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How to make fireworks!!!

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Alex50911
Level 30 : Artisan Pixel Puncher
Firework-making is very simple once you get the hang of it because it starts as a very complex and creative process. You can create many fireworks of many different shapes and sizes. Thousands of alternatives are waiting for you to discover them. I recommend that before you continue reading, you open Minecraft and follow the instructions in-game. So, leto s start!


Before you start, doesno t matter if youo re in survival or creative, YOU NEED GUNPOWDER!!!


Also, get at least 1 dye.


Step 1: Creating the Firework Star


First go to your crafting table, place gunpowder and then your dye/s. (You need at least 1 dye, but you can do multicolor explosions by placing different colored dyes). Also, you can place one of these objects in the recipe:
  • · Fire Charge (Big Ball Shape)
  • · Creeper Head (Creeper shaped)
  • · Feather
  • · Gold Nugget


I call these the o shaping objectso . These help you shape the firework. (NOTE: YOU CAN ONLY PLACE ONE OF THESE PER FIREWORK STAR)


Also, you can add diamonds or glowstone dust or even both in one recipe to give it a trail effect (Diamond) and a twinkle effect (glowstone dust) while it goes up into the air.


Step 2 (Optional): Fading Effects


In this OPTIONAL step, you can make a firework explosion fade after the main explosion. For example, if I have a green firework star, and I want it to fade to purple, I do the following:


First, I place the firework star in my crafting table, and then I just add the dye color that I want it to fade to, and pick up the newly-crafted firework star and we are done with that step. (NOTE: You may put various fade effects onto one firework star)


Step 3: Rocket Building


To craft a rocket, just add gunpowder according to the flight time you want (1-3) and place the firework star. (NOTE: You may place multiple firework stars in one rocket for it to have many explosions). The last step is to place a paper in the recipe and youo re done.


Many have asked me about the firework rocket you can get in creative mode; I just wanted to say that it is almost useless. The only thing it does is flying into the air and disappears. This can also be crafted in survival, but please, dono t waste your materials when creating a simple rocket with no explosions.


Step 4 (Optional): Giving the firework a name


In this OPTIONAL step, you can give a firework rocket a name like for example, calling a green creeper firework a Creeper Firework.


So, this is how you make fireworks in Minecraft, if they add things in the process of making fireworks, I will be sure to update this blog. Be sure to leave a diamond if it helped and subscribe to see more from me!!!


NOTE: Pictures coming soon!!!


Fireworks update history:

12w49a: added fireworks into the game

1.4.6 prerelease (12w50a): added sound to fireworks and more effects

Also, be sure to visit my New Year's Fireworks Light Show!!! to see these principles in action!!! 6500+ fireworks!!!
Tags:Fireworks, Howto, Crafting, Explosions, Tutorial

Update #2 : 01/21/2013 9:50:05 am1/21/13

Added fireworks show link! Be sure to see it in action! 6500+ fireworks!

Update #1 : 12/20/2012 9:56:33 am12/20/12

Added the update log to the fireworks!!!

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  • coolgem923
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Miner
  • August 16, 2013, 6:47 pm
Thanks :)
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  • Alex50911
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • August 20, 2013, 1:46 pm
You're Welcome
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  • CNCminecraft
  • Level 64
  • High Grandmaster Engineer
  • March 20, 2013, 10:42 am
diamond and sub!
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  • Alex50911
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • March 20, 2013, 10:44 am
Thanks! Be sure to see the 1.6 tutorial! (Work in progress, also a timeline!)
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  • Alex50911
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • January 21, 2013, 5:06 am
It isn't a mod, it is incorporated into the game since snapshot 12w50a and finally got inserted on 1.4.6.

Here's a link so you can read about them from the Minecraft Wiki:

Click here to see it!

Here's the oficial Mojang posts:

Click here to see the evidence!


Although it is a mod, now it is incorporated into the game and that is the one I'm talking about here, the mod is also posted here on PMC I think...
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  • kristinnvikar
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Modder
  • January 21, 2013, 5:00 am
fake it is a mod
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  • megustaQUESO
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Nerd
  • January 13, 2013, 5:31 pm
I'm a little late, but thanks :P
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  • TheHappyMan100
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Architect
  • December 20, 2012, 7:05 am
helped me :)
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  • Timfrank
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Lumberjack
  • December 20, 2012, 5:16 am
Nice! Very helpful.. I'm the most exited about the new enchantments :D

oh and diamond..
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You need to download the latest snapshot from mojang.com

I think that 1.4.6 is coming out on Thursday. So look forward to that, where this blog won't even have to mention anything about prereleases. I'm just worried about SinglePlayerCommands. I hope it updates. I rely on it too much. :/
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its for the new uptade guys download the snapshot -_-
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  • SandyMas
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • December 17, 2012, 1:41 pm
this is a lie its an mod i have the mod that has the samething..
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  • Alex50911
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • December 18, 2012, 11:29 am
It isn't a lie, I have the snapshot. I have no mods that work for the snapshot. The mod may have the same thing, because I've seen it, but now it is integrated into the code of the game.
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  • Mr_Cheach
  • Level 49
  • Master Taco
  • December 17, 2012, 12:57 pm
so this is without any mods or anything? because i cannot find a 'firework' or 'rocket' in my creative-mode inventory. :-/
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  • d3vi0us
  • Level 27
  • Expert Spelunker
  • December 17, 2012, 2:45 pm
It's with the newest snapshot
and you have to make them you cannot just have them in the creative inventory or there would be hundreds of them in the inventory. All you have to do is follow his instructions
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  • Alex50911
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Pixel Puncher
  • December 18, 2012, 11:26 am
You're correct about that! Or else, it wouldn't have and end!!! Thousands of options are available!!!
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