February Creative Competition – Pixel Art

Time to try something a little different – in February we want to see your best Pixel Art!

The rules are in the image above, but you’ll still need this info!

It’s not just about the pixel art – we want to see how you frame it, and what’s around the art itself to complement the build. The build will be judged as a whole, but the pixel art should be the main focal point.

The February Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the January gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday January 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of February 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Season 1, 2022 Prizes

Time to chat prizes! We’ve loved seeing your guesses in Discord for what the Grand Prize will be. It’s great to see everyone so excited! Well, guess no more. Here’s what’s up for grabs!

Monthly Prizes

1st: 15 Emerald Points, 4 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
2nd: 10 Emerald Points, 3 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
3rd: 5 Emerald Points, 2 Diamond Blocks and 1 Mega Crate Key
Honourable Mentions (get a vote, but don’t get top 3): 1 Diamond Block

Pretty good so far? Note that these will be awarded in the most recent Survival World. Once we update, all in game rewards will be given in 1.18 Survival.

Mid-Season Prizes (Awarded in April, after the March competition)

1st: $25 JB HiFi Voucher
2nd: $10 JB HiFi Voucher
3rd: $10 JB HiFi Voucher

End of Season Prizes (Awarded in July)

1st: 1x Acer Predator 24.5″ LED Gaming Monitor
2nd: $100 JB HiFi Voucher
3rd: $50 JB HiFi Voucher

Pretty huge right? We’re very excited for this season. Bring it on!

January Creative Competition – Skylands

We’re only a few days away from a new year, which means a brand new competition! The slate has been wiped clean. To kick off 2022 we’re asking you to build in the sky, with a floating island!

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the January Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of February.

The January Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the December gate which will close to building at 9pm on Friday December 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of January 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

More information on the prizes will be published in the coming weeks. Bring on a new year in LibraryCraft!

December Creative Competition – Aussie Christmas

It’s almost Christmas! Where has this year gone? This December we want to see your interpretation of an Aussie Christmas. What does Christmas mean to you? How do you celebrate it? What do you think of when you think “Aussie Christmas”?

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the December Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of January. We’ll also be announcing the season’s top three!

The December Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the November gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday November 30th.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of December 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Let’s finish this season off strong!

November Creative Competition – Hollywood

November has crept up on us. This year is just flying by! We want you all to build a scene from your favourite movie or TV show.

There’s a couple of extra bits of information that are super important:

  • When claiming your plot, please place a sign near the plot sign to reserve your chosen show or movie.
  • You cannot choose a movie or show that has been chosen already. Get in quick! Any disputes can be settled by the mod team, to see who placed their sign first.

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the November Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of December.

The November Comp world gate – located in the Creative Lobby – will replace the October gate which will close to building at 9pm on Sunday October 31st.

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of November 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.

October Creative Competition – Aquarium

On to October! We’re going with a pretty specific theme this time around. Aquariums!

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the October Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of November.

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

The gate will open in the Creative Lobby on the morning of October 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.

September Creative Competition – Enchanted Garden

We’ve had some exciting and big builds happening for August, and we’re looking forward to checking them out properly when we judge, but it’s on to September!

Enchanted Garden should be fun, as it allows you to make use of those beautiful new blocks that have appeared since we’ve updated to 1.17.1!

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the September Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Judging will happen during the first week of October.

As per normal, the September Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the August gate which will close to building at 9pm on Tuesday August 31st.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of September 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.

August Creative Competition – Farm

July’s WA Landmarks competition has only just begun, and the builds are looking excellent, but I want to get everyone excited for what is next. August means National Science Week, and as we did last year, the August competition is bigger than most.

In August we’re celebrating National Science Week’s 2021 theme of Food: Different by Design, so we’re asking you to build your best Farm. (Thanks to Keralis from HermitCraft S7 for the unbelievable build above!)

We have changed the plot sizes for this competition, with big 104×50 sized plots. (Don’t ask about the extra 4…)

Here’s the rules, with some extra ones!

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the August Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds
  • Farms can be animals or crops

Each base MUST include:

  • Farms need to be carbon neutral. Generation of power can be by water wheel, wind turbine, solar panels etc. Anything carbon neutral.
  • Farms need to show evidence of
    • Irrigation
    • Harvesting
    • Storage
    • Transport of resources in and out (roads, gates etc)
    • Homestead/living (can be partial, or a facade if need be)

Judging will happen during the first week of September.

As per normal, the August Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the July gate which will close to building at 9pm on Saturday July 31st.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of August 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.

Prizes

The top three designs will win an extra special prize, just for August! Regular Emerald Points prizes will be given out as usual, along with diamond blocks.

1st Place: 1x Sphero SPRK+
2nd Place: 1x LEGO Minecraft 21170 The Pig House*
3rd Place: 1x LEGO 40385 Trophy

*Please note that the LEGO Minecraft set has been opened once to be built for review on bricktasticblog.com, before being broken down and bagged. All parts including spares are included.

Who’s excited? We are!

September Build Competition – Space

We’re almost at the end of one of our biggest monthly competitions with August’s Underwater Base builds! It’s been brilliant working with the WA Maritime Museum, and getting all of your questions. You’ve come up with some great ones! We’re really excited to get the responses back.

Next month we’ll be getting back to our normal monthly competitions, with Space!

This one is going to be fun! We’ve got a special space world ready to go with rectangular plots all ready. The plots are 50 wide, 50 tall and 100 long, so there’s plenty of room. Like with August, we’re using our new method of competition claims.

Click the sign on the bottom corner of each plot to claim it. It will cost you $5. Please don’t remove the corner blocks or the sign! The central glass blocks can be used to start your builds.

It doesn’t have to be spaceships! If it’s space related, it’ll work – go full science fiction.

Rules

  • All building must be in Creative Mode
  • This is a Single Player Competition – Team builds are not allowed
  • Builders can claim ONE plot only
  • All entries must be built on the September Comp world
  • Designs must be your own – no copying from online!

Judging will take place during the first week of October. The September Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the August gate which will close to building at 9pm on Monday August 31st.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of September 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build.

Season Changeovers and New Competitions

It’s the end of July tomorrow, which means the end of our first Emerald Points Competition season! It all comes down to this. We’ve had an amazing few months of builds – Ships, Treehouses, Winter and Gates. Next season will be just as awesome, and the points tally will reset, but there’s also a few other big things coming up! We’ll let everyone know who wins mid way through August.

The July world will be changed to Adventure mode on Friday night, so make sure you get your last changes in! The August world will go live on Saturday morning.

In case you forgot, the prizes for the end of Season 1 are:

  • 1st Prize: 1x Steelseries Apex 3 Gaming keyboard
  • 2nd Prize: 1x $50 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 3rd Prize: 1x $30 JB HiFi Voucher

August Creative Competition – Underwater Bases

The August world will also have a new method of claiming plots of land – similar to how shops are purchased in the Trade Hall. Right click an available plot’s sign to give yourself access to the plot. Please limit yourself to one plot only.

Make sure you submit a question for the WA Maritime Museum Science team to be eligible to win one of the amazing prizes they’ve provided. This is a very unique opportunity to ask questions of the team who have been to the deepest parts of WA’s coastline, so make sure you don’t waste it! The first wave of questions are due on Sunday August 2nd, with another wave due mid August, in case you missed out.

Survival Build Competition

Tomorrow also means the end of the Survival Build Competition. It’s been around 5 months since we started it and we have some amazing entries!

From Friday night the Build Competition Entry world will be set to Adventure mode so changes can’t be made. This means that any home that’s used as a regular base needs to be moved to the regular Survival world. Please contact JohnsanGeezo in game or Discord to get this sorted out.

The prizes for the Survival Build Competition are:

  • 1st Prize: $50 JB HiFi Voucher
  • 2nd & 3rd Prizes: 1x $25 JB HiFi Vouchers each

LibraryCraft Head Games

August also brings a new competition – the Head Games! Each mob will now have a chance (some much rarer than others) of dropping their head on death. Registration costs one diamond, and you need to name it with your name (using a nametag) before dropping it down the central hopper at the Head Games Headquarters (the HGHQ). JohnsanGeezo will also be adding in one diamond BLOCK to the winnings pot for every player that enters. So far we have 8 players, so that’s a lot of diamonds!

The competition will go until the end of November, and the prizes will go to 1st, 2nd and 3rd. All heads must be submitted into your own hopper, located on the second floor of the HGHQ. Thanks to Vinemon for creating the building!

Bring on Season 2 and all those new things!

August Build Competition – Underwater Bases – with the WA Maritime Museum!

It’s just under two weeks until the end of July, and we have had some great entries in the Gates competition so far, but I want to get everyone excited for what is next.

In August we’re teaming up with the WA Maritime Museum to celebrate National Science Week. 2020’s theme is Deep Blue, so we’re asking you to build your best Underwater Base. Builds must be themed around one of the following topics:

  • Research Base (underwater research in shallow and deep water)
  • Camoflaged Base (hiding from the monsters of the deep)
  • Exploration Base (searching for a new place to live)

We have created a brand new custom world just for this competition, with huge 100×100 sized water plots. Each plot has a small section of beach. 

The WA Maritime Museum has also provided some extra video content for players, covering some deep sea exploration missions in WA. This content will be useful in getting the most out of your builds! Each player will also be able to ask questions of the expedition team themselves.

Rules

  • All building is in Creative Mode
  • Builders must choose ONE topic above
  • Builders must use ONE plot only
  • All building must be done on the August Comp Map
  • Designs must be your own
  • Single player entries only – no team builds

Each base MUST include:

  • A way to get inhabitants and supplies from the Base to the surface (each plot has a section of land)
  • Living Quarters
  • Research laboratories (plants and animals)
  • Water and Air filtration systems (use your imagination)
  • Ocean access for marine life study and exploration (shallow and deep water)
  • Submersible craft or ROV (remotely operated vehicle)

Judging will happen during the first week of September. Judging will be based on both aesthetics (how it looks), and functionality. The WA Maritime Museum staff will be judging the entries as well, with each WAMM vote counting for two moderator votes.

As per normal, the August Comp world gate – located on the Warp Ship – will replace the July gate which will close to building at 9pm on Friday July 31st.

The gate will open on the Warp Ship on the morning of August 1st, so get planning and designing now – you’ll only have a month to build. Players Choice votes will also be open as usual.

Prizes

The top three designs will win an extra special prize, just for August, thanks to the WA Maritime Museum. To qualify for these prizes, a question must be submitted to the WAMM Science team. More information on this is available in game. Regular Emerald Points prizes will be given out as usual – it’s the start of a new season, so points will get reset!

1st Place: 300X 8-LED USB Digital Microscope
2nd & 3rd Places: 25x Brass Monocular Spyglass

These are some seriously cool prizes, so I’m looking forward to seeing the builds and getting your questions!

In the mean time, keep building those gates!