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Snow
Snow (Block).png
Snow
Type

Block

Requirements

None

Physics

No

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

1

Tool

A wooden shovel or better is required to mine this block

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Availability

?

First appearance

Alpha 1.0.5

Drops

4
Snowball

Data value

dec: 80 hex: 50 bin: 1010000

Name

snow

Snow is a full-sized block version of the snow cover. It is crafted from 4 snowballs, allowing the player to create it through their inventory crafting window. One may not reverse the crafting process, but the block may be placed and destroyed with a shovel, yielding 4 snowballs. If the block is destroyed by hand, nothing is dropped. This makes snow Ideal for playing Spleef, as it can never be collected and re-placed.

Snow blocks are not destroyed by forces that would realistically melt snow or which do melt snow cover, such as lava, fire, and torches, and are unaffected by water. However, they are easily destroyed by explosions.

Snow blocks have many applications, such as building, decoration, and storing snowballs. They blend in well with the taiga and the tundra (ice plains) biomes, and can be used to build snow-themed buildings, such as igloos or snow castles. Snow may still fall on them, making them look bigger than they really are. They are also sometimes used for playing Spleef. One of the most popular uses is for the production of Snow Golems.

Contents

[edit] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Snowball




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

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe

Snow (cover)

Snow




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



Snow Snow Snow

Snow is also used to make Snow Golems by putting 2 snow blocks vertically and a pumpkin on the top as the head (this is done by stacking the blocks in the world, not in the crafting grid). Note that the pumpkin has to be placed last for this to work.

[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

  • When a snow block is on grass, before it turns the grass into dirt— the grass block changes as if a snow layer was previously on it.

[edit] References