Block of Iron
dec: 42 hex: 2A bin: 101010
A block of iron is a decorative mineral block made from iron ingots.
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 of Iron
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Blocks of iron can be used to store iron ingots in a compact fashion.
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
|Anvil||Block of Iron +
|Iron Ingot||Block of Iron|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Body Guard||Create an Iron Golem.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Hired Help||Summon an Iron Golem to help defend a village||What a Deal!||Summon an iron golem.||
|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||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|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||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
|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||Added block of iron.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.|