Version 1.5.1 is out and it really does not make a difference to our worlds. Anything that was working in the previous version should still be working now. With that said, here is a great seed that is a lot of fun and I guarantee works with the current update.
This minecraft seed is called Dossier and will spawn you in a desert biome on an island. There is a village and a stronghold on the island. Another nice feature of this minecraft world is that there are a ton of islands and not just 1 huge mainland area.
Abandoned Mineshaft and Resources
You can find an abandoned mineshaft at X: -506 Y: 33 Z: -491. It sprawls around a bit, but its definitely worth examining. Its huge and there are a ton of resources down there so it will make it quick to get some coal ore, iron ore, redstone etc… Not a bad start.
Hop over to the nearby island and you will find a island village. Reminds me of New Zealand. The location is X: -466 Y: 95 Z: -378. So far we have found a ton of resources in an abandoned mineshaft and a village where we can put our head up. Seems like paradise to me. But there is an even better feature in this world because it is so unique.
End Portal and Stronghold in the Ocean
Poking out of the water near the island is a single room of a stronghold at X: -533 Y: 64 Z: -826. Inside you will find a portal to the end. It seems like a bug because the rest of the stronghold is not there, its just a very conveniently located end portal.
The seed is 2101543896876727983 copy and paste that into the minecraft seed generator and lets get playing. I did not find this seed myself, so thanks to the person who did, it is pretty rare to find 4 witch huts so close to one another.
This seed spawns you in a swamp biome that also houses 4 witches hut in very close proximity to one another. Head out to around X: 9 Y: 89 Z: 480 and you will see what I am talking about. Also in that area is a massive ravine so lets check that out while we are here. I do not really know how to describe it, it is basically a mashup of half a dozen ravines all in one spot. really cool with tons of exposed coal, and an exposed abandoned mineshaft. Exposed diamonds at: X: 48 Y: 12 Z: 365.
If you are feeling adventurous I will tell you a few more coordinates of good stuff on this map…its a bit further to get to though.
Head back to that desert biome near where we spawned. You can see the map of the layout in the images on this page. We need to go to the northern end of the desert where there is a temple. There is an exposed dungeon with a zombie spawner and the looting enchanted book in it at X: -321 Y: 64 Z: 39.
Desert temple is located at X: -262 Y: 71 Z: -199 and it is partially covered in snow. The chest contents are… disappointing. Not far from here is a stronghold and a village but I will leave those for you to explore on your own. Have fun.