WOW. I mean, we literally can’t say that enough. The amount of creativity and dedication put into these buildings is absolutely mind blowing and something we can’t even begin to understand. So much work was put into all of them. Some of them were even built on official servers! We can’t post each photo made by them, but we’ll post a link to the album if it was included by them.
We mentioned this as a surprise on stream, but everyone who participated and followed those rules of the contest will receive a Turan DLC. We will email you individually and contact you about what platform you’d like it on!
Here you can see the Grand Prize Winner along with the 9 runner ups. I’m sure pictures just don’t do them justice. Top photos are the reference and the bottom is the recreation.
Grand Prize Winner
Hungarian Parliament Building by "Sheriff"
Hanging Gardens of Babylon:
"It is based on the birthplace of King Henry VII of England, the real-world castle at Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. After several days of scouting for scale and majesty, and a few test builds for the right color stone, I chose this outcropping near the Bridge of the Betrayer for the castle knoll, as is in the picture. This presented some difficulties due to the distance from the shore to the rocky promontory, so I used color, angles and depth to let the sidewalk of the dock walls descend into the beach.
Due to perspective and necessary foreshortening, the challenge was how to create the splendor of the large towers while allowing the rock to speak for itself. The happy medium was eventually found, and Pembroke Castle virtually painted itself onto the cliff. An anxious handful of troops stands ready at the port as the Lord sends out a counter-raid – ominous lightning appears at the tower where Sag’s light once glowed…"
Ra’s ship from Stargate:
We strongly recommend checking out the imgur album for more pictures as well as added trivia about the construction! https://imgur.com/a/x6OdyS7
Sovngarde from Skyrim:
“Recreated from “The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim”, Sovngarde is the Nordic afterlife. The building itself is known as the “Hall of Valor” and I have painstakingly recreated it in Conan Exiles down to the last plate and cup on the tables.”
You can see the Skyrim pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/FRO5qOs
And the Conan Exiles recreation pictures here: https://imgur.com/a/gTpXyZ9
The Colosseum in Rome
This is from our very own @SirBowen! You can see more photos and the the incredible detail here: https://imgur.com/a/e2dkzwp
“If you looked closely, you might have discovered some details.
The audience grouped into faction related fan blocks to cheer on their possible fighter. Since such an event is always something special, the audience brought blankets, pillows, food and drinks.
After all, such events can last several hours. In the middle of the arena there are snake pits and as in every bullring also wooden gates where the gladiator can look for protection from lions and other predators.
There are also additional weapons for gladiator fights, in case a gladiator is disarmed.
The arena itself is “multifunctional”, since gladiator fights, animal fights, chariot races and even knight tournaments with mounted lances can be carried out there. But in the end, if the dead one didn’t come immediately, the king or queen decides with thumbs up or thumbs down whether the loser can be granted mercy. And so I hope that I, dear jury, will also get a thumbs up from you for this Colloseum.”
Hogwarts Castle from Harry Potter
Created on PS4 by Scott.
"This is a build of Neuschwanstein Castle, found in southwest Bavaria,
Germany. I recreated the complete exterior and interior to the best of
my ability using vanilla Conan Exiles building pieces and a multitude of
reference imagery, as well as floor plans I acquired.
This was a challenging build to complete, particularly without being
able to use mods. Particularly difficult portions of this build include
having a ‘round’ tower continuing off of a square tower, as seen near
the front of this build, as well as the part of the main building that
is at an angle from the rest of the structure."
You can see the album with the incredible interior here: https://imgur.com/a/e2c5oat
Capital Hill - Washington DC
Made in Xbox by Dean
Some Other Entries!
Besides the grand prize winner and runner ups, here are a handful of other entries we received.
Castle Del Monte
Built by Brancaleone clan
“The building we propose for the contest is our memorial Morandi bridge, built to commemorate the 43 victims of the collapse of the real Morandi Bridge in our city, Genova (Italy), the 14-8-2018.”
Chateau de Chenonceau
Matsumoto Castle in the city of Matsumoto
“Definitely acquiring the Yamatai DLC (And others) last week prompted me to choose such an amazing monument to reporduce. There were however a few limitations I encountered. One noticieably being that there are no inverted ramps to make up the interior corners where the ramps connect, so I had to utilize the closest matching roof top inverted pieces. The trapped walls from which they would drop rocks from I had to improvise. And the same with the tiny windows they would shoot arrows and guns from, by being a little creative and flipping around the window building pieces to represent that. And furthest right section of the castle is actually a Moon viewing room where I used the imperial fence and pillars but it doesn’t quite to it justice. From the placement of the foundation castle walls and arches of each tier I put great thought into. Especially just where in the lands of Hyboria should I build it.”
Castle Grayskull from the He-Man universe
Enterprise vs Borg
Bates house from the 1960s Hitchcock movie Psycho
“Forum and Temple’s shapes have been reproduced as accurately as possible in the game. The Forum and the Temple are reproduced in a 1:1 scale ratio, meaning that size and proportions are real. Aquilonian tiles have been used to make everything look as much close as possible to the Roman architectural style.”
Stormwind from World of Warcraft
Built by Crowangel on PS4.
“I have included several images as my design is not just one building but an entire city replica of World of Warcraft’s Stormwind City…”
Album with full photos here: https://imgur.com/a/7SPWUTO
The Eyrie from Game of Thrones
The Temple of Artimis
Album with more pictures can be found here: https://imgur.com/gallery/e2UXFnU
Winterfell Castle from Game of Thrones
As displayed in the opening cinematic of each episode.
We received so many more so if you didn’t find your photo up here PLEASE reply to this thread with yours! Or if you do see yours up here, feel free to point which one it is out!