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Bricks JE5 BE3.png



Yes (64)


Blast resistance










Catches fire from lava


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[a] are a decorative building block.


Natural generation[edit]

Bricks naturally generate in underwater ruins, and in some plains village houses.


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

Block Bricks
Hardness 2
Breaking time[note 1]
Default 10
Wooden 1.5
Stone 0.75
Iron 0.5
Diamond 0.4
Netherite 0.35
Golden 0.25
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Ingredients Crafting recipe


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 Bricks


Name Ingredients Cutting recipe
Brick Slab or
Brick Stairs or
Brick Wall


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation distance
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitch
Breaking the blockdig.stone? 0.8
Falling on the block with fall damagefall.stone? ?
Mining the blockhit.stone? 0.5
?Jumping from the blockjump.stone? ?
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.stone? ?
Walking on the blockstep.stone? ?
Placing the blockuse.stone? 0.8

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDTranslation key
Bricksbricks block.minecraft.bricks

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key


Java Edition Classic
October 24, 2009Notch teases bricks.
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTBricks JE1.png Added bricks.
Java Edition Infdev
20100227For a brief time, brick pyramids existed as naturally-generated structures.
20100327Brick pyramids no longer generate.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.11Bricks JE2 BE1.png The texture of bricks has been changed.
Bricks are now craftable.
Java Edition Beta
1.7Bricks JE3.png The texture of bricks has been changed.
1.8Pre-releaseBricks are now used to craft brick stairs and slabs.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Bricks JE4 BE2.png A single pixel in the lower left of the brick's texture has been slightly brightened.
1.814w30aBricks are now used to create the brick pattern on banners.
1.1317w47aThe ID has been changed from brick_block to bricks.
Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 45.
18w09aBricks now generate in underwater ruins.
1.1418w43aBricks JE5 BE3.png The texture of bricks has been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Bricks JE2 BE1.png Added bricks.
0.2.0Bricks JE4 BE2.png The texture of bricks has been changed.
0.3.0Bricks are now used to craft brick stairs and slabs.
0.3.2Survival players no longer have an infinite amount of brick blocks in their inventory.
?"Bricks" have been renamed to "Brick Block".
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta blocks are now used to create the brick pattern on banners.
1.4.0beta blocks now generate in cold underwater ruins.
1.9.0beta blocks can now be used to craft brick walls.
1.10.0beta JE5 BE3.png The texture of brick blocks has been changed.
Brick blocks can now be used to craft banner pattern field masoned.
Brick blocks now generate in new villages.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Bricks JE2 BE1.png Added bricks.
TU3Bricks JE4 BE2.png The texture of bricks has been changed.
1.90Bricks JE5 BE3.png The texture of bricks has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Bricks JE4 BE2.png Added bricks.


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

See also[edit]


  1. Known as Bricks in Java Edition and Brick Block in Bedrock Edition.


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