In my tutorials, I often talk about the things you can do to improve your builds in Minecraft. However, this time I'm covering 5 things you should never do in your builds. These tips will improve your projects because they help you avoid making mistakes that can leave your con ...more
Things to Build on Minecraft
Tripwires are a new mechanic released in Minecraft 1.3, and people are still trying to figure out how best to use them. Minecart returns are a great idea, but what about traps? I've constructed examples of my three favorite tripwire traps, and I'll show you how to make them. ...more
Minecraft is unique among computer games in that some users have created such breathtaking works of beauty and ingenuity that it challenges the very idea that Minecraft is even a game at all, but suggests that it is instead a tool for artistic expression much like Photoshop. ...more
This is a great machine you can build on a shared Minecraft server which will no doubt annoy the pants off your friends! Wire up a couple doors to some redstone circuits - as some open, others will close ad infinitum!
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! The workshop this past Saturday was focused around making a Redstone Elevator, and everyone joined in and made their own versions—all very cool and creative ...more
Sometimes, at the end of a build, you may find yourself saying, "I'm pretty much finished, but what should I do next?" One element of a build that is always good to revisit once you're finished is the floor. It's not really a significant part of a building, but it can help mak ...more
Looking for some cool designs to build in the planes mod for Minecraft? Check out this video to learn how to build a spitfire in Minecraft planes mod. This spitfire is a great looking flyer, you'll rule the air with it.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! The workshop last Saturday revolved around how to build a Hidden Passageway, and the turnout was great. We had around eight of us in TeamSpeak, and even I l ...more
Want to learn how to build all of the new Minecraft blocks that were introduced with the Minecraft 1.8 update? Learn how to craft everything from fence gates to glass panes in this tutorial on all of the new block recipes in the Minecraft 1.8 update.
Make sure you have piles and piles of dirt before you start this project! Not for a beginner at Minecraft, this tutorial shows you how to build your own underwater base. All you have to do is drop dirt and stone into the water, and then hollow it out.
Stop hoofing it! This Minecraft player's guide will teach you everything you need to know to build a minecart station with redstone. For complete instructions, watch the video! Search WonderHowTo for more Minecraft tips, tricks, player guides, glitches and cheats.
Are you afraid of the dark? Then you probably shouldn't visit the nether, Minecraft's version of hell. But if you don't mind being scared, check out this video to learn how to build a portal out of steel and lava that will take you to the nether.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Looking to build an awesome one-way entrance into your base? Why not create an awesome drawbridge so that no one can enter without your permission? This sty ...more
Want to build the ultimate traps in Minecraft? This three part video series shows you the ultimate guide to building unassailable traps within the game. Make sure you have quite a few resources before you begin - you'll need them all! Part 1 of 3 - How to Build the ultimate tr ...more
This trap is best built on a patch of ice - no monsters will spawn there, and you can still walk and build on it. You will also need quite a lot of stone to make this mob trap in Minecraft. Part 1 of 2 - How to Build a mob trap on the ice in Minecraft. Part 2 of 2 - How to Bu ...more
There's an easy way and a hard way to build a portal in Minecraft. The hard way involves getting your hands on a diamond pick, and those are not thick on the ground. Here is the easy way to build a portal!
Because everything is better with lava! Most Minecraft traps use water to drown monsters, but you can use lava to trap your monsters! This trap is best built within a cave, since you will need a lot of stone to contain the lava.
How To : Make Your Minecraft House the Talk of the Town: How to Build Functioning Plumbing for Your Bathroom
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Functioning bathrooms seem like a stretch in Minecraft, but with redstone, they're not that far out of reach! This past workshop focused on creating a fully ...more
Check out this video to learn a clever design for building an auto-regenerating wall in Minecraft beta. If you have the pistons mod installed, you can make walls that build themselves. Watch the video to learn this Minecraft building technique.
This tutorial shows you several different launch pads, from the simple to complex, for you to be able to construct and detonate in the game Minecraft. Useful for blowing up zombies, launching mine carts, or to build it just for fun!
Sometimes taking the route where you don't fight at all in Minecraft is the best plan of attack! If you're looking for a clever way to take down almost all types of creatures (well, except for spiders), check out this awesome video! You'll learn how to make a crafty water trap ...more
You can build your own Nether Gate mold in Minecraft! And the best part is, you won't even need some diamond tools to do it! All you need is some buckets of water, dirt and lava... and a lot of patience.
Redstone is versatile and can be put to a myriad of uses when constructing things on your island in MineCraft. This tutorial shows you a couple basic ways to start building with redstone, such as wired doors and solid walls. Part 1 of 4 - How to Use redstone to make doors, bui ...more
Out of all of the new features in Minecraft 1.3, tripwires are undoubtedly the most fun to play with. They provide an entirely new functionality that's still being innovated and discovered. This Saturday, we'll be playing with tripwires by trying to make the best tripwire tra ...more
Minecraft is not just a game. It is a creative tool. Over the past year and a half countless epic builds, servers, and community projects have been undertaken. I'm sure some of you have seen the one-to-one scale recreation of the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek or the epic ...more
Minecraft is all about survival and building the coolest fortress in the land! But if you're looking for something that's a little more aesthetically pleasing for your gates without having to have all those redstone circuits everywhere, you're in luck! In this video you will l ...more
You like building things in your Minecraft world, but have you ever thought about building the Minecraft world itself? Watch this video to learn how to use Cinema 4D to make a Minecraft landscape. This video will show you how to build a Minecraft landscape from scratch in Cine ...more
How would like to be able to send things flying in Minecraft? Check out this helpful video to learn how to build a cannon, using stone, redstone, a pressure plate, and a couple of other common materials. It's time to blow stuff up!
Is that House? Built in Minecraft? Well, time to cross out one more item off my bucket list! As inspiration for this week's Minecraft-themed Tuesday Giveaway (enter here to win an awesome Minecraft Pickaxe!), I present a roundup of amazing things found in Minecraft. The great ...more
Torches help you find your way at night time and when you're mining and building things underground. This tutorial shows you how to create some basic torches first, and then you're shown how to construct a functioning furnace in Minecraft.
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! COMPETITION IS OVER COMPETITION IS OVER COMPETITION IS OVER As most of you already know, I'm iDwarf, the newest moderator on the WonderHowTo Minecraft serv ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. This past weekend, our Weekly Workshop focused on building a suffocation trap. But today, we're going to be covering a different type of redstone trap in Minecraft—one with a 100% s ...more
One of the best things about minecraft is the ability to create anything you can imagine. It's also cool that you can launch fireballs all over your world. Watch this video to learn how to build a fire cannon in Minecraft.
When starting out in Minecraft, the first thing you focus on is creating a shelter to seal yourself into to make it through the first night without getting eaten by a zombie or shot to death by a skeleton. But if you want something a little more conventional, try building a ho ...more
Have you always wondered how to make a customizable and efficient TNT cannon in Minecraft? Are you looking to raid some bases on a PVP/factions/griefing server, but don't know where to start? Well, this tutorial will go over how to make a TNT cannon, and the different ways you ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Do you need an extra boost in your game of PVP? Do you feel unapologetic to creepers? If you enjoy feeling like a madman, then this build is for you. After all, the only thi ...more
Having an epic base in Minecraft is one thing, having an epic moat, much more awesome. But let's up the stakes, a moat that also doubles as a way of killing those nasty zombis, spiders, creepers and more and then transports all their loot right into a little holding area that ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Have a ton of saplings in Minecraft, but just don't know what to do with them? To some players, saplings seem like useless pieces of in-game junk, but that' ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. One of the most efficient crops to grow in Minecraft is the melon. While not the best at boosting your health meter, melons require little work and they take about as long as wheat ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! A moving walkway could be a great addition to a courtyard, airport, or even a mansion. It's very unique and simple to do! If you end up incorporating this t ...more
Reddit user Mr. Squishy recreated the entire Game Boy Pokémon Red Version game in Vanilla Minecraft, i.e., a Minecraft server without gameplay modifications. Instead of using mods, he used 357,000 commands blocks—blocks that execute commands in the popular sandbox game. How lo ...more
Sometimes a simple drowning trap is too boring, and you want something that's a little more stylish and exciting. That's where this trap comes in! This is what I like to call "The Mangler". It consists of a set of pistons that chomp together, literally chewing up your enemies ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. This past Saturday we had a great turn out for the Weekly Workshop, and we even managed to get a few of you in TeamSpeak. Thanks to all who joined in, hope you learned some awesome ...more
Getting two sticky-pistons to pull eachother, a piston-train, isn't anything new but the pistons and their timing in 1.3 are and there has been alot of QQ-ing on the Minecraft-forums about how bad they are and that Jeb should bring back the old pistons we all know. I, for one, ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Gathering resources can be an exhausting business. Hours can be spent collecting feathers for arrows or in search of enough Ender pearls to find a stronghold. Luckily with e ...more
Getting tired of playing Minecraft in the Minecraft world? Play Minecraft in the real world! Watch this video to see how you can build a Minecraft shelter in real life. Sorry, no download link for the real life texture pack.
If you play Minecraft, you understand that sometimes you might need to take a mob down to your dungeon and drown it. It's a harsh reality, but what are you going to do? Watch this video to learn how to build a dungeon trap for drowning monsters in Minecraft.
If you love Minecraft, and you're trying to find out what to dress up as for Halloween, try building a Creeper head. If you wear a green shirt, you'll have the perfect Minecraft costume. You can even reuse the Creeper costume for cosplaying at your next convention. Video: . If ...more
So you've just installed Minecraft 1.8 on your computer, and you're trying to figure out how to use the cooler options of creative mode. Where do you start? This guide will show you how to destroy blocks, create buildings with blocks, manage your inventory, obtain unlimited bl ...more
Being able to hide your redstone makes your trap look a little nicer, and also reduces the possibility of accidentally disturbing the line of redstone. This tutorial shows you a creative way to hide your lines of redstone wiring when building Minecraft traps.
For centuries, the pyramid has been a symbol of significance to many. Build one of these magnificent structures in your Minecraft world. Watch this video to learn how to design and build your own pyramid in Minecraft. You can use it as a tomb, a casino, a basketball arena, or ...more
Why take the stairs when you could use the Minecraft pistons mod to build an elevator? Watch this video to learn how to build a piston powered elevator for your Minecraft home. Get from point A to point B without losing your breath.
A man's home is his castle. That makes his Minecraft world his... world? Protect the castle in your Minecraft world, learn how to build a drawbridge by watching this Minecraft guide video. You'll get tips on building this design and see which materials are needed.
Wondering how to build a farm in Minecraft? Watch this video for a detailed guide to designing and creating a farm. You'll learn about planting and irrigation techniques so that the farm you build will basically take care of itself.
Build up your arsenal with some serious Minecraft firepower. Watch this video and learn how to make a cannon. This Minecraft guide will show you what materials to use and how to use them when building a cannon in Minecraft.
Looking to demonstrate that you're an upwardly mobile Minecrafter? Then there's no better investment for you than to build your own treehouse. Watch this video to learn how to build an awesome treehouse in Minecraft. This video explains which materials to use and how to use them.
Bring one of the wonders of the ancient world into your Minecraft beta world. This video will show you what materials to use and what building technique to employ in order to build a magnificent pyramid in your Minecraft world.
Are you tired of wasting diamonds and iron on creating hoes? Are you looking for a fun way to farm melons? Or do you simply want to show off to your friends? This tutorial will go over how to make a jaw-dropping semiautomatic melon farm. Not only will you be the talk of the se ...more
Building a house in Minecraft is easy, but what if you want to build that house or building underwater? This guide will take you through the process of constructing a building underwater using the Poncho Pack mod in Minecraft 1.8 Download Poncho Pack 4.9
Check out this video to get the knowledge and information you need to build your own Minecraft water elevator. This video explains how to build a water elevator in Minecraft beta 1.6. Watch and learn how to engineer this Minecraft creation.