With over 112 million monthly players, Minecraft has proven itself to be an unparalleled global phenomena. This simple game has captured the hearts of all ages since its release in 2011. These Minecraft building basics will help you understand the game and become a pro in no time!
Minecraft Building Basics
The game’s primary survival mode is simple; players will explore a randomly generated environment, collecting materials and eating food. At night, monsters will come out, and the player will have to decide if they want to attack them or build a base to spend their nights.
However, the game also features a creative mode, which gives players an unlimited amount of all the blocks and objects in the game. With this mode, players have been able to create amazing things.
For players who are new to the game, the possibilities are endless.
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Minecraft For Beginners
Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best, especially in Minecraft. Use stair blocks to add an overhang to your house. Additionally, place stair blocks upside down in doorways to create arches and add depth to your builds.
Make use of the variety of colors in the game. Make your builds out of one primary
color, with one or two accent colors to make it pop. Also, alternate between block types such as wood planks and stone bricks to add variety to your builds.
Unconventional Block Usage
Minecraft is all about thinking outside the box, or the block in this case. As such, you can use many of the blocks for different reasons. For example, use campfires to create a bridge or a rooftop. Simply place down the campfires and extinguish them to get an interesting wood surface.
Additionally, doors and trapdoors can make great siding for shelves, and can be used as wall decorations.
When creating designated buildings, such as restaurants, think about what restaurants need to function. For example, a restaurant needs tables and chairs which are easy to make out of slabs, wood planks, and steps.
The kitchen of a restaurant needs food storage and a way to cook the food. Barrels, chests, and shulker boxes can all add variety to your food storage. Additionally, use a mix of furnaces and smokers to create a varied look in your kitchen.
Once you have the essentials of what you are building, you can add the more frivolous aspects. For example, cauldrons filled with water with a tripwire hook or lever above them resemble sinks.
Also, consider adding restrooms for your patrons. Place a cauldron into the ground, fill with water, and place a trapdoor above it to create restroom stalls.
While all your builds should have the basic essentials, don’t forget about the abundance of decorating objects at your disposal. Paintings and item frames can help rooms stand out, while colored carpets can make the floor pop.
Additionally, make sure your builds are well lit so that they can be seen and so that monsters won’t spawn, with lanterns, torches, glowstone, and sea lanterns.
Don’t be afraid to spruce up the outside of your builds either! Create flower beds and floral decor outside of your house or business to really make it stand out. Also make use of path and stone blocks to create pathways and roads between all of your builds.
You can also make some outdoor sculptures, such as fountains, that can really enhance your world. Additionally, when making whole cities and towns, road signs, mailboxes, and outdoor vendors can all add variety.
Fun Activities to do in Minecraft
While building in Minecraft can be a very rewarding experience, interacting with your builds can be just as fun! You can build fun games to play for yourself, or for a group of people.
For example, use leaf blocks stacked four blocks high to create a maze for you to explore and escape from. Additionally, you can play hide and seek in the maze with friends.
Use the Minecart rails to make roller coasters. Just make sure you have redstone blocks powering the powered rails. Rails can travel in any direction, so go crazy with your builds!
Minecraft is perhaps one of the most creatively satisfying games out there, and there is an unlimited amount of ways to approach it. With these Minecraft building tips, you can get a jump into this adventure.
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