Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Castle of Inquiery

While playing around in my Classic non-legit freebuild map (which I really ought to make available via Mediafire), I decided I wanted to try making a warp core for a possible starship build. When that didn't work very well, I noticed it would make for a good corner tower thing for a castle. And thus, the Castle of Inquiery was born. Yes, I realize that "Inquiery" is not correctly spelled. Too bad, I'm keeping it that way! :D

The view when you approach it from the front:

And up close. These double doors are both opened by the same time with that one button. This is the first time I've made the redstone circuitry needed to make this happen. Behind the doors is a 2x2 glowstone door entrance that uses sticky pistons. Again, the first time I've ever made such a thing. 

Here's the piston doors viewed from inside the castle.

The centerpiece of the castle is this impressive 2x2 water fountain. If you look, you'll notice that the water blocks aren't being supported by anything. Because following the laws of physics is too mainstream.

On either side of the fountain are two-man barracks providing the essentials to live in them. No redstone here; you click the doors to open them.

Opposite the entrance are the stairs to get to the upper two floors. I don't use stair blocks because you can't run up those.

And the corner tower things (I don't know what they're called). They have a 3x3 tube of lava inside of them. I like how this in combination with the smoothstone and obsidian gives the castle a somewhat futuristic or maybe steampunk appearance. A couple shots from inside and outside.

That's the Castle of Inquiery. This was a quick post so I couldn't go into much more detail - not that there was much more detail to the castle. I spent no more than two hours working on this.

I would like to extend a big thanks to everyone who has downloaded the Main 1.0.0 and Ultimate City maps. It's only been two days since they were released, and already I've had 18 downloads a piece. I hope you are enjoying them! If you have any suggestions for the maps, please let me know in the comments.