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Blast resistance




No (Yes)‌[upcoming: BE 1.10]


Yes (64)





Data value

dec: 45 hex: 2D bin: 101101


See Data values

Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png Bricks have the same blast resistance as other types of stone, so they're pretty good for making your house creeper-proof. There are stairs and slabs made of brick, but the block's other crafting use is in making banners - adding bricks and dye to a banner will create a checkerboard background colour, which the game calls "Masoned". It's a great choice for a flag for a tribe of builders.
Duncan Geere[1]

Bricks[n 1] are a decorative building block.


Bricks can be mined using any pickaxe. If mined without a pickaxe, it drops nothing.

Block Bricks
Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Hand 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.


Ingredients Crafting recipe

Natural generation[edit]

Bricks naturally generate in underwater ruins, and in some new plains village houses.‌[upcoming: JE 1.14 & BE 1.10]


Bricks have the same blast resistance as other stone-based blocks, so it can be used as a durable building block.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Banner Pattern Field Masoned Paper +
[Bedrock Edition only]
Brick Slab Bricks
Brick Stairs Bricks
Brick Wall
(1.14‌[Java and Bedrock editions only])
Dyed Field Masoned Banner Any Banner +
Matching Dye +

Emblazons a dyed field masoned (brick pattern)
Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Paper +

[upcoming: BE 1.10]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

Block Name ID
Bricks bricks

Bedrock Edition:

Block Name ID Numeric ID
Bricks brick_block 45



Java Edition Classic
October 24, 2009Notch teases bricks.
0.27 SURVIVAL TEST Bricks Revision 1.png Added bricks.
Java Edition Infdev
Infdev2010-02-27For a brief time, brick pyramids existed as naturally-generated structures. See "1" – via YouTube, "2" – via YouTube and "3" – via YouTube to see the pyramids and exploration of them.
2010-03-27Brick pyramids will now no longer generate.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.11 Bricks Revision 2.png Brick blocks have now been given a new texture.
Bricks are now craftable.
Java Edition Beta
1.7 Bricks Revision 3.png The brick's texture has now been changed.
1.8 ?Bricks are now used to craft brick stairs and slabs.
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5 Bricks.png A single pixel in the lower left of the brick's texture has now been slightly brightened.
1.3.1 12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to .
1.8 14w30a Bricks are now used to create the brick pattern on banners.
1.13 17w47a The ID has been changed from brick_block to bricks.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 45.
18w09a Bricks will now generate in underwater ruins.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Bricks Revision 2.png Added bricks.
0.2.0 Bricks.png The brick's texture has now been changed.
0.3.0 Bricks are now used to craft brick stairs and slabs.
?Survival players will now no longer have an infinite amount of bricks in their inventory.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0 beta Bricks are now used to create the brick pattern on banners.
1.4.0 beta Bricks will now generate in cold underwater ruins.
1.9.0 beta Bricks can now be used to craft brick walls.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.10.0 beta Bricks can now be used to craft banner pattern field masoned.
Bricks now generate in new villages.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Bricks Revision 2.png Added bricks.
TU3Bricks.png The brick's texture has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Bricks.


Issues relating to "Bricks" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

See also[edit]


  1. Known as Bricks in Java and Legacy Console editions and Brick Block in Bedrock and New Nintendo 3DS editions.


  1. "Block of the Week: Bricks" –, September 8, 2017