make a fort has announced a partnership with Minecraft, one of the most popular games in the world and a great source of joy for millions of players. Ever since Minecraft was released, people of all ages have happily spent hours gathering, crafting, and building with friends. This holiday season, kids can finally walk and crawl inside a Minecraft Explorer Kit available to order now in the US and Canada at https://www.makeafort.fun/.
“The Minecraft Explorer Kit is one of the few consumer products that allows you to build a real-world Minecraft creation big enough to play inside,” says Make-AFert’s Kent Johnson.
How big can a fort get? Get ready to move some furniture because a Minecraft Fort can stretch up to 6′ x 6′ wide and reach approximately 4′ tall! If crawling through the tunnels gets the kids moving after consuming those holiday treats and dinners, plan on building 12′ of tunnel that encompasses 2′ x 2′ of space. With three kits, your fort can be expanded up to 14′ x 10′!
Just like Minecraft, building a fort with the Minecraft Explorer Kit teaches teamwork, problem solving, project management, and provides a fantastic environment for creativity. Talk about “outside the box” thinking: once the fort is built, the children can roam around inside the structure.
With five possible structures to build from a single kit, Make-A-Fort suggests starting with the Dirt House, as it’s known among Minecraft players. Everyone starts somewhere in Minecraft, and what better way to start than with the classic Dirt House! You’ll be sure to escape the vines and zombies that lurk at night when you hide in this creation. Plenty of space to store your work table, of course.
Have you ever dreamed of building a real First Night House? The Make-A-Fort site explains how, with pictures, the final look was assembled within a 6′ x 4′ space. As the description reveals, there is no need to worry about uninvited visitors, as this is simply pretending in the safety of the child’s actual home. Next, build the cave in a space approximately 6′ x 6′. If friends and family are visiting over the holidays, anyone can join in as it will facilitate hours upon hours of quality time, happiness, and group creativity.
“Once you’re done drilling wood and making stone tools on your first day,” Make-A-Fort’s First Night House reveals, “dump up some dirt and prepare a safe place to spend the night! Be careful though, don’t let any spiders through the ceiling or any skeleton arrows through the crack in the door.
Similarly, when you build the cave, “brave the depths of this cave and explore the dark paths within! Duck through the low tunnels, extract all the gold and iron inside. Make sure you don’t fall into any hidden lava pools!”
Available on the Make-A-Fort website and on Amazon, the Minecraft-themed fort kits will engage kids for hours on end at a time. Once they’re done playing with these durable, reusable pieces, kids can pack everything up in the kit’s attached carrying case. Make-A-Fort has received a full mantle of industry honors for its educational games, including last year’s National Parenting Product Awards, the Hot Diggity Awards, a rare STEM.org Authenticated Educational Product seal, the Tillywig Toy Award for Best Creative Fun to name a few!
Single Minecraft Fort Kits • Ages 8 and up • $99.99
Make one of five different Minecraft creations at once with a single kit: Villager House, Dirt House, Mineshaft, Cave, First Night House. Or let your imagination run wild and design your own. More kits equals more spacious adventures. Each kit includes 16 dirt panels, 4 grass panels, 18 gold gussets, 86 black high-density foam connectors that can be easily stored in the included carrying case. You can find help for kids and children in the Getting Started Guide. Each kit comes with a satisfaction/money-back guarantee and a Made in USA distinction.
Minecraft Fort Kit 2-Pack • Ages 8 and up • $185.69
Each kit features “grass” and “ground” panels with wide, high-density foam connectors to conveniently connect the panels. With two kits, you can also build a larger earthen house, a larger mineshaft, a larger cave, a larger first night house, or a larger villager house.
Minecraft Fort Kit 3-Pack • Ages 8 and up • $261.40
Bundle three kits and save. At the end of the game, store all the pieces in the attached carrying cases. With three kits, you can also build an even bigger Dirt House, a bigger Mineshaft, a bigger Cave, a bigger First Night House, or a bigger Villager House.