Inspiration Island free on Marketplace

Get inspired by this new world, available free starting today!

Did you watch Minecon this year? It was our epic livestream celebration of all things Minecraft, where we announced so much new stuff, even I’m still catching up with it all (wait, pandas are coming to the game? Neatl!) Today, we’re releasing one of the things we announced, completely free, on the Minecraft Marketplace – Inspiration Island!

Inspiration Island is a floating theme park world filled with creative challenges, secrets and more! Plus it features a giant pencil. In these tumultuous times, I think we can all agree that every build should feature a giant pencil:

You can even go inside and climb a ladder to the top! We promise this isn’t pointless. We also promise to cut Tom’s pay in half for that pencil ‘joke’.

If you’re new to playing Minecraft in Creative Mode, this is the perfect introduction, as the island is covered in signs with helpful tips, chests stuffed with only-the-best blocks, and loads of suggestions for what you can build. Don’t worry, Creative Mode veterans, you’ll find a lot of inspiration too!

We know Minecraft can be a little intimidating, especially when you see amazing builds like this, this and this, that we’ve featured on But that’s exactly what Inspiration Island is for. We really believe that anyone is capable of crafting something amazing in Minecraft, and we want all our players to have the tools to do so. Inspiration Island isn't just a tutorial, it's a jumping-off point designed to help your creativity soar, and have you crafting new bold and brilliant builds in no time!

Now, who’s up for a quick tour?

This little library is full of open books – but instead of words on the pages, you’ll find builds telling their stories! Can you come up with your own?

In fact, anyone who manages to condense a 766-page Harry Potter novel into a single build deserves to win the Nobel prize for literature IMO.

Who says a great build needs to be in three dimensions? Colour in these canvases with the blocks of your choice, then try crafting your own 2D masterpiece that puts the Mona Lisa to shame! (sorry, Mona).

Which blocks will you use to colour it in? I used all black wool blocks! Which didn't work out at all. I don't know why I'm even allowed to play Minecraft.

Redstone Volcano! Learn more about redstone or hollow out the inside of the volcano and craft your own supervillain lair? Up to you! Please don’t hurt me.

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest builder of them all? Huh. For some reason it’s showing me Jens’ face instead of mine. Must be broken.

We don’t want to spoil all the secrets and surprises. Go to the Minecraft Marketplace and discover Inspiration Island for yourself!

Want to share the stuff you do on Inspiration Island? Hey, we want that too! Post your screenshots on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #minecraft and #inspirationisland. We may even feature some on!

Head to the Minecraft Marketplace to download Inspiration Island. It’ll be arriving on all versions of Minecraft that have the Minecraft Marketplace today, so keep checking back if you don’t see it yet. Enjoy exploring, and don’t forget to share your creations!

Written by
Tom Stone

Share this story