You don’t have to be a long time reader to know how fond I am of Steampunk. So it shouldn’t be a surprise then that at the first opportunity, I got to building airships in Minecraft:
This was one of my first major Creative Mode projects, and the freedom Creative Mode provides compelled me to experiment! This airship became a study in character for me, and I tried to consider how the functions and inhabitants of the ship would inform it’s appearance.
The clean lines and white quartz blocks create a very regal look, while the vines mixed in bone and snow blocks reveal the ship’s past.
Now we can meet the captain – except… This is one place where Minecraft fails and LEGO (amongst many other places, I assure you) – characters. There just isn’t a proper equivalent to Minifigures in Minecraft, only other real player avatars.
Because of this, the builder must create character in other ways! I tried to convey the nature if a captain as well as possible by his messy cabin:
Apparently the crew is more organized – the storage area is much better!
Now you’ve seen the whole build, so that’s another Minecraft build into the blogosphere!
I hope you enjoyed the tour! See you next time!