Minecraft Xbox 360 update: eight astonishing piston-powered creations

Look, Ma! No hands!

Minecraft Xbox 360 update 1.7.3 is one of the more "throwaway" updates - a homely asteroid wincing in the glare of Minecraft Xbox 360 update 1.8.2. So it's saying something about the game's ever-accumulating complexity that we literally cannot get our heads around what we're now, post-download, capable of.

Besides that coveted Autosave, the update adds shears with which to easily harvest vegetation blocks, and pistons which push blocks around when they're connected to a Redstone circuit. Sounds pretty bare-bones, alongside Strongholds, golems and NPC villages, doesn't it? Right. Now watch the video below.

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Stunning, no? And that's just one of the ways you can use pistons in Minecraft, providing you're canny and/or patient enough (those lacking in patience may wish to wait for the aforesaid Minecraft update 1.8.2, which introduces Creative Mode and infinite blocks). Here are a few of the possibilities, unearthed and videoed many moons ago by PC Minecrafters.

Update: just to re-emphasise, this is not a collection of Minecraft Xbox 360 videos, but a list of PC videos that show what's possible when building with pistons.

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