Introduction: Minecraft - Starwars: the Rebellion

About: Minecraft is my medium. Blocks are my tools, and..well thats about it really. Consider me a virtual Minecraft Architect, but otherwise I am but a humble creative freelancer outside the realms of the internet…

Part 2 of my mega anniversary “of sorts” build. Whilst the last build focused on the villainous machinations of the galactic empire, this time we will be building various freedom fighters from the Rebel Alliance: this includes -

Naboo N-1 Starfighter
Juggernaut Tank (Turbo Tank)
A basic shuttle/escape craft
And an ancient temple inspired by the temple base of Yavin Four.

Step 1: X Wing & Y Wing.

I adopted the orange colours to establish this squad as “Ochre Squadron” and will be prominent throughout, hence the quick change from green to orange. These are very much improved from the first build a long time ago. I went for X folds retracted, as to not make it too similar from my prior X wing.

The Y wing is also improved, and is in greater detail than the last, mainly in the engines, bedrock makes for good griebling for the exposed bodywork. No Astromech droid or bomb bay, next time maybe.

Step 2: B-Wing

(I included my first couple of attempts to show you the errors that you might bump into aswell)

The B-Wing is a complicated craft, both in its construction and its ease of use. My first attempt went for an angular construct, in that the ship is upright. I couldn’t get the main wing to look right, so I ditched it for it being on its side - in my opinion, it looks a lot better like that anyway.

The main difficulties lay in its engine, and its main wing. The engine, whilst easy from a visual perspective, it’s exposed grille and deep grooves proved quite a challenge, in the end I went for making it even more prominent by using use of the sandstone stairs and chiselled blocks to show it off.

Step 3: Turbo Tank Part 1.

Now this was a real BEAST to build.

The Juggernaut tank lives up to its name, it is huge! Really spare no expense when it comes to this behemoth, it really is this big. Throughout this construct, it proved most tricky when you have very little to work on in terms of what the interior looked like, so a lot of it was guesswork at the end of the day. The wheels may seem tricky, but stairs work wonders!

Step 4: Turbo Tank Part 2

Once the Ochre accents were added, and the details on the tyres and tracks were added, it was time to work on the interior and it’s many, many weapons.

Add hatches or open canopies for better access during battle, troops/scouts always need some cubby hole to peer out of.
Really go wild with the weaponry, each tank was different in design according to its own needs - the sky is literally the limit when it comes to these versatile rolling towns. I configured this one to be primarily a troop transport, as you’ll see on the next step, so I didn’t have much space to work with.

Step 5: Turbo Tank Part 3

Much like with the AT-AT, make sure the seats don’t blend into the scenery, really make an effort to stand them out.
All 3 stories are filled with seats on my version of the Juggernaut, including a section on the bottom storey for a little vehicle if necessary.
With the cockpits, again I had very little to work on, so I just had to use my imagination and imitated a sort of tank canopy, with two seats for the pilots, and a raised platform for the commander. Learning from my diner build a couple months back, end rods make for great overhead lights!

Step 6: U-Wing

Having a stationary U-wing on standby is imperative if a hasty escape was inevitable. Once again, the interior for a U-wing is tricky, especially with the raised seats for the cockpit, so unfortunately you’ll just have to work with what you’ve got on this one.

Step 7: Ancient Temple and Its Defences Part 1

Heavily inspired by the ancient temples used by the Alliance on Yavin Four, I figured a Sandy temple in the middle of a tundra added some mystery to it. The triangular aspects of the design seem otherworldly and mystical to me, so I went for a bit of an improvised technique of grooves and elevated stairs

Given the alliances limited resources, their guns are primitive, so I went for old rusted cannons, protruding outside the blast doors for the first tower.
The other tower is blasted out, giving the impression of a ruin. I installed another cannon on top.

Step 8: Ancient Temple and Its Defences Part 2

You may of noticed what looks like ribbons draped along the sides of the temple and towers. I figured it would be a good way of displaying the peaceful aspect of this temple before it was converted into a fortress, before the war maybe?

The interior is crude yet effective, again inspired by the temple on Yavin Four. Work with what you’ve got and add plenty of detail and lights. On top I installed a satellite dish - representing the crudeness of the alliances resources, plus it shows effectively how the temple has been converted both inside and out.

Step 9: Escape Shuttle

Not based on any existing ship in the SW universe, I thought it would look good perched on the roof, ready for a hasty escape if necessary. For this, I wanted to try a new approach, and that was to craft it out of a thick square of marble, chisel it out persay, and dare I say, it worked well. That way, you can really open up to many potential designs without worrying too much about symmetry.

Step 10: Naboo N-1

Upon finishing this, I kind of wished I built this outside, flying alongside the others, but I needed a small ship to be in repairs so to speak. Really taking into consideration the tiles available to make it as thin as is possible, the tile work really brought it to life. Next time, for sure I will make it fly! The curved parts can be replicated with tiles a lot more easily than anticipated. The polished stone makes for a good replacement to all the chrome that would of been required for the front part.

Step 11: A-Wing

And to round it off, something small and simple. The A-Wing is a very simple spaceship to build, being that it has no protruding wings, or anything complex in its design. Much like the N-1, I thought it would be good to place it inside, alongside the other for repairs, hence the crane with the engine sat atop it.

Step 12: In Conclusion

And that’s that! This mega build was an awful lot of fun to build, and I hope you all get a lot out of it. It’s been an amazing 8 years on Instructables, and I don’t intend on going anywhere anytime soon!

Coming Soon - A hardy pint.

Keep safe & keep building,