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This article is about the crafted block. For the item, see Brick. For other uses, see Brick (disambiguation).

Bricks[a] are a decorative building block.


Natural generation[]

Bricks naturally generate in underwater ruins, and in plains village armorer houses. They can also spawn in trail ruins.


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

Block Bricks
Hardness 2
Breaking time[A]
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 as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.


Ingredients Crafting recipe


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

Crafting ingredient[]

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

Note Blocks[]

Bricks can be placed under note blocks to produce bass drum sounds.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.27 [sound 1]0.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
  1. MCPE-169612 — Many blocks make very slightly different sounds to stone

Data values[]


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
BricksbricksBlock & Itemmineable/pickaxeblock.minecraft.bricks

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
Brick Blockbrick_block45Block & Giveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]tile.brick_block.name
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Available with /give command.
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.


Java Edition Classic
October 24, 2009Notch teases bricks.
0.26 SURVIVAL TESTBricks JE1 Added bricks.
Java Edition Infdev
20100227-1Added brick pyramids as naturally generated structures.
20100327Bricks no longer generate because brick pyramids have been removed.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.11Bricks JE2 BE1 The texture of bricks has been changed.
Bricks are now craftable.
Java Edition Beta
1.0Brick blocks are now called 'Brick' in-game.
1.2Bricks are now properly labeled as 'Bricks'.
1.7Bricks JE3 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 A single pixel in the lower left of the brick's texture has been slightly brightened.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6Bricks now take much shorter to destroy, and the breaking time is now tier dependent.
1.814w11bBricks with numerical metadata variants 1 through 15, which are inaccessible through normal gameplay, now have no model Missing Model JE2 rather than appearing identical to bricks.
14w26aBlock metadata has been completely removed from this snapshot onwards with the introduction of block states. As this block never used block metadata at all prior to this version, fifteen unused, inaccessible metadata variants of it have been completely removed from the game:
DV Description
0 Bricks
1-15 Inaccessible "boring" variants of bricks
14w30aBricks 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 The texture of bricks has been changed.
18w48aBricks now generate in the updated plains villages.
19w11aBrick items are now sold by villagers of the new mason profession, making bricks renewable.
1.2023w12aBricks now generate in trail ruins.
Pocket Edition Alpha
Pre-releaseBricks JE2 BE1 Added bricks.
v0.2.0Bricks JE4 BE2 The texture of bricks has been changed.
v0.3.0Bricks are now used to craft brick stairs and slabs.
v0.3.2Survival players no longer have an infinite amount of brick blocks in their inventory.
Bricks are now craftable.
?"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 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
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Bricks JE2 BE1 Added bricks.
TU3Bricks JE4 BE2 The texture of bricks has been changed.
1.90 Bricks JE5 BE3 The texture of bricks has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Bricks JE4 BE2 Added bricks.


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See also[]


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

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