Astro Blocks is a mod for Minecraft that will replace the wooden blocks with metal. It is not entirely unlike the Woodenraft mod, only it will replace the blocks with metal ones. I find this quite impressive.
How does it work? Well, when you are mining in the normal version of the game, you will be mining “wood”. When you mine wood, the block will be dropped down (even if it’s an ore block). This is fine while you are just trying to get to a higher level, but eventually you will start to feel that your efforts are not paying off, especially since the game is just flat out boring.
The problem with this is that it makes the game very boring and tedious, and that is not what we want. We want to keep our game fun, entertaining, and relatively easy. What we want then is to be able to get more resources from each block, while still being able to do the same mining process, with a smaller impact on our mining time.
That is where this mod comes into play. You can get many more blocks as you mine. You will also be able to place the blocks you get much closer together. It is similar to the distance between two Obsidian blocks in the vanilla game, but much more effective.
What does that have to do with NASA blocks? You will get a small space shuttle themed texture for your mining attempts. This is quite cool, and the fact that the mod also adds some blocks that look like the space shuttles means that you can build the International Space Station out of the blocks! That’s right, and your way to the moon.
This mod is completely free, as well as having no negative effects on gameplay. I think it looks great and the effort put into it is totally worth it. You are not going to be disappointed by this one. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a little something different in MineCraft. If you like the mod, I would definitely suggest getting the NASA blocks.
This mod can greatly help your overall game, as well. You will notice a huge difference in the speed of your machines. Machines will not be as slow or as prone to breaking. There will be less lag time when moving through space, and you won’t have to wait so long to travel back to the warp pipe. It’s definitely worth the money spent.
So, what are the blocks used in this mod? Well, you will find the usual ones such as cobblestone, gravel and stone. But, the blocks you will find will be slightly differently shaped. I would imagine that they are based off of actual models from NASA.
What does this mean to you? A little bit of fun, as well as a great improvement to the game. You can spend hours just looking at all the neat little effects a Mine Craft mining biome can give you. You may even find that you want to make a space ship. Mine crafting is definitely the way to go when getting started with modding minecraft.