This is something made for the 'Shapeways Building Contest' to hopefully win an Xbox 360. It took me a day and a half and it's almost perfectly to scale. I tried to replicate the temple as much as possible in minecraft, but made some edits to make it fit more.
Proof that it's easy to make fabulously expensive models easily with Mineways: size matters. This one's scaled to print out in color, so really adds up in cost, even with the base being hollow.
That said, I didn't spend time making sure all the rooms inside the castle were filled in, so that they could be hollowed out later - I didn't think anyone would actually print this model out! Sarconix did, as a surprise. I suspect I could have saved maybe $20 by placing torches at room doorways and then using the "seal off entrances" option to fill the rooms (which would then get hollowed).
Model built by Sarconix in Vokselia, vokselia.com
Built in the Minecraft world Vokselia by Mauricio Vives, then exported using the free Mineways program. See his site for more information, and see the video of its unveiling here.
Mineways can now print with full textures applied to the model, but this is a nice print because of its simple solid colors. If you want textured versions, see the following here and here.
From Alexander Boden, a cute little model. Every Minecraft shop needs a creeper! I just had to charge a $0.50 markup on this model (all other models of mine have no markup) to bring the price up to the correct value for a creeper.
I tried a 1 mm/block version of Sentinel Castle, chopping off the western tower and turning off trees, as the walkway there looks too thin to print safely. Shapeways may decide to not try printing this one, but I thought it would be interesting to see. It's certainly much cheaper!
From here, a model by Nefashu, http://www.planetminecraft.com/project/minecraft-world-in-a-bowl/, exported with Mineways at an affordable 1 mm/block print resolution. I printed one, it came out great, one of my favorite 3d prints now.
I've added no markup in cost to the model (no money for me), this was just a cool model and I thought I'd give it a try. The price is a great coincidence, the date of when a new world was discovered. Anyone can download the model and put it up at their own store. Note that this bowl is indeed super-small, just 2 inches high!
My entry to the contest. Just something I made based on some Mists of Pandaria concept art. Looks a bit cooler in game, but hey, what are ya gonna do? Kinda hard to see but theres a little panda guy near the bridge, hes got a staff!
At New Spawn, the Admiral Benbow Inn has charmed visitors with its luxurious furnishing and its ability to keep them from getting killed by monsters. Built by Morgan in the Minecraft world Vokselia, then exported using the free Mineways program.
Another entry to the contest. Decided to make my own version of the Mogu'shan Palace area in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms. I didn't build it exactly the same, a few things are different. Kinda wanted to do the whole area, but I know theres a limit to how large these can be, so I just did a section of it.