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Block of Iron
Block of Iron.png

Type

Solid Block

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 | edit source]

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
Block of Iron
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 1.9
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Iron Ingot












Natural Generation[edit | edit source]

As of of 1.9[upcoming], 8 iron blocks generate in the end ship.

Usage[edit | edit source]

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

Beacons[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]






Iron golem build configuration.

Blocks of iron and pumpkins or jack o'lanterns 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 | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Iron Ingot

Block of Iron

Anvil

Iron Ingot +
Block of Iron












History[edit | edit source]

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 Block of Iron.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.
Upcoming
1.9 15w31a 9 iron blocks generate in the end ships.
15w33c End ships only generate with 8 iron blocks now.
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 Block of Iron.png Texture changed.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added block of iron.

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