The Top 20 Things You Need to Build in Minecraft

Updated on September 22, 2019

My Minecraft Build Ideas

Welcome to my list of 20 Minecraft builds which will improve and revitalise your world and add a whole new dimension of creativity to your world. If you want build ideas, then you've come to the right place. Here you'll find some great plans and tutorials to create some awesome builds in Minecraft.

Minecraft autosmelter
Minecraft autosmelter

1. Autosmelter

An autosmelter will let you automatically smelt items in your world without having to worry about placing items in all your furnaces! The image to the right shows you exactly how to construct them and where to put your input materials as well as where you'll receive items out of the furnace after they have been smelted!

Large pirate ship
Large pirate ship

2. Pirate Ship

A pirate ship is one of the most impressive builds that you can have in your world! A large ship shows your prowess as a builder and shows your technical ability to build large-scale projects! This image shows you layer by layer how to build your ship which will dominate your seas! Building these with a lighter wood and using a darker wood where the ship meets the water gives a very detailed effect which will make your design look a lot better! And why not add some vines or mossy stone near the base of your ship to give a worn down effect!

Simple bridge design
Simple bridge design

3. Bridges

Making bridges in Minecraft is almost essential unless your home biome is a desert or plains biome. Traversing waterways is always useful so why not do it in style! A simple stone bridge or a more complex wooden archaic bridge gives a lot of character to your town or base and shows that you can build functionality as well as just flashy builds! This simple stone slab bridge is simple and effective and fits in well with the pathway which leads out from either side!

Wooden bunkbeds
Wooden bunkbeds

4. Bunk Bed

A bunk bed is usually one of the first advanced builds a player will make in their world. Every player has experimented with it at some stage, and this design is just one of the hundreds which exist! Let your imagination run free and build one of the greatest bunkbeds Minecraft has ever seen! Be creative when creating your new designs and a bunk bed will add so much character to a bedroom!

Large sandstone dam
Large sandstone dam

5. Dam

Large or small dams give an attractive feature of the landscape or can be used to bridge the gap between different heights of water! This dam shown is a large attractive dam which catches the players eye and shows your ability as an advanced builder.

Minecraft dojo
Minecraft dojo

6. Wooden Dojo

Oh yes! A large traditional wooden dojo! In the early days of Minecraft, these were commonly made of wood, but the addition of prismarine blocks, as well as all the new concrete coloured blocks, gives us designers a lot of room to play around with colour and design. These can be made short or tall and add an impressive centre point to towns or settlements. Make sure it fits the theme of your base however as a large oriental dojo in the middle of a modern town usually doesn't look so good!

Ferris wheel
Ferris wheel

7. Ferris Wheel

Talking of impressive colourful builds, take a look at the colourful, creative Ferris wheel shown to the right! If you want to make a circus, then a Ferris wheel is a must-have. These large-scale creative designs give an amazing insight into your skill as a builder. Usually, these are made of wood but why not get creative and build with netherrack or try iron bars. You can make your Ferris wheel as big or small as you like. Make sure you use a circle generator to get an accurately sized wheel before you make a Ferris oval!

Minecraft garden design
Minecraft garden design

8. Garden

Making a garden in Minecraft is essential for any creative builder or designer. Mojang gives us so many options regarding greenery and shrubbery, leaves, grass, flowers, dandelions, trees and more allows to build massively detailed garden scapes which turn a normal Minecraft house into an impressive Minecraft mansion. When building gardens why not try making organised arrangements of greenery or make a "messier" display to give a more overgrown look! Leaves and vines can give everything a worn down look.

Large custom tree
Large custom tree

9. Tree

Making a large custom tree in your world can give a massive boost to the awesomeness of your world. The basic tutorial for building massive custom trees is shown to the right, but the most important thing is to be creative in your work and try to make everything flow naturally as you build.

Think about what actual trees look like and draw inspiration from what you know to help make more impressive builds. Custom trees often require large amounts of wood and leaves. Try using different types of leaves to give more depth in different areas of the tree and maybe use darker wood for the roots or to make grooves in the tree. Hiding glowstone inside the leaves can give a cool glowing effect and keep it lit up for some more shading!

Golf cart
Golf cart

10. Cars

Any town in Minecraft cannot be finished without some cars running around. This small golf cart shows some basic tips for building vehicles and the truck way down below in the list also shows some more detailed ways to add character to your vehicle creations! There are loads of tutorials on how to build cars in Minecraft as well as building trucks, bikes, helicopters, and planes. Why not create something yourself such as a digger or mining drone!

Skyscraper with garden
Skyscraper with garden

11. Hotel

Which Minecraft player has never attempted to make a Minecraft hotel? Every large city needs a hotel, and this one comes with a rooftop garden for a quiet break. Making hotels can be monotonous if you build all the floors at once and then fill them in, so why not try building one layer and then creating the rooms on each floor? Make sure to include a kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, spa, swimming pool, and gym to make your hotel really luxurious!

Sea Town
Sea Town

12. Sea Town

Holy cow. Look at this sea town created on this completely man-made island. Builds like this make Minecraft fun to play and it shows the creativity of the player base. This island is actually inhabited by villagers in the original world, and you can just imagine the hustle and bustle of hundreds of villagers running around the narrow streets and up the stairs. The inside of this island connects all of the building too with a series of underground passages and tunnels!

Pixel art
Pixel art

13. Pixel Art

Pixel art in Minecraft is a creative players biggest dream! Making detailed pictures based on real life gives a very artistic feel to your world. The templates to the sideshow some very basic pixel art Minecraft mob faces which can be used on their own or incorporated into a build to give more character to your world.

Simple pyramid
Simple pyramid

14. Pyramid

Ah, the pyramid, one of everyone's first builds in their Minecraft world. How to build a Minecraft pyramid needs no guide, but how to decorate the inside is a different story. Why not create an authentic Egyptian burial site or a tomb. Alternatively, you could create a modern base hideout or construct a huge underground network of tunnels which form the majority of your base!

Simple stone guardian statues
Simple stone guardian statues

15. Stone Statues

These simple stone statues are one of my personal favourite builds purely because of the simplicity yet detail in them. They have so much character, and if you want to know how to build good statues in Minecraft this is a great place to start!

Wooden watchtower
Wooden watchtower

16. Watchtower

This medium height watchtower gives a good detail in any town or settlement in your Minecraft world. Placed around the outside of a base with walls in between can transform your base into a more secure settlement and help protect against mobs or other players! Why not try varying the design and use iron and white glass to give a more futuristic looking tower. Try making some medieval siege weapons and placing them on the top to make your base look super secure!

Detailed truck
Detailed truck

17. Truck

This Minecraft truck is one of the most detailed builds I have ever seen. The attention to detail makes this also one of my favourites. As I said before vehicles are one of the most important builds, but so many people avoid them because they think that they're difficult! I hope the two vehicles in this list will show you how to create and decorate cars, trucks and more and will give you the confidence to try new things and believe in your building ability!

Minecraft television
Minecraft television

18. TV

I remember when I first built a TV in Minecraft. I thought it was amazing. This design is a basic one and there are much much more complex and cool designs. One YouTuber even made a working TV in Minecraft and I'll link this below so you can see for yourself. One tip I found useful is to use levers on the top of your TV to make it look like antennae.

Custom underwater base
Custom underwater base

19. Underwater Base

Just look at how epic this underwater base is! The time and effort that goes into clearing out water to make massive structures like this are just phenomenal. Try using sponges to clear water out. Note that these have interesting mechanics so be careful when using them! Underwater bases give an epic feel to your building ability and seeing huge glass walls with an ocean trapped behind is an amazing feeling for your Minecraft world!

Wooden windmill
Wooden windmill

20. Windmill

Building a windmill is a difficult task. Copying the work of others is easy but creating your own windmill is a difficult task. It is however extremely rewarding to see such a beautiful build come to light as you advance on it. Creating something like this requires extreme attention to detail, but unfortunately, you won't be able to make it spin. That is unless you use command blocks as one YouTuber did, look at the video below!

Working TV (No Mods)

Actual Spinning Windmill

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      Can someone give me ideas on what to build in my house

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