I want to make a epic base but I am not real good at building does anyone have a idea and a good tutorial video or just the steps I would really like some help. I would like to make a castle maybe or something like that.
Hopefully you're playing Creative/Peaceful, otherwise it's gonna take 10X longer.
Just google images of 'Minecraft castles'. I guarantee you that none of those started out like with that as the end product. Everyone of them started as a simple castle, and then expansion, expansion, expansion, fine tune, add this, subtract that, and so on. Rome was not built in a day. Each of these 'epic' castles took weeks (and probably months) of work.
Start small and just keep expanding. That's what is so great about MC- a huge project like is never really 'finished' and there's always something else to do. And don't worry- you'll be "good at building" by the time you're 'finished'.
Every great build is different from every other great build. Otherwise, it's just a copy. I prefer to look at cool builds (plenty in let's play type videos out there), and then think of ways to incorporate certain aspects of things that I really like in them, but not try to just copy what they did. In other words, I look to them for inspiration, but try to make a creation that's all my own.
Let me explain what I'm doing, and maybe that will help to inspire (but also go watch videos for more variety). After I got my initial underground base completely secure, with most of my systems running (though not necessarily optimal), I went out in search of a site to make a fresh start. I found a fairly large patch of plains biome (I prefer plains because there's less stuff to clear away). I then went about clearing a very large area down to the same level (my preference, some people prefer to leave the variation in elevation). I picked out an area near the center and fenced off a 63 x 63 patch to serve as the core of my base. My plan is to put things in the 4 quadrants of the area.
I've already built (not finished though) my factory (I use a lot of tech mods) in one quadrant, which uses up pretty much the whole quadrant.It's 10 blocks high, made out of quartz block, because I like the white stone look for a factory.
In another, I plan to build my house, complete with furnishings and all the niceties. It will be mostly a role-playing kind of thing. Instead of building it from the ground up, I plan to build it room by room, so that it's not just a "box". A rectangular build works fine for a factory, but a house should have more variety to it.
In the third, I will build a laboratory/workshop to house things like the enchanting area and stuff from more "magic-oriented" mods. I'm thinking something like a cylinder base with a sphere on top, but I'm not sure if that will look cool, or just stupid. I'll probably have to build it to see.
Finally, the 4th quadrant will have a garden or park area- a few trees, some benches and walking paths, a fountain, etc.
Of course, except for the factory, all of this is still just in my head, but I'm looking forward to making it real (in a virtual sort of way, at least).
Break your project down into manageable parts that make sense in a survival game:
1. Put a single-wide 10-high wall around the area you want your castle to enclose. I'd recommend 32x32 on the inside for a small castle or 64x64 for a large one. This begins your castle and also protects you so you don't get attacked and die while building.
2. Light up the inside with torches.
3. Double the wall to make it thicker. I usually add a 3-wide space inside the wall for a 5-thick wall. You can also make the walls taller at this point.
4. Once you have built the walls to the height you want then you can turret them and create a walkway on top. (basically connect the two walls on top and add blocks every 1-2 spaces on top of the inner and outer. Add gates and doors so you can get inside the wall and through it in places. Add arrow slits if you like that (basically cuts in the wall up higher)
5. Now create towers on the corners. Usually if you make these twice as tall as the walls it looks good.
That's a basic castle. You can design the courtyard and central part of the castle however you want but that's a very standard way to start in survival.
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