Build a Giant Snowman in Minecraft
The snowman is a new model in Plotz Modeller for Minecraft and with just a few clicks you can design your own snowman and use Plotz to see how to build it layer by layer (you can even print out your design).
Start by visiting the Plotz main page and click Take me to Plotz (Plotz requires Flash installed in your web browser). Choose the Snowman model. All you need to do now is choose a body diameter. From this, the size of the head, hat and nose are all calculated for you. I chose 33, making my snowman a total of 61 blocks high, ideal to fit in Minecraft's ground level to sky limit of 64 blocks. You can see the model height in Plotz in the 'show up to layer' box and also the slider on the right.
You can print your design from Plotz which will show a layer by layer plan of how to build it from the ground up. Alternatively you can work on screen which was what I did, adjusting the 'show up to layer' value or layer slider and building a layer at a time. The screen shots below show 16 blocks up in both Plotz and Minecraft.
I found a snow biome and cleared a decent sized area, then started building from the ground up. Orange wool is a good material for the nose, as pumpkins can only be placed on top of another block. I added my own eyes and mouth as Plotz doesn't calculate these finer details. Its also nice to add some of your own design.