Block of Iron
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Blocks of Iron (also known as Iron Blocks) are decorative mineral blocks made from iron ingots which do not appear in normally generated maps anywhere. Iron blocks have the same texture on all six sides.
Iron blocks can be made by placing 9 iron ingots in a 3x3 square on a crafting table. The 9 ingots can be recovered by placing the block in a crafting grid. Iron blocks used to be crafted with only 6 iron ingots in the Pocket Edition, but this was changed to the normal 9 ingots in version 0.4.0 alpha. This makes iron blocks more functional as storage units than as building units.
Iron blocks can be mined with a stone, iron, or diamond pickaxe, taking about 2 seconds to destroy. If an iron block is mined without the use of a pickaxe, it drops nothing, wasting all 9 ingots.
Iron blocks and pumpkins are used to make Iron Golems.
 As a crafting material
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|0.26 (October 24, 2009)||Added block of iron.|
|January 29, 2010||Added iron ingot and recipe for crafting blocks of iron.|
|1.2.0||Texture changed from to|
|1.9pre5||Texture changed from to|
|1.2.1||12w08a||Blocks of iron can be used to make Iron Golems.|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Blocks of Iron can be used to activate a beacon.|
|12w41a||Blocks of Iron are used to craft an Anvil.|
|12w42a||A new crafting recipe for Anvils call for 3 Blocks of Iron instead of the original 6.|
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