Top 5 Minecraft City Building Ideas, Concepts & Layouts

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Top 5 Minecraft City Building Ideas, Concepts & Layouts

Even for the most ambitious Minecraft players, building your own city from scratch and populating it with villagers can be incredibly difficult. From collecting all the necessary building blocks and materials to adding creative districts to the city, it takes a lot of planning to put together an aesthetically pleasing and residentially functional city of your own. The following city building ideas can give you some guidance on what your city and its inhabitants might need.

minecraft town center

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Minecraft villagers will gather in the town center at noon each day, or when prompted by the sound of the nearest bell. The bell itself decides where these villagers consider the center of town to be, meaning they will gather wherever you place one. Since this place is likely to get a lot of traffic, it would only be appropriate to fix it.

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Try to build a town square around the area where you plan to place the bell. This town square can be as simple as an open concept lot carved out of dirt roads, or an elaborate stone brick patio. Some kind of centerpiece, like a stage or fountain, can draw attention to it as the heart of the city.

Minecraft City Housing

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Once you introduce the villagers to your town, you will need to build them a place to stay. A villager house can be as simple as a few walls, a door, and a bed to sleep in. While practical, this simplistic design often leaves a lot to be desired from a creative standpoint.

When building houses in the city, instead of assembling boxes that can be lived in, try to build houses that look and feel lived in. This can be easily done with the inclusion, or creation, of furniture pieces. Try adding more elaborate kitchen or bedroom designs to the rooms in these houses.

Minecraft City Farms

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If you plan to expand your town, you will need enough food to maintain and grow the population of villagers. Having a farm within the city limits can help grow wheat, carrots, and potatoes that you can offer to your villagers. If a villager in your town is unemployed, placing a compost bin near the farm can make them a farmer, allowing them to harvest and distribute these crops for you.

When growing these crops, be sure to irrigate your farmland with a block of water, which can reach every crop block within a distance of four blocks in all directions. Also, plants grow faster when planted alongside other types of crops, so rotating seeds while plants can produce as much food as possible. You can also try incorporating other garden designs into this farmhouse.

Minecraft City Market

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Once you have these adult villagers in your town, it can be beneficial to give them work by placing some work blocks near their roam routes. For example, items like brewing stalls, smokers, mapping tables, and feathering tables can turn these villagers into clerics, butchers, cartographers, and freighters, respectively. It can be traded with these villagers, giving you easy access to arrows, potions, meat, and expanded maps.

The land around these working blocks can be built into a more elaborate market. By adding tents and market stalls, these villagers’ tent inventories can take the form of more elaborate tents. This can give your city the feel of a bustling shopping center for your Minecraft world.

minecraft city park

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Although entirely cosmetic, making room in your city for a park can add a bit of beauty to an urban space. This park can and should have lots of plant life and foliage. Different types of trees, flowers, and bushes can all look nice, and adding benches or other seating areas using stair blocks can give villagers a place to appreciate them.

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