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avatar Captain_JEK
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
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Hello,

this is "The Ivory Truck" and it is meant to be the vehicle version of an ivory tower. It also is meant to be the counterpart to my Not a War Rig.

The Ivory Truck is mostly white with a little bit of black and the Not a War Rig is mostly black with a little bit of white. This creates the connection and interdependence seen in the symbol of Yin and Yang where each part bears a little bit of the other side within itself.
Since it is called the "Ivory" Truck I attempted to let its shape resemble an elephant's tusk by making it curved and pointy.
To represent the characteristics of an ivory tower I made the truck quite tall and generally tried to make it look unnecessarily extravagant and fancy. But even with all this glamourousity I wanted it to be a sturdy and powerful machine that was well capable of defending itself. That's what the turret is for.

I built this truck a long time ago when 1.13 was still a new version. There were three versions of this truck, each bigger than the one before because I lost the world twice by overriding it with another world (I really lost it when it happened the second time but by then I knew the truck's most important parts almost by heart).
After finishing the third version (this one here) I thought I could maybe, someday submit it as an entry for a contest but there never happened to be a contest with fitting theme. So, just to prevent from losing this truck again I decided to upload it now.

Enjoy!
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04/27/2020 4:03 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Mirzx
oh wow this looks really cool
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04/27/2020 7:34 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Thanks a lot! :)
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04/22/2020 10:58 pm
Level 1 : New Crafter
Tommypants
Bro, that look awsome!
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04/23/2020 12:11 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Thank you! :D
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04/17/2020 11:06 pm
Level 43 : Master Dragonborn
Yolo4321
Wow, this is the first time that l reaIIy Iove these kinds of vehicIe reIated buiIds. lt aIso reminds me of those kinds of bosses that you see in these cIassic airpIane shooter games Iike Strikers 1975.
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04/18/2020 1:09 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Lol, the airplane shooter games xD
Did I get you into vehicles now? :P
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04/19/2020 12:58 am
Level 43 : Master Dragonborn
Yolo4321
Kinda. XD
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04/19/2020 3:27 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Ha, nice xD
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04/17/2020 12:07 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
toastedbred
Wow, that's really cool.
I've been trying to build a McLaren car, but can't really figure out quite how to build the round nature of the car into minecraft.
Since you have way more talent with this than I do, I'd very much like it if you would build one.
(It doesn't matter which one, since they all look very similar)
Keep up with the building, It's looking awesome!
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04/17/2020 6:42 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Thank you :)
Which McLaren did you try to build?
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04/19/2020 10:12 am
Level 1 : New Miner
toastedbred
I tried to build the 720s, since that's my favourite one.
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04/19/2020 10:20 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Great, someone else also requested that car xD
I'll see what I can do ^^
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04/17/2020 2:26 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
new77
creative
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04/17/2020 6:27 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Thank you!
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04/17/2020 2:04 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Architect
new77
666
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04/19/2020 12:58 am
Level 43 : Master Dragonborn
Yolo4321
Satan joined the game.
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04/19/2020 12:58 am
Level 43 : Master Dragonborn
Yolo4321
lIIuminati joined the game.
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04/19/2020 3:27 am
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
lol
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04/17/2020 11:04 pm
Level 43 : Master Dragonborn
Yolo4321
0_0
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04/16/2020 4:18 am
Level 28 : Expert Architect
Uknownymous
It's a nice sci-fi truck even without the description and lore you've added to it, but I quite like the description and lore about the purpose of it even if it isn't particularly story-based, and the description talking about how you came to make the build and decide on the design is just interesting to read. o: Nice to see it. Even though it didn't work out as a competition entry it's hit the "Latest Hot Land Structure Maps" page so it worked out in one way. :) Good build.
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04/16/2020 9:11 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
First of all, thank you for these kind words ^^
Yeah, I didn't have a story for this truck yet, only some background facts that influenced its design.

To expand on these background facts: I kind of see this truck as the elder and wiser brother of Not a War Rig. The Ivory Truck lived longer and also had its dark times (just like Not a War Rig right now) but decided, based on its life experience, to turn to the bright side again. Still, it didn't forget about the darkness it has seen (that's why it has that grim look) and continues to carry some of it (represented by the black parts such as wheels) because everything a truck experiences leaves traces..
Knowing about the darkness that lies out there, it decided to become more powerful and resistant enough to be able to fight the darkness should it make contact with it ever again (that's why it has two big turbochargers that feed the engine, 4 exhaust pipes (they are for showing off, too), a dual cannon turret, a jet engine to be faster (speed is an important factor in any battle) a generally shell deflecting shape and small windows).

The younger brother (Not a War Rig) was bright at first, too but then it made contact with the darkness the Ivory Truck has already lived through. Not a War Rig has not yet been fully consumed by the darkness, it still carries some bright parts (the stylized logo on the trailer). So, Not a War Rig might eventually also become an experienced truck and could decide to turn bright again, just like his older brother.
Since trucks can't speak, the Ivory Truck can't tell his younger brother what he has learned and Not a War Rig has to live through everything by itself to understand. The Ivory Truck knows about this and it's aching him having to see his younger brother fall for the same mistakes he already made. But he's unable to talk and so he can do nothing but watch. That's another reason for his grim face. As if he wanted to say (but can't): "Ultimately, you'll understand".
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04/17/2020 3:35 am
Level 28 : Expert Architect
Uknownymous
*I wasn't expecting to get a clear backstory like this when I commented, but this is one of those many things you don't know you want until you get it. xD*
The backstory was so interesting while applying well to the trucks- with the interesting little amusing irony to finish it off of how they are, in the end, still trucks and thus can't communicate.
Thank you for the backstory to the both of them. :) It was interesting to read through and gave all the details they hold far more value than I'd seen at first glance, since it gave them all thoughtful purpose along with it simply looking nice as it is, and I appreciate that. Thought is nice, like that. :)
(Also, sorry for the response taking so long after the emerald - "You posted the maximum number of replies to discussions (20) per 24 hours for your level.", as I uh, used them all up in the first hour without realising. xD Oops. So I had to wait a while and leveling up during the time didn't increase it from 20, unfortunately, but ah well, the message is finally here.)
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04/17/2020 7:48 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Ya, I put quite a lot of thought into everything I build because I don't want it to be random. For every block I place I ask myself "why is that block there?" or "does it need to be there?" and "does it make sense together with the surrounding blocks?" A background story helps a lot finding a good design.

I didn't even know there was a reply cap xD

And I'm glad you enjoyed the story! I felt like it was too undeveloped to put it in the description, but luckily you asked about it and I got to tell it anyway ^^
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04/17/2020 8:10 pm
Level 28 : Expert Architect
Uknownymous
I like that mindset. :) For things like vehicles that's a very good mindset to have as it means you can try to involve more definitive detail into a build with it looking tidier and more impressive thanks to the reasoning and lore you add in, and then you get to add a nice story and background to read through for those a little extra curious because of it. It's nice. :)

And- yeah. xD Most people more than likely would be unaware of a reply cap. Hopefully it's gone up a little since I've leveled up some more but I'll probably end up hitting it again. Interacting with the community seems like a good idea though and it has resulted in seeing some lovely builds so that's what I've been doing and is why I hit it so quickly the first time; being more careful now.

Nice to know that you're glad I enjoyed it. ^~^ I think it's alright to add it into the description though even if it doesn't seem perfect to you, since it's flavour content nonetheless and was never necessary to start with, so it's just extra optional details to see which are always okay to add. :)
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04/15/2020 4:06 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
Fananek
I love your job! This thing is fantastic.
(Can u make like Mini Cooper it will be great from you)
Keep up with this good job!
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04/15/2020 7:52 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
A Mini Cooper? Yes, I thought about that some time ago, too.
I'll put it on my "yet to build" list!
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04/15/2020 6:53 am
Level 26 : Expert Artist
Aquaranluna
Well, I no other word except this one:



AWESOME!
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04/15/2020 7:48 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Hero
Captain_JEK
Thanks a lot! xD
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