Minecraft Series #6 – STARBUCKS & SUBWAY!

Minecraft Series #6 – STARBUCKS & SUBWAY!

I’ve been itching to do another Minecraft post for a while. We are having some small financial worries at the moment so haven’t renewed this months sub just yet, so I’ve once again become totally addicted to Minecraft.

Before I had the baby, I was building a comeplete world from scratch… and I’ve blogged a tiny bit about it, but I thought I’d start this up again as I’m adding to it daily. I’m by no means a professional and my little world leaves a lot to be desired, but I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

So here are the previous posts for the Entertainment Complex:

Minecraft Series #1 – Ice cream (I love this one!)

Minecraft Series #2 – Cinema

Minecraft Series #4 – McDonalds

I’m currently focusing on my entertainment complex, which has the ice cream parlour, cinema, McDonalds and football stadium in. The road infrastructure doesn’t work very well, so I’ve also been spending lots of time on that. I hate building roads.

Here is Starbucks:

And Subway:

And an overall view of the complex. Not yet finished, but looking much more complete with better pedestrian footpaths and road systems/car parks.


I still want to add a pub next to the railway station, the Railway Arms maybe?

Suggestions needed! I also want to finish the Stadium which Mr B started, as he did the shell and failed to finish the interior. It’s huge though!!!

Weekend News

It’s coming to the end of the school term so I am madly busy and Mr B has been unwell. Between us, we only turned the computer on for the first time all week on Thursday for an hour (very unlike us!), which means we don’t have much to write about this week at all.

What we can tell you though, is that we are trying out a new mod pack for Minecraft called Hexxit which we have been playing in Survival with two friends. I was going to do a short review, but as I sat down, the server crashed and we’ve been unable to get it going again. I’ll write one up in the next couple of weeks instead.

So far so good, though. Loads of items and new mobs to play with. We especially like the giraffes and elephants! It’s apparently aimed at adventure, and there are certainly many dungeons and caves with lots of cool loot. I know the boys have been enjoying those, whereas us girls have been building and primping more than anything else.

In other news, I’ve been knitting lots of things in the evenings where I would usually play WoW. I’ll put some photos up at the bottom (if you know of a good Warcraft pattern, hit me up!). We are both missing Warcraft, but every time we think about resubbing, we wonder exactly what we would do and always come to the same conclusion: nothing. Come 6.0, we will be there with bells on!


George, he’s tiny, but very cute!

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A little baby comforter. This was a practice for a gift I’m going to make 🙂

Minecraft Series #4 – MCDONALD’S!

Here is the next building to show off our Entertainment Complex, Maccy D’s!

I shamelessly copied the design from one of my favourite Minecrafters, Keralis. Here are some of our pics, and the video is below.

2014-06-28_18.09.26The inside:


The serving/prep area:


The little drive-thru area:


It’s a great little build, but be warned, he does whizz through the talk through – get the pause buttons ready!

I changed the inside slightly, and made lots of changes to the car park so it fit in with our world, but I think it’s a lot of fun.

Minecraft Series #3 MAIL!

Welcome back to my Minecraft series! I promised last time I would talk about our Entertainment Complex, but I got sidetracked by building a Mail Distribution Centre and I’m so pleased with it, I wanted to share it!

So, here it is, based on the UK Royal Mail colours, I hope they don’t mind :p


The building on the right is the visitor centre, where you go to collect your parcel because you’ve missed the postie when you’re at work. The other two large buildings are Warehouses. Obviously with the car park out front.

Main collection point:


With a Staff Area above – complete with widescreen TV and pool table of course. There’s also a Managers Office, toilet and store room, but I didn’t think you’d be that fussed about seeing those!


Here’s the loading bay and the vehicles. I just adapted a model of lorry I already knew and made it larger or smaller for the different sized vans.


Then inside the loading bay warehouse. I used a forklift truck video from Keralis (click) which I just adapted. It looks really good, so I used it in the adjoining warehouse too. I know it’s dark, but there’s already glowstone and many torches, it’s just a massive building.


I used lots of different crates for the parcels, plus the jukebox, crafting table and notebox. It’d be nice to have different sized squares, but hey! Here’s the larger warehouse. More of the same to be honest, but I had fun with the boxes!


I would have liked to make it even BIGGER with a proper road system around it for the trucks, but by the time I’d cut out all the damn flooring I was fed up. The whole complex is about 100 x 50 to give you an idea of size.

Hope you enjoyed it, see you for more Minecraft news soon!

Minecraft Series #2 CINEMA!

One of the first things we ever did on Minecraft was build an entertainment complex which comprises of an Ice Cream Parlour, A Football Stadium, a McDonalds and this Cinema. I will do the other buildings in a later post.

You should be able to click the pics to enlarge.

Here is our cinema from the front:


And from the side (you cans see the stadium in blue behind) and back. Sorry about the arm by the way, I still haven’t figured how to hide the UI!

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The entrance hall, with the ticket desks at the front and the refreshment stalls at the back. This then leads up to a balcony where right and left corridors take you to the two screens. The pictures you can see on the right are the film adverts.

2014-05-14_21.33.01Here’s the waiting and toilet area, which I should have taken in the daylight as it looks really dark :p


And finally, the screen and projection areas:

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The whole thing is about 35×35 blocks, so it’s pretty big! Let us know what you think!


Making Magic in Minecraft

If you follow us on Twitter, you’ll know we’re a bit Minecraft Mad at the moment. We are in a massive WoW slump so have really been enjoying other games. We bought Minecraft at the beginning of the week and we are loving every minute.

Anyway, I thought I’d share what I’ve been working on. Yesterday I decided to have a go at making the church we got married in. It’s called Buildwas Holy Trinity, in Shropshire (in case you want to google!). Here’s the pic I worked from:


I couldn’t put the vestry in around the back (which you can’t see above), but here’s what I came up with…


Anyway, I’ve been having a great time… next, I want to build a school! 😉