Jigsaw Block

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Jigsaw Block
Jigsaw Block.pngJigsaw Block Revision 1.png
Type

?

Rarity

Epic

Physics

No

Transparent

No

Luminance

0

Blast resistance

18,000,000

Hardness

-1

Tool

None

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

Flammable

No

Drops

None

Block entity ID

jigsaw

Namespaced ID

jigsaw

Tags
  • #dragon_immune
  • #wither_immune
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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition and Bedrock Edition.

Jigsaw blocks are technical blocks used in the generation of some structures.

Obtaining[edit]

Jigsaw blocks are not available in the creative inventory. They can be obtained by using the pick block control, or by using various commands, such as /give @s minecraft:jigsaw.

They will also spawn when a player uses a structure block to spawn certain structures. (Pillager outpost/Village)

Usage[edit]

Jigsaw blocks are 'junction' blocks that will allow the game to construct structures out of smaller templates.[1]

Sections
  • Target pool
    • Refers to a pool of elements the jigsaw block can draw elements from (the next template to place).
    • The target pool randomly selects a template from certain folder in client.jar/data/minecraft/structures.
  • Attachment type
    • Refers to the 'name' of the jigsaw block. Jigsaw blocks can only connect to other jigsaw blocks with the same 'name' (attachment type).
  • Turns into
    • What the jigsaw block will turn into once the whole feature is generated. Defaults to minecraft:air.

Jigsaw blocks are currently only used in the generation of pillager outposts and villages. The generation of these structures begins with a template containing jigsaw blocks. Each jigsaw block then uses the following process to generate another template:

  1. Choose a random template from the target pool.
  2. This template contains at least one jigsaw block with the same attachment type as the block used to generate the template. If there are multiple such blocks, choose one at random.
  3. This gives two jigsaw blocks to be "attached". The template will be placed so that the second jigsaw block is facing and adjacent to the first.
  4. Finally, both jigsaw blocks are replaced with their respective “Turns into” block.

The above process is repeated for all jigsaw blocks in the initial template, as well as any jigsaw blocks in additional templates, until no jigsaw blocks remain (or until the game decides that the structure is large enough). The process does not, however, occur when the player uses a structure block; doing so will result in a structure containing jigsaw blocks.

Data values[edit]

Block states[edit]

Java Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
facingupdown
east
north
south
up
west
The direction the jigsaw block is facing.

Block entity[edit]

A jigsaw block has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template
    •  target_pool: The jigsaw block's target pool to select a structure from.
    •  final_state: The block this jigsaw block will turn into.
    •  attachement_type: The jigsaw block's attachment type for a structure.

History[edit]

Java Edition
1.1418w46a Added the jigsaw block.
18w47aJigsaw blocks are now used in the generation of pillager outpost structures.
18w48aJigsaw blocks are now used in the generation of plains village structures.
18w49aJigsaw blocks are now used in the generation of snowy and savanna village structures.
18w50aJigsaw blocks are now used in the generation of taiga and desert village structures.
Changed the texture of the jigsaw block.
19w14aCorrected the capitalization of the block's name from "Jigsaw block" to "Jigsaw Block".[2]
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3 Added the jigsaw block, but only available by using inventory editors.
It is unknown whether it is used for pillager outpost and new village generation or not.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Jigsaw" or "Jigsaw block" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

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