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The Top 20 Things You Need to Build in "Minecraft"

Paul loves playing video games; especially when it comes to Minecraft!

My Minecraft Build Ideas

Welcome to my list of 20 Minecraft builds which will improve and revitalize your world and add a whole new dimension of creativity to your world. If you want to 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.

1. Auto Smelter

An auto smelter 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 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 a mossy stone near the base of your ship to give a worn-down effect!

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!

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 that catches the player's eye and shows your ability as an advanced builder.



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 colored blocks, gives us designers a lot of room to play around with color 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!

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 us to build massively detailed garden scapes that turn a normal house into an impressive mansion. When building gardens why not try making organized 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!

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 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 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 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 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 one! See for yourself below! 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 this YouTuber did.

Working TV (No Mods)

Spinning Windmill

© 2017 Paul Laselle


private information boi! on August 27, 2020:

i did he pixel art

Gary on August 27, 2020:

Love the ideas, can you create more?

Sandy on August 03, 2020:

Add easier things or no one will bild it

Mandy on August 02, 2020:

Do easier things plz

Harley on July 25, 2020:

Hi do you have anything easy

Total og girl on July 24, 2020:

Real cool. I like the sea town... am I the only one? No?

Gl guys on July 22, 2020:

it is not how good you are but how much time you have

Squirrelflight on July 12, 2020:

The builds look amazing, but is there anything easier? I’m not very good at Minecraft...

8 on July 04, 2020:


billie on July 03, 2020:

do you guys know any easy things to build like restaurants

Ella on July 03, 2020:

The tv was hard but good :)

minecraft on July 01, 2020:


Fortnite pro on June 29, 2020:

I love the underwater base, bridge, sea town, tree, and hotel.

nothing on June 26, 2020:

too hard

unicorn girl on June 12, 2020:

awesome ideas i love the tv and under water base

Unknown on June 11, 2020:

That TV video was so cool!

someone uwu on June 08, 2020:

plz add more. and also how many rooms should go in a hotel with about 28 houses?

add me on mc bedrock : mysticraijin on June 08, 2020:

nice ideas, ive also made a end island which i took a end island, covered it with grass grew some tress and looked nice

on June 08, 2020:

Can u plzz add some more ideas on.

Weirdo on May 31, 2020:

I think Thease Ideas are Great:) i really think people put effort into this an it help me:!c:

Nobody on May 30, 2020:

I really liked the ideas but the builds were a bit too hard to build

no name on May 30, 2020:

ive made bunkbeds before

jessie on May 24, 2020:

i thought these were super cool thanks for the ideas bro!!

NICO on May 24, 2020:

great builder

Lex Luther on May 21, 2020:

Your an awesome builder I took ton of inspiration

Hello on May 20, 2020:


zy on May 20, 2020:

Yes thanks for the tips, will be good to actually use up some wood in my survival world

Thomas on May 20, 2020:

They're so easy

Hannah on May 19, 2020:

They are really hard can you put some esay stuff please it will help

Nikita Cannon on May 19, 2020:

This stuff is way to hard ☹️ post easier stuff plz

jankins on May 18, 2020:

this is awesome thankyou!

luisthebird1234 on May 18, 2020:

lol im on minecraft classic i cant build these

desislava on May 16, 2020:

I build the bed and is really cool

CK on May 14, 2020:

Good luck I tried all of these they took me 3 weeks each about

Geoge Memeulous on May 12, 2020:

good luck I tried them

William Lenney on May 12, 2020:

I need to try these

hello on May 11, 2020:

they look difficult


fnaf on May 11, 2020:

we need easier

Teagan V on April 29, 2020:

This are way to hard. You need to make/post things that’s are easier to master/build.

Dogburp on April 28, 2020:

this is fun make cool building

Tedi0s_w0rker67 on April 23, 2020:

me just scrolling down the comments wondering what is goin on

chick 'n' ugget on April 20, 2020:

How the heck do u make a working TV in MC????

TimidFerret on April 18, 2020:

By spa do you mean hot tub/jacuzzi or what?

cookforyrlife on April 15, 2020:

thums up

jeff on April 03, 2020:

after i saw this i made every single on in minecraft

Addison on April 01, 2020:

How do you build a Mansion house

Ally on March 15, 2020:

add more things for pets

Thank you

Coolcarcatboy on March 11, 2020:

Add more cars

isaac on March 07, 2020:

i want the hotel to be my house

phantom on March 06, 2020:

i want the wooden dojo

Lyla on March 01, 2020:

These are not hard if you searched up something to build. They gave you ideas, so try something even if it's not as good as the ones posted.

Lucy on February 17, 2020:

Please add more easy things ro make

Bill on February 09, 2020:

How do you make that under water baes i want it.

Hunter on February 05, 2020:

Really easy to make fun,cool

Haert on January 30, 2020:

I like

Hargunthesmartone on January 01, 2020:

Everything you listed are cool but hard to make.Can you list cool things that are easy to make.

Blash on December 31, 2019:

these are not nessesary and they're way to complicated

Damian on December 30, 2019:

These are way to hard

;) on December 27, 2019:

Things are way to complicated

Emko on December 26, 2019:


Rubyroundhouse08 on December 24, 2019:


billy on December 22, 2019:

Just look on Youtube for the Video LOL

Ummmmmm on December 21, 2019:

I don't like it because there should be videos and no pictorial

Bobby on December 15, 2019:

Nice I like the hotel

Poop face brain on December 08, 2019:

Not good

PIGGY on November 30, 2019:


Grag on November 24, 2019:


LOLOLOLL on November 23, 2019:

I mean the underwater base was good? idk...

alesana on November 04, 2019:

this was the worst things you can build makeit more cooler and show how to build a working car

Yeet on October 28, 2019:

This made me think different

Brooklyn on October 27, 2019:

Meh I like the ferris wheel

mcminan on October 27, 2019:

i just built all of these took me two months but it was worth it

Some one on October 25, 2019:

You want tips on building a house

Blow your world up

April on October 25, 2019:

I built the car and the hotel these were extreme cool !

Mr mine man on October 24, 2019:

I built the pyramid its cool :)

Yo danni Michaels on October 21, 2019:

I like the garden one it’s cool

yo momma on October 21, 2019:

yeah thease r really coll. sorry i mean these

Rachel on October 19, 2019:

thease are really cool!!

Mineshaft Charlie on October 12, 2019:

I have no idea what to do now, and what’s wrong with the comments jeez

Boop on October 08, 2019:

This is so extreme. Not building any.

lilly on September 29, 2019:

these all seem a bit extreme...

Jeff on September 25, 2019:

I’m building the under water base:)

Ruby Young on September 21, 2019:

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

david on September 20, 2019:

cool i like the underwater base building it now

Danz on September 19, 2019:

The tutorials would be nice

Creeperman on September 15, 2019:

Those are awesome

RagingPhatGamer on September 10, 2019:

I've gotta learn how to make that TV. That was awesome! Thanks for the ideas!

creeper on September 10, 2019:

aww man

creeper on September 08, 2019:

aww man

Me My Self And I Lol on September 08, 2019:

So we back in the mine

Archie on September 06, 2019:


Tobias on September 05, 2019:

So we back in the mine

Lol on September 04, 2019:


Donald Trump on September 02, 2019:

I have many yuge hotels already.

Alexcm1015 on September 01, 2019:

creeper hey men

Lucasssss on August 28, 2019:

Nice they worked #themcommentsthough

Creeper on August 28, 2019:

So we back in the mine

Kiritgayo on August 24, 2019:


Aww man

Oof mama on August 24, 2019:


stan loona on August 22, 2019:

stream girl red