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Laputa, Castle in the Sky / Wizard's Citadel

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jamsessionein's Avatar jamsessionein
Level 62 : High Grandmaster Blacksmith
On my SMP server, the admins are basically members of the Mage's guild; they're 'wizards' in the roleplaying setting, and they farm out their abilities to players as needed. You want a river there? You solicit a mage, and he charges you iConomy to do his thing.

Rather than making us totally accessible 24/7, too, I wanted to keep players 'in' the game world a bit by making them trek to the Mage's guild if they needed something like that. I was playing around with a couple of ideas, but the one that stuck with me the most was some sort of flying lair far above the world.

I made a couple flying islands, and immediately realized that whatever In wanted to build would need the full 128 height... so what I decided to do is to make the mage's guild fly over the void and put it outside the map borders that the players are restricted to. I was thinking I'd probably add some big goddamn chains to the underside of whatever I made, and trail them down from the guild structure to the void below... and then make matching ones on the main world, that anchor into the terrain and climb up all the way into the skybox. While not a primary way for players to reach the Mage's guild, they could conceivably start climbing the chains up - and once they hit the 127 mark, I'd set up an invisible portal to teleport them to the corresponding 'chain' above the void below the guild building. With a little sleight of hand like that, you can fake having the guild flying at a height in excess of 128 over the world. Laputa, Castle in the Sky / Wizard's Citadel Minecraft Map

Anyway, I started working on this thing, and I played with a couple ideas, but one of the images I came across really stuck with me - Laputa, from an anime of the same name.

I've started making a scaled version of this thing that'll fit in 128 height. I've never seen the movie, so I don't know exactly what the inside looks like, or how faithful I'm being to it, but I sort've don't care. I'm gonna do my own thing with it, I think; just using the idea as a base. After making the base structure, I started making these giant root systems from the tree up top - they extend throughout the interior of the structure, and all of the roots link back up to the main tree. The building's interior will basically be designed entirely around these tree roots.

It's a little slow-going because I'm mostly doing this by myself, but I'll try and keep this updated.
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Update #3 : by jamsessionein 08/07/2011 11:04:06 amAug 7th, 2011

Released a world save for you guys.

Keep in mind that this is not really meant to be explicitly Laputa at this point. It was built to fill a role as a Mage's Guild on my server, which is why the interior of the primary structure's been turned into a library.


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09/29/2018 4:27 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Prynga's Avatar
Cool, but not like in the movie... it diserves a diamond nevertheless
02/28/2017 1:07 am
Level 1 : New Miner
belfastchild's Avatar
Love it! Thanks!
12/20/2015 7:51 am
Level 1 : New Miner
GreyScholar's Avatar
This may sound strange, though it is concerning, but when I fell and died I respawned inside the leaves of the giant tree... which was burning, and I have no way of putting it out until the damage was done. I don't even know what started the fire.
10/08/2014 3:14 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
FireDreft's Avatar
Hello !

First, I really love your amazing castle !!! ;)
And I've just a little question : Are you agree to give me the map or the shematic only with the big tree ?
I would use the castle and the tree separately to make a singleplayer map.

Thank you in advance !
08/17/2014 10:30 pm
Level 25 : Expert Taco
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07/10/2014 12:03 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Sweetheart
xBrettBusinessx's Avatar
This is the most amazing Studio Ghibli build I've seen!

P.S. Do you like big shiny blue objects? :D
11/28/2013 3:53 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Vader 2813
Vader 2813's Avatar
You said that it was an SMP server, if it's public I would definitely join. I was wondering if you could post the ip address and server name please.
04/19/2014 10:14 pm
Level 47 : Master Giraffe
discOtter's Avatar
I'm pretty sure he just means that he used an SMP server, and some of the plugins that you can get on them, to create it. I doubt it's an actual server with other players.
07/01/2013 6:38 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Otakujome's Avatar
hej, can i use this on a server, as we are changing the map for 1.6, we need new spawn, and this is absolutely perfect for the spawn
05/18/2013 9:09 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Pure_Water's Avatar
one thing u REALLY need to fix is where it burns down from the lava, or is that put in?
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