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Block of Redstone
Block of Redstone.png
Block of Redstone
Type

Solid Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

Partial (blocks light, mob spawning possible)

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Hardness

5

Tool

A wooden pickaxe or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

1.5 (13w01a)

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 152 hex: 98 bin: 10011000

Name

redstone_block

A block of redstone (also known as redstone block) acts as a piston-movable redstone power source which cannot be turned off.

Obtaining[edit]

Blocks of redstone can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it will drop nothing.

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

Block of Redstone
5
25 3.75 1.875 1.25 0.9375 0.625

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Redstone

Redstone Redstone Redstone Grid layout Arrow (small).png Block of Redstone
Redstone Redstone Redstone
Redstone Redstone Redstone

Usage[edit]

A block of redstone can be used as a redstone power source, and can be crafted back into redstone.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Blocks of redstone can be crafted back into redstone, and thus provide compact storage for redstone like other blocks of minerals (block of iron, block of gold, etc.).

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Redstone

Block of Redstone




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Redstone9

Block of Redstone



Redstone component[edit]

A block of redstone will power dust and repeaters, deactivate attached torches, and activate mechanisms (left) – but won't power adjacent opaque blocks (right).
See also: Redstone circuit

To place a block of redstone, use the "Use Item/Place Block" control (right-click, by default).

Blocks of redstone are always active and cannot be turned off. A block of redstone:

Adjacent opaque blocks will not be powered.

If a redstone torch is attached to a block of redstone, it will deactivate after 1 redstone tick and will not reactivate.

A block of redstone can be moved by a piston, and water and lava will flow around a block of redstone without affecting it.

To remove a block of redstone, use the "Attack/Destroy" control (left-click, by default). A block of redstone takes up to 3.75 seconds to remove with a pickaxe and will drop itself as an item. If removed by hand, it takes 25 seconds and the block of redstone will not drop itself as an item.

Video[edit]

History[edit]

Official release
1.5 13w01a
Added block of redstone.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Block of Redstone" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Even though redstone ore must be mined with iron or diamond pickaxes, blocks of redstone can be mined with any pickaxe.
  • As the block of redstone is not fully opaque, chests can be opened when covered by one. Also, non-solid blocks such as ladders cannot be placed onto its sides.

Gallery[edit]