Rainbow Collection achievement in Minecraft

Rainbow Collection

Gather all 16 colours of wool.

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How to unlock the Rainbow Collection achievement

  • QozulQozul182,954
    05 Aug 2015 05 Aug 2015
    21 0 16
    This achievement is gained by collecting 16 blocks of wool, each a different colour. You only need block of wool for each colour. This
    must be done in survival. It can be completed on any difficulty.

    Some colours can be found naturally occurring on sheep or in the land, however most require (or are easier to get) the use of dye on white wool.

    Shears will help with collecting enough white wool to dye. However, killing a sheep will net you one wool (coloured depending on sheep colour). Shears are crafted as such:

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    Bonemeal is crafted by placing a single bone in your crafting menu.

    Flowers are found in the wild, most commonly on plains. To create dye from a flower, simply put the flower into your crafting menu and retrieve the dye.

    Some raw materials:

    - Ink sacs are dropped by squids, which spawn in deep water.
    - Cacti are found in desert biomes.
    - bones are dropped from skeletons, and occasionally found in naturally spawning chests (smithy, dungeon, temple).
    - String is dropped by spiders and spider webs.
    - Lapis lazuli is obtained by mining lapis lazuli ore, which is found deep underground, and is blue.
    - Cocoa beans are found in dungeon chests, or are dropped from destroying brown pods that grow on jungle trees.


    White wool - this is the basic and most common wool. It can be created with four strings by placing them in the crafting table as a square. It is easier to find on sheep. Use shears to get large quantities of white wool from each sheep.

    Orange wool - Apply orange dye to white wool. Orange dye is created from orange tulips or by mixing yellow dye and red dye.

    Magenta wool - Apply magenta dye to white wool. Magenta dye is created from purple flowers (allium and lilacs) or by mixing purple and pink dye.

    Light blue wool - Apply light blue dye to white wool. Light blue dye is created from Blue Orchids or by mixing lapis lazuli and bonemeal.

    Yellow wool - Apply yellow dye to white wool. Yellow dye is created from yellow flowers (dandelions and sunflowers).

    Lime wool - Apply lime dye to white wool. Lime dye is created from mixing bonemeal and green dye.

    Pink wool - Apply pink dye to white wool or obtain as a drop from pink sheep (extremely rare). Pink dye is created pink flowers (pink tulips and peonies).

    Gray wool - Apply gray dye to white wool or obtain as a drop from gray sheep (uncommon). Gray dye is created by mixing bonemeal and ink sacs.

    Light gray wool - Apply light gray dye to white wool or obtain as a drop from light gray sheep (uncommon). Light gray dye is created from gray/white flowers (azure bluets, oxeye daisy, and white tulips) or by mixing gray dye with bonemeal.

    Cyan wool - Apply cyan dye to white wool. Cyan dye is created by mixing lapis lazuli and green dye.

    Purple wool - Apply purple dye to white wool. Purple dye is created by mixing red dye and lapis lazuli.

    Blue wool - Apply lapis lazuli to white wool. Lapis lazuli is obtained by mining lapis lazuli ore, which is found deep underground, and is blue.

    Brown wool - Apply cocoa bean to white wool or obtain as a drop from brown sheep (rare). Cocoa beans are found in dungeon chests, or are dropped from destroying brown pods that grow on jungle trees.

    Green wool - Apply green dye to white wool. Green dye is created by melting cacti in a furnace.

    Red wool - Apply red dye to white wool. Red dye is created from red flowers (red tulips, rose bushes, poppies).

    Black wool - Apply ink sac to white wool, or obtain as a drop from black sheep (uncommon), or obtain from de-constructing street lighting in npc villages. Ink sacs are dropped by squids, which spawn in deep water.

    End note:

    Now you have all the colours of wool. Make sure they are in your inventory and the achievement should unlock.

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    SashamorningOh wow. If THAT'S true, I've seen different materials in a few of the premade worlds.
    Posted by Sashamorning on 03 Mar 16 at 02:46
    SashamorningPink dye can also be made from red dye and bonemeal.
    Posted by Sashamorning on 12 Mar 16 at 01:53
    littlewolfE200Me and my friend have all of the colors of wool and when we held all of them nothing happend we sat there for 5 mins and nothing. we know achievements work on that world because we got 2 of them that same day so I think the achievement is bugged.
    Posted by littlewolfE200 on 14 Apr at 16:28
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  • SashamorningSashamorning1,937,218
    03 Mar 2016 06 Mar 2016 10 May 2016
    15 0 7
    I've updated JumboWario's world to make this easier. Go into the back room. Here's the file (recently updated):


    His original world is in this forum:

    Minecraft World for All 1,000 Gamerscore

    (Original description:)

    You have to do a little work, but it's pretty foolproof. Remember you don't have to make all of them, just have them. This is written so n00bs like me can do this from scratch. You can do this across multiple worlds (and I had to so I could get Brown).

    Find the cave to the back and right of the spawn. Follow the rail a short way until you see a torch on top of a large cobblestone pile. The furnished cave is just below this on the other side.

    Once there, make a new chest and put it down so you know what you have. (I also made a diamond sword and pickaxe while I was there.) From the ORGANICS box, take the Oxeye Daisy, Lilac and Cooked Chicken (for hunger). From the RESOURCES box, take the Lapis Lazuli. From the MISC box, take the Shears, the Cactus Green, the Minecart and the Bones. Take the White and Black Wool from the BLOCKS box.

    In your inventory, put a Cactus Green on the left and the White Wool on the right. Take the GREEN Wool.

    Take 2 Bones and craft them into 6 Bonemeal.
    Repeat with Lilac to make 2 Magenta Dye.
    Repeat with Oxeye Daisy to make Light Gray Dye.
    Mix a Lapis Lazuli with a Bonemeal to make 2 Light Blue Dye.
    Mix a Lapis Lazuli with a Cactus Green to make 2 Cyan Dye.
    Mix a Cactus Green with a Bonemeal to make 2 Lime Dye.

    Put everything but the Minecart, Shears and your sword and pickaxe (if you made them) into the new chest. If it's dark, sleep in a bed.

    1-2. You now have GREEN and BLACK in the chest.
    3. (You also have WHITE. It still counts even if it's not in the box. You'll know this works when you get to Brown.)

    Go outside. Hop in the Minecart into the forest. After a bit, you'll see a rail off to the left. Get out of the cart and follow the rail. Pick up a bunch of Dandelions and Poppies when you see them. You need a few of each.

    When you get to the town, shear all the sheep you see. You should now have plenty of wool.

    Go into the house with the bed and shut the door for some peace.

    4. Take all the Poppies and make them into Rose Red. Combine one with a White Wool to make RED Wool.
    5. Take all the Dandelions and make them into Dandelion Yellow. Combine one with a White Wool to make YELLOW Wool.
    6. Mix Rose Red and Dandelion Yellow to make Orange Dye. Combine with Wool to make ORANGE Wool.

    Go back to the cave.

    7. Use Magenta Dye to make MAGENTA Wool
    8. Use Light Gray Dye to make LIGHT GRAY Wool.
    9. Use Lime Dye to make LIME Wool.
    10. Use Light Blue Dye to make LIGHT BLUE Wool.
    11. Use Cyan Dye to make CYAN Wool.
    12. Use Lapis Lazuli with White Wool to make BLUE Wool.
    13. From your chest mix the Bonemeal with Rose Red to make 2 Pink Dye, and then PINK Wool.
    14. Mix Rose Red with Lapis Lazuli to make Purple Dye, and then PURPLE Wool.

    Now you have everything but GRAY and BROWN. Keep the sword, pickaxe, food, one Bonemeal and one White Wool. Put everything else either in your chest or another box (so they're safe).

    You need an Ink Sac for Gray. Wait until day, then go into the ocean. Look for a squid and kill it. You should get an Ink Sac. Go to land.

    15. Mix an Ink Sac and the Bonemeal to make Gray Dye, and then GRAY Wool.

    You shouldn't have to put this back into the cave but you can. Quit to the title menu.

    Start a new world. Under advanced, use seed 1405119578. This will spawn you between a jungle and mesa biome. Lots of cocoa beans hanging from trees. Get one, then go looking for a sheep. (Sheep are the hard part here.) Once you find one, kill it and take the wool.

    16. Combine the Cocoa Beans with the White Wool to make BROWN Wool. The achievement should pop.

    (Note: I spent a LONG TIME looking for a jungle biome in JumboWario's world but couldn't find it. This method worked for me, even across worlds.)

    Until someone makes a new world, this is what worked for me. Most of the materials are really close. You just have to put them together.

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    SashamorningLoad the world. You should be looking at a chest. Turn to the right about 135 degrees and run toward the rail. On the right is a torch on a pile of cobblestones. The cave opening is on the other side of the pile. You have to cross the rail to get to it, but it's right next to the rail.
    Posted by Sashamorning on 12 Mar 16 at 01:47
    Shad0wdarAh thanks I see. I found some lapis in that cave.
    Posted by Shad0wdar on 12 Mar 16 at 23:23
    SashamorningJust checked. I think the newest one should be there now.
    Posted by Sashamorning on 07 Jun 16 at 23:41
  • Schlagel Bagel3Schlagel Bagel3189,034
    16 Mar 2016 23 Mar 2016
    4 3 0
    Hey guys found a Map and would just like to clear up that this map was not made by me...I stuck the link in my Minecraft video and you will be able to get all the achievements in the latest version of Minecraft Windows 10 solo except for the achievement to give diamonds to another player. Link in description. THANKS

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