Build a Minecraft Wizard Tower

Thursday 02 Jun 2011 21:07

Plotz online modeller for Minecraft now models Wizard Towers. By entering just a few values in boxes you can create your own custom wizard tower and then go on to build it in Minecraft using whatever materials you like. Plotz will model the walls, floors and roof. The rest is up to you.

Model your Minecraft Wizard Tower

Start by visiting Plotz modeller and click Take me to Plotz. In Plotz you can now build spheres, observatories and Wizard Towers. In the top left, click Change and select Wizard Tower. You will see the default wizard tower with a top floor diameter of 12 blocks and 3 floors just like below.

Default Wizard Tower in Plotz

Default Wizard Tower in Minecraft

Adjusting Tower Diameter

Now you can experiment with changing the Wizard Tower. Change top floor diameter to increase the width of the top floor of the tower and all floors below. Large diameter floors mean a taller roof. Eventually Plotz will stop you altering this value when the tower reaches 64 blocks high. That's ground level to sky in Minecraft.

Adjusting Tower Height and step

Increase the number of floors to make the tower higher. Change this in conjunction with the step every value which controls after how many floors the tower steps out.

Tall Wizard Tower with step every 1 floor

Tall Wizard Tower with step every 3 floors

Adding a side tower

The checkbox next to side tower height will add a side tower. Side towers are about 2/3 the diameter of the main tower and placed on the middle floor (or as close as). The side tower is initially 1 floor high. Once checked, you can increase the side tower height to what you want.

Default side tower 1 floor high

A taller side tower

Building in Minecraft

If you have a printer you can choose to print a schematic. I recommend turning off best fit before printing out a Wizard Tower schematic. Also you can step through the layers on screen as you build and I prefer this method myself. Start by entering a value of 1 in Show up to layer then use the up and down arrows next to that value to change it as you build.

Plotz schematic printout

Stepping through layers

Here's some of my Wizard Towers in Minecraft.

Minecraft Wizard Tower

Minecraft Wizard Tower

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17 May 2014 02:25 by Kevblog
Plotz has been updated to work in HTML and the Wizard Tower now goes as high as 128 blocks which is ground to top on a standard world.
23 Feb 2014 07:03 by Lord Slippyfist
Bit of an odd ask since i suspect very few people will want to build anything this big but any chance you could update the constraints so that the max build height is up to date with the current Minecraft 256 please?
18 Sep 2013 03:11 by DragonWillRule
Its really cool I`m trying to modify it to fit the castle me and my best friend are building "wish us luck we`re doing it for two picky 10 and 6 year olds"
22 Jan 2013 08:22 by firefly
Realy cool design, but have you seen Sjin's wizard tower in Let's Build: A Kingdom?
15 Jan 2013 07:29 by Kevblog
Ellipsoid generator coming soon
15 Dec 2012 06:43 by RychschaX
any chance of an ellipsoid generator in the future?
26 Oct 2012 02:34 by Isaias
I've been playing a lot of the Minecraft Alpha laltey too. I agree, it really captures the Lego vibe of building whatever you want relatively easily. It also combines it with a cool survival mechanic of making sure monsters don't get you. Also, the exploration aspect is very cool. Whether you are above or below ground, you can see some impressive results of the procedural generation. It's pretty insane how much money Notch is pulling in from this, especially since it's only an alpha.
6 Sep 2012 08:31 by 1FriendlyBuilder
whts the roof made out of???
9 Aug 2012 05:54 by im no builder
do you think obsidian and netherrack would look good?
30 May 2012 08:06 by PIT
Tis wizard tower look's like a giant penis.

This is the best one.
30 Apr 2012 07:04 by Skylord
awesome :D
20 Apr 2012 03:39 by Naminagi
Netherbrick or Lapis Lazuli blocks go really well with glowstone :]
19 Apr 2012 10:50 by Naminagi
@ Whiteonrice9499

i think lapis lazuli blocks go well with glowstone :] or netherbrick
18 Apr 2012 02:08 by Dave_the_Yognaut
I am Dave the Yognaut and I have the balls!*sulutes*
12 Mar 2012 11:52 by Novice Builder.
I think you should make Plotz model more buildings! Stuff like Ships, Mansions, Castles, Skyscrapers and stuff like that! It would be really cool and would really help some unexperienced builders such as myself build some awesome stuff! :D
9 Jan 2012 03:24 by NeptunYonder
tip: you can fill your room with bookcases and make it a huge libary ;)
8 Jan 2012 07:03 by Whiteonrice9499
I am making a wizard tower from glowstone, but I am struggling to pick an appropriate color for the roof tiles of the side tower and main tower. If you guys can please give me suggestions.

And I am on creative mode
1 Jan 2012 10:14 by Neptun Yonder
I will start right now!
5 Dec 2011 08:00 by Sidore64
20 Nov 2011 06:00 by Some guy
I'm struggling to fill my tower and i was wondering if anyone had some good ideas for rooms.
7 Nov 2011 03:59 by alforno
I'm working on my 10 story tower right now. I'll post a picture when I'm done. All in survival mode so getting the black wool has been a real chore.
3 Nov 2011 10:32 by spaceninjadude
i thought u had to print it but u dont have to. u can can use the layer thing witch i like. btw when ever i try o print it it prints a tower not the schematic for it and when ever i do print the schematic i has the gray screen on it
24 Oct 2011 04:03 by Renka
Very useful. I had lots of fun building it and it looked amazing. :D
15 Oct 2011 03:48 by fdsazv
i dont understand how to get the blueprint for the tower. any help?
4 Oct 2011 07:53 by ?
I have trid making it and oly done the frits floor so I fink its hrad to make so good jobe
4 Oct 2011 07:21 by Dave!Yognaut
Very helpful tutorial. This tower looks very good in my SMP world.
2 Oct 2011 12:12 by ThatGuy
I heard that there was floor-by-floor schematics and I'm stuck on the side tower. Any help/suggestions?
28 Sep 2011 10:38 by Layton06
Super cool but needs some adjusting and that's what I'm for. :)
27 Sep 2011 10:53 by Rena
Supeiror thinking demonstrated above. Thanks!
20 Sep 2011 03:52 by Psion
ZOMG i built one in my classic server (Uberswag Freebuild) its awsome, and simon sent me here lol... :3
19 Sep 2011 09:41 by Kel
I blame Simon (Honeydew) for me coming here over a month after he posted the video, but I was having a real dickens of a time figuring out how to make it work, and this helped me. Thanks Kev, (And thanks Simon for showing me.) Also, Don't meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.
4 Sep 2011 01:50 by Waypanter
Epic. This is a win
1 Sep 2011 02:14 by Kevblog
@jere - no plans to make a PNG output file. That would need to be server side but Plotz is client side running in your browser.

@J926 tried your example. The 'schematic' expands or contracts as required so when you add the side tower it expands by enough to accomodate it.
1 Sep 2011 01:56 by jere
can you make it so you can download a .png or something else that lets you see it instead of printing?
28 Aug 2011 06:50 by J926
How do you create a tower with a diameter of 13, similar to your pictures, and have the side tower not affect the Plotz? When I setup a 9 floor, 13 diameter, step every 3 floors, 8 floor high side tower everything is fine until I click the box to add the side tower. At that point the schematic is changed, and widened.
28 Aug 2011 12:31 by Justin Time
i FUCKING love it
23 Aug 2011 05:26 by Trol
I can haz mc schematic?
23 Aug 2011 04:37 by Rughead
Yay for kevblog, great stuff, and yay for yogscast introducing me to this
22 Aug 2011 03:09 by Honeydew (Simon)
I've added some improvements onto the tower featured on the video, like adding flames and other stuff
22 Aug 2011 10:14 by The Wizard
I am Dave! Yognaut and wizards are cool!
21 Aug 2011 08:23 by yognautical
coming in your I!
21 Aug 2011 03:05 by MCFriend
21 Aug 2011 01:18 by Virmara
20 Aug 2011 11:31 by Kevblog
Great stuff. I love the Yogs (and Yognauts). Link to video would be appreciated.
20 Aug 2011 06:37 by JDay Xtreme
Simon of the yogscast made this, now i'm thinking of doing this with some adaptions in fortresscraft..
20 Aug 2011 11:46 by Moo
Simon built this and showed it of in a video...btw it's awesome
5 Jul 2011 04:57 by Dave!Yognaught
I am Dave!Yognaught, and this is awesome!
Also, I have the balls!
4 Jul 2011 11:40 by Dave
Simons Facebook page
4 Jul 2011 10:04 by Volitle
It's also been linked on the OMFGaming Facebook page.
3 Jul 2011 10:07 by Jaegoo
Simon linked this on his Facebook page
3 Jul 2011 09:35 by Kevblog
I welcome all Yognauts. Can someone let me know where/how I was mentioned?
3 Jul 2011 07:49 by Mist
I have a feeling this page is going to get a lot more views ;o
3 Jul 2011 07:18 by Ezzick
I am Dave! Yognaut and Simon sent me here.