Concrete is pretty useful. Whether you want to make a more urban build, create some nice paving or lock your pets in a concrete tomb, this block will come in very handy. But how do we make concrete in Minecraft, and does it have any other uses? Here’s how to make concrete in Minecraft.
How to make concrete & what it’s used for in Minecraft
Concrete is formed when some concrete powder comes into contact with water, either in a bucket or river. Concrete won’t form through rain, so don’t worry about leaving your concrete powder outside, for whatever reason.
You can obtain concrete powder by using dye, sand and gravel blocks in a 3×3 crafting grid. Choose a colour you like, because this will affect the corresponding concrete block when it hits the water.
Grab a bucket of water or head to the nearest spot of water in order to start making concrete. Once the water touches the gravelly block, it will harden into proper concrete.
If you are unhappy with your placement of the concrete block, for example, if you had to craft it through the river method, it can be mined using a pickaxe. It won’t leave any materials behind if you don’t hit it with a pickaxe, so always have one on hand.
Concrete blocks can be highly decorative. They are available in a nice array of bright colours, and won’t burst into flame like wool. In addition, its hardness is slightly higher than stone, so can be good for fortification. However, it is important to note that it has a lower blast resistance.
Give your builds a more modern feel, experiment with colour, and try concrete out when you get a chance! Brighten up that death tower, you know you want to.
Also, be sure to check out Skippy 6 Gaming’s video to see his instant concrete device, for even faster crafting.