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Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition by Jacob Cordeiro

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6

Surviving through Invention

In This Chapter

arrow Advancing your architecture to the next level

arrow Building circuits with redstone

arrow Enchanting weapons, tools, and armor with special powers

arrow Playing in Creative mode

This advanced chapter guides you through the more technical, inventive aspects of Minecraft. You find out how to build amazing structures, machines, and circuits, enchant tools with special powers, brew potions, and experiment with inventiveness in Creative mode. Even if it takes some time to master these concepts, it’s worth the effort.

Building Masterpieces

Building is one of those satisfying hobbies in Minecraft that always instills a sense of accomplishment, though you can never truly finish. When you’re ready to build a giant mansion, castle, tree fort, or another building, follow these steps to complete it quickly:

1. Harvest the primary building materials.

Chop down trees, dig quarries, or collect coal and smelt smooth stone — collect in one sweep all the blocks you can so that you don’t have to return later. To build a wooden structure, for example, keep in mind that ...

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