Landmark recently held a competition for landmarks, builds that would make a statement on the landscape, to permanently add to the game world at the spires. We haven’t heard about the winners yet (dang those bushfires) but I thought I’d show you my own entry into the competition.
I’ve been experimenting with wood sculptures since the beta started and that gave me the idea for my entry. Many folk in Landmark have built treehouses winding around the outside of tree props with great success and I do so love them. I wanted to go one step further and build a treehouse inside a tree. Thus the Radish Roost was born.
Now before I say anything further about Radish Roost, take a gander at the video made by fellow guildmate, Buzweaver. It’s been edited from conversations with Buz as I showed him around the roost and my crafting station claim. Thanks so much, Buz, for making this.
The build does have a theme. “This once mighty tree, felled by lightening, finds new purpose and new life as a shelter for folk”. It’s the ultimate in recycling, a new use for a dead tree husk as a home. The build comes in two parts, the tree trunk and branches are made from voxels, except for the greenery at the end of the branches, which are the pink tundra berry bushes. The house is all voxel but for the glass in the windows. The furnishings inside the house are a mixture of props and voxels.
The build in the video was not quite the template submitted for the competition. I added the wallpaper on the walls and some furniture to make it feel more homey. I still have so much more to add to the build. The garden needs some love; a swing or gazebo would help bring it to life, maybe a garden gnome or two.
As new props are added, I can see myself rearranging the interior to fit them in. It’s a great build to practice techniques or explore prop morphing. I rather hope the devs give us the chance to update our claim templates, if we win. I’m sure a lot of builders, like myself, ran out of time and have since improved their claim.
Radish Roost was a lot of fun to build. It’s one claim I’ll place back after the upcoming claim wipe when the cave system is introduced into Landmark.
P.S. If you’d like to visit, Radish Roost is on Rebellion, Scree, N.E. of the spire.