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Vatican City

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Mineycrafter avatar Mineycrafter
Level 13 : Journeyman Architect
Just a bit of back story:
I started to work on this project back in 2011 with big plans of building the WHOLE Vatican City at 1:1 scale in Minecraft. It went quite well, and I was finished with the Basilica and most of the major building's facades in 2013. Sadly I lost the whole project because of computer issues around that time, and the project kind of died out since I had other things to worry about.

Now, three years later, I am seriously thinking of starting this huge project all over again. I got lots of spare time and the good ol' times of Minecrafting was a really fun hobby.
"Back then" Minecraft had a quite low height limit, so I was kind of limited to how much detail I could put into my project. Now as that limit has been increased, I want to do everything I can to make the world look as rich and detailed as possible. Therefore I have increased the scale from 1:1 to 1,25:1 That means that 1,25 blocks in Minecraft is equivalent to 1 metre in real life. I'm basically increasing the size of the buildings by 25%.

Of course, this project will take AGES. I do not have any schedule or plans on when this is going to be finished (frankly, I cannot guarantee that it will be finished at all!). I will take my time and enjoy the progress.

I recently finished the dome of the first and most famous building, the St. Peter's Basilica. I am really happy with it and I'm looking forward to start building the rest of the famous cathedral.

As I said three years ago: Stay tuned!
Oh. and by the way... I am kind of lousy in English. Sorry for that :)

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Update #3 : 04/04/2016 10:52:45 amApr 4th, 2016

Some time has passed now, and I'm finally finished with the blueprints showing the general shape of the building. The blueprint can be found with the other images, and is made in Paint.net. I have also started to build the general shape of the basilica's facade, with some small facade decorations already in place. Making progress!

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09/02/2017 6:27 am
Level 1 : New Miner
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Is anybody out there?
05/07/2016 5:00 am
Level 1 : New Miner
gojko87pl avatar
Well I have to say that I am impressed by Your will to start it over again. If You need any help please write to me. I'll try to do my best. Of course if You want to.
03/31/2016 8:43 pm
Level 23 : Expert Artist
The Brown Bear
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The Vatican is truly beautiful! Unfortunately, it's purpose is to teach false ideologies, which is sad.
04/01/2016 5:24 am
Level 13 : Journeyman Architect
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I hope we can keep ideologies, politics and religion out of this comment section. Can’t we all just appreciate the beautiful architecture, and discuss those “other things” in a more suitable setting? :)
10/17/2013 2:12 pm
Level 43 : Master Batman
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06/14/2013 1:15 pm
Level 35 : Artisan Architect
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I like your style!
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