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I would like to create a village. Apparently this is possible as of Minecraft 1.4.2, so how do I do it?

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Do you want a iron farm, an empty village, or a populated village? – Jeffrey Lin Oct 30 '12 at 14:47
Very interested in this. @JeffreyLin Maybe an answer could incorporate how to create each kind? – Vian Esterhuizen Oct 30 '12 at 14:50
@Jeff Assume at least populated. How to build an empty village is a trivial task that no-one is going to think couldn't be done before 1.4.2. – SevenSidedDie Oct 30 '12 at 15:02
@JeffreyLin Go for it – fredley Oct 30 '12 at 15:17
@SevenSidedDie Not as much nonsense as this question: "How do I banana?" – Alex Oct 30 '12 at 15:41
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There are two ways I know of to create a new village:

  1. Transplant villagers from an existing village: It's possible to transport villagers from an existing village, such as by placing them in a minecart, but two criteria must be met for them to stay where you unload them:

    • They must be at least 32 blocks from the "center" of the existing village, or else they will simply return to the village.

    • There must be homes at the new village, or else they will simply wander.

    The wiki discusses what constitutes a "house" and also suggests a number of designs you can use.

  2. Cure some zombies: As the answer to this question indicates, zombies that spawn either in the wild or from spawners have a chance (10%) of being a zombie villager, which can then be cured using a splash potion of weakness and a golden apple. If you build a village according to the links I gave above, you can then populate it with nearby randomly-spawned zombie villagers that you have cured of their zombie status.

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+1 for having so many references – Vael Victus Oct 31 '12 at 3:17 seems to be infected with virus-spreading things, any chance that you can update your links? – Sverre Rabbelier Nov 1 '12 at 17:52
@SverreRabbelier: That's the official Minecraft wiki page, and I don't know of another with that same content. I'll give them some time to get their site straight, but if they keep having problems I'll link here instead and try to reproduce some of the original content if I can. – gnovice Nov 1 '12 at 18:08
Looks like they're back. – Sverre Rabbelier Nov 2 '12 at 7:58

If you want to make a new village and you've found one, use minecarts. Push a villager in and make sure the tracks lead to where you want your new village. If you haven't found one, cure zombie villagers. When you build the village, doors are all that matter. The number of doors = the number of vilagers. If you have two villagers and enough doors for more, they will breed (just like animals) and a baby villager will be born.

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