Originally Posted by OranjeJus
Do you plagiarise someone's design from reddit?
Do you spend time in single player creative and mock it up first?
Look at photos of real buildings and attempt to re-create them?
Just start building and see what happens?
Or do you even just dig a hole and add some cobblestone stairs... if you get around to it?
All of the above. I've collected a bunch of photos plus screenshots from reddit, mcschematics etc which I use for inspiration. If I'm making something larger I'll have a play in creative to plan it out a bit and get some dimensions. After that I just wing it and see what happens.
Microblocks are great for adding detail to make smaller buildings look good. Also good for giving you a couple chests full of left over panels, strips and other bits