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Block Wonders: How to Build Super Structures in Minecraft

Block Wonders: How to Build Super Structures in Minecraft

by Kirsten Kearney


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Block Wonders is the ultimate guidebook for seasoned Minecraft players eager to take the game’s “creative mode” to the max, presenting more than 30 of the most spectacular buildings, structures, and objects created by master Minecraft builders.

This guide includes step-by-step instructions as well as interviews and tips with representations of ancient wonders, modern landmarks, and icons of transportation, as well as fantastic structures and working contraptions. Architectural gems such as the Colosseum, Beijing Stadium, and Taj Mahal are featured alongside gamer favorites like giant floating dragons and incredible panoramas of fantasy worlds. From the pyramids of Giza to a perfect space shuttle replica, these enormous projects are showcased in full color.

A companion volume to Block City, Block Wonders demonstrates why this global phenomenon has captured the imagination of over 36 million gamers around the world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419720161
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kirsten Kearney is the author of Block City and a games journalist who has written widely on games and gaming over the past 10 years. She has served as the section editor for Guinness World Records: Gamers Edition and owns the games media website An expert on Minecraft, she also runs a Minecraft server for children.

Table of Contents

Welcome to Block Wonders 6

The Physics of Minecraft® 8

Who Made Minecraft? 9

MineCon 9

Texture and Resources Packs 10

Skins 12

Interview: Hypixel Adventure Maps Team 14

Choosing Materials 16

Building Tips 19

Community Projects 21

Interview: BlockWorks Professional Building Team 22

Wonders Guide 26

Chapter 1 Historic Landmarks 30

Chapter 2 Modern Structures 106

Chapter 3 Transportation 144

Chapter 4 Creatures 176

Chapter 5 Original Wonders 214

Gallery 240

Contributor Directory 248

Picture Credits 252

Index 254

Acknowledgments 256

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