Main Street Madness

Today, I continue working on the main street and begin constructing the palace district’s town square!

Today’s post is going to be a little different than some of my others.  Instead of showing a finished project, I’ll be doing more of a progress update. Hey, I didn’t call this update “Main Street Madness” for nothing! This is a massive project!

My first objective was to take the pattern on the left picture and start copying it onto the western portion of the main street.  Unfortunately, my first goal quickly spawned in my first problem.  The land in the east was beautiful, flat and manageable. The west side? Not so much. At all. I think I have a plan at least? As shown above, I’m going to try to make a step-down pattern.

I fully understand that this is Minecraft and that one of the disadvantages to using Minecraft is that it’s a bunch of blocks on blocks on more blocks.  I just keep reminding myself that this is just an outlet for my creativity.  Anyway, I know that my setting will not ACTUALLY be a blocky world and I need to remember that.

CK005Next update is on the green space lining the side of the east section of the main street. Problem number two was something some may consider small and petty, but I couldn’t figure out what color I want the bark of the tree to be.  I like the lighter aspect of the gray currently, but after I replace the road with the new concrete? Hmm…. I’m not sure!

Last big section–the town square!  I began constructing the centerpiece! The design ended up becoming harder to see than I anticipated due to the water, but I’m still pleased! Maybe I’ll adjust the bottom of the fountain to add some more depth. That will stand out more than the different types of blocks, that’s for sure!

Future plans for the centerpiece are not laid in stone yet.  On the one hand, I want to build one breathtaking fountain in the middle.  On the other hand, I’m toying around with building an ornamental tree growing out of the midst of the water.  My original thoughts on this tree were that it could be a peace offering between the elves and the kingdom? Not sure, but there’s no such thing as a bad idea!

I leave you today with the updated map. No creepers came and tried to destroy my hard work this time! Anyway, I love how this is coming along. The roads are really doing quite a bit to frame everything up. I’m curious what this will look like down the road, however.

I’m curious what this will look like down the road, however. I’m thinking that most of this will be built on eventually, which means that I’ll be building a LOT of buildings. How do I keep the builds unique (but still following a building style) without it getting stale?  My current ideas are to make each of the three districts stand apart from each other, kind of a similar but different thing?

Something to ponder, my friends! Until next time!

MAP 5:13

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