Here's a project I've been working on in my one-and-only world. I've decided to expand it into a town called sandlake. At the moment, there's only a castle, tower and this cathedral, but I think I'll work on some smaller things next..
Anyway, this was done 99% legit. I INVedited in most of the glowstone though, cause frankly, after spending hours in the nether and falling into lava multiple times to gain 1/9 of the glowstone I actually destroyed there, and coming back and having it lag and place 3 blocks instead of 1, it got a bit tiring... But all the normal stone, cobblestone, wood, netherrack etc. was mined legit.
I did do a little bit of research about cathedrals, and tried to make the layout kind of realistic, but most of it was just made up. I used minecraft structure planner for the floor plan, and planning a few other things like arches and roofs.
Here are some exterior pics: (Texture pack is a customised Painterly Pack, by the way.)
As you can see the outside is all made of smooth stone and glass, with a netherrack roof.
Here's the view from my other buildings:
I also had to landscape the area a bit, because after I'd flattened out the space there were a lot of sheer flat cliffs. So if the hills around it look a bit blocky, that's why.
The main entrance:
All in half-blocks, which look pretty cool in the Painterly Pack. Those fires have turned into a bit of a mob trap though, haha. I'm always finding leather, pork and feathers around them...
Now for some interior pics:
Lighting is all by glowstone with fences and torches as decoration.
The floor is a checkerboard pattern of Obsidian and stone slab (I didn't mine the obsidian, I just cast it using lava and water), and there's a red wool "Carpet". The design in the middle is black wool, orange wool and glowstone.
Obviously, the "pews" are just wooden stairs. I decided they'd probably look better without signs on the sides.
All vaulted ceilings, of course. I made little "vent" things up in the roofs using stone slabs. There was supposed to be a pretty impressive spire there too, but it ended up being barely noticeable because I reached the height limit.
There are two rooms either side of the pews, and I haven't got the faintest clue what they could be used for, I really just put them there because they look cool.
Above each of the pointless rooms is an equally-pointless attic room, which leads to the balconies.
On the far end of the cathedral, there are two 3-storey tower-things:
Also, when I built it I ended up with quite a substantial space underneath, because of how high the stairs were. Anyway I made a "basement" with a nice storage facility (2 rooms, with 3 levels. Each level has 2 double chests, 2 workbenches and 4 furnaces.) and a lot of other rooms, which I haven't found a use for:
I think that covers most of it.. I'm pretty happy with it considering I only started playing Minecraft just after Beta came out, and this is on my first world. The only think is I think the outside might be a bit boring/bland, but I can't be stuffed fixing it haha. I've had enough of mega-builds for now, I'm going to make some little brick houses..
But anyway, thoughts, suggestions, comments? :biggrin.gif: I'd make a video except my framerate is awful at the best of times (I changed the fog for the screenshots, but normally I play on tiny) and I don't think trying to record it would end well. Also I have incredibly slow internet.
Very beautiful cathedral! I've been making remaking Iona Abbey (http://www.puredivinelove.com/images/Io ... ey%202.jpg) and what you've done has gotten my spirits up a bit, the abbey is up but it needs decorations and interior stuff which I've been putting off as I'm a little sick of the project.