Sahara was an Architech run shop located between the Shopping District and the Futuristic District. It was considered an 'Amazon Prime in Minecraft but faster' and it is known to be one of the biggest projects, if not the biggest project, on the server to date, requiring at least 3 months of work before being ready for its beta release. It's main idea was to sell a majority of in-game items in one place. It's original motto was (sort of) a direct attack towards Amazon's motto, 'Yeah, but we've got lots of sand.'.
Their actual motto was, 'We have a lot of stuff, but we have a lot of sand.'.
At the end of Season 6, the Architechs met for one last time and discovered that they had broken even, but only with a measly profit of 5 diamond blocks. Celebrating the fact that, despite it being small, they had indeed made a profit, they launched the diamonds to Season 7. As of October 2020, they have still yet to use the diamonds.
A bunker was located under Sahara's pile of diamonds which was built as a place to hide during the Demise event hosted by Grian, which is the Dragon Bros Bunker, formerly known as the Architech Bunker.
Sahara was a very large facility whose exterior is made mostly of concrete with large stained glass windows. It's composed of several buildings.
The warehouse is where all of Sahara's stock was stored. It's full of redstone decoders and item filters that allow the Sahara team to find customer orders and have it delivered to the shop front via ice ducts. The shop front is where the customers can make and receive orders. It included a nether portal and a news studio.
To advertise and get customers, The trio had undergone some marketing campaigns to advertise the shop.
Grian advertised Sahara in an unusual way. He would take off all his valuables (excluding his Elytra supplies) and fill his inventory with papers renamed 'Shop at Sahara!' or 'One coupon, Shop at Sahara!' as leaflets. He then flew up to a Hermit, and used Slow Falling Potion stances to get their attention, and kill himself by crashing right into them, spilling all his leaflets for the Hermit to pick them up.
He also filmed an advert with Rendog.
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The NOW interface was located on the 2nd floor of the Shop Front, in a small alcove with the NOW logo plastered on the wall above it. Membership for Sahara NOW costed 100 diamonds.
Sahara NOW members will get random deals for low prices, which includes the shulker box the items came in.
Iskall85 went around selling them.
MumboJumbo made a custom-named zombie that whenever it killed him, it posted in the chat "Mumbo Jumbo was slain by Msg. me to purchase a Sahara Now membership!”
Grian built a giant blimp containing a giant question mark and red arrow plastered to the side of it. Inside the blimp were Sahara NOW memberships for sale.
After the 1.14 update, a large portion of the server moved and built in new chunks where new villages could spawn. In order to serve these customers who were far from their main bases and from the shopping district, Sahara Express was a scaled down version of Sahara which offered many key building materials for constricting aswell as basic living far from main bases. It also featured a small MumboJumbo head on the new grind stone as a manager.
Sahara Speedy Pines Raceway
Rendog's Speedy Pines, in Hermit Land, was a Sahara branded iceboat racetrack. Initially constructed as a independent venture by Rendog, he soon realised that collecting such large amounts of ice would be near impossible. As a solution, he bought the ice off Iskall85 who had a large and efficient ice farm and in return, Sahara would gain advertising right over the racetrack. Read more here.
Sahara Fuel was a shop constricted near to the main entrance sign to Hermit Land. It sold rockets and XP orbs, the idea being that these were items that hermits would require often. XP and Rockets were automatically dispensed in set amounts by dispensers when a button was pressed. To emphasise the convenience of the shop, it was modelled on a petrol station in Sahara colours.
Sahara Jackpot was a concept created by Iskall85 towards the end of the season as a marketing campaign and to boost sales. Every so often, a token would be dispensed with a order, and these could eventually lead to a jackpot being won.