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Minecraft: All things Concrete

Posted: Nov 16, 2020 in Discussion

mc head By David

Overview

Tall and mighty stands the builder, for he who expresses creativity in the form of his favorite block game need not beg. Mojang bringeth upon thee the highest magnitude of color on a vast spectrum. Ever since 1.12, The World of Color update, Concrete has been an amazing block for builders of all kinds. In the past, we all had to be content with wool blocks. Although they sufficed, they weren’t ideal.
concrete rainbow
Builders wanted more. They wanted a solid color block to express themselves even further, and so Concrete was added. Today’s blog will be on all things Concrete, so let’s get started.

Concrete is pretty neat!

concrete crafting recipeWhat exactly is Concrete? Well, they’re basically a really good building block as a result of the fact they come in 16 different colors, all of which are solid. This makes them very good for colorful builds, fitting for the World of Color update. Before Concrete, builders were forced to use the bargain brand version, dyed Wool. It’s not that they were bad, but they had an arbitrary texture rather than a solid color, making them not-so-ideal.

To obtain Concrete, you’re going to need to craft Concrete Powder. Concrete Powder is also a fairly nice building block, but just like Sand and Gravel, it has gravity. To craft Concrete Powder, you’ll need 4 Sand, 4 Gravel, and a colored dye of your choice.

concrete in water

Next, this is gonna sound a little weird, but stay with me. Take your Concrete Powder and place it in water. That’s right, the only way to turn your Concrete Powder into Concrete is to just place it in water. It’s somewhat weird, as very few blocks are made from actual physical actions in-game, but that’s how it’s done.

Once the Concrete is made, it can only be obtained by mining with a pickaxe. Any pickaxe is fine, so don’t worry about that.

Trivia

– Concrete is more susceptible to explosives than Stone, but it takes longer to mine.
– Concrete is the most common manmade material, ever.
– The idea of Concrete being obtainable in every color was a direct result of the community wanting an easier way to get a large amount of a single colored block that didn’t involve hoarding Sheep.

Conclusion

That’s all there is to it, folks! Concrete is a really cool way to amplify your builds and express your creativity in a colorful way. There aren’t a lot of blocks in Minecraft that are just one solid color, but I would say that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It gives the Concrete more value! Although Mojang may have made the process of obtaining Concrete a little convoluted, I would say this is a net gain for us. Now, good luck building and have a great day!