Jul 2011

Minecraft Cathedral

So, I might have spent a little time building a cathedral in Minecraft. It might be a bit… well… big.

Each of those dots is a meter square block. (click for bigness)

The cathedral itself is 255 meters long, and the grounds stretch it to 270. It’s long enough that even set to ‘far’, you can’t see the high altar when you’re stood by the front door…

Under the tower, looking at the labyrinth toward the octagon

Closer to the octagon, with the high altar rendering

The place is based (ver, very) loosely on Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire. Loose in the sense that, it’s nothing like Ely Cathedral, but I turned to it whenever I needed inspiration.

Things like, how to join the roof together at the cross-bar of the cathedral. Enter Ely Catherdral’s famous Octagon.

Yeah, this version is a bit bigger and less subtle. That'll be because I needed the light. Thanks to Notch for letting us put candles on fenceposts.

More when I’m sober…

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