The next project was building a castle tower – we’ll be adding onto it little by little. He chose to make it in the sky, with waterfalls to safely get down to the ground. Here’s what he’s got so far (and he specifically chose these pictures, so I’m putting them all in as instructed!).
Inside Fireplace (with trapdoor leading to second waterfall)
Glass Windows and Front Door
Iron/Wood Combination Windows
I don’t know what the allure of livestock is, but Giovanni thinks it’s awesome to put pigs in a jar. And since he was tasked with using cylinders to build something, this is the result.
Turning diamond circles into spheres with lapis lazuli!
So, with the idea of practicing roundness, I assigned Giovanni to make some circles. I was surprised that by the end of the day, he hadn’t finished. So I told him to get to it. He did, and finished in mere minutes.
Screenshot taken, I noticed that in the background, through the circle on the right, there were more circles that he hadn’t taken pictures of. When I asked him why, he informed me, “Oh. Those aren’t circles. Those are stargates.”
Now I know. Oh, and apparently he decided to practice roundness by making numbers. They just looked cool.
I had originally given Giovanni the Parthenon as his second assignment, but it was lost in a world-deleting accident. So he remade it based on a picture of the outside of the Nashville replica. This time around he also decided to create an interior based on nothing but his imagination.
He didn’t even leave out the cuteness!
Recreating the Superman symbol was the the next project. He put his own spin on it.
This was Summer’s first assignment! Not wanting to intimidate the Boy, I showed him a few pix of the Pyramids in Giza and told him to go for it. I figured they’d be pretty easy, and I was not disappointed.
So after I showed him a picture of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Giovanni was inspired to bust out some Serious Iron Golem Horses to go with his previous Serious Iron Golems.
It’s made of jungle wood and jungle leaves!
This isn’t just any Iron Golem. It’s a Serious one!
Just like the real thing!!! This is actually what inspired me to come up with the Minecraft summer project. Clearly, it’s time to kick things up a notch.
Sometimes you make stuff just because it looks cool. This is one such thing. To me, it also looks like it could be code for the programming language Piet.
It’s not surprising that the boy who loves jewelry would make some of his own.
It’s a pity that this image isn’t animated. The lava that comprises the staff flows downward and changes colors from dark red to yellow and back – it’s really quite cool.
Giovanni is really fond of his glass, quartz slab, and obsidian scepter. The sand and gravel tower behind it is pretty neat, too. And behind that is a fire parkour course.
If you are ever in need of a jumping-off point, then this is perfect for you!
This creation, reminiscent of the Egyptian symbol of everlasting life, is actually a fire staff for shooting fireballs. The more you know!
Don’t miss Piggy on a Roller Coaster, Sand and Glass Tower of Animal Trapping, LadderTorch Boat, Vertical Dumbbell, and Heaven Tower (with golden staircase!).
Enjoy an upgrade in this artistic real estate!