Firework Star

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Firework Star
Firework star.png




0 (Data)


Trail Effect: No
All Others: Yes


Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 402 hex: 192 bin: 110010010



Firework stars are items used to determine the color, effect and shape of firework rockets.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Firework stars are only obtainable through crafting.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Gunpowder +
Any Dye +
Extra ingredients (optional)

Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Any Firework Star +
Any Dye

Adds a "fade to color" effect to the firework star, overwriting any existing fades.
Up to eight dyes can be added.

Usage[edit | edit source]

The only usage of firework stars is to create fireworks.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Firework Rocket

Any Firework Star +
Paper +

Adding more gunpowder increases the duration of the rocket. Up to three gunpowder can be used. Furthermore, up to 5 firework stars can also be used, in which case all will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.

Up tp 5 firework stars can be used when crafting a firework rocket, in which case each one will go off simultaneously when the rocket detonates.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Shape effects[edit | edit source]

A firework can only have one shape effect for each firework star used in the recipe.

Shape Effects
Type Ingredient Effect Sample image
0 None Small ball explosion (default) Fireworks small ball.png
Fire Charge
Large Ball explosion 2012-12-07 18.53.01.png
Gold Nugget
Star-Shaped explosion 2012-12-07 18.52.56.png
Creeper-Shaped (Creeper Face explosion) Creeper firework.png
Burst explosion 2012-12-07 18.53.15.png

Additional effects[edit | edit source]

In addition to the shape effects, you may add either or both of these additional effects.

Additional Effects
Ingredient Effect Sample image

Glowstone Dust
Twinkle (Crackle effect after the explosion) 2012-12-07 18.51.23.png

Trail effect after the explosion 2012-12-07 18.51.17.png

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.4.6 12w49a Added firework stars.
Console Edition
TU19 Added firework stars.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Going by descriptions, there are 29 quintillion (2.9*1019) unique firework stars (plus 1 if you count the blank one in creative mode) and 19 quadragintillion (1.9*10136) unique firework rockets (plus 3 if you count ones made with blank stars), but going by their visual effects, there are only 2.1 trillion (2.1*1012) distinct firework stars and 39 sesvigintillion (3.9*1082) distinct firework rockets.