The final frontier
This impressive recreation of the International Space Station by Jack Parsons, an environmental artist from Galactic Cafes The Stanley Parable. Its about 1.33 times larger than life, he says. Making it to the exact dimensions makes it feel way too cramped inside. Construction of the ISS involved using ten stacks of quartz, a double chest of white wool, and about 60 stacks of nether brick slabs. Half a nether fortress went into those solar arrays, he says. It took about two days to design in Creative mode, and then he spent three days building it in Survival using netherrack scaffolds. Parsons says that he plans to carry on tweaking it to correspond with events that happen to the real-life International Space Station, adding and removing docked vehicles and even rearranging modules when the time comes.
The solar panels generate 160 volts DC for their systems. When the Earth eclipses the Sun, rechargeable batteries keep the station ticking over.
Eye's on you
The Cupola module hangs below the ISS, giving the best views of the Earths surface 431 kilometres away. Astronauts sleep next door.
The Zvezda module contains the life-support and communications systems, as well as docking points. It can also sleep six crew members.