Minecraft gamers are always on the lookout for rapid means to ascend great heights, whether it is to escape a dark dripstone cave or reach the pinnacle of a tower. The popularity of bubble elevators has risen as an alternative to the more inconvenient and time-consuming alternatives, such as ladders, minecart elevators, and slime block elevators.
These machines are simple to construct, responsive, and, most significantly, inexpensive. A player need do nothing more than step into a bubble elevator for it to begin its ascent, and once at the desired height, they will be effortlessly transported there.
Players can be entirely submerged while the elevator is in operation, but they won’t perish. This layout works in the Java and Bedrock versions of Minecraft, and it can be picked up in no time at all.
Get Your Stuff Together
Players will need the following materials to construct a bubble elevator that travels upwards:
- Watering can
- Wooden Door
- A sandstone for the heart
- Elementary Components
Instead than using a block of soul sand to create an elevator that travels upwards, users can create a downward-traveling elevator by using a block of magma.
The elevator’s height determines the required quantity of building blocks and kelp. You’ll need one piece of kelp and four bricks to enclose the water for every block in height your elevator has. The glass used in this manual is just an example; any complete building piece will do.
In addition, players shouldn’t worry about wasting kelp because it’s only there temporarily for the build.
Staircase Lift With an Inflatable Upper Deck
Start by erecting the vertical tube that will serve as the elevator’s casing. A wooden door can be installed in the space of two blocks left at the base of one of the four sides. Look closely; that’s a mud block, not grass, within the tube where the door is positioned.
Water must be introduced at the top of the tube and allowed to trickle down to the drain. You can rest assured that the door will keep it from gushing out. The next step is to completely stuff the tube with kelp.
One piece of kelp must be placed at the bottom of the tube, and the player must swim upward while holding the “put block” button to complete this task. Because of this, all of the available space in the tube will be taken up by kelp.
Since the bubble elevator is now inoperable, remember that players will deplete their oxygen supply as they swim up to set up the kelp. If the elevator is very high, the player should take precautions so as not to drown, and may want to stock up on water breathing potions.
The placement of kelp may seem pointless given that it will inevitably be destroyed, however kelp does have a peculiar quality. Water that comes into contact with kelp is transformed into source blocks, which are used by the bubble elevator.
Although it is possible for players to manually put all of the source blocks when building short elevators, this gets tiresome when building longer elevators. Finally, players should destroy the kelp and replace the block underneath it with soul sand to finish the machine.
A bubbling effect can be seen in the water after laying the soul sand. By entering the water, riders will be propelled rapidly upwards in the tube, with constant access to oxygen thanks to the bubbles.
The Inverted Bubble Lift
By exchanging the soul sand for a magma block, players can alter the elevator’s trajectory so that it descends instead of rises. But it’s far easier for players to just descend down an empty tube into a pool of water.
Both directions in a bubble elevator go at the same speed, yet gravity is significantly faster. Players who desire to employ pistons to switch out the blocks at the bottom of an elevator shaft could still benefit from magma blocks.