]

[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]I can manually set your faction if your problem continues.[/color][/size]

[size=12px][color=rgb(37,37,37)]I hope this helps![/color][/size]
  • myperson54
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 9, 2011, 3:53 pm
Hey! can i Be whitelisted? If there are more things like this, I definitely want to be a part of it! Also, Creative or Survival? (Not that it matters to me....)
EDIT
Oh, yeah: IGN - Myperson54
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 9, 2011, 4:56 pm
Whitelisted!

IP: go.mysticrealms.net
  • celty133
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Narwhal
  • November 9, 2011, 2:30 pm
two words ep ic
  • Lunth
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Modder
  • November 9, 2011, 1:47 pm
EPIC BUILD THIS SO COOL
GOOD WORK KEEP BUILDING COOL STUFF!
  • Criswell
  • Level 24
  • Expert Taco
  • November 9, 2011, 12:56 pm
Wow this is just amazing and beautiful.
  • jcurrycomet
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • November 9, 2011, 12:02 pm
Dude, EPIC and u should soooo make mcedit/ world save for it. TOTALLY
  • CJfoks
  • Level 40
  • Master Architect
  • November 9, 2011, 11:57 am
I like IT very much. I have flying islands project in my plans also.

If You have time could You look at my projects and give opinins about them?
  • nufsed
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Unicorn
  • November 9, 2011, 10:50 am
I would love to visit this server too, IGN is Nuffsed please whitelist :D
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 9, 2011, 11:56 am
Whitelisted!

IP: go.mysticrealms.net
  • Blockorz
  • Level 26
  • Expert Blockhead
  • November 9, 2011, 5:24 am
I wanna build on this Srever :D

IGN is Blockorz,same as my name
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 9, 2011, 8:05 am
WHITELISTED!

IP: go.mysticrealms.net

To Build, you will need to go to the Chaos Realm via the Portal in your faction city. The portal will be labeled.

We would love new builders, looking forward to your future creations!

Enjoy!
  • Blockorz
  • Level 26
  • Expert Blockhead
  • November 9, 2011, 8:55 am
cheers,can i join with cracked?
  • Doomsday0892
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Dragon
  • November 9, 2011, 4:25 am
Great work Blockfortress
  • blade31745
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 8, 2011, 7:55 pm
This is amazing. I'd love to be able to check it out if possible. IGN: blade31745

Favorited and up voted either way.
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 9, 2011, 12:43 am
Whitelisted!

IP: go.mysticrealms.net

Enjoy!
  • tonyxfasho
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 8, 2011, 4:31 pm
I would love to see your creation my IGN is tonyxfasho i would love to see your creation. Maybe you can release that world it would be amazing I hope you can whitelist me.
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 8, 2011, 4:53 pm
Whitelisted!

IP: go.mysticrealms.net

Enjoy!
  • Jennalele
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Archer
  • November 8, 2011, 4:16 pm
Want :D

Also, a whitelist would be nice, but not necessary :) (IGN: Jennalele)
  • Rushinator
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • November 8, 2011, 4:23 pm
Whitelisted!

IP: go.mysticrealms.net
  • Creator409
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Creeper
  • November 8, 2011, 3:36 pm
GIVE IT TO ME.... NOW!!!!
How are there down votes :/
  • DurpaBurpa
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • November 8, 2011, 2:49 pm
Love it :)

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