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Bern Building Series #1 - Bern Minster

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avatar oakley09
Level 67 : High Grandmaster Wizard
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Hey everyone!


This is the first building of the Bern building series I have started. Click here for more information.

The Bern Minster is a Swiss reformed cathedral in the old city of Bern. Built in the gothic style, the construction started in 1421. Its tower, with a height of 100.6m (330ft), was only completed in 1893, about 450 years later! It is the tallest and most important cathedral in Switzerland. In my opinion, also the most beautiful. ;)


I decided to build this because I love gothic architecture in Minecraft. Actually, I wanted to build this cathedral from the first day I bought Minecraft (2 years ago).I always thought that it would be impossible, but after some building practice and experience, I have finally been able to build it! It was a pleasure. :)

Recreating a building that already exists can be quite hard - if you want to do it accurately. And I wanted to. So it took quite a lot of time, even though it's not a very big build. I put much effort in it, and I hope you like it. If you do so, clicking on the diamond or favourite button would easily show your support. Also don't forget to leave some feedback - what I could do better, what you like etc. Thanks! :D

Oh, I almost forgot the credits!
Credit goes to:

- Lentebriesje, for the awesome trees! Check them out here.

- LouizZ - support, correcting some wrong placed blocks etc.

- CubicinCubic: Featured image

Thank you guys!

Next building on this series: The Federal Palace! So stay tuned! :D

I used two different texture packs; Johnsmith for the renders (exterior pictures), and Conquest for the in-game interior pictures. All renders except the first one were made using Chunky. I The featured image with Cinema 4D, for the first time. Tell me what you think of it! :D Terrain with WorldPainter.
CreditLentebriesje, LouizZ
Progress100% complete
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Update #2 : 05/28/2015 2:02:46 pmMay 28, 2015

New featured image made by the one and only CubicinCubic who's just got back into rendering again! Definitely go check out his profile and also have a look at his beautiful Minecraft render wallpapers!
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  • Isaac_John
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Architect
  • December 24, 2015, 9:24 am
Wow! This is beautiful.
  • babbajagga
  • Level 54
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • December 4, 2015, 11:49 am
lifting my imaginery hat
*thumbs up*
  • MC Chen
  • Level 8
  • Apprentice Architect
  • June 11, 2015, 5:59 pm
Crazy! How long did it take for you to build this????
  • lukass71
  • Level 40
  • Master Architect
  • May 28, 2015, 12:00 pm
nice build, you shouldve done an octagonal spiral tower like irl instead of the square one you have done tho :p
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • May 28, 2015, 12:17 pm
I originally intended to do just that, when I tried it in-game however it looked more like a circle instead of an octagon. Besides, it would have been much more diffucult and less rewarding to add depth / detail / windows to it all. Thanks for the feedback though =)
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • May 28, 2015, 10:47 am
Absolutely epic!  Great build, buddy!  ;)
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • May 28, 2015, 12:18 pm
Thanks lad :D
  • Julienboi
  • Level 29
  • Expert Taco
  • May 28, 2015, 10:41 am
Looks insaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • May 28, 2015, 12:18 pm
Thank yooooouuuuuuu
Looks beautiful and your renders do also always look very beautiful :-)
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • April 4, 2015, 5:54 am
:D
  • lightpearl
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Giraffe
  • June 22, 2014, 6:10 am
Your builds are sick, even the old uploads. Pictures do not look like minecraft origin at all ahaha so epic. Great for actually putting some info about the building too.
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • June 22, 2014, 6:28 am
Thanks man! :D
It means a lot to me and also motivates me when I know that people actually like what I do.
  • lightpearl
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Giraffe
  • June 23, 2014, 5:04 pm
Totally subbed. Builders like you inspire others. :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • June 23, 2014, 9:25 pm
Thank you! :)
  • dawiic
  • Level 47
  • Master Architect
  • May 11, 2014, 5:34 am
Best minecraft church I've ever seen!
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • May 11, 2014, 6:00 am
Thank you a lot!!
  • Venom
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Pokemon
  • March 16, 2014, 8:14 pm
dat new render doe
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 16, 2014, 9:52 pm
:3
  • Plinkster702
  • Level 26
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • March 13, 2014, 8:13 am
Are you building any more Bern buildings?
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 13, 2014, 9:48 am
Yes I'm currently working on the second build, the Federal Palace. I didn't have much time to play Minecraft lately, I'll be able to finish it soon :)
  • Plinkster702
  • Level 26
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • March 13, 2014, 5:54 pm
Could you PM me a few pictures of the unfinished build? =D
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 13, 2014, 10:37 pm
Sure, I'll send you some later :)
  • Plinkster702
  • Level 26
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • March 14, 2014, 2:43 pm
Beautiful new render on this cathedral BTW.
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 14, 2014, 2:54 pm
Thanks =)
  • Plinkster702
  • Level 26
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • March 14, 2014, 3:00 pm
Np. =D Did you really pay $1,000 to buy Cinema 4D? That's what the price was when I looked it up.
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 14, 2014, 4:07 pm
Nooo I didn't. No one does :P
  • Plinkster702
  • Level 26
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • March 14, 2014, 5:57 pm
Haha didn't think so. ;D Do you use a free version?
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 15, 2014, 1:36 am
No, I got a very simple crack from PirateBay. Not fully illegal I think :P
  • Plinkster702
  • Level 26
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • March 15, 2014, 7:37 am
PirateBay? Isn't that like pirating stuff? Which is illegal lol? ;D
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 15, 2014, 8:18 am
If it is, it seems like every 3rd person or so is downloading illegally ^^
  • DSJDV
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Mage
  • March 12, 2014, 9:55 am
well done :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 12, 2014, 11:13 am
Thank you Dominic :)
  • Fishmastr
  • Level 21
  • Expert Fisherman
  • March 12, 2014, 3:04 am
Awesome build!
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 12, 2014, 3:34 am
Thanks :D
  • OtterMan18
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Architect
  • March 11, 2014, 4:37 pm
Not many people can build like that, way to go!
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 11, 2014, 9:51 pm
Thank you :)
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 11, 2014, 12:16 pm
Lawl, and of course you're level 46 now! :o So high >:3 Congrats!
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 11, 2014, 12:27 pm
^-^ thank you!
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 11, 2014, 1:42 pm
:)
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 11, 2014, 12:13 pm
Awesome, awesome render!! You're getting better and better! :o Nice job for this awesome building.
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 11, 2014, 12:16 pm
Thanks LouizZ :D

The federal palace will get an amazing render as well, hopefully :3
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 11, 2014, 1:41 pm
Uuuh, already looking forward to it!
  • Fighterbear12
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Musician
  • March 5, 2014, 12:51 pm
80th diamond!
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • March 5, 2014, 1:35 pm
Thanks, Fighterbear :)
  • WorldBuilder
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Architect
  • February 11, 2014, 12:57 pm
Diamond!
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • February 11, 2014, 7:57 pm
:D
  • Plinkster702
  • Level 26
  • Expert Mountaineer
  • January 18, 2014, 2:47 pm
So you made the terrain in WorldPainter, and then did you just build the cathedral on it by hand? Is there some way to transfer a build from a superflat map onto a WorldPainted one?
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 18, 2014, 11:23 pm
I built the carhedral on superflat, and when it was finished I just copied and pasted it with worldedit onto the worldpainter map.
  • spires33
  • Level 46
  • Master Dwarf
  • January 9, 2014, 6:32 am
what texture pack you using?
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 9, 2014, 6:35 am
Actually, you could have found this in the description. I use JohnSmith.
  • spires33
  • Level 46
  • Master Dwarf
  • January 9, 2014, 7:03 am
lol oops
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 9, 2014, 7:12 am
:P
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 9, 2014, 2:56 am
Aww well congrats to level 43! :3
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 9, 2014, 3:12 am
Thank you :)
  • LouizZ
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • January 10, 2014, 9:13 am
:)
You got on minecraft monday show :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXOgq86NP5Q
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 8, 2014, 1:14 pm
Wow indeed, that's cool :D
i wish i was at that stage
Epic and super realistic!
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 6, 2014, 12:49 pm
Thanks a lot!
  • Roi_Louis
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • January 6, 2014, 1:54 am
Niiiiiice oakley :)
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 6, 2014, 1:59 am
Thank you Roi! ;) Btw I love your holy cube episodes, looking forward to see more :p
  • Venom
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Pokemon
  • January 5, 2014, 9:41 pm
damn dude! nice :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 5, 2014, 10:37 pm
Thank you Venom, like yours too :D
  • Venom
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Pokemon
  • January 5, 2014, 10:39 pm
thanks! :D btw r u still in my build contest? :3
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 5, 2014, 11:34 pm
Yes I am working on my entry, but it's gonna be really close... Not sure if I can finish it. :P
  • Venom
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Pokemon
  • January 5, 2014, 11:39 pm
awwww, i hope u can! u got 4 days still! :p mind telling me what it is?
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 5, 2014, 11:56 pm
Yeah, 4 days with a lot of school and other stuff. But I'll try my best :) It's nothing really special, just a 30x30 blocks medieval mansion on an island with trees :P
Looks really great man :D
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 6, 2014, 1:58 am
Thanks mate :D
Np :)
  • GGJ16
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Mountaineer
  • January 5, 2014, 3:50 pm
Amazing build dude !
  • oakley09
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Wizard
  • January 5, 2014, 8:36 pm
Thanks, GGJ! :)

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