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Gondolin

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avatar RedJohnxS
Level 58 : Grandmaster Nerd
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Hello Everyone

It's been a long time since i've uploaded something new, but i herewith present you my latest project. 

After reading many of Tolkiens literature this hidden city has always been one of my favourites, and i therefore decided to try my best at building it.

Keep in mind though that it is in fact not a exact model of the city described in the books since i did not pay attention to executing every detail correctly but rather just built it based on how i imagined it in my mind.Some of the mian differences include the following: 
  • The 2 Big Trees Glingal und Belthil are yet to be done
  • The valley in which the city is standing is a plain instead of a lake according to the books.
  • no secret Tunnel
It has been built in default texture pack, but i'm guessing every other texture pack with nice quartz-blocks will work just as fine.

Please note that the terraforming is not the best, since it's nothing i usually do, but it's needed to add more atmosphere of the city.

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You may use this project as you like, just be sure to give appropriate credits for it and never claim it as your own.

Lore
In the fiftieth year of the First Age, Turgon journeyed from his halls in Nevrast with his cousin Finrod. Ulmo guided him to the hidden valley of Tumladen, and there he founded Gondolin the great Hidden City. The city was completed circa 126, and Turgon's people traveled there secretly.


concealed from Morgoth by the Encircling Mountains, and guarded from trespassers by the Eagles of Thorondor Gondolins elves lived a peaceful life and culture and knowledge bloomed.


Morgoth's servants finally discovered Gondolin through treachery, and it was sacked and destroyed in 510, with only a small number of its people escaping. 

One by one the great lords of Gondolin fell, and Turgon, disillusioned and broken-hearted, ordered all to follow out through a secret escape tunnel when he saw that the destruction was inevitable. Only his guards stayed around him, and all who remained were killed as the great white tower collapsed.

Source and further reading: Tolkiengateway

Credits
_Swisscraft_ for helping with the build, especially the gardens
Tiresh for being cute
Renders made in Chunky

As always feedback & comments highly appreciated. 



Credit_Swisscraft_, Tiresh
Progress100% complete
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1
06/11/2019 9:40 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Orneno
What version of mc does this use?
Nice job, it looks like a beautiful city, can't wait to explore it myself!
1
02/11/2017 9:52 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Mage
HomelessArtist
May we use this as the spawn place for our new Waterworld (think the movie but not as stupid). we would give you full credit.
1
02/12/2017 5:21 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Nerd
RedJohnxS
Sure, Glad you like it!
1
02/12/2017 6:45 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Mage
HomelessArtist
do you happen to have a scematic of this?
1
02/24/2017 2:14 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Nerd
RedJohnxS
You'd have to make one yourself with the world save, i don't have one myself.
1
01/07/2017 5:59 am
Level 36 : Artisan Architect
Bala Athousand
Truly ingenious very creative like another Atlantis
1
02/12/2017 6:38 pm
Level 12 : Journeyman Mage
HomelessArtist
thank you, your the first of the 8 people ive contacted, and this will be one of the star cities, the 6 cities that survived the great waters
1
09/15/2016 9:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Mark_Antony
Hello, my IGN is Mark_Antony, I am a veteran player on a server called Civcraft:

https://forum.civcraft.co/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Civcraft/

In our server's past we have had a nation of "Gondolin" inspired by the works Tolkien, and at the present time we are looking for ideas for a server special event to last a few days or so.... In my admiration for Tolkien lore and Gondolin specifically, I ran across your works here and I suggested it to the server's admin/dev team. In turn, they wanted me to reach out to you to verify that it is okay to use your map for some event as long as we give you credit (credit to _Swisscraft_, and Tiresh) as well as a mention to this project in particular.

I hope that you'll be okay with this, and I'll anxiously await your response. Regardless, thank you for your wonderful work and contribution to the community as a whole.

-Mark

P.S. I'll check this posting for a reply, but if you would like to get a hole of me, contacting me via reddit might work better: www.reddit.com/user/Antonius_Marcus/

Thanks!
1
01/07/2017 8:06 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Nerd
RedJohnxS
Yeah sure, that's totally fine, glad you like it!
1
08/11/2016 7:48 am
Level 7 : Apprentice Architect
the artistic magican
Sooooo coooollll
1
07/05/2016 5:27 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
maxg193
WAW SO BEATIFUL!! Can I use It in a youtube video?
1
07/04/2016 10:58 am
Level 6 : Apprentice Miner
maxg193
If I use this map in a video, do I must give credits to you? Thanks.. Your world is beatifull and I would like to use it free in a video...
1
07/09/2016 3:13 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Nerd
RedJohnxS
Yes, please always give credits to the rightful owner.. but you can freely use it, that's absolutely no problem.
1
02/08/2016 8:40 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Scribe
Septyr Caleb
Just want to ask thine blessing for use on a Roleplay server I'm trying to get started. It needs plenty of adventures to go out and do a thing, and this looks like a great place to do a thing in.
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02/09/2016 1:38 pm
Level 58 : Grandmaster Nerd
RedJohnxS
do the thing, just make sure to give appropriate credits!
1
02/13/2016 2:17 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Scribe
Septyr Caleb
Thank you
1
12/01/2015 6:45 am
Level 8 : Apprentice Explorer
BabyHippoMC
Such a beautiful build. I love it! Diamond and Fave and a new sub c:
1
07/26/2015 2:00 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
C0smicCow
Waited so long to do this project <3 u r mi bae!
1
06/21/2015 4:27 pm
Level 61 : High Grandmaster Senpai
AAmdahl
jizes, impressive stuff!
1
05/22/2015 2:26 pm
Level 7 : Apprentice Architect
billito209
very awesome
1
05/02/2015 4:29 pm
Level 42 : Master Grump
macaroniface
nice.
1
04/18/2015 2:31 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Button Pusher
Ash
you smell
1
04/18/2015 6:12 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Nerd
RedJohnxS
Like flowers and clean swiss mountain air that is, yes.
1
04/07/2015 1:45 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Blockhead
Mine Maus Craft
Amazing!
1
04/06/2015 8:25 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Architect
Gubigeden
Very cool build! I really like the colours too. 


I cant wait to see more of your builds :D
1
04/06/2015 6:44 am
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Architect
Joebricksy
<3 Gondolin
1
04/05/2015 2:09 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
Daktubalan
If your interested in building Middle Earth in Minecraft check out Ardacraft!
1
04/05/2015 10:33 am
Level 21 : Expert Architect
arcaneum
Well played ! Diamond for ya !
1
04/05/2015 2:07 am
Level 31 : Artisan Nerd
jccreszMC
Nice work. May use this at some point. Keep at it!
1
04/04/2015 8:19 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Wolf
Axiim
bruh.
1
04/04/2015 5:00 pm
Level 25 : Expert Pirate
crazyspartan4
If it isn't one of the most majestic cities from Middle Earth.... Bravo mate... Bravo. Only missin them seven gates!
1
04/04/2015 3:52 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Batman
C0smicCow
OMFG GONDOLIN I'VE WAITED YEARS FOR THIS. I tried to make a elvish styled project that was a "Gondolin outpost" but this is amazing <3 <3 <3 <# <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
1
04/04/2015 10:00 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Technomancer
Chaoskampf
Wow, really great work. I love the lake/valley! :D
1
04/04/2015 7:27 am
Level 26 : Expert Architect
Kaan697
Best gondolin i have ever seen but where is the seven gates
1
04/04/2015 6:06 am
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
KoLusim
Looks great! :)
1
04/03/2015 9:38 pm
Level 9 : Apprentice Giraffe
Octovon
Amazing build. Glad to see you back
1
04/03/2015 7:06 pm
Level 52 : Grandmaster Geek
sonofdad123
but did you make the seven gates?
1
04/03/2015 4:55 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Technomancer
AsTRoFoNiK
Amazing! and congrats on front page imgur xD
1
04/03/2015 4:43 pm
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Senpai
GrayRemnant
Outstanding work!  This is jawdroppingly beautiful!  O.O
1
04/03/2015 3:56 pm
Level 3 : Apprentice Crafter
doughboy9697
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04/03/2015 3:46 pm
Level 46 : Master Pirate
Gabersid
I noticed
jannekloeffler talking and recomending world painter, but really. for
builds like these, world painter and world machine is really hard to
control around setting areas to build and stuff. So if I had the choice,
voxel sniper is better for stuff like this, over hangs and stuff is
harder to do than it is with voxel. Voxel is easier to control for this
stuff, *hint why builders like voxel over WP* ;) and another thing is
that I acctually like your terrain. Keep up the great work! :)
1
04/03/2015 1:19 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Network
KingJelly
Wow you deserve a diamond!
1
04/03/2015 12:52 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Blob
Fudds
Amazing! Wow! Diamond, Fave and a new Sub :D
1
04/03/2015 11:12 am
Level 44 : Master Blacksmith
bowbuilder
looks great
1
04/03/2015 10:47 am
Level 39 : Artisan Cake
f79
Awesome!
1
04/03/2015 8:47 am
Level 12 : Journeyman Crafter
_SwissCraft_
Who build those gardens? They're absolutely amazing!
1
04/03/2015 9:21 am
Level 58 : Grandmaster Architect
Tiresh
I think I know the dude. I hired him the last time...
1
04/03/2015 8:29 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Engineer
BauMaxe
great mix of wondefull nature an an epic city! Nice:)
1
04/03/2015 7:51 am
Level 22 : Expert Artist
Decorated
Looks good.
1
04/03/2015 7:32 am
Level 46 : Master Sweetheart
Zatharel
did Jane not kill you? :p
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