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72 Cool and Fun Things To Do In Minecraft

Updated on September 27, 2015

The Best Cool and Fun Things To Do In Minecraft

Bored in Minecraft and looking for some fun things to do? Try out this massive list of things or projects that will keep you busy for a long time to come.

Minecraft has grown from humble beginnings into one of the most popular sandbox building games that offers users endless opportunities for gamers. This potentially endless amount of content also makes it hard to decide what to do.

Maybe you're stuck on ideas or just looking for some inspiration for your next creation or wondering what your next adventure will be. Below you'll find options for builders, adventurers and all other styles of players.

Don't forget to vote in the poll below and share your own favourite things to do down below in the comment section.

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1. Blow Stuff Up with TNT

The uses for TNT are limited in a proper survival game like Minecraft (and it is often hard to gather sufficient resources in mass). However, in creative mode, where you can spawn an unlimited amount of TNT, you can cause dramatic destruction to the game world, your own creations, or better yet those of your friends.

There are plenty of TNT videos around on YouTube showcasing some insane feats. My favourite (below) is a TNT block made out of other TNT blocks.

Minecraft TNT Block Explosion

2. Build a Boat And Travel the Seas
3. Build a Castle
4. Build a Cobblestone Spawner
5. Build a House
6. Build a Huge Farm
7. Build a Statue
8. Build a Tower To The Sky Limit
9. Build an Animal Farm
10. Build an Entire City
11. Build an Obsidian Farm
12. Build an Obstacle Course
13. Build Something Underwater
14. Build the Ultimate Fortress


15. Build Things From Real Life

Minecraft gives you all the tools you need to build, and looking to the real world for inspiration is often the best place to start, especially if you struggle to create new ideas or are just starting to play.

From famous monuments like the Eiffel Tower (pictured) to everyday objects like your desk, car, or favourite park, you can recreate everyday objects one block at a time.

The Top 5 Real Life Buildings In Minecraft

16. Build Your Own Igloo
17. Build Your Own Pirate Ship and Have a Cannon Battle
18. Climb the Highest Mountain You Can Find
19. Collect One of Every Block
20. Collect One of Every Item
21. Create a Huge Hole and Fill it With TNT
22. Create a Lava Waste Disposal
23. Create a Lava Waterfall


24. Create an Adventure or Puzzle Map

If you haven't been introduced to the joys of adventure and puzzle maps yet then you are seriously missing out. These maps are designed by fans and can offer a serious challenge that focuses either on adventure or puzzle aspects.

If you want something that is sure to take a long time and really test your understanding of game mechanics, then creating your own map is the perfect option. If you're able to create something really spectacular, a famous Minecraft YouTube channel may try out your map, and you'll get to watch millions of people play on it.

Co-Op Puzzle Map With The Yogscast

25. Create a Minecraft Skin
26. Create a Mob Trap
27. Create a Rollercoaster
28. Create your very own Minecraft mod
29. Create a Treehouse


30. Create Some 8-Bit Art

8-bit art is extremely popular in Minecraft thanks to how easy it is to recreate the 8-bit feel with the blocks.

While there are now countless tutorials online that walk you through the process of building all your favourites block by block it's much more fun to try to develop your own method.

Some 8-bit art ideas include your favourite video game character, TV show character, or even your favourite movie.

Amazing 8-Bit Minecraft Art

31. Create Something From Obsidian
32. Create Something From Red Stone
33. Create Your Own Minecraft Server
34. Destroy a NPC Village
35. Destroy Something of Yours (or Someone Else's)
36. Dig Straight Down
37. Dig to the Bottom of the World (Bedrock)
38. Explore a Cave


39. Fight the Ender Dragon

The Ender Dragon was the first boss-type monster to be introduced into Minecraft, and many players have yet to defeat it. While the fight itself can be pretty easy if you cheat to give yourself all the necessary equipment, I encourage players to start a fresh survival game and try to take out the Ender Dragon, as doing it that way feels much more rewarding (especially on hardcore mode).

If you've already killed the Ender Dragon, then you can spice it up by challenging yourself to killing it within a number of days or even racing your friends to the first Ender Dragon kill on a server.

Kill the Ender Dragon Video

40. Fill up Your Whole Inventory With Diamonds
41. Find a NPC Village
42. Find a Stronghold And Conquer it
43. Find and Kill a Spider Jockey
44. Get Every Diamond Tool and Armor
45. Go Fishing
46. Go on A Massive Expedition and Get Lost
47. Have an Archery Competition


48. Create a Trap and Use Cake as Bait

Creating a trap is always a great way to pass the time in Minecraft and cake traps are quite possibly the most popular of these such traps. Not only is this because cake is often irresistible but also ties well into Portal's popular "The cake is a lie" phrase.

While cake traps started as basic arrow shooters and TNT explosives they have since become more and more complex to include walls of fire arrows, lava and many other unique designs. With plenty of tutorials online it's easy to get started which can provide you a strong foundation to eventually create deadly cake traps to trick your friends.

Minecraft Supercharged Cake Trap

49. Install a Mod or new Texture Pack
50. Join a New Minecraft Server
51. Make a House Out of Diamond or Gold
52. Make a Video
53. Make a Waterslide


54. Make Some Minecraft Music With Noteblocks

The introduction of note blocks was a unique addition that opened up a whole new world of possibilities in the form of creating music. By combining these simple note blocks, Redstone players have been able to recreate all their favourite songs in the Minecraft universe.

If you fancy yourself an inventor and Redstone expert but haven't attempted to create a song yet, you'll find it the perfect challenge to take your buildings skills to an entirely new and musical level.

The Top 5 Minecraft Note Block Music Pieces

55. Make Your Dream House
56. Make Your Own Underground Subway System
57. Plant a Tree in the Nether
58. Play a Custom Adventure or Puzzle Map
59. Play a Hardcore Game and Try to Beat the Ender Dragon
60. Recreate a Scene from Your Favourite Movie


61. Recreate Your House From Real Life

If you've been playing Minecraft long enough you've probably built plenty of dirt houses in survival mode to get you through your first night and made plenty of extravagant houses on the other end of the spectrum in creative. But have you created your house from real life yet?

There is something about creating your real life house in Minecraft that forces you to give an extra attention to detail as you try to get everything just right. The perfectionists among us can attempt to create a scale model and even include the major furniture items inside.

Building My Real House (TheSyndicateProject)

62. Recruit Some Wolves to Your Pack
63. Ride a Pig
64. Take All the Sand From the Desert
65. Try to Get All the Music Discs
66. Try to Enchant the Ultimate Weapons
67. Try to Find a Nether Fortress
68. Visit the Nether
69. Try to Get All the Achievements
70. Try to Survive a Whole Night Outside Without Weapons
71. Use a Minecraft Seed

72. Find Herobrine

If you've completed the other 71 things to do in Minecraft on this list, then there is only one thing left: solve the mystery of Herobrine...

The Story Of HeroBrine

Did You Enjoy This List Of Things To Do In Minecraft? Have Any Other Ideas?

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      GOD 6 months ago

      This was not exactly helpful due to the fact that I don't have much time to build big things, and don't want to spend forever getting resources.

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      billy 7 months ago


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      Candid cane 8 months ago

      If you are bored, you can do athletic training. Like, build a athletic thing and trying it yourself.

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      sf. 11 months ago

      Something I haven't seen done yet, that would be pretty sweet hardcore: build a base in Nether under the lava ocean (surrounded by lava from all sides, enter by dropping from a high ledge through lava suspended on signs/ladders, exit through one-way nether portal (linked to overworld portal which is linked to a *different* Nether portal.) Bonus points: wooden decor.

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      MysticMesa Lover 11 months ago

      cool but its all the same as someone elses

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      lisandro escaon 12 months ago

      cool minecraft houses

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      kittenCat9 15 months ago

      All the suggestions were awesome but they just don't fit me so can you put some more

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      Luke 20 months ago

      The Herobrine video was a bit scary..

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      Kuan Leong Yong 23 months ago from Singapore

      I really got to start trying Minecraft, if just to see why it has mesmerised the world. *blink*

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      Your mom:) 2 years ago

      Cool I guess some of the ideas aren't really fun but I like the mods and stuff like that overall mine craft gets boring easily but I just quit playing it for a couple months then was right back at playing it!

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      Phoenix2015 2 years ago

      Your videos are so awesome! Love the adventure maps! Can we do a lets play together?

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      BOSSMANTHEPRO 2 years ago

      this is the best web site to use for my work at school this web site is so helpful

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      Phoenix2015 2 years ago

      Do you play minecraft pe? Cause I have a flat world and It has lots of space

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      Jake27808-5 2 years ago

      Minecraft is awesome!

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      Sophie 2 years ago

      Im gunna build a pirate ship

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      Daniel Jackson 2 years ago from UK

      This is very cool. Me and my son will definitely be trying some of these.

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      Billy 2 years ago

      It's awesome

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      CALVIN 2 years ago


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      Littlerunamuck 2 years ago

      I already did all the things in the list before I even came here, so could you PLEASE post some more?

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      orange 2 years ago

      great things you made, how long did it take? How did you do it

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      1234567890 2 years ago

      minecraft is EPIC!!!

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      Sydurb 2 years ago

      Done everything on this list, any other suggestions?

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      HeyImBee 2 years ago


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      SomeoneplayzMC 2 years ago

      I love the idea of building your real life house

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      madison 2 years ago

      that was so cool when they built the TNT block and exploded it

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      Logan 2 years ago

      Dood this sight is really cool

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      Logan 2 years ago

      Dood this sight is really cool

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      Ben Seymour 2 years ago

      The best idea on this list is "dig straight down." Also, remember, everybody, creepers are friends for hugging. Try inviting one into your house!!

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      Bob 2 years ago

      Wow, thanks for the idea.

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      Squid 2 years ago

      i have been playing minecraft a long time. but thanks!!!!

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      Stampy 2 years ago

      i will try and build them all!!

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      YoutubeForLife 2 years ago

      cool, awesome, nice! ALL IN ONE

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      cassie 2 years ago

      I love minecraft

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      Love bug 3 years ago

      Hi! I play on mine craft all the time

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      minecraftsunflower48 3 years ago

      thanks for the great ideas i can't wait to try some of them but in one of the past updates it said removed herobrine so i think that hes gone

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      grace 3 years ago

      SO COOL

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      Krzysztof Willman 3 years ago from Parlin, New Jersey

      I never understood the popularity of Minecraft but then again Legos remain extremely popular so I get it.

      I want to try Minecraft soon and all of these things you can do make me all the more fascinated. Really interesting read.

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      Brandon Hart 3 years ago from The Game

      Or you can mess around with a bunch of mods. I would recommend trying out some of the modpacks in the FTB launcher (Feed The Beast).

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      Ian 3 years ago from California

      Definitely saved this hub for later lengths of boredom! Great hub bro!

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      ricky 3 years ago

      I love Mincraft

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      keeg0 3 years ago

      Number 70 shouldve been an achievement.

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      Nicholas13 3 years ago from Earth

      Awesome Hub. Minecraft is soooooo cool!

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      Kadence 3 years ago

      Hey I love these ideas and when I Reyes them out they where AWESOME!!!!!!

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      blufire 3 years ago

      Love Minecraft! Way too many things to do and create!

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      ZenithScribe 5 years ago

      Nice lens! My grandson loves Minecraft and plays it all the time!

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      KayeSI 5 years ago

      What a grand list. Perfect to share with grandkids when they're not sure what to do on Minecraft. Thanks for the list. I've linked to it from my latest lens, also on Minecraft.

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      ImmatureEntrepr 5 years ago

      Very cool layout for a lens! Never seen it done this way. Good stuff. Squid Angel blessed!