Block of Redstone

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Block of Redstone
Block of Redstone.png


Partial (blocks light, mob spawning possible)



Blast resistance






Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 152 hex: 98 bin: 10011000



A block of redstone acts as a piston-movable redstone power source that cannot be turned off.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Blocks of redstone can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, they drop nothing.

Block of Redstone
Hardness 5
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 25
Wooden 3.75
Stone 1.9
Iron 1.25
Diamond 0.95
Golden 0.65
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Usage[edit | edit source]

A block of redstone can be used as a redstone power source and can be crafted back into redstone.

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Blocks of redstone can be crafted back into redstone, and thus provide compact storage for redstone like other blocks of minerals (block of iron, block of gold, etc.).

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Redstone Block of Redstone

Redstone component[edit | edit source]

A block of redstone will power dust and repeaters, deactivate attached torches, and activate mechanisms (left) – but won't power adjacent opaque blocks (right).
See also: Redstone circuit

To place a block of redstone, use the Place Block control.

Blocks of redstone are always active and cannot be turned off. A block of redstone:

Adjacent opaque blocks will not be powered.

If a redstone torch is attached to a block of redstone, it will deactivate after 1 redstone tick and will not reactivate (which is normal behavior for a redstone torch attached to a powered block).

A block of redstone can be moved by a piston, and water and lava will flow around a block of redstone without affecting it.

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Official release
1.5 13w01a Added blocks of redstone.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.11.0 build 1 Added blocks of redstone. Their only purpose is to store redstone dust.
0.13.0 build 1 Redstone blocks now have a proper purpose.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.12Patch 1Added blocks of redstone.

Issues[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As the block of redstone is not fully opaque, chests can be opened when covered by one. Also, non-solid blocks such as ladders cannot be placed onto its sides.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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