Minecraft Construction For Dummies
By Adam Cordeiro, Emily Nelson
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 224

Learn to:

  • Construct houses, bridges, tunnels, gardens, secret rooms, and more
  • Mine the right materials for basic building
  • Build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks
  • Develop your farm for renewable resources

If you can imagine it, you can build it in Minecraft — here’s how!

Want to build a castle? Create your own island? How about a house that floats in the sky? You can do it with Minecraft, if you know where to get the materials and how to put them together. This easy-to-follow guide gets you started, explains the skills you need, outlines fundamental building principles and offers endless ideas!

  • Get started — if you’re new to Minecraft, learn about the different game modes and when to use them, how to acquire materials, and how to choose a building site
  • Decide what to build — select high, ground level, or underground structures and construct walls, floors, and roofs
  • Spruce up your creations — add carpeting, vary the design with colors and textures, and include interior decorating or landscaping
  • Town and country — build a city or create a farm complete with crops and animals
  • Explore redstone engineering — discover how to use this powerful element to add circuitry and more

Open the book and find:

  • When to use each game mode
  • How to prepare your building site
  • What goes into building a city
  • Tips for creating attractive gardens
  • Ways to automate a farm
  • Advanced building techniques
  • Hints for using lighting effectively
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