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How to Make a Target in Minecraft


Targets in Minecraft can be a great addition to your world, whether you want to practice your archery skills or create a fun minigame for your friends. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making a target in Minecraft.

Materials Required

  • Redstone Dust
  • Redstone Torch
  • Stone or Blocks of choice
  • Pressure Plates
  • Wooden or Iron Trapdoor
  • Decorative Blocks (Optional)

Step 1: Create a Flat Surface

Find a suitable location in your world to build your target. It's recommended to have a flat surface for better accuracy. Clear out any obstructions or uneven terrain to create an even platform.

Step 2: Build the Base

Start by outlining the shape of your target using stone or blocks of your choice. The standard target shape is a circle, but you can get creative with different shapes and designs. Make sure to leave some space in the center for the bullseye.

Step 3: Add Redstone Components

Place redstone dust around the outer edge of the target, following the shape you created. This will act as the circuitry for your target. Connect the redstone dust using redstone torches to create a complete circle.

Optional: Adding Decorative Blocks

If you want to enhance the visual appeal of your target, you can use decorative blocks to create patterns around the outer edge or fill in the center bullseye area.

Step 4: Create the Bullseye

In the center of the target, leave an empty space or replace the block with a pressure plate. This will act as the bullseye. You can use a wooden pressure plate for an easier target or an iron one for a more challenging one.

Step 5: Add Trapdoors for Scoring

Place trapdoors on different sections of the target to act as scoring markers. When a player hits a specific section, the corresponding trapdoor will open, providing a visual and audio cue for a successful hit.

Step 6: Test and Enjoy

Now that you've built your target, it's time to test it out. Grab your bow and arrows, stand at a suitable distance, and aim for the bullseye. Challenge your friends to see who can hit the highest score or create a minigame around your target setup.


Congratulations! You have successfully built a target in Minecraft. Practice your aim, challenge friends ...

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