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  • 101 MINECRAFT BUILD HACKS. Today is a video full of tricks and tips for building in minecraft. It covers everything from small designs to tips on general building. I hope at least one is new to you!
    MASSIVE thank you to everyone on the wynncraft build team who helped me put these together + Pearlescentmoon who contributed too! Harder to come up with 101 ideas than you might think!
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Comments • 31 769

  • Kayleigh Hoban
    Kayleigh Hoban Year ago +1929

    Grian: not bothering to make a decent waterfall
    Also grian: goes ahead and basically makes two mansions to make it look like a mirror

    • Owen Naczynski
      Owen Naczynski 4 months ago

      @Awesome R If I’m not mistaken, yes

    • Awesome R
      Awesome R 4 months ago

      @Owen Naczynski isnt it the room where the king of ragni is?

    • Ed-Urie
      Ed-Urie 5 months ago


    • Roopnarine Singh
      Roopnarine Singh 7 months ago

      This video is so out of date

    • UltraAngery Birb
      UltraAngery Birb 10 months ago

      the mansion i think is from a mc rpg server
      ive seen it before

  • Panda
    Panda Year ago +597

    Idea: Add a waterfall with hidden campfires under blocks to make it look like there is some steam coming from the crashing water!

    • wrije
      wrije 28 days ago

      "This video came out before campfires."
      No sh**, the comment didn't though. We aren't living in the past. Bunch of 4IQ clowns in your comments friend.

    • •Inu•
      •Inu• Month ago

      Is it me or am I very sure that idea is already in a video?

    • Gjgaming07
      Gjgaming07 Month ago

      @Fathimath Amira Put them underneath blocks

    • Marcus York
      Marcus York Month ago

      This was way before campfires

    • J Sut
      J Sut Month ago

      ​@LiaMyth no 1.14

  • Ryder Plays
    Ryder Plays Year ago +55

    For #2, it’s because the “walls” are lower than the fences, meaning the gates are lowered, but the middle one isn’t.

    • yt channel
      yt channel 7 months ago

      Do u mean the walls r bigger and the fences go up to connect but the middle one doesn’t have a wall to go up for?

  • Candysmith 13
    Candysmith 13 Year ago +607

    “You can make stalagmites and stalactites out of cobblestone.
    *laughs in 1.17

  • Luke Ernst
    Luke Ernst 3 years ago +4265

    Grian: "you can make an enlarged portal just by simply making it larger"
    Me: *furiously taking notes*

  • Violetgalaxyshimmer
    Violetgalaxyshimmer 5 months ago +7

    To make a working fridge, you can add a dispenser with food in it and put a lever next to the fridge/dispenser

  • XingBuildz
    XingBuildz 6 months ago +9

    Hey! I just wanted to let you know that you've inspired me to start my own YT channel. I love your builds and keep up the good work!

  • Dogeguy59
    Dogeguy59 Year ago +219

    “You can create stalagmites in a cave using cobble stone walls”
    *laughs in cave update*

    • yt channel
      yt channel 9 months ago

      Me too XD

    • Yanlin A.L.
      Yanlin A.L. Year ago +1

      If you put both the Dripstone thingys and the cobble ones it would look good I think (haven't tried it yet)

    • GamerHatch
      GamerHatch Year ago +3

      I think the cobblestone wall stalagmites look better tho, might just be me though

    • GamerHatch
      GamerHatch Year ago

      I was just thinking that, lol

  • VyperMynd
    VyperMynd Year ago +134

    “You can use TNT to light up your friend’s base, _warm chuckle_ *THEN RUN AWAY BEFORE THEY KILL YOU.* "
    -Grian, 2017

  • Alina Hambaras
    Alina Hambaras 10 months ago +12

    Tip for the double walls:first do the inside walls and then the outside ones to make sure you have the space

  • Abdullah Sazali
    Abdullah Sazali Year ago +18

    Grian: "you can place tnt in front of your friend's house to make them mad"
    Also Grian: Rigs own base with tnt in 3rd life SMP to kill lifelong friends

  • Pinkii
    Pinkii Year ago +42

    "i hope you learned atleast one thing ATLEAST ONE"
    i know everything u waffle this is my 71st time watching this

    • Majd MBA
      Majd MBA Year ago

      I can't unsee submissive waffle now

  • Akram Mohammed
    Akram Mohammed 3 months ago

    This really helped enhance my builds, thank you so much for these techniques!

  • lvygjm
    lvygjm 2 years ago +2073

    “you can make an enlarged portal by making it larger”
    *hmm, yes, the floor here is made out of floor*

    • Gameboy2007
      Gameboy2007 2 months ago +1

      Ah yes, the portal is made out of portal.

    • BLAH 2.0
      BLAH 2.0 4 months ago

      Every reply i read a brain cell dies

    • Boyogamer123
      Boyogamer123 4 months ago

      Every second in passes, a minute Africa

    • Luzura
      Luzura 6 months ago

      the stone wall is made out of stone

    • 《IamChaos》
      《IamChaos》 6 months ago

      Every day, i lose more of my will to live

  • Dr. Monke
    Dr. Monke Year ago +1

    After the unconnected red stone was changed, they made it so by right clicking it makes it a circle as a saving grace for builders

  • Marvel Man
    Marvel Man Year ago

    I love your building ideas, thanks for sharing them with us

  • Jerlie
    Jerlie Year ago +4

    16:09 Grian: You can create stalactites and stalagmites inside caves...
    Mojang: Oh thanks for the idea! We will now add it in 1.17

  • Colour
    Colour 11 months ago +3

    Grian: Puts a iron fence on a flower
    Also Grian: Calls it a fence gate

    • Colour
      Colour 5 months ago

      @yt channel ok

    • yt channel
      yt channel 5 months ago

      Color: Saying iron fence
      Even though its iron bars
      Ehem, Sorry if i sounded rude

  • Coolio_Wolfus
    Coolio_Wolfus 7 months ago +1

    For the hidden farm water, waterlogged stairs (incl inverted) or top slabs also work, bonus points for moss carpet over as grass...

  • Sora
    Sora 8 months ago +1

    2015 - 2017 building at its finest. I miss that era; not too simple, not too complex.

  • F/A-18 Hornet
    F/A-18 Hornet Year ago +3

    You could use slab to make a unique chair just put a slab then put Trap door at the side and put a door In the back

  • Brayden Logsdon
    Brayden Logsdon Year ago

    You know, I'm gonna subscribe now because I definitely learned a few things from this. Love you Grian

  • benny worm
    benny worm 2 years ago +787

    “You can make an enlarged portal, simply by making it larger”
    _Big brain moment, very BIG brain_

    • NuclearCat
      NuclearCat Year ago

      @peo Who is this “Grain” person??

    • benny worm
      benny worm Year ago

      @Haz Maz Sorry I’m like a year late lol, but you can either download an app, or (what I did) take a persons name and copy the characters you want.

    • DConnor
      DConnor 2 years ago

      Make house big

    • janet, miss jackson if you’re nasty
      janet, miss jackson if you’re nasty 2 years ago

      Don Chico underrated

    • ImChristianYa
      ImChristianYa 2 years ago

      Not likinh already at 666 likes

  • Tammy Hicks
    Tammy Hicks Year ago +1

    Thank you so much for all these great ideas and the positive voice you have on there!

  • Eeveedash
    Eeveedash 4 months ago

    Adding onto the beacons thing, you can stack multiple colors on one another to either deepen a shade by stacking multiple of that same color on top of each other, or make slightly different shades with white and black glass

  • Xander
    Xander 10 months ago

    Tip: If you are going to use stone buttons as rocks you can also make one of them a secret button that opens a secret base

  • TBT31
    TBT31 11 months ago

    Building Tip: you can make a platform in the air and put a grindstone on the platform then put a chain on top of the grindstone (you can make the chain as long as you want) then put an upside down grindstone at the other end of the chain to make it look that there is a crane that is holding the platform.

  • Spacerox Mai
    Spacerox Mai 3 years ago +1635

    "You can create berry bushes!"

    • miu is waifu
      miu is waifu Year ago

      oh sorry lemme just STALAGMITE

    • No One
      No One Year ago

      Mojang be like : NOTED!

    • meatball
      meatball Year ago

      And now there are glow berries

    • }・BrioDoesStuff ・{
      }・BrioDoesStuff ・{ Year ago

      @MAYA PHAM oops- sorry, that was an old comment. Ill edit that out, sorry again :)

    • Zipplings
      Zipplings Year ago

      @Matthew Rada It was a woooosh, "Is that a jojo reference?" Is a joke going around mocking JoJo fans because they always ask if things are a jojo reference. So they knew it wasn't an actual JoJo reference.

  • LivviTv
    LivviTv Year ago +1

    I remember learning how to do the roofs by doing this video 🤣

  • Cousin Johnny
    Cousin Johnny 6 months ago

    2:18 This absolutely blew my mind, I didn't even think you could make reflections on this game without using mods, I really have to try this!

  • Bat Tiger
    Bat Tiger Month ago +1

    7:15 this idea was so good mojang made it a block in the vanilla game no commands needed. good job grian.

  • Santiago De La Rosa
    Santiago De La Rosa Year ago +3

    This one made it to the desert villages!

  • Rishi Asolkar
    Rishi Asolkar 2 years ago +1350

    "You can make Stalagmites and Stalactites using cobblestone!"
    Caves and Cliffs update: Im'a end this man's whole career.

    • David Anderson
      David Anderson 4 months ago

      please dont

    • Enderhorse
      Enderhorse 6 months ago

      The trick is still possible now, but will be used in survival by someone that can't find dripstone

    • Syeirra Donar
      Syeirra Donar 10 months ago

      Yeah there are stalactites on 1.18

    • Marvin Yoani
      Marvin Yoani 11 months ago

      Or : *im'a help this mans's whole career

    • Austin Benson
      Austin Benson Year ago


  • Brian Darnell
    Brian Darnell 3 months ago

    I love grian's new content
    I also like these old build tip videos.
    That's it. It's just all good

  • Zac
    Zac Year ago +2

    Grian: “You can create stalactites and stalagmites using cobblestone and walls”
    People who have 1.17 : “Or just use the real thing”

  • LKoldsae
    LKoldsae Year ago

    nice secret base idea: use the lever from the fourth trick and wire it up to a piston then connect the piston to a crafting table or something and you got a simple secret base entrance

  • Purple Detective
    Purple Detective Year ago +3

    "You can make an enlarged portal by making it larger"
    I cant believe he said that

  • William Salenius
    William Salenius 3 years ago +14832

    “You can create smoke using cobwebs”
    Laughs in 1.14

    • Palemx.
      Palemx. Year ago

      **laughs in 1.18**

    • Egg Bert
      Egg Bert Year ago

      “You can make stalactites and stalagmites”
      Laughs in 1.17

    • No One
      No One Year ago


    • Landy Ollowocandy
      Landy Ollowocandy Year ago

      @Herbanov Haybale works too, but not if your build is big :)

    • JackoRamo
      JackoRamo Year ago

      -Laughs whilst using candle-

  • A Sunflower
    A Sunflower Year ago

    For the well one chains look better obviously normally it depends the style and I use cobblestone walls going diagonal across a 2 x 2 well and it looks really good

  • Ashton Vanrouge
    Ashton Vanrouge Year ago +4

    “You can make an enlarged portal, just by simply making it larger.”
    *The more you know*
    Edit: fixed timestamp and quote

  • Mr. Cube
    Mr. Cube Year ago

    48. When you would craft 4 logs of different types, in the way you would craft a crafting table, you can create the same wood without cheats

  • scysthy
    scysthy Year ago +11

    Grian: to make stallagtites and stalagmites
    Me: -laughs in 1.17-

  • FBI
    FBI 3 years ago +1800

    You can make an enlarged portal, simply by making it larger
    _Hmmm yes the floor here is made of floor_

    • シータ
      シータ 2 years ago +2

      hi fellow fbi, i know this comment is almost 1 year old but i just wanted to clarify that i know the pain that you go through to see the replies of your super popular comment and only see "fbi please dont arrest me" or "fbi open up", and its always like that, so much that its annoying, so just saying good night.

    • Wanda
      Wanda 2 years ago +2

      I was born at a very young age.

    • Colorful Con Artist
      Colorful Con Artist 2 years ago +1

      I make a drawing when I draw

    • Deta
      Deta 2 years ago

      I dont undersand

    • Not zoomily
      Not zoomily 2 years ago

      Hey FBI stop watching over me 😠

  • quacked
    quacked 6 months ago

    I Like how Grian traps the sheep underground without hesitation.

  • Blacksmith52
    Blacksmith52 9 months ago +1

    This was the first Minecraft video I ever watched and this has affected my building style ever since

  • MinhPP
    MinhPP 5 days ago

    2:17 by building the same thing :)))) yeah it is EASY :)))))))))) lol

  • Art’s Random Stuff

    I like how a lot of these are now common knowledge

  • banana’s fanana
    banana’s fanana 2 years ago +487

    Grian: now this one is a *LITTLE* difficult..
    The build: copy a huge build but make it upside down so it looks like a mirror

    • DeadpοοlTheBadass
      DeadpοοlTheBadass 2 years ago

      @banana’s fanana Lol get yourself messed up pay the deadly mercenary in red and I leave you alone

    • banana’s fanana
      banana’s fanana 2 years ago

      it was a joke my Deadpool friend

    • DeadpοοlTheBadass
      DeadpοοlTheBadass 2 years ago

      @Spotted Star no I'm ashamed lol

    • DeadpοοlTheBadass
      DeadpοοlTheBadass 2 years ago

      ​@banana’s fanana Why Wooshing? was there a joke I didn't get or what... and with all due respect he was just speaking the obvious...not saying it was smart just obvious lol

    • banana’s fanana
      banana’s fanana 2 years ago

      Niilyx I’m this close to wooshing you

  • Lily.m
    Lily.m 4 months ago

    Idea that works in bedrock and should also work in java: you put a button on one side of a wall (one block away from the door) and then place a bell on the other side of the wall (same block as the button) to make a Doorbell.
    I have tested it I use this A LOT

  • ‎Laser Airlines

    10:40 replace bottom block of the fridge with a dispenser, add a lever and some food into the dispenser and u have a working fridge

  • Techhunter Talon
    Techhunter Talon Year ago +8

    2:32 It's also a classic way that games do their reflections.

  • Iqbal Ch0wdhury
    Iqbal Ch0wdhury Year ago

    Number 35 isn't as well but you can make it look better by removing the trapdoor below the grass and putting an iron fence there

  • Bogdanasaurus
    Bogdanasaurus 3 years ago +2227

    For smoke, you can use cobwebs!
    1.14 Campfires: *Allow me to introduce myself*

  • AxoLOLtl
    AxoLOLtl Year ago

    Holy this was really helpful thanks
    I really liked the idea of the shelf
    I will use it in my build for sure!

  • JDaGamer1
    JDaGamer1 Year ago +1

    Cobble is basically cracked stone, use that for a used but worn mineshaft
    Plus stairs/slabs, buttons, and a short concealed red stone build w falling gravel.
    And vines. Don’t forget them.
    Plus moss. Bone meal a block of it in the ground to make more mossy decorations.

  • Taylor Janzen
    Taylor Janzen Year ago

    When doing big builds not sure what to put on the exterior so the walls dont look so plain/empty

  • MelodyEdits_OFFICIAL!
    MelodyEdits_OFFICIAL! 2 months ago

    For the crate u can put a chest in the middle so u can store items in the crate!

  • Prodyout Protim Timur

    The first ever watched Grain video. I need a updated version for this

  • AustraliliPlayz
    AustraliliPlayz Year ago +2

    I love how 95 ended up being reality bc of dripstone- 😂

  • Rubelmans
    Rubelmans Year ago

    tip: use doors for secret rooms so you can lock them (kinda)

  • xXSweets
    xXSweets 10 months ago

    Building whilst Grian chatting away at tips. Perfect

  • Vladsnipe11
    Vladsnipe11 2 years ago +584

    New theory: Grian is a moth, because he is always building lamps.

  • Blacksmith52
    Blacksmith52 9 months ago

    I feel like Mojang has taken at least 50 of these and actually added them to the game such as the stalactites and the little details

  • Mazen Dude
    Mazen Dude 6 months ago +1

    I love building Grian, I am definitely building some of these, I knew some of them.

  • OFFICIAL Cryptic Warlock
    OFFICIAL Cryptic Warlock 6 months ago +1

    Me: *thinks it's building 101*
    Grian: time to speedrun 101 building tips

  • Nathan Klich
    Nathan Klich Year ago

    This us beyond awesome. Thanks for the tips!

  • R6 Clipz
    R6 Clipz 2 years ago +387

    2:38 Why is no one talking about how easily he just said “create an entire replica opposite to it”just got a reflection effect

  • Padraig Laffan
    Padraig Laffan 9 months ago

    Idea: use campfires that have no fire and fences as a table

  • arieah
    arieah Year ago

    Also- if you place lanterns on stone walls it also causes the same thing as the string one (the first one) UwU

  • Coleman Shofner
    Coleman Shofner Year ago +147

    “IW NOT CRAZY” - Grian 2017

    • Bristol Lively
      Bristol Lively Year ago

      @Hunt3rPLAYZ oh it's fine lol

    • Bristol Lively
      Bristol Lively Year ago

      @Hunt3rPLAYZ hey now no need to be rude

    • Bristol Lively
      Bristol Lively Year ago

      @Hunt3rPLAYZ it did say iw in the video watch the clip again

    • Coleman Shofner
      Coleman Shofner Year ago

      @Hunt3rPLAYZ I only commented that because on the banners it said IW, not IM

    • Itz Cooper
      Itz Cooper Year ago +1

      So true

  • Housemaker 08
    Housemaker 08 4 months ago

    Yeah I know some of these from other times I watched this video, I just find rewatching grian videos is great.

  • Zaid
    Zaid 3 years ago +429

    “You can use trapdoors to make barrels!”
    Laughs on 1.14
    and 1.13

  • Creamy peanut butter man.

    7:36 maybe when you put the signs down you could add a period here and there so it looks like nails or bolts.

  • _AlexApex_
    _AlexApex_ Year ago +1

    For number 32, you can use campfire smoke as an alternative.

  • Swati Gandhi
    Swati Gandhi Year ago +1

    this was so helpful for my base

  • AkwrdAlfredoSauce
    AkwrdAlfredoSauce Year ago +2

    Grian: yes I do know it’s December
    Me watching this in December: *Frantically looking around my room*

  • Isaac Smith
    Isaac Smith 2 years ago +127

    Imagine going to an alternate dimension, creating a being of destruction, fighting it (and dying multiple times in the process) and eventually killing it... Just to make a lamppost.

    • Sandwich People
      Sandwich People 3 months ago

      Bro I thought you meant grian instead of the dragon for a minute-

    • Sneed's Feed & Seed
      Sneed's Feed & Seed 4 months ago

      Reminds me of the ender dragon head piano
      Imagine making one of these in survival

    • FDF
      FDF Year ago +2

      You explained my financial situation

    • NotZakk
      NotZakk Year ago

      Imagine dying in ender dragon fights lol

    • Rhombushead 2
      Rhombushead 2 Year ago


  • Chino치노
    Chino치노 Year ago +16

    If only class notes could be this interesting

  • Kaloudis98
    Kaloudis98 Year ago

    I really learn only 1 thing but you're doing so good decorations!!

  • Iron the Destroyer

    For a trick use 2 end rods on top of each other then put a dragon egg on top of the rods for a lamp

  • Deborah Tarrant
    Deborah Tarrant Year ago

    you can also put a lead on a fence post and connect it to a tent

  • ariexists
    ariexists Year ago

    The well will work nicely with chains I think

  • Minomann
    Minomann 11 months ago

    You can make a large portal by making it larger.
    Ah yes, the floor here is made of floor.
    Alternate ending: Ah yes, the floor here is made of another building

  • parrxtkun
    parrxtkun Year ago

    Grian: You can make an enlarged portal just by simply making it larger.

  • R. Carter
    R. Carter Year ago

    Super useful, thank you !

  • MrAxolotl
    MrAxolotl 11 months ago +1

    btw u can build a working plate by using armor stands with iron helmet and item frame and use powdered concrete to look like rice

  • Chase Dobele
    Chase Dobele Year ago

    someone should make a house that uses all of these tips and tricks

  • Sophia Erasmus
    Sophia Erasmus 11 months ago

    I used so many of these tricks but the one I did straight away was 101

  • Robert Andrew
    Robert Andrew Year ago +1

    you can use walls slabs or carpets for stairs

  • Hufflepuff
    Hufflepuff 2 years ago +331

    5:10 "With a fence gate over the top"
    *Proceeds to place iron bar*

    • saturn
      saturn Year ago

      @Territ? dude are you stupid

    • Territ?
      Territ? Year ago

      @saturn this was over one of grians vids and hes kid friends i dont understand whywe have to fight over something sostupid and even curse

    • saturn
      saturn Year ago

      @Territ? godzilla had a stroke reading that and fucking died

    • st3rryii
      st3rryii Year ago

      @Territ? Well I would.

    • st3rryii
      st3rryii Year ago

      @Territ? . Really?.. Let's see..
      Doesn't *
      Probably *
      Are you projecting? Grammar is : the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology including inflections and sometimes also phonology and semantics.

  • Satisfying Content

    Tip 102: Put barriers one block above the surface and put signs saying: POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS and you have got a good build

  • PIKA4ever
    PIKA4ever 8 months ago

    Grian: You can make stalagmites and stalactites with some cobblestone walls.
    Mojang: In the 1.17 update there will now be stalagmites and stalactites!

  • CorgiLover
    CorgiLover 7 months ago

    Grian: have a cactus in a pot to look like a plant
    Mojang: proceeds to add azalea bushes

  • Kain
    Kain Year ago +2

    16:08 "u can create stalactites and stalagmites by using cobblestone walls" Laughs in Caves and Cliffs update (i have no idea what Laughs in Caves and Cliffs update means but ya)

  • Goofy Goober
    Goofy Goober 3 years ago +468

    i don't really think i'd be able to do the last one. seems really difficult

  • EzmiaIce
    EzmiaIce Year ago +3

    ‘I do know it’s December’
    Me in Australia: Sitting in the pool eating ice cream on a 40 degrees C day

    _GAMERAZING _ Year ago +1

    Wait when did they change the texture of netherack!?
    Did it really look like that 3 years ago!? Time flies

  • Hawkkiwi!
    Hawkkiwi! Year ago

    as someone who has been playing minecraft since 2011 i can confirm number 101 is the best one

  • Lipbombs
    Lipbombs Year ago

    Another tip for a chimney you can put a campfire for smoke particals

  • hermanogabriel
    hermanogabriel 2 years ago +739

    A Beacon, one of the most expensive blocks: exists