How to Make a Floating Island in Minecraft





Introduction: How to Make a Floating Island in Minecraft

First, Get minecraft, WHOA, wait you wouldn't be reading this if you didn't have it, so never mind. First, create a new save file and find a nice flat spot, higher than sea level. pic1-2  

Next, get an inventory editor and fill it with 3 stacks of sand, a pickaxe, and a shovel. After that you dig down reeeeeeeeaaaaaaly far (1*2) and climb back up one side using sand. pic3-6   

Make a small staircase that ends up above the hole as shown in pic7.  

Next climb up with sand above the hole reeeeeeaaaaaaly high and place a solid block at the top. pic8-9     

Then make a cross (about 10*10). pic10

Take out the inventory editor and give yourself enough solid bricks to make the platform and a brick of TNT. pic11

Drop the TNT atthe base of the platform. pic12-15     

Now fill in the gaps of the platform. pic16     

Your done! pic17-18

Another way to do this is instead of digging a really deep hole, dig a smaller one, put a torch in it, and climb back up. That way, It destroys the sand instead of hiding it. Idea by Raiderdk

P.S.  Sorry about this being in one step, It dosen't have a button for some reason. I'm working on another and it has them. It's weird. :(



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    18 Discussions

    or just jump and each time put a block underneath yourself, and also ad a block of tnt from time to time, then blow up the tnt, make with your 1 floating block an island

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    one, I did say that you jump and put it under you
    and two, how do you detonate the TNT?

    You could also do it by having a sand tower supported by a torch with a gap then a half slab underneath.
    Half Slab
    Then you put water down which will destroy the torch therefore collapsing the sand which falls onto the half slab and gets destroyed.

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    Yes that would work pretty well, but for some reason the torch Thingy doesn't work for me :P

    Me and my friend made a huge floating island. it took us 2 days to make and we stayed up most of the night aswell. ours was over the sea and over 300x300 block big...

    I like the TNT idea.

    Why not using a torch to destroy sand tower? make a 2-3 blocks deep hole, and put a torch, and dirt/wood/stone or any solid block above. then make the sand tower and drop this TNT block, torch will erase all falling sand blocks.

    If you want to delete torch later, drop another TNT block one block left/right.

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    For "Place name here"
    I think you have to put the stone stairs on top of the first sand tower you made(The one to get out of the hole) so that you can make the second sand tower(The one leading to your island) on top of a hole. Then, when you send the TNT down, the stairs will get destroyed and most of the upper sand tower will fall back in the hole, This way, it will seem like you never had a tower to get up at all.

    Sorry IF my english is bad, it's not my native language

    By the way, good instructable Scistone, now I have to go and make a floating island too.

    A good trick to get back up or go down the floating Island would be to make a waterfall by the way!(If you need material to make more stuff on your Island)

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    yea, I only know of 3 ways, 1= the one in the instructable, 2= the waterfall, 3= jumping up using bricks, making the island, putting a bed there,going back down while destroying the tower, then commiting siucide so you are then in your bed.


    do you like it? I forgot to put a pic of how to get out of the hole. I hope it helps