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. Up to five firework stars can also be used with three gunpowder. Up to seven firework stars can be used by using firework stars instead of additional gunpowder. All firework stars 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.