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Block of Iron
Iron (Block).png
Block of Iron
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

5

Tool

A stone pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearances

See History

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 42 hex: 2A bin: 101010

Name

iron_block

Blocks of Iron (also known as Iron Blocks) are decorative mineral blocks made from iron ingots.

Obtaining[edit]

Blocks of iron can only be mined using a stone pickaxe or better. If an iron block is mined without the use of a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Hardness Tool Breaking time (seconds)
Hand Wooden Stone Iron Diamond Golden Shears Sword

Block of Iron
5
25 12.5 1.875 1.25 0.9375 2.0833

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Grid layout Arrow (small).png Block of Iron
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot

Usage[edit]

Blocks of iron can be used to store iron ingots in a compact fashion.

Beacons[edit]

Blocks of iron can be used to "power" a beacon. The top layer must be at least 3×3 optional lower layers can be adding as 5×5, 7×7, and 9×9 from top to bottom. The layers do not have to be entirely iron blocks, as they may also contain blocks of gold, blocks of diamond, and blocks of emerald.

Spawning Iron Golems[edit]






Iron golem build configuration. Jack o'lanterns can be used in 1.8.1

Blocks of iron and pumpkins or jack o'lanterns[upcoming] are used to build iron golems. The pumpkin or jack o'lantern must be placed last, and the golem spawns immediately after placing it.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Anvil

Iron Ingot +
Block of Iron

Block of Iron Block of Iron Block of Iron Grid layout Arrow (small).png Anvil

Iron Ingot
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot

Iron Ingot

Block of Iron




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Iron Ingot9

Block of Iron



History[edit]

Classic
0.26 SURVIVAL TEST 9 Iron (Block)-Pre Alpha 1.2.0.png Added block of iron.
Indev
January 29, 2010 Added iron ingot and recipe for crafting blocks of iron.
Alpha
1.2.0 Iron Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png Texture changed.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre5 Iron (Block).png Texture changed again.
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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added block of iron.
Console Edition
TU1 Iron Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png Added block of iron.
TU3 Iron (Block).png Texture changed.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added block of iron.

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