The following is assuming the difficulty has balanced with the current network hash rate (right now, the difficulty is actually about 10% low, but it will adjust in about 3 days):
Network hash rate (current) = 61 Thash/s
Blocks per day = 24 * 6 = 144
Hash power required to solve 1 block per day = 61 Thash/s / 144 = 424 Ghash/s
To get a block on average every 30 minutes, you'd need control of one third of the network's hashpower, which (unless you purchase mining equipment already in use) would require 50% of the current hashpower, or 30.5 Thash/s.
To solve a block on average every 10 minutes is only possible if you control the entire network, which you can't do unless you stop everybody else from mining.
More info available here: Equation for mining profit