Project 3

Building and Protecting Structures

In this project, I walk you through the steps to build and protect structures in your Minecraft world. First I describe how to build small structures like towers, and then I progress into how to build complex, intricate structures like houses, castles, and villages. I tell you how to build a structure brick by brick, how to protect your structures with lightning, and then how to use loops to build them faster.

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Use Drones to Build Structures in Minecraft

Building structures is made much easier when you can use drones. A drone is an invisible robot that can move around and place blocks and entities at its location. In this section, you start building structures in Minecraft using drones — knowledge that comes in handy when you need to build large structures.

For example, in Project 4, I show you how to make the game of Spleef, which requires you to create a platform with a short fence around it and then put lava all over the platform. Then you have to create another platform with a tall fence around it, directly above the first platform you made. Because the platform has to be at least 20 blocks wide, placing the platform brick by brick would take a long time. (That’s more than 1,000 blocks!) Instead, you can write a mod that builds these platforms, and you can play lots of versions of the game without having to rebuild it every time. ...

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