Block of Iron

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Block of Iron
Block of Iron.png

Transparency

No

Luminance

No

Blast resistance

30

Tool


Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

Itself

Data value

dec: 42 hex: 2A bin: 101010

Name

iron_block

A block of iron is a decorative mineral block made from iron ingots.

Obtaining[edit]

Blocks of iron can only be mined using a stone pickaxe or better. If an iron block is mined without the use of a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block
Block of Iron
Hardness 5
Tool
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 12.5
Stone 1.9
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 2.1
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot











Usage[edit]

Blocks of iron can be used to store iron ingots in a compact fashion.

Beacons[edit]

Blocks of iron can be used to "power" a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of iron blocks underneath it, and can optionally also include a 5×5, 7×7 and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely iron blocks, as they may also contain blocks of emerald, blocks of gold, and blocks of diamond.

Spawning iron golems[edit]






Iron golem build configuration.

Blocks of iron and pumpkins or jack o'lanterns are used to build iron golems. The pumpkin or jack o'lantern must be placed last, and the golem spawns immediately after placing it.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Anvil Block of Iron +
Iron Ingot











Iron Ingot Block of Iron

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Xbox PS Bedrock Nintendo

Body Guard Create an Iron Golem. Yes Yes Yes Yes 20G Bronze

Advancements[edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-oval-raw.png
Hired Help Summon an Iron Golem to help defend a village What a Deal! Summon an iron golem. minecraft:adventure/summon_iron_golem

History[edit]

Java Edition Classic
May 21, 2009 Notch shows interest in adding a "metal block".
October 24, 2009 Teased block of iron.
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST Block of Iron Revision 1.png Added block of iron.
Java Edition Indev
? Iron ore no longer drops iron blocks.
0.31 0.31 (January 29, 2010) Now craftable.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0 ? Block of Iron Revision 2.png Texture changed.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 Block of Iron.png Texture changed again.
1.2.1 12w08a Blocks of iron can be used to make iron golems.
1.3.1 12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing
to
.
1.4.2 12w32a Blocks of iron can be used to activate a beacon.
12w41a Blocks of iron are now used to craft anvils.
12w42a A new crafting recipe for anvils call for 3 blocks of iron instead of the original 6.
1.9 15w31a 9 iron blocks generate in the end ships.
15w33c End ships only generate with 8 iron blocks now.
15w41a End ships no longer generate with iron blocks.
July 18, 2017 Jeb tweets an image of new textures for iron blocks, obsidian, and birch logs.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 42.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added block of iron.
0.12.1 build 1 Blocks of iron are now used to craft anvils.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1 CU1 1.00 Patch 1 Block of Iron Revision 2.png Added block of iron.
TU3 Block of Iron.png Texture changed.
TU19 CU7 1.12 Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.

Issues[edit]

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