I'm trying to make a quarry, as in some quarries I've seen you can pull items with a device which is upstairs.

I've read about the dropper elevator, but that one has the redstone circuits downstairs for working, I want the device working UPSTAIRS.

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    – Frank
    Mar 23 '16 at 2:25
  • Try using command blocks. Almost anything is possible with command blocks Mar 23 '16 at 2:26
  • Could you show us the example of what you don't want, so we can try to reverse it and give you what you do want?
    – Jason_
    Mar 23 '16 at 7:24
  • A quick search on Google does wonders. google.com/…
    – APCoding
    Mar 23 '16 at 19:12

You could try mine carts because those don't have circuits up or downstairs and if you build them in a spiral it can save some space. Another way to do it is with a hopper elevator which I'm not an expert at making. I would also recommend this video for yet another option.

you would have to modify LogDotZip's design by taking away the lava and blocks at the top so you could move items to a new location and you would have to put a piston running on a redstone clock at the top that pushes items into a hopper so you can automatically get the items into a chest.

These are the best ways of moving blocks upward in Minecraft. Hope this helped you solve your problem.


If items are in blocks, they tend to go upwards. With this mechanic, it's possible to make a item elevator just by placing blocks above it. I am not sure how to actually pull up items rather than push.


For a Normal moving elevator you would use the clone command from 1.8 For a stairs elevator you can watch a Youtube video on how to make a stairs elevator.

  • Telling someone to watch a Youtube video is very unhelpful. Which video? Likewise, telling someone to use a command without an example is also not useful.
    – Frank
    Mar 24 '16 at 12:10

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