Soo, one day I was watching random youtube stuff, and then I saw it, a giant creeper statue. I felt in love. With statues.
My objective was set, make creeper statues, but not just simple creeper statues, creeper statues of all availible blocks, without using any kind of cheats, meaning I would have to gather it using my very own hands and tools!
I tried already twice, starting with the Dirt Creepers, but I didn't even looked properly to a creeper, just guessed the number and built it. It looked awfull, both of then. BUT today I decided to actually do the math for it! How many block will I need? Wich size can I make my creeper in a correct scale? And so, I calculated it all, and i'm going to share with you guys, not only the math, but the progress of my job too. LET'S GO!
I choose to do an 1:1 (1 pixel to 1 block) scale of the creeper, because if divided by two, it'll get messy due to uneven number in the statue =3
Let get it started!
The Head - A simple 8x8x8:
The side and the back of the head are just 8x8, so does the top, no need for graphs for that right? xD Obs.: If you don't want to make a obsidian face, you can leave it blank, guess it works too.
The Body - Creepers body are the same lenght of it's head, 8 , It's height is 12, and the width is half of the head, 4, pretty plain too, its positioned under the head in a way that there are 2 blocks out in the front, and 2 in the back, something like this, viwed from the side:
   
  Body
The Feet - It's pretty dull actually, just 2 lage retangles, of 6 height, the same lenght of the body, and all the rest, and 4 depth each part, the "tricky" part, is how they are positioned under the body, it's actually not connected to the body, it should look something like this, viwed by the side:
   
    Body
   
    Feet
Yes, the creeper is an ugly guy =3
Now to the math shall we gentleman?
I've done the math for 3 kind of creepers, the Solid, the Hollowed and the Economic creeper
Hey! Now that's better! Savin lots of blocks by doing that! This will be my main kind of creeper (I'll not use obsidian initially)!
You can also save more blocks if you're willing to sacrifice some aesthetic:
Open top of the head: 6x6 = 36 blocks saved
Open the top and botton of the body = 2x2x6 = 24 blocks saved
Similar to the Stone/Glass creeper, it'll need 4x more wood, because you must smelt every piece of clay to turn then into blocks, so Nm + 4N/1,5w.
PS.: The clay to brick block ratio is 1:1, so just N in the formula.
WARNING: Building this creeper might cause your sea level to rise a little. Be prepared for floods.
The snow creeper is kinda tricky. I listed how many snowballs you'll need to make the blocks used to build the creepers, so, 4n
WHAT THE HELL? To make any creepers out of solid ore block, you'll need an awfully lot of materials, the formula is 9Nm + 9N/1,5w . Oh my, that's a real lot of thing to mine. I see a world full of clobblerstone buildings, trees and hollow in a near future.
Simple Material Creepers:
Those are simple (d'uh). Just get the blocks, and place then in the right places, so the formula is simply, N. =3 Those include Wool, Trunk, lighstone, slowsand, netherstone, obsidian, pumpikin mossy clobberstone and anything else I have missed
TO THE SCREENSHOTS!
The Creeper Brothers: The most basic materials ever! Woody, Clobby and Dirty sit right beside my base watching over it! Oddly enough, sometimes I find some skelletons lurking around then, even thought it's all lighten up o.O
Smoothy there! He is in a dirt spiderproof plataform a few blocks away from my base
Glassy sits on top of ice, over 350 blocks away from my base, the easier way to get to it is by the Nether, using underground ghast-proof tunnels!
i made a creeper statue a quite while ago out of cobblestone.
i was gonna make it's face obsidian but i calculated that i needed 80 obsidian so i gave up on that idea.
Well, tou can just replace the dirt with obisidian so it takes only 20 blocks =]
well no... if it was smaller then i would need 20 obsidian but i made it to a size that one 2x2 block would be equal to a single pixel on an actual creeper.
and since the creepers face is 20 pixels and 2x2=4 i need 4 times more obsidian. 20x4=80.