Every time you find a Minecraft village, you’re reminded of its beauty and function, both of structures and farmland. Then you remember that you can not only replicate, but also enhance its appearance yourself. Finally, you realize that you can make just about anything in Minecraft if you have enough blocks in Survival Mode or switch to Creative Mode. You might also discover Minecraft mods like WorldEdit, allowing you to easily create objects or modify environments on a massive scale. With that, the only remaining problem is not knowing what to build in Minecraft. Luckily, you have us.
Who doesn’t want to be rich? While hard to achieve in real life, it’s relatively easy to simulate within Minecraft. You must figure out the grand entrance, especially the gate and a (presumably) high fence surrounding the property. Inside, you must pick a design of the lounge, lavish bedrooms, grand staircases, chandeliers, fountains and gardens, and more. Mansions also occur naturally on Minecraft maps, so you can renovate and expand an existing one, too.
Hundreds, even thousands of years after they’re built, castles still leave people awestruck. So why not build a Minecraft equivalent? They’re very flexible since you can start small. Simply connect 3 to 4 towers with walls so that mobs can’t invade. Plus, you can shoot at them from above via bows and arrows. Then, gradually expand toward building a wondrous castle worthy of a King. Add structures such as king’s palace, servants’ quarters, bridges (even retractable ones, with Redstone), statues, gardens, massive doors, and more. The best part is that there are thousands of real castles to use for inspiration.
By building a farm, you make a virtual contribution to ending hunger by growing food. You can’t affect the world hunger, but you and your Minecraft animals such as horses, bees, cats, fish, sheep, parrots, and many others will be well-fed, at least. Food is also crucial if you plan to breed Villagers in Minecraft. We recommend starting an above-ground farm since crops require light. To spice things up, you can add a windmill and barn. Furthermore, consider encasing crops in glass to create a greenhouse, simultaneously keeping hostile mobs out.
Once you master building village houses, a farm, and a castle, consider making small design changes to achieve a homogenous appearance. Then, add roads, storage rooms, restaurants, clinics for humans and animals, hotels, town halls, jails, courtrooms, churches, fountains, gardens, and much more. This project will keep you busy for a while, and you’ll always feel a creative spark since it’s never quite finished.
Is your base near a body of water? Lighthouse could be one of the things to build in Minecraft, then. These buildings look best on a remote island or beach, surrounded by an ocean as far as the eye can see. For a recognizable look, use Wool and Red Wool, although you can also play with materials such as Quartz, Brick, or Red Nether Brick. To make it truly come to light, pun intended, you can add a Minecraft Beacon. If that isn’t realistic enough, consider making an intricate Redstone circuit to make the light revolve or blink.
We mentioned gardens as accessories, but not as standalone structures. By this, we mean making medieval or baroque gardens that are massive, well-planed, colorful, and complex, forming intertwining shapes that would leave anyone wonderstruck. If you also add a statue, a fountain, and a few benches, and build them in front of structures from the same period, such as castles, you’ll achieve elegance you never knew you wanted.
Did you see this coming? Yes, you can build a garden that’s also a maze, using Leaves or Hedges, and put the objects mentioned above as the decoration for the exit. If you’re coldhearted, build a maze out of stone or sand, and include traps, death drops, snake pits, dispensers that shoot arrows, fireballs, or creature eggs, or pistons and pressure plates that change the maze layout on the go. Show mercy to the ones that survive, and add rewards at the end.
8. Boat or ship
While we wrote about the best pirate games for PC, we kept thinking about building a pirate vessel in Minecraft. True, it won’t sail, but it makes for a great conversation piece, and a great addition to the lighthouse. You’ll also learn a lot through the process of making it look like there’s wind in the boat’s sails. On the other hand, you can choose a modern version, and build a steamboat, yacht, trawler, cruise ship, ocean liner, or container ship.
A great way to find something to build in Minecraft is to reproduce marvels of the world or landmarks of the global civilization. Whether that’s the Big Ben, Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Colosseum, or ancient megalithic constructions such as the Egyptian pyramids, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, or Petra in Jordan, it’s up to you.
After the previous idea, you might immediately think of The Great Library of Alexandria. And while you can’t find an example because the library is destroyed, feel free to let your imagination run wild. Alternatively, you can recreate the British Library, The Library of Congress, or create a unique one, connected to the town or other structures, or remote and independent.
Humankind has built statues for thousands of years. So, why not build a Minecraft clone of Colossus of Rhodes, Statue of Liberty, Christ the Redeemer, Statue of Unity? Or, take your favorite actor, artist, musician, or book, or video game character? The size and grandeur will evoke amazement regardless of your choice.
12. Railway or subway
Yes, you can fly or ride a horse in Minecraft’s Survival and Creative Modes but both can get boring quickly. In contrast, nothing beats a widespread, complex railway network, and seeing Minecarts in all directions. First, decide whether to build slightly above-ground or high in the air akin to Maglev trains, or underground, similar to subways around the world. Besides sheer traveling speed, you can interconnect things you had to construct detached because of available space or biome limits.
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