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Creating a TARDIS

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To create a TARDIS, you first need to craft a TARDIS seed block. The crafting recipe depends on which version of the plugin you have installed.

To see the crafting recipes, use the command:

/tardisrecipe seed [console type]

or just type “how do I make a TARDIS?” into chat.

TARDIS Seed Blocks

A seed block requires five different components as explained below. You can mix and match your own combination of blocks (20,000+ different combinations with the default plugin configuration) to customise the appearance of your TARDIS.

Crafting a TARDIS seed block

The crafting grid above shows how to craft the default ‘budget’ TARDIS that starts off with the FACTORY chameleon preset (TARDIS v3.7 and higher):

Once the required and chosen blocks are placed in the crafting grid, a TARDIS seed block is automatically generated.

Seed blocks can be placed, broken and dropped and still remain as a valid seed block.

Seed block not crafting? You might be using an ancient version of the plugin - check out the instructions here: the old way of crafting

TARDIS types

You can make your TARDIS any type of valid TARDIS block you like, listed below. The TARDIS type is the block that replaces the “Iron Block” in the above crafting grid.

Name Block Required Description
ANCIENT Sculk Ancient city console
ARS Quartz Block The “ARS” TARDIS
BUDGET Iron Block The default “budget” TARDIS interior
BIGGER Gold Block A “bigger” version of the default TARDIS
CAVE Dripstone Block A cave-themed TARDIS interior
COPPER Warped Planks A copper TARDIS interior (by vistaero)
CORAL Nether Wart Block The 10th Doctor’s TARDIS (by vistaero)
DELTA Crying Obsidian The Nether Delta TARDIS interior
DELUXE Diamond Block A “deluxe” TARDIS
DIVISION Pink Glazed Terracotta The “division” as a TARDIS console
ELEVENTH Emerald Block The 11th Doctor’s TARDIS interior
ENDER Purpur Block An End-inspired TARDIS interior
FACTORY Yellow Concrete Powder 1st Doctor’s Factory TARDIS (by Razihel)
FUGITIVE Polished Deepslate Ruth (The Fugitive Doctor) Clayton’s Console (by DT10)
HOSPITAL White Concrete St John’s Hospital interior
ORIGINAL Packed Mud The original TARDIS plugin Console
MASTER Nether Bricks The Master’s TARDIS interior (by ShadowAssociate)
MECHANICAL Polished Andesite Mechanical TARDIS interior (by Plastic Straw)
PLANK Bookshelf A “wood plank” TARDIS interior
PYRAMID Sandstone Stairs A sandstone pyramid TARDIS interior (by airomis)
REDSTONE Redstone Block A “redstone” TARDIS
ROTOR Honeycomb Block An animated time rotor TARDIS console
STEAMPUNK Coal Block A “steampunk” TARDIS (designed by ToppanaFIN)
THIRTEENTH Orange Concrete The 13th Doctor’s TARDIS interior (designed by Razihel)
TOM Lapis Block The “Tom Baker” TARDIS interior
TWELFTH Prismarine The 12th Doctor’s TARDIS interior
WAR White Terracotta The War Doctor’s TARDIS interior
WEATHERED Weathered Copper A “weathered” TARDIS interior

Legacy TARDIS types

Name Block Required
LEGACY_BIGGER Orange Glazed Terracotta
LEGACY_DELUXE Lime Glazed Terracotta
LEGACY_ELEVENTH Cyan Glazed Terracotta
LEGACY_REDSTONE Red Glazed Terracotta

View a gallery of interiors

Growing the TARDIS from the seed

Your TARDIS Police Box requires a 3 x 4 x 4 (w x d x h) cuboid region. Where you place the TARDIS seed block will be the centre of the Police Box, and will be saved as the TARDIS’s ‘Home’ location.

To create your TARDIS, right-click a placed seed block with the TARDIS key.

Once clicked, the seed block will change into a TARDIS builder block and the TARDIS creation will be displayed as a progress bar with informative text.

Entering the TARDIS

Your TARDIS requires a key (default is a gold nugget, configurable in the config file).

RIGHT-click the door with your “key” to open the door and then walk into your new TARDIS interior!


This video is now outdated, for TARDIS v3.7 and above do NOT include the exterior wall or lamp blocks!


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