I think most of us here on Instructables that play Minecraft can agree on one thing: Villagers are the most
- ugly (have you seen their noses?)
- pitiful (if you have, you'll understand)
- brainless (seriously, all they do is walk around in circles...)
- weird (have you heard their noises?)
- soulless (no creature with a soul could make that noise)
little creatures that there ever were. (And I apologize deeply if you are one of those who sympathizes with the villagers. I do not mean to offend you XD)
But I have to say, when I see a villager, anytime, anywhere, my brain goes crazy. (Note: this may be a bit violent.)
- I see the villager.
- The villager sees me.
- The villager goes "Hrrrm", loudly, through the laptop speakers.
- My brain goes haywire.
- I start silently chanting, Die Die Die Die Die Die Die Die Die Die...
- The villager says "Hrrrm" again.
- I take that as his plan to kill me.
- I whip out my diamond sword and stare at the villager in challenge.
- The villager nods.
- Just as I am about to slaughter it, it escapes.
- Into a pool of lava.
- Or a zombie's comforting arms.
- Either way, it dies.
- Yay XD
So, a perfect way to vent your anger and hatred through these awful little entities in a smooth, cool way is to create a Villager Arcade. And this edition of the Arcade is:
Step 1: The Minerails.
Build a 7x7 square of regular rails. Make two of the parallel sides powered rails and power them with a switch.
Under the middle of one of the regular rails sides, build a redstone lantern. Place a detector rail over the lantern. DO NOT POWER the lantern.
Your rail-square should look like the picture.
Step 2: The Up-And-Down Villager Target.
As you probably noticed, there is a villager that goes up and down, up and down, up and... well, you get the idea ^-^
To make this villager:
((I'm using superflat))
Dig a trench to the bedrock. Extend it forwards two blocks and place an up-facing sticky piston on top of the bedrock, at the end of the trench, opposite to the redstone lantern.
Place a layer of cobblestone on top of the bedrock. Then, place a line of redstone from under the sea lantern and to the piston.
Cover the trench with grass, or, since I'm doing this later, sea lanterns. Place a sea lantern on the sticky part of the piston.
Step 3: Making Walls.
In order to make the farthest-back villager target, you must raise the middle rail - the one exactly opposite to the redstone lantern - one block.
Then, build cobblestone in the U-shape, as shown in the picture.
Build it up as shown in the picture... and... pretty much follow the pictures from there.
Step 4: The Villagers.
Spawn a villager on the sea lantern that is above the piston. To keep it in, build a cobblestone fence.
Force a villager into a minecart. Set the minecart on its way - your archery range will now function!
HOW IT WORKS:
When the minecart passes over the detector rail, it turns on the redstone lantern for a brief amount of time. (Mental note: Look up how many ticks it stays on.)
When the redstone lantern turns on, it powers the redstone below it, which then powers the piston for a short amount of time, causing the villager to pop up and down as the minecart travels the rails.
Step 5: I Hope That Made Sense.
I'm not too good at Minecraft instructables, so I hope that made sense.
Good luck with your archery :)