Snow Block

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Snow Block
First Appearance Alpha 1.0.4
Type of Block Solid Block
Stackable Yes 64
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For other articles related to snow, see Snow (Disambiguation).

Snow Blocks are blocks made from snow. They are crafted with four snowballs, allowing the user to create them through their inventory crafting window. One cannot reverse the crafting process on a crafting grid, but the block may be placed and destroyed with a shovel, yielding the four snowballs it took to create them. If broken without a shovel or a Silk Touch tool, one will not get the four snowballs back. In the second alternative, one will have a snow block.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Snow blocks are not destroyed by forces that would realistically melt snow, such as lava, fire, and torches, and are unaffected by water. Snow blocks are an essential key component in creating the Snow Golem, where two are needed to be stacked on top of each other, with a Pumpkin (Jack-O-Lantern or Carved Pumpkin) being on top of them. Snow melts when there is a light source near them. For say, a torch or glowstone, snow will melt around the light source.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Snow Block
Snowball Snowball None
Snowball Snowball None
None None None


Mining[edit | edit source]

A Snow Block requires a shovel to harvest, otherwise, it will drop nothing.


Snow Block
SnowGrassNew.png|New texture

Dirt_Snow.png|Old texture

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Tool File:WShovel.png
Hardness 0.2
Breaking time[note 1]
Default
1
Wood
0.15
Stone
0.1
Iron
0.05
Diamond
0.05
Netherite
0.05
Gold
0.05
  1. Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If snow is broken without a shovel, it will not drop any snowballs.
  • Unlike water, snow blocks do not melt in The Nether.
  • There is a rare bug in multiplayer mode that happens when one places a bed on top of snow and sleeps on it. The sleeping player will have a black screen on their monitor while the other players will see the sleeping player as if they were sleeping on the snow.
  • Snow blocks are described as "A compact way to store snowballs" in both the Pocket Edition crafting tooltip and console edition block descriptions.
  • Snow blocks can be found naturally spawned in Ice Plains Spikes Biomes.
  • Snow blocks, along with the Iron Block and Soul Sand, are one of the blocks that can be used in creating Utility mobs.

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