I'm working on building an Ancient Egyptian temple in Minecraft for social studies and it is due this friday. I still have a lot of work to do on it and I am a slow builder in creative mode. Can I please have some tips to build faster so I dont go down in my grade?

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    It isn't clear what you need to do. Are you having an issue with planning your build or just that the speed of placing the blocks is too slow?
    – PausePause
    Nov 16, 2021 at 16:12
  • speed of placing blocks @PausePause Nov 19, 2021 at 5:29

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  1. WorldEdit - a mod providing copy-paste features, tiled fill, and a bunch more. It can really speed up massive builds with a lot of similar parts.

  2. the /fill and /clone commands. Much more cumbersome to use but available in vanilla.

  3. Debug stick - allows to change states of blocks, e.g. rotate them, set in states that aren't normally available, say, stand-alone corner stair block.

  4. Tweakeroo, another mod with support for fancy placement modes - e.g. easily placing blocks with special facing rules (pistons, logs etc) in desired orientation without need to move around to place them from the correct side; also adjacent or otherwise aligned - placing block against an edge (diagonally adjacent) of other block, or with one block of gap.

  5. Litematica - allows "pasting" saved structures into the world, similarly to WorldEdit but while it's more cumbersome, it's also more "visual" - you get a preview of the operation. Also allows easy migration of big structures between worlds.

  6. "Pick block" - vanilla functionality: middle-click while looking at a block (from roughly breaking distance) to put a copy of it in your hand, so you don't need to switch between blocks manually, you can "pick" from the build.

  7. Saved Hotbars. Another vanilla function. Set up your hotbar with a "family" of blocks you use together and press C + [number] (1 to 9). Now if you press X + [the same number], no matter what you had in your hotbar, it's replaced by the same set. Preparing a couple hotbars with "palettes" for particular purposes (also saving the debug stick so you don't need to /give it to yourself whenever you need it), really speeds up the work.

  • /fill and /clone are also really useful if you don't want to use world edit, specially considering /fill can do hollow filling, replacing specific blocks and what not
    – BunnyMerz
    Nov 16, 2021 at 16:41
  • @SF. is there a way to get world edit in a world i already created? Nov 21, 2021 at 2:55
  • @RoxyKatGaming Yes, install Fabric, worldedit, pick the Fabric profile from launcher and it will work just fine with all your old worlds. And they'll work in vanilla just fine, it doesn't generate anything vanilla can't handle.
    – SF.
    Nov 21, 2021 at 5:00

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