Introducing the Builder Competition!

Something that we’ll be implementing in July is the Builder Competition! There’s more builders now, and not only do they miss out on entering the competitions, sometimes there’s not a lot of building for the server required due to a bigger team. This is an idea that one of the mod team came up with – just the four Builders having a creative build challenge, with some crucial differences. Knowing what our build team can do, this is going to be exciting to watch!

  • Instead of monthly builds, there are quarterly builds – 3 months each. 3 month competitions from Jan-Mar, Apr -Jun, Jul-Sept and Oct-Dec. For the remainder of this year, we’ll do three 2 month comps: Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct, and Nov-Dec.
  • They’ll be themed, with the themes being a surprise up until a week before, just like the regular comps.
  • The builder team will also have bigger plots. Most comps are either 40×40 or 50×50. These will be 100×100 to begin with.
  • Players can access the world, but not build. Just spectating!
  • Voting (yep, voting) would be from the judges and mod team only.
  • Instead of two seasons through the year, we’ll go for a full year season, with points being tallied up over the whole year.
  • Top prize is a $50 JB HiFi Voucher, and a couple of mega crate keys each for 2nd and 3rd.

This kicks off in July, so be ready for some epic builds!

June Creative Competition – Free Build

To finish off Season 1, 2022, we’re going with a popular option – just like this post has no images, the competition this month has no theme! You can build what you want (as long as it fits with the LC rules).

The June Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the May gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday May 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of June 1st, so get thinking about what you want to build!

Game Lab Build Competition Results

Thank you so much to everyone who came and had a chat to us at Game Lab at the WA Museum on Sunday! We loved chatting to every one of you, and seeing all of your builds! The votes are in for the Game Lab Build Competition we held on the day. We had 22 entries plus a handful of extra ones from some of our existing players, so it was a lot of fun to explore! The prizes are:

1st: $50 JB HiFi Voucher + 2x Diamond Blocks + 1x Mega Crate Key
2nd: $25 JB HiFi Voucher + 1x Diamond Block + 1x Mega Crate Key
3rd: $25 JB HiFi Voucher + 1x Diamond Block + 1x Mega Crate Key

The Mega Crate keys are for the crates that are at 1.18 Survival Spawn. The Mega Crate in particular has a chance of dropping some serious loot. Netherite swords, more diamonds, bottles of enchanting, and more.

The Survival rewards will only be claimable if the player is whitelisted in the server and contacts JohnsanGeezo in game.

On to the results!

1st Place: PainedLawyer482

There’s not a lot of time to build something in the competition, with only 15 minutes to get something out there, but PainedLawyer482 has created a really nice floating island, complete with some ores. Well done!

2nd Place: GamingKitty

A classic brick and oak stair house, with some nice planter boxes out the front for Kitty!

3rd Place: KolyaGG

From the surface, Kolya’s build isn’t much, but head down in to the vault and there’s more to see.

That’s it! Thanks very much to everyone who entered, and has joined the server already! We’ll be reaching out to the winners to sort out prizes later today.

April Time Travel Competition Results

Another month done! It’s time to announce the winners for April’s Time Travel competition.

1st Place: CountDoDo

True to form, CountDoDo has opted for an incredible D-Day landing scene. It’s a beauty! It was exciting to see this one come together. Securing this win means that Count is now one of our official server Builders! He’ll not be able to enter the competitions any more, but will become a judge and will be helping out with builds around the server. We’ve got some exciting things we’re working on! Congrats Count!

2nd Place: toothless_spy

This month toothless decided to go for a cross section of the Great Pyramid of Giza. There was so much in it! Traps and mazes galore. This was a fun one to explore. Well done!

3rd Place: Kursed7280084

Kursed has secured a podium place again with a stunning Viking scene! I love the details inside the buildings.

Honourable Mentions

We have one honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They get a diamond block!

Imaginemode

Well done to all our entries! On to May’s treehouses! Prizes will be delivered very soon.

May Creative Competition – Treehouse

May’s Creative Competition theme is going back into the archives, revisiting a popular one – Treehouse!

This was also one of our first competitions, back in May 2020!

The May Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the April gate which will close to building at 9pm on Saturday April 30th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of May 1st, so get planning and designing!

March Modern Home Competition Results

Easter is coming very soon, so it’s time to announce the winners for March’s Modern Home competition – it’s a stunning neighbourhood!

1st Place: toothless_spy

Toothless has gone 2 from 2 with another win this month, creating this lovely two storey modern home complete with a great looking garden.

2nd Place: ArchieTheIllager

By a builder also known as CountDoDo, this build goes for more of an environmentally friendly feel and looks great nestled amongst a lake. Well done Count/Archie!

3rd Place: Kursed7280084

Kursed has created a bold white multi storey complex with some really nice features inside and out. I particularly love the backyard!

Honourable Mentions

We have two honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They each get a diamond block.

ILostThe5050 (B4C0N)

YanaBananaa

Well done to all our entries! On to April! Prizes will be delivered very soon.

April Creative Competition – Time Travel

April’s Creative Competition theme is Time Travel…

Now while the example build (seen above) is from Back to the Future, this isn’t a Time Travel Movie theme, we’re talking real world times! Prehistoric, Medieval, 60s, Industrial, even Futuristic! Get creative – the plots are also bigger – 50×50 instead of 40×40, so there’s more room to build!

The April Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the March gate which will close to building at 9pm on Thursday March 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of April 1st (we’re not joking), so get planning and designing now! We’re looking forward to travelling through time…

February Pixel Art Competition Results

Two months down in 2022! Here’s the results for the February Pixel Art competition. Also, as a reminder, this year we’ve changed up the monthly prizes:

1st: 4 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
2nd: 3 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
3rd: 2 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
Honourable mentions (get at least 1 vote): 1 Diamond Block

On to the results!

1st Place: toothless_spy

In an almost unanimous vote, toothless_spy has absolutely dominated this month’s competition with this phenomenal PacMan arcade game! It’s even got a power cord!

2nd Place: YanaBananaa

YanaBananaa decided to make a little art gallery! This was simple, but very nicely done, and a good interpretation of what the competition asked for. The Among Us image was also really well done!

3rd Place: Meowlicky

Meow changed it up a little, going with some 3D pixel art of Mario chasing a coin! This was just brilliant!

Honourable Mentions

We have three honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They each get a diamond block.

Frilly147

CountDoDo

Dragon_Gal

Well done to all our entries! On to March, and your modern homes!

March Creative Competition – Modern Home

On to March! The next competition’s theme is Modern Home!

Time to get stuck into the concrete and modern architecture!

The March Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the February gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday February 28th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of March 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ve got a month!

January Skylands Competition Results

We’re underway for the 2022 Season 1 Competition, and we have started with a bang! This year we’ve changed up the monthly prizes:

1st: 4 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
2nd: 3 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
3rd: 2 Diamond Blocks & 1 Mega Crate Key
Honourable mentions (get at least 1 vote): 1 Diamond Block

We had some next level builds this month, with your Skylands builds. On to the results!

1st Place: _pluto_9

Notching up her fourth win is Pluto with this highly detailed group of islands! It’s really well done, so congratulations to Pluto! This means that Pluto now gets the Builder rank, and while not able to enter the competitions any more, she does become a judge, and will be helping out with the builds around the server, including the new 1.18 Survival Spawn! Work has begun and it’s looking incredible. Very lush…

2nd Place: Kursed7280084

Kursed is back with this ingenious build. I love the big chains connecting the islands! It’s a really nice detail.

3rd Place: __B4C0N

Bacon has gone a bit more simple, but no less stunning. That tree is one of the nicest things I’ve seen, and I love the airship and windmill!

Honourable Mentions

We have three honourable mention this round, with players scoring some votes, but not enough to make the podium finish. They do get a diamond block now though!

YanaBananaa

The1AndOnlyMango

CountDoDo

Well done to all our entries! On to February’s Pixel art, and hopefully 1.18 Survival!