Build a Minecraft Lookout Tower

One of the first things I figure out how to do in Minecraft was build a tower, this tower can be seen at a distance, climbed for lookout, and fortified for a base. I am going to teach you how to build a Minecraft Lookout Tower, and teach you how to expand on it.

Build a Minecraft Lookout Tower

Build a Minecraft Lookout TowerI should mention before I teach you Build a Minecraft Lookout Tower, that I haven't watched other people's videos, and the only resource I use is DigiMinecraft a wiki, which teaches me some recipes. Everything I do, (in my mind), is original by design. I started out making this tower, because I wanted for it to be seen from far off, I wanted it to be how I navigate and find my base, when I do not have a map. It works remarkably well.

Others will use cheats or put the game in creative mode, then switch to survival. I only do survival, usually at normal then scale up to hard. I do this because I like to be challenged. My first attempt was with a single block stacked on another and another, all the way up. This is only feasible next to water, as to get down, you need to mine it downward or die. My second attempt, was 2 block towers side-by-side. Build them both as high as the clouds, and then use a pick (or hands), to break my way down. This is a better solution than a single block built to the clouds, but can't be used as a lookout tower.

Then I tried a new design, my Minecraft Step Tower. It was rough at first, it was build a bit like a staircase, but you had to jump across a gap, and if you missed, was a hard fall. And then it dawned on me to add a "stair", and this has become my staple. To create a simple Minecraft lookout tower, which you can scale or climb down from easily, you need 3 blocks per level. So if you have 64 blocks, you're going to make it 21 blocks above ground. I recommend torches at the top and bottom, makes it easier to keep mobs off it. Better yet, put some in the middle as well. Nothing like jumping when you see a zombie midget racing at you, or a skeletal archer hitting you with arrows trying to knock you off.

I made a video to teach you How to build a Minecraft Lookout Tower (sorry no sound). You can see my progression of what I created, and see the attached screenshots to give you an idea of how I morph them into bases. 

I have 4 screenshots which I took for you after I completed building this Minecraft lookout Tower. Notice the coordinates, and that at one point I am 130 blocks away, but still able to see the tower, albeit it's smaller. The final pickture I have, is from near the top of my home. I put dirt and water up there, and farm about 90 bread per harvest.

Build a Minecraft Lookout Tower

Build a Minecraft Lookout Tower

Build a Minecraft Lookout Tower

So now that you have learned how to Build a Minecraft Lookout Tower, lets see some of your creations. Leave a comment with your lookout towers (linked via imgur) and show us what you came up with.

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