Nov 152011

Castle Grayskull

Who doesn’t love the show He-Man?  I sure did, but one thing that always bugged me was that my parents would not buy me any He-Man toys.   I don’t think that they had any moral opposition to He-man,  it was just that they had already spent way too much money on Star Wars, Transformers and Nintendo games.  Still, I always wanted those guys, especially Castle Grayskull.

So, about a year ago, I put together a Castle Grayskull on my friends old server.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen that much mossy

Castle Grayskull Throne

cobblestone, so it is obvious an admin gave me a little help.  Usually, I like to play legitimately, but we had just gotten Bukkit, so the admin was testing things out.   Pretty sure it was MC version 1.2.3_04.


Nov 122011

This build might not seem like much by today’s standards, but in early January 2011, we didn’t have any bone meal to make saplings grow fast.  We just had to wait until they grew by themselves.  I remember being up high on my dirt scaffolding with sweaty hands, because I am scared of heights, and planting each of those one at a time.  Sometimes they would’t have enough light so I’d have do to them over again.  Also there was a nice little cave under the tree with a ‘secret’ door.  One night, some griefer torched the whole thing before I had a chance to remove all of the scaffolding and make it pretty.  Oh yes, and before you ask, this was not inspired by Avatar, but by Norse Mythology.