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Tower of Babel

There is a schematic for this structure in Merlin’s Schematics but BEWARE: It is huge and takes a lot of time to load.

Desert Temple Adaptation

Here’s an interesting adaptation of the desert pyramid into a temple-like structure. Trouble is, I can’t remember where I got it. I was googling “desert schematics” or something like that. Anyway, it’s a great idea whoever designed it.  

Arabian Desert City

Jamziboy has a gift for designing and building desert structures. Here are two links to see for yourself: The first is simply a YouTube video – Minecraft Desert / Arabian Settlement The second is a tutorial video – Desert Build 1

Better Buildings

I like to build structures but I’m not particularly creative. I tend to rely on schematics rather than my own designs. Here are some links to web sites that offer tips on how to design more creative structures. Extraordinary Exteriors in Three Steps Voxel’s Guide to Building Minecraft Exterior Tutorial Then there is Housing Tutorial

Lego Inspiration

Some have described Minecraft as “virtual Legos”. Adam Reed Tucker¬†is an artist/architect who designs with Legos. Here are a few of my favorites.

Falling Water

I love Frank Lloyd Wright structures and Falling Water is my favorite. Here are some resources to help you build your own. Schematic (world) Lego version (youtube)


You can use circle patterns for arches or modify the shape to suit your application.

The Shire

Not as dramatic as Imladris but quite well done is the Shire. Video only.¬†Here’s the link.

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