Minecraft - Ten Great Building Ideas
Minecraft is an amazing game which allows users to create what they want, how they want to. The combination of lego-like gameplay and sandbox elements makes it a joy to play, as ten million users have now discovered. However, despite many players taking note of some of our previous suggestions, the surface of what is possible has barely been scratched.
Given the frequent introduction of new gameplay elements often allowing for greater versatility in buildings in structures, it’s about time the Minecraft community got down and really tapped into Minecraft’s yet-unlocked potential. With both new and old features in mind, here are ten ideas which should inspire you to take this game to the next level.
(If you build or have built one of these, or anything else extravagant, please let us know in the comments section below and we will feature your work in an article of its own!)
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With boats floating down the beautiful canals; floating buildings joining the stars in the night sky and wonderful sights like the Rialto Bridge, Venice is one of the most lively and desired destinations on the planet, and rightly so. However in many attempts by the Minecraft community, the magic of this place has not yet been captured in block-form.
Imagine this: automated music-boxes imitating gondola operators, blaring out the tune of That’s Amore! Boats float around on their own and players can pick any one they want in order to tour the city as they will. After getting mobbed in a dark water-alley by a zombie, you sit down to some traditional Italian mushroom stew in order to recover hearts.
Mechanically-powered Rubik's Cube
Many times in this game we have seen coloured wool used to create a Rubik’s Cube, but only one which is stationary and does nothing more than please the eye. But can you picture a real, solve-able Rubik’s Cube which uses the recently-added pistons to provide players with in-game entertainment like no other?
Also reliant on the newly-implemented pistons feature is this nifty idea which will completely reinvent the way players look at the game. Pixel art is not new in this building game, but now we have the ability set up entire animations with an efficient set up, so why not give it a go?
The game-within-a-game paradox has been done many times before, but not yet in Minecraft. While on basic things can be achieved at the moment, there’s no denying that pistons could play a role in creating an entirely new level of interactivity in the game. Could you imagine playing Pacman but running away from creepers, instead of ghosts? With enough thought and planning, this may already be possible!
Party time? Why not rock your buildings in Minecraft using pistons to ensure all your guests have a good time! Throw in some flashing lights using pistons and torches and you’re all set.
Perhaps one of the most extreme and lengthiest projects we’ll ever suggest, this creation would be a replica of the device seen in the popular Pokémon series, only mega-sized. An underground network of pistons and pixel art would have you push a button to scroll through each of the 649 Pokémon in existence. Brave enough to tackle this RSI-inducing task?
We’ve seen bridges which infinitely produce concrete and extend their length automatically, but that’s SO March! Why has nobody made bridges with pistons so that they raise and lower themselves in order to let water-traffic through? If you want to be sneaky, try hiding your wiring in the frame and support-beams of your bridge.
Self-exploding Creeper idols
Creeper idols are old news. But with pistons, it’s possible to have one whose body parts go flying, only to reassemble. For extra effect, have it stand alongside a building which also takes some damage. If you think you’re efficient with all the elements of redstone, this project may be one for you!
But wouldn’t it be worth it to see a giant Creeper explode and not ruin all your hard work!?!
Building a level from your favourite game or even the entire game world is nothing new, but it is a concept which continues to amaze all us game nerds around the world. The possibilities are endless, and just about any game world can be reproduced in beautiful block form. Not to mention, the addition of several awesome redstone components has made it possible to bring to life all the mechanics from a given title.
Heck, why not jump on our server, Gibson, today, and build us part of your favourite game, of any era.
Guess the game! (WIP)
Given that a functioning computer has already been built, there’s no denying the possibility of connecting a complicated back end with coloured wool to create a television! It wouldn’t be easy, but if we have learnt anything since Minecraft’s birth, it’s that players will go to extraordinary lengths to do something new!
By Harry Hughes
Building or built one of these things? Let us know in the comments below and you may have you work featured in its own article!