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[edit]Snow
Snow (Block).png
Snow
Type

Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

1

Hardness

0.2

Tool

A wooden shovel or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

First appearance

Alpha 1.0.5

Drops
Data value

dec: 80 hex: 50 bin: 1010000

Name

snow

Snow is a full-sized block version of the snow layer.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

When broken with a shovel, snow drops snowballs. If mined with a silk touch enchanted shovel, it drops a snow block.

Unlike snow layers, snow blocks will not melt from higher levels of light, nor get destroyed by water.

[edit] Natural generation

Snow generates naturally in ice plains spikes biomes.

[edit] Crafting

Snow is crafted from 4 snowballs, allowing the player to create it through their inventory crafting window.

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Snowball




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Snow
Snowball Snowball
Snowball Snowball

[edit] Usage

[edit] Snow Golems




Snow Golem build configuration.

Snow is also used to make Snow Golems by putting 2 snow blocks vertically and a pumpkin on the top as the head. Note that the pumpkin has to be placed last for this to work.

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Snow (layer)

Snow




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Snow (layer)6



Snow Snow Snow

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Alpha
1.0.5 Added snow blocks.
1.0.5_01 Shovel now required to obtain snowballs.
Snow blocks on top of top snow cover no longer looks weird.
1.0.6 Snow blocks now only take 4 snowballs to craft instead of 9.
Destroying snow blocks now yielded 4-6 snowballs, allowing for infinite amounts of snow blocks and snow balls as snow blocks only take 4 snowballs to make.
1.1.1 Infinite snowball glitch fixed; solid snow blocks now only drop four snowballs.
Official release
1.5 13w05a Crafting recipe for snow cover added.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added snow blocks.
Console Edition
TU1 Added snow blocks.
Pi Edition
0.1.1 Added snow blocks.

[edit] Issues

Issues relating to "Snow" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

[edit] Trivia

  • Snow may still fall on them, making them look bigger than they really are.
  • When a snow block is on grass, the grass block changes to it's "snowy" state as if a snow layer was on it.
    • Although, since snow is a solid block, the grass will change to dirt shortly after.

[edit] References