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[edit]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 appearance

Classic 0.26 (October 24, 2009)

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 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 Golem build configuration

Iron blocks and pumpkins are used to make Iron Golems.

Contents

[edit] Crafting

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

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

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



Grid layout Shapeless.png

[edit] History

Classic
0.26 (October 24, 2009) Added block of iron.
Indev
January 29, 2010 Added iron ingot and recipe for crafting blocks of iron.
Alpha
1.2.0 Texture changed from Iron (Block)-Pre Alpha 1.2.0.png to Iron Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png
Official release
1.0.0 1.9pre5 Texture changed from Iron Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png to Iron (Block).png
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 Added block of iron.
TU3 Texture changed from Iron Block-Pre Beta 1.9pre5.png to Iron (Block).png
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added block of iron.

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