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Brick pyramid
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Brick pyramids were tall, experimental generated structures made up exclusively of bricks as there were no other ways to obtain bricks in survival.


Brick pyramids would generate in predetermined locations throughout the world. These locations were always the same regardless of the world seed, surrounding terrain, or game version. Beginning from the spawn point, one can be found by walking forward 501 blocks then turning left, continuing on for another several hundred blocks.


Brick pyramids were completely solid; they had no interior rooms. A strange quality about these pyramids is that they spawned right on top of the terrain instead of being a complete pyramid with the bottom underground (like with desert pyramids); their bottom face would conform to the terrain rather than being flat. The pyramid would generate its top block at the top elevation of the map, and would expand down from there, with each consecutive layer containing the next odd square number of brick blocks. Since the height limit at the time was 64 and sea level and typical ground level was 32,[needs in-game testing] the base of a pyramid was typically 63 × 63 blocks and the pyramid itself was 32 blocks high. Whenever it spawned on top of a large body of water, it would usually add to the number of bases.


Java Edition Infdev
20100227-1Added brick pyramids.
Brick pyramids have been added to test out structure generation.
20100227-2Brick pyramids now generate lower down. Prior to this version, they could generate high enough such that their top layers would be truncated by the height limit, resulting in "brick square frusta".
20100325Reimplemented caves, which can carve into brick pyramids.
20100327Brick pyramids have been removed with the rewrite of world generation.


Brick pyramids were removed from the game in extremely early development and as such any issues relating to them are not considered valid for reporting.


  • Brick pyramids are even rarer than the current rarest structure, woodland mansions, which were added much later in development.
    • However, unlike woodland mansions, brick pyramids generate in the same locations in every world regardless of seed, making them easier to locate.
  • A full Brick Pyramid would contain 43,680 brick blocks. That is equivalent to 682.5 stacks of brick blocks.