Sunday, 6 December 2015

Part 31: Battle Frontier

Part 31

Battle Frontier
It's taken  four weeks to build this. I was way ahead of schedule for the last few parts to compensate for the time I predicted it would take to build the Battle Frontier. It is a very large and complex area with custom buildings in odd shapes arranged around a pentagon.

Creating the Pentagon was a challenge in itself. Because blocks are 4 sided shaped it makes it just that little bit more difficult to make into a large pentagon shape.

The walkways were the easiest bit. They always are.

A water system flows into the Battle Frontier under the Battle Tower which was yet to be constructed.

Various stalls in the centre plus a map.

The entrance from the Fight Area. The Battle Frontier was too large to align properly because Route 225 was in the way. Is takes the player into a tunnel which exits inside the Battle Frontier.

The Battle Tower is the main building of the Battle Frontier. It is a very tall building that stands over the island.

The rather cavernous interior. This isn't even from the bottom. This is about 2/5 of the way up.

Large elevator tubes run from the top to the bottom of the building. There aren't elevators in Minecraft so I improvised with stairs.

The home room. I've left it with a very high ceiling because there was enough space and there were only two floors above it.

Upstairs from the home room is where two battle rooms will be going.

We'll see the battle rooms later. I forgot to take screenshots.

Battle Castle.
As the name suggest this is a castle you can battle in (what!, No way!).

The emerald floor is quite bright. But also very green. The way it needed to be.

Outside there are four turrets (are they called that?) at each corner.

The battle room is in a very convenient room that appeared in the DS game. So I won't need to build underground.

Battle Hall.
The Battle hall is a pink and purple circular building with a sloping roof that looks like a witches hat.

Much glass. So slope.

See, I said it looked like a witches hat. Or is it just me?

The stage downstairs where all the battle take place. No audience of course. Not yet anyway.

The upper level. I do like the layout of the stairs and the amount of glass. It give a stadium syle view across Route 225 and beyond.

That's those three done.

Now for the last two buildings.

The Battle Factory looks like a powerhouse from the future.

Big iron frame with fans on boths sides.

The roof is accented by glowstone stripe lighting with redstone torch marking lights on the side.

The interior is just as modern and futuristic as the exterior. Pale blue and various shades of light grey with underfloor glass lighting contribute to this cool, fresh look.
I'm starting to sound like an ad man.

Downstairs in the battle room the same look continues. The underfloor lighting used to light upstairs is used to light the battle room as well.

Battle Arcade.
Finally, the last one.

The interior is very dim but it's supposed to be because the one in the DS game is lit in a similar fashion.

Meanwhile downstairs the underground battle room looks just like an underground area.

For the first time ever I had to SHRINK a room.

The battle room is lit solely by this massive screen.

Upstairs just some furniture is installed an it's done.

The roof brings to mind St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Only from the brightly coloured roof spires.

So. Nearly finished. The buildings are finished but now it's time to add trees.

That's better.

Before adding the trees I shaped the coastlines within the island. Just it's better to do it now than mess around later.

Finished Product.
The Entrance.

Inside the Entrance.

Emerging into the Battle Frontier.

Stairways leading to the upper area.

Battle Tower from out the front of the Battle Factory.

The glass floor outside the Battle Tower.

Foyer of the Battle Tower.

The downstairs waiting room.

The upstaris Battle room. There is another one on the next level but it is identical.

View south from the top of the Battle Tower staircade.

Battle Hall.


Battle Room.

Battle Castle.


Battle Room.

Battle Arcade


Battle Room.

Battle Factory Foyer.

Battle Room.

Progress so far.

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If you have any tips for improvement please don't hesitate to share. It would be greatly appreciated. Next: Part 32 Iron Island, Full Moon Island and New Moon Island.
After That: Part 33 Mt Coronet and Spear Pillar
And After That: Part 34 Final Detailing.
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